Official master's degree in Translational Research in Physiotherapy

The master's degree was created to meet the need of greater development in scientific knowledge in the field of Physiotherapy, based on the approaches of Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (EBP)

Content Official Master's Degree in Translational Research in Physiotherapy

Ideal student profile

Students taking this master's degree are typically graduates in physiotherapy (preferably) or Veterinary medicine, wishing to add to their training in translational research, in technological innovation and in scientific advances in Physiotherapy, in order to perfect their own professional practice, contribute to scientific progress and apply results to clinical practice.
They should also have inter-personal skills, be able to work in a team and in multi-centric networks, to listen, to adapt to rapid change, and to show responsibility and commitment.
They should be prepared to learn independently and show respect for other people's values and cultures.
They should be able to shoulder responsibility and commit to the health and welfare of others.
They must have a good level of English and be able to understand fully all texts provided in the course.
These attributes will not be assessed specifically before joining the master's programme but applicants need to be aware that they are required qualities.

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously

Specific skills

  • Applying scientific methods, evidence-based science and the most advanced analysis procedures in translational research to identify and solve clinical problems.
  • Drawing up, designing and developing new research and/or innovation projects with direct applications.
  • Collecting, analysing and interpreting data relevant for translational research with the use of statistical tools.
  • Applying different biomedical research typologies and assessing their adequacy in the field of translational research.
  • Integrating basic research and its clinical applications.
  • Evaluating ethical aspects of clinical and epidemiological research with live beings.
  • Communicating research findings to both expert and non-expert audiences.
  • Identifying and solving possible problems related to intellectual property, to sources of funding, knowledge transfer and relations with public and private organisations.
  • Identifying and understanding the progress and constant challenges present in scientific knowledge applied to the health sciences.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Working in multidisciplinary international teams.
  • Acquiring independent learning strategies.
  • Generating innovative and competitive research proposals.