University Master's Degree in Paediatric Physiotherapy - Official

Type of programme
Official masters
Duration
2 semesters
Credits
60 ECTS
Price
117,00 € / ECTS x 60 = 7.500,00 €* (1st year 2020-2021) *Subject to change each year
Places
34
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Presentation

The involvement of paediatric physiotherapists on an individual, case-by-case basis benefits both children and their families. If we take into account all the subsystems that can influence a child's growth, their level of independence will be a decisive factor in their daily learning. Therefore, any action that endeavours to improve a child's functional movement, posture and mobility will also have a significant effect on their development and adult life. 

With the University Master's Degree in Paediatric Physiotherapy you will become specialized in diagnosing and treating conditions that impair children's motor development and limit their functional independence. Knowledge of psycho-motor development, the learning process, movement control and adaptations for growth is fundamental when it comes to preventative treatment and early care. This way we help children reach their full potential in terms of development, independence and social integration. 

Our specialized training will show you how to identify disorders, deficits and/or deficiencies in children; determine therapeutic objectives; and skillfully select, plan and implement strategies for optimal results.

 All measures will be based on scientific knowledge and evidence in order to ensure therapeutic excellence. This master's degree will help revamp your physiotherapy skills, heightening your ability to respond to the health demands of both children and adults. 

Through this master's degree, we contribute to the advancement of physiotherapy as a science by promoting research studies. Master's degrees give you access to the doctoral program.

Objectives

  1. Learn about and analyse the historical characteristics of paediatric physiotherapy, as well as its current situation, prospects and interrelation with the social reality of each era.
  2. Gain insight into the current theoretical principles of development, learning and movement control and understanding of the physiological and structural changes that occur as a child grows.
  3. Acquire specific knowledge of the pathologies that inhibit children's motor independence.
  4. Discover the main international assessment tools and strategies used in paediatric physiotherapy and learn how to apply them according to the child's characteristics.
  5. Understand the physiological and structural changes that physiotherapy can produce.
  6. Learn about, identify and implement a number of different therapeutic strategies. Enhance your dexterity when it comes to performing therapeutic procedures and producing temporary adaptive equipment. Apply both group-based and individual physiotherapy methods.
  7. Analyse the results of the therapeutic approach against the set targets and with the established criteria and learn how to reformulate targets and adjust the plan of action where necessary.
  8. Assess the child's disability within the family setting and social environment, develop a command of the social skills and abilities required to promote the child's physical independence and their family's involvement and learn how to facilitate cooperation and coordination with other social and/or healthcare teams.
  9. Learn to work as a member of an inter- or multi-professional team: cooperate with the rest of the multidisciplinary team involved in the child's development, gain insight into other professional competences that may help enhance the results of the physiotherapy and develop the necessary skills to work in a coordinated manner with all personnel involved in integrating the child as a person. 
  10. Acquire and manage knowledge and resources relating to paediatric physiotherapy in today's society in a reflective, critical manner.
  11. Draw up paediatric physiotherapy guides and protocols.
  12. Update the foundations of evidence-based scientific knowledge.
  13. Manage scientific information in your quest to use it in your daily clinical practice and to help improve scientific knowledge.

Students profile

Physiotherapists

Academic Accreditation

University Master's Degree in Paediatric Physiotherapy by UIC Barcelona. 

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Final Master's Degree Project Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 15
Neuromusculoskeletal Pathology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 8
Normal and Pathological Development in Early Childhood Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 4
Paediatric Physiotherapy Assessment Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Practicum 1 Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 7
Specialisation Options Type: OP Term: Annual ECTS: 16
Therapeutic Intervention Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 8
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Optional subjects 2020-2021

Subjects taught Course Term ECTS
Professional Specialisation: Other Diseases in Childhood Course: 1 Term: Annual ECTS: 3
Professional Specialisation: Research Methodology Course: 1 Term: Annual ECTS: 6
Professional Specialisation: Specific Therapeutic Intervention Course: 1 Term: Annual ECTS: 7

Prerequisites & admissions

Required documentation

Students with an official university degree from within the European Union
  1. An attested original photocopy of their original degree certificate or of the homologation of the same, or an original attested photocopy of the receipt for payment of fees for issuing the degree certificate.
  2. An attested original photocopy of your academic transcript containing your marks for the university studies you have completed.

*If the documents are in a language other than Spanish, Catalan, English, French or Italian, please submit a sworn Spanish translation of your degree certificate and academic transcript.

Students with an official university degree from outside the European Union
  1. A legally certified original photocopy of your original degree certificate.
  2. A legally certified original photocopy of your academic transcripts from past university studies.

* The legal certification of documents should be undertaken submitted legalised in the country of origin, or if applies, by the stamp of the Haya Agreement or the Andrés Bello Agreement. 

*If the documents are in a language other than Spanish, Catalan, English, French or Italian, please submit a sworn Spanish translation of your degree certificate and academic transcript.

In all cases
  1. Two passport-sized photos.
  2. A photocopy of your national ID card (DNI) or passport.
  3. An up-to-date CV.
  4. A letter of motivation.
  5. An attested photocopy of any other university degrees, including postgraduate degrees.
  6. If the documents are in a language other than Spanish, please submit a sworn Spanish translation of your degree certificate and academic transcript.

Tests

  • Personal interview.
  • Test of English level. Recommended level of English: B2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Reservation and enrolment

Once accepted, you must pay 20% of the full cost of the University Master's Degree in Paediatric Physiotherapy in order to reserve a place.

The remaining 80% must be paid in one lump sum once enrolment is complete.

Anyone who fulfils the admission requirements and general prerequisites for access to the programme and an undergraduate Physiotherapy degree is eligible to apply. It is recommend that, in addition to the above pre-requisites, applications have an interest and motivation for research and health promotion of paediatric patients. 

Means of entry

Anyone who fulfils the admission requirements and general prerequisites for access to the programme and an undergraduate Physiotherapy degree is eligible to apply. It is recommend that, in addition to the above pre-requisites, applications have an interest and motivation for research and health promotion of paediatric patients. 

Welcome session for new students

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya helps new students to feel welcome and included at a welcome session, which each master’s degree organises individually. They are informed about these sessions via a personal letter or e-mail.

In the welcome session, new students are provided with a general overview of UIC Barcelona, and then a representative of each of the following services briefly describes what their service consists of and the type of information and activities that are organised: Admissions, Student Services, the Sports Service, International Relations, and IT, etc.  Subsequently the academic presentation of the Master’s degree programme will be provided by the course directors.

Transfers regulations

Grants & financial aid

International mobility

If you’re a student from another Spanish university or a university abroad, you can undertake a mobility stay at UIC Barcelona, for a semester or an academic year.

To find out everything you need to do before, during and after your mobility stay, please click on this link to find out the information you need for your faculty.