Bacherlor’s Degree in Physiotherapy
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- Specialise in physiotherapy applied to traumatology
- Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy
- Sports physiotherapy
- Orthopaedic manual physiotherapy
Professors active in their field and Research
The Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy places a great deal of importance on research, which is why our teaching methodology is geared towards immersing our bachelor’s degree students in a harmonious coexistence with research.
In addition, they all undertake extensive research activities both at and outside the University.
The Degree Programme in Physiotherapy in UIC Barcelona prepares participants to enter the workforce by teaching them the reflective and analytical skills which are necessary in order to work with patients to find the best solutions.
Physiotherapists have the opportunity to improve the overall quality of life of their patients, and are therefore responsible for maintaining regular contact with patients and other health professionals.
For that reason, it is important that students develop a sense of responsibility and commitment faced with our ever-changing society, while at the same time fostering the self-critical skills that enhances their learning. The UIC places a strong emphasis on teamwork in order to ensure successful interdisciplinary collaboration throughout students’ professional careers.
In order to achieve these ambitious goals, the programme offers a flexible and up-to-date curriculum with a close connection between theoretical content and practical classes in all areas of knowledge. Students also have the opportunity to carry out professional, clinical practica in physiotherapy centres and rehabilitation facilities.
- To find out about and understand the morphology, physiology, pathology and behaviour of both healthy and unhealthy people, in both their natural and social state
- To find out about and understand the science, models, techniques and tools on which Physiotherapy is based, formulated and developed
- To know about and understand the methods, procedures and physiotherapeutic actions aimed at therapy itself, applying it in the clinic for re-education or functional recovery purposes, or for carrying out activities aimed at the promotion and maintenance of good health
- To acquire sufficient clinical experience which: provides intellectual, technical and manual skills, facilitates the incorporation of ethical and professional values, and develops the ability to incorporate the knowledge obtained, in such a way that, once their studies are completed, students know how to apply them both in specific clinical cases in hospitals and outside hospitals, as well as in actions involving primary and community care
- To evaluate the functional state of the patient, taking physical, psychological and social aspects into consideration
- To evaluate and diagnose Physiotherapy care according to the rules and through the use of verification tools which have been recognised at an international level
- To set out a plan for Physiotherapy intervention with attention paid to criteria of suitability, validity and efficiency
- To execute, manage and coordinate the plan for Physiotherapy intervention, using one's own therapeutic tools and paying attention to the individual situation of the end-user
- To evaluate the evolution of the results obtained through the treatment in relation to the goals set out
- To write up the Physiotherapy release report once the objectives set out have been met
- To provide efficient Physiotherapy involving comprehensive care for patients
- To intervene in areas of the promotion and the recovery of good health, as well as prevention
- To know how to work in a professional team as the basic unit into which professionals and other staff from healthcare organisations are organised, either in a unidisciplinary or multidisciplinary way
- To incorporate the ethical and legal principles of the profession into professional practice as well as the community and social aspects when making decisions
- To participate in the creation of Physiotherapy care protocols based on scientific evidence, promoting professional activities which boost research into Physiotherapy
- To carry out physiotherapy interventions based on comprehensive healthcare which involves multi-professional cooperation, the incorporation of processes and the continuity of care
- To understand the importance of updating the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes included within the professional competences of the physiotherapist
- To acquire clinical management skills which include the efficient use of healthcare resources and carry out planning management and control activities in the care units to which attention is paid in the area of physiotherapy and its connection with other healthcare services
- To communicate effectively and clearly with users of the healthcare system as well as other professionals both verbally and in written form
All candidates who meet the general requisites and have completed the required access routes will be able to apply for entry. However, the recommended background is that of a person with previous studies in the area of health sciences, with a vocational attitude in relation to science and health and the following skills:
- Discipline, memory and dedication
- Agile decision-making
- Psychological qualities and empathy
- Emotional balance
- Interest in research
- Responsibility and observation skills
- Sensitivity to the pain of others
Competences. Course objective
Graduado o Graduada en Fisioterapia por la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
Course directors and coordinators
Director of the Physiotherapy Department and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dr. Daniel Romero Rodríguez
- ALONSO-RODRÍGUEZ PIEDRA, Javier
- ALVAREZ SALAZAR, Samantha
- AMOR BARBOSA, Marta
- APPIANI, Franco Emanuel
- BAGUR CALAFAT, Maria Caridad
- BARASTEGUI FERNÁNDEZ, David
- BARRA LÓPEZ, Martín Eusebio
- BAYÉS MARIN, Ivet
- BELLVER VIVES, Montserrat
- BLANCO DE TENA DAVILA, David
- BLANCO RATTO, Laia
- BOADA ROVIRA, Mercè
- BRU RULLO, Samuel
- CABANAS VALDÉS, Rosa María
- CABANILLAS BAREA, Sara
- CADELLANS ARRÓNIZ, Aïda
- CANET VINTRÓ, Máxim
- CARRASCO URIBARREN, Andoni
- CARRIÓN SEVILLA, Raúl
- CASASAYAS COS, Oriol
- CERVERA CUENCA, Carme
- CORBALAN RUIZ, Anna
- CORBELLA VIRÓS, Xavier
- CUADRA LLOPART, Leonor
- DANTONY, Flora Loredane
- DELGADO GARCIA-MENOCAL, Jose Angel
- DEL HIERRO DIES, Jose
- DE MIGUEL MATEOS, Marta
- DOMÈNECH I GARCIA, Georgina
- DONATE VELASCO, Angela
- FAGUNDES DONADIO, Marcio Vinicius
- FARRIOLS ARIMONT, Ivet
- FERNÁNDEZ GEL, Enric
- FRANCISCO SALGUEIRO, Carina
- FRANK, Josh
- GARCÍA GÓMEZ, María Carmen
- GARCÍA ORTÚN, Felícitas
- GASCÓN GARCÍA, Jorge
- GOMMON, Natalie
- GONZÁLEZ GONZÁLEZ, Julio
- GONZÁLEZ MARRÓN, Adrián
- GONZÁLEZ ROMÁN, Loreto
- JALINOT, Camille Aude Andrea
- JIMÉNEZ JIMÉNEZ, Javier
- KAUFFMANN, Stéphanie
- LIDÓN MOYANO, Cristina
- LLOMBART CALCENA, José Miguel
- LÓPEZ CAJO, David
- LÓPEZ DE CELIS, Carlos
- LÓPEZ MESSEGUER, Albert
- LÓPEZ SEGURA, Juan Antonio
- MACPHERSON MAYOL, Ignacio
- MADRUGA PARERA, Marc Pere
- MANCEBO MOLINA, Marta
- MANCHOLA GONZÁLEZ, Jahn Dubery
- MESSAGGI SARTOR, Monique
- MET, Yagmur Elif
- MOLLER PARERA, Ingrid
- MORALES BENITO, Isabel
- NAVARRO GIL, Noelia
- NIUBÓ MATEUS, Roger
- O'BRIEN, Adam
- OLIVER CASANOVA, Xavier
- OLIVÉ VILÁS, Ramon
- ORTEGA CEBRIÁN, Silvia
- ORTEGA I MARTÍNEZ, Anna
- ORTIZ I MIGUEL, Sara
- OVIEDO, Guillermo Ruben
- PACHECO ARAJOL, Laura
- PACHECO DORIA, Mauricio
- PÉREZ BELBIS, Miguel Ángel
- PÉREZ GUILLÉN, Silvia
- PÉREZ RUBIO, María
- PINEDA HERNANDEZ, Sònia
- POL VALLS, Francesc
- PUJOL MEDINA, Eduardo
- PUYALTO DE PABLO, Paloma
- RAGAZZI, Paolo
- RAMÍREZ GARCÍA, Inés
- RAMÍREZ MORENO, José
- RAMON BELMONTE, Maria Antònia
- RAMOS SERRANO, Berta
- RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ, Sergi
- RODRÍGUEZ RUBIO, Pere Ramón
- RODRIGUEZ SANZ, Jacobo
- ROMERO RODRÍGUEZ, Daniel
- SALAZAR PÉREZ, Fernanda
- SÁNCHEZ ALFONSO, Núria
- SÁNCHEZ FERNÁNDEZ, Juan José
- SÁNCHEZ TORRES, Lorena
- SERRA LLOBET, Pol
- SMALLWOOD, Wendi
- SUÁREZ RODRÍGUEZ, Vidina
- SUBÍAS BLAS, Sònia
- TEJERO LÓPEZ, Lluís
- VALVERDE VÁSQUEZ, Ricardo
- ZÁRATE TEJERO, Carlos Antonio
The clinical stays aim to give the student the possibility and the ability to come into contact with the health service user, and also the possibility to learn about the professional health system, its organizational structure and the real role they will play as a physiotherapist within this system.
Clinical stays also provide the student with professional contact and the application of the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired during their training period. These practices will shape the profile of the future professional physiotherapist.
There are two types of objectives: general objectives that are common in any internship period, and the specific objectives acquired and expanded depending on the characteristics of the centre.
- Know the different areas of action of the physiotherapist in the health care field (promotion, prevention, rehabilitation, reintegration, etc.) through the therapeutic procedures he can carry out.
- Know how to optimise the work resources available to you so that in the future you will be able to develop your professional role by adapting to the characteristics of the work environment.
- Know the role of the physiotherapist within a multidisciplinary team and acquire a working methodology.
- Develop the appropriate social skills to be able to establish optimal relationships between professionals, patients and family.
- Encourage action within a legal and official framework, respecting the profession and its ethical code (see ethical code in Materials).
- Analyse the progressive lines of the profession and the adaptation to the current, scientific and social-labour context.
- Reason with the tutor physiotherapist to interrelate the theoretical and practical concepts studied.
- Know how to use the health care user related-information systems (pulling data from the clinical history and making a physical therapy functional assessment sheet) extrapolating these necessary data in the physiotherapist’s activity.
- Know the composition and distribution of the assigned physiotherapy department’s tasks and activities, based on its characteristics.
- Know the ethical code and attitude to maintain towards the patient, the family and the healthcare staff (See Materials section).
- Know how to detect special situations that may arise and give a correct and effective response.
- Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes learned regarding the care procedures in observation, assessment and therapeutic action.
- Apply skilfully and judicially manual and instrumental therapeutic techniques.
Structure of Clinical Stays in the Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy
Clinical stays (EC) for the Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy at UIC Barcelona take place in the Module called Supervised Clinical Stays, with an academic weight of 40 ECTS credits (1000h) and are mandatory* (PE) to obtain the Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy.
These 40 credits are developed in eight 5-credit subjects, which takes place during the last 2 years of the programme; EC1-EC3 are carried out in the 3rd year, whereas EC4-EC8 are carried out during the 4th year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy.
* PE: External practice
Health Care Centres
- Traumatological/Rheumatological Physiotherapy
- -Corporación *Fisiogestión
- *MC Mutual
- Clínica *Kineopatik
- *Cerva (Rehabilitation of the Vallès)
- Hospital Asepeyo Sant Cugat
- Grup QuirónSalud hospital network
- Hospital Universitari MútuaTerrassa
- Hospital de *Bellvitge
- Hospital General de Catalunya
- Institut Català de la Salut
- Institut Català d’Oncologia
- Neurorehabilitation Center
- Centre Posthospitalari de Rehabilitaciò Manfred
- Fundación Step by Step
- Hospital Pere Virgili Hospital
- Children's Hospital – Grup Delfos
- Hospital Sant Joan de Deu
- Fundació *Aspace Catalunya
- Resport Clinic
- Residència de Deportistas Joaquim *Blume
- Residencias *Sanitas Mayores
- Residencia *DomusVi Villaralbo
- Centre de Medicina Correctiva
Physiotherapy in Primary Care
- RH South Metropolitan Area
On the other hand, the Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy has other centres with which an agreement has already been established to develop ECs in different locations around the world.
Final Degree Project
The Final Degree Project (TFG) Module materialises in a single matter and subject, which consists inthe elaboration of a research project or report supervised by one or several instructors of the bachelor’s degree programme. These papers or reports must be defended before a jury as established by RD1393/2007.
The TFG is an independent and individual project that each student will prepare under the guidance of a tutor whose role will be to support and facilitate the learning process. This project will allow the student to show the educational content received and the skills acquired associated with the bachelor's degree programme in a comprehensive manner.
When designing the curriculum for the bachelor’s degree and the conceptualisation of the final degree project at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, we have considered that in order to offer high-quality personalised attention, the physiotherapist must first be able to interpret the scientific contributions that generate new perspectives on intervention and research, and also able to apply the different scientific methodologies in the construction of knowledge. Secondly, in response to the growing social demand for efficiency and effectiveness in health care, physiotherapists must not only be able to translate the results of scientific research to professional practice, but they must also actively and productively intervene in the different stages of scientific research processes. Therefore, training at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya is also aimed at equipping the future physiotherapist with the skills needed to incorporate evidence-based physiotherapy to professional practice and become part the scientific progress in this discipline. For this important and specific reason, the subject "Design and Tools of Evidence-Based Physiotherapy Projects" has been proposed within the curricular path that will provide the foundation for the final degree project at a methodological level.
- To defend the TFG, the student must have completed and passed the first three academic years of the bachelor’s degree programme.
- To enrol in the TFG, the student must have enrolled in the rest of the degree programme subjects.
The main objective of this topic is for the student to demonstrate that they have acquired the knowledge, skills and competences in all the degree programme subjects in one project, and able to integrate them into a single document and acquire knowledge about their specific topic. The student must also demonstrate before a jury their ability to present and communicate the most relevant aspects of their project.
Research in the Department of Physiotherapy is divided into three thematic topics. The first is related to the evaluation of the effects of physiotherapeutic interventions related to the application of manual and instrumental techniques and active exercise. The second examines the use of therapeutic exercise and movement control techniques to promote neuromotor development and treat of the locomotor and nervous system disorders. The third focuses on the assessment of functional and aerobic capacity, as well as the use of physical exercise as a rehabilitation tool in patients with cardiorespiratory and metabolic diseases.
The Department of Physiotherapy will be using the Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology Laboratory to carry out the studies.
You can check the details, objectives and composition of the three work groups exploring these areas here.
Prerequisites & admissions
Grants & financial aid
Study abroad temporarily
As a student in this degree programme, you may complete part of your degree or a work experience placement abroad and receive academic recognition.
Spend a semester or a full academic year at one of your Faculty’s partner universities or find a company abroad to do an internship. You may also:
- Attend the Berkeley Summer Sessions (extracurricular activity) the world’s best public university.
For information about everything you need to do before, during and after your mobility stay, check out the "Study abroad" section and download all the documentation specific to your Faculty:
Study with us temporarily
If you are studying at another Spanish or foreign university, you can come to UIC Barcelona to study temporarily for one semester or a full academic year.
Visit the “International exchange students site” for more information and, download here all the specific documentation of this faculty: