Bacherlor’s Degree in Physiotherapy

The art of improving physical wellbeing
Type of programme
Official degrees
Duration
8 semesters
Credits
240 ECTS
Price
€126.00 / ECTS x 60 = €7,560.00* (1r course 2021-2022). *Subject to change each year.
Places
90
Schedule
Morning
Language
Catalan, Spanish and some subjects in English
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We are passionate people, we are physiotherapists

Prepare for more career opportunities

At UIC Barcelona, we understand the importance of theoretical and practical training so that you become a good professional.

 

  • Specialise in physiotherapy applied to traumatology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy
  • Rheumatology
  • Gynaecology
  • Sports physiotherapy
  • Paediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Teaching
  • Management
  • Research
  • Orthopaedic manual physiotherapy

 

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Presentation

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.

Objectives

  1. 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
  2. To find out about and understand the science, models, techniques and tools on which Physiotherapy is based, formulated and developed
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. To evaluate the functional state of the patient, taking physical, psychological and social aspects into consideration
  6. 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
  7. To set out a plan for Physiotherapy intervention with attention paid to criteria of suitability, validity and efficiency
  8. 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
  9. To evaluate the evolution of the results obtained through the treatment in relation to the goals set out
  10. To write up the Physiotherapy release report once the objectives set out have been met
  11. To provide efficient Physiotherapy involving comprehensive care for patients
  12. To intervene in areas of the promotion and the recovery of good health, as well as prevention
  13. 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
  14. To incorporate the ethical and legal principles of the profession into professional practice as well as the community and social aspects when making decisions 
  15. To participate in the creation of Physiotherapy care protocols based on scientific evidence, promoting professional activities which boost research into Physiotherapy
  16. To carry out physiotherapy interventions based on comprehensive healthcare which involves multi-professional cooperation, the incorporation of processes and the continuity of care
  17. To understand the importance of updating the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes included within the professional competences of the physiotherapist
  18. 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
  19. To communicate effectively and clearly with users of the healthcare system as well as other professionals both verbally and in written form

Prospective students

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
  • Teamwork
  • Sensitivity to the pain of others
  • Resilience

Competences. Course objective

Academic accreditation

Degree in Physiotherapy from the UIC Barcelona.

Course directors and coordinators

Director of the Physiotherapy Department and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dr. Daniel Romero Rodríguez

 

 

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Basic Physiotherapy Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
General Anthropology Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Kinesiotherapy 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Molecular and Cellular Physiology Applied to Physiotherapy Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Physiotherapy Assessment 1 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System I Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Introduction to Manual Therapy Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Kinesiotherapy 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Physiotherapy Assessment 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Psychosocial Sciences Applied to Physiotherapy Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System II Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
The Principles of Biophysics and Biomechanics Applied to Physiotherapy Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 7
General Procedures for Physiotherapy Interventions 1 Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 2 Type Term ECTS
English for Physiotherapy 1 Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
General Procedures in Physical Therapy Intervention 2 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Physiopathology in Affectations of the Locomotor Appratus Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 7
Specific Intervention Methods in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy. Upper and Lower Extremities Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Specific Intervention Methods in Rhematological Physiotherapy Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Structure and Function of the Nervous System, the Endocrine and the Feeling Organs Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Community Physiotherapy and Public Health Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Manual Therapy 1 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Pharmacology Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Physiopathology of Nurological Affectations Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Physiotherapy Applied to Dysfunctions of the Locomotor Appratus Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Research Methodology Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Specific Intervention Methods in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy. the Spine Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Splachnological Structure and Function Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 3 Type Term ECTS
Clinical Training 1 Type: PR Term: First semester ECTS: 5
Clinical Training 2 Type: PR Term: First semester ECTS: 5
English for Physiotherapy 2 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Ethics and Law in Physiotherapy Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Physiotherapy Applied to the Physical Dysfunction of the Nervous System Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Physiotherapy for Cardiorespiratory Affectations Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Specific Methods of Intervention in Neurological Physiotherapy Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 5
Bioethics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Biostatistics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Clinical Training 3 Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Diagnostic Imaging Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Manual Therapy 2 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Physiotherapy Applied to Circulatory, Cardiac and Respiratory Dysfunctions Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Specific Methods of Intervention in Cardiorespiratory and Vascular Physiotherapy Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Subjects in course 4 Type Term ECTS
Clinical Training 4 Type: PR Term: First semester ECTS: 5
Clinical Training 5 Type: PR Term: First semester ECTS: 5
Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 12
Mézières' Postural Re-Education Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Paediatric Physiotherapy Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Pharmacology Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Physiotherapy and Miofascial Pain Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Physiotherapy for Craniomandibular Dysfunction Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Specific Techniques of Physiotherapy Applied to Sport Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Home Care Physiotherapy Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Sports Physiotherapy Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Manual Therapy 3 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Research Methodology Design Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Clinical Training 6 Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Clinical Training 7 Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Clinical Training 8 Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Management and Administration in Physiotherapy Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Physiotherapy Applied to Processes of Growth and Ageing Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Final Degree Project Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 10
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Teachers

Internship

Work placement

UIC Barcelona holds agreements with many national and international health centres and institutes where students may carry out work experience. These include:

Physiotherapy (Traumatology/Rheumatology)

  • Activa Mutua 2008
  • Cerva (Centre de Rehabilitació del Vallès)
  • Clínica Diagonal
  • Gabinete de Recuperación Funcional
  • Iriteb
  • MC Mutual
  • Ortex
  • Unión de Mutuas

Hospital physiotherapy

  • Hospital de Bellvitge
  • Hospital de Terrassa
  • Hospital General de Catalunya
  • Hospital Plató
  • Hospital Quirón
  • Hospital Sociosanitari de Mollet
  • Institut Català de la Salut
  • Institut Català d'Oncologia

Neurologicalhphysiotherapy

  • Centre de Rehabilitació Manfred
  • Clínica de Neurorehabilitación Bettina Paeth
  • Dinatek
  • Hospital Pere Virgili

Pediatricphysical Therapy

  • Centre Pilot (ASPACE)
  • Fundació Step by Step
  • Hospital de Nens de Barcelona
  • Hospital Sant Joan de Déu

Sports Physiotherapy

  • High-performance centre of Sant Cugat
  • Centre de Rehabilitació Eurosport
  • Residència d'esportistes Joaquim Blume

Geriatricphysical Therapy

  • Clínica Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
  • Sanitas Residencial
  • Sarquavitae

Home Physiotherapy

  • Centre de Medicina Correctiva
  • Corporación Fisiogestión

Cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation

  • Cardiocerc

Operation

These practical modules are obligatory in order to obtain the Degree title. 

Tutored clinical practicum module:

  • Subject 1. Tutored clinical practicum 1
  • Subject 2. Tutored clinical practicum 2
  • Subject 3. Tutored clinical practicum 3 

Regulations

Professional opportunities

Programme graduates have a wide array of professional options; they may choose to work for a private corporation, public health administration, or establish their own private practice or physiotherapy centres.

The skills that physiotherapists master also enable them to work in various areas, including

  • Traumatology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Gynaecology
  • Sports health
  • Paediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Physio-aesthetics
  • Education
  • Management
  • Research
  • Balneotherapy

Required tools and material

In order to carry out work experience for this qualification, it is essential that you have an official UIC Barcelona uniform.

Prerequisites & admissions

Grants & financial aid

International mobility

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:

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: