Bacherlor’s Degree in Physiotherapy

The art of improving physical wellbeing
Type of programme
Official degrees
Duration
8 semesters
Credits
240 ECTS
Price
€129.00 / ECTS x 60 = €7,740.00* (1r course 2022-2023). *Subject to change each year. Contact our Admissions department for the payment terms and conditions.
Places
90
Schedule
Morning
Language
Catalan, Spanish and some subjects in English
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  • Curriculum and teaching team
  • Internship
  • Final Degree Project
  • Prerequisites & admissions
  • Grants & financial aid
  • International mobility
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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

 

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 2022-2023

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
*This subject is part of the teaching programme of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Thought (CIP).
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
Paediatric Physiotherapy 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
Therapeutic Process Evaluation Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Sports Physiotherapy Type: OP Term: First semester, Second semester ECTS: 3
Geriatric Physiotherapy Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Physiotherapy for Critically Lll Patients Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Therapeutic Exercises 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

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.

Objectives

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. 

General Objectives

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Know the role of the physiotherapist within a multidisciplinary team and acquire a working methodology.
  4. Develop the appropriate social skills to be able to establish optimal relationships between professionals, patients and family.
  5. Encourage action within a legal and official framework, respecting the profession and its ethical code (see ethical code in Materials).
  6. Analyse the progressive lines of the profession and the adaptation to the current, scientific and social-labour context.
  7. Reason with the tutor physiotherapist to interrelate the theoretical and practical concepts studied.

Specific Objectives

  1. 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.
  2. Know the composition and distribution of the assigned physiotherapy department’s tasks and activities, based on its characteristics.
  3. Know the ethical code and attitude to maintain towards the patient, the family and the healthcare staff (See Materials section).
  4. Know how to detect special situations that may arise and give a correct and effective response.
  5. Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes learned regarding the care procedures in observation, assessment and therapeutic action.
  6. 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)
  • *Iriteb

Hospital Physiotherapy

  • 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

Neurological Physiotherapy

  • Neurorehabilitation Center
  • Centre Posthospitalari de Rehabilitaciò Manfred
  • Fundación Step by Step
  • Hospital Pere Virgili Hospital

Pediatric Physiotherapy

  • Children's Hospital – Grup Delfos
  • Hospital Sant Joan de Deu
  • Fundació *Aspace Catalunya

Sports Physiotherapy

  •  *Eurosport
  •  *reQ
  • Resport Clinic
  • Residència de Deportistas Joaquim *Blume

Geriatric Physiotherapy

  • Residencias *Sanitas Mayores
  • Residencia *DomusVi Villaralbo

Home Physiotherapy

  • 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.

 Pre-requisites

  •  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.

Objectives

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.

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: