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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

This course is designed for physiotherapist scientific and professional training (DM no. 741/94- Professional Profile of the Physiotherapist), a graduate professional dealing with recovery from pathological conditions concerning motor impairment, from strictly physical features to the psychomotor and cognitive domains, managing patients at all ages (from newborns to the elderly). Physiotherapists autonomously apply therapeutic activity to the functional re-education of motor, psychomotor and cognitive disabilities using therapeutic exercise, physical, manual, massage and occupational therapies. They plan the timing of application of the various techniques, consider indications and contraindications and verify the appropriateness of the rehabilitative methodology chosen to the final functional recovery goal. The course’s priority is the theoretical/practical study of rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy, performed through lectures, exercises, teaching laboratories and professional training in the rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal, neuromotor, respiratory and visceral cardio apparatus in all age groups. 19 integrated course are distributed over 3 years, divided into semesters, with 3 integrated internships for a total of 180 ECTS. To graduate students have to pass all course exams and a final test with a qualifying examination and dissertation. Exams take place in 3 sessions x year, each with 3 different examination dates.

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What do you learn?

Based on theoretical knowledge and clinical reasoning, students are trained in physiotherapy-rehabilitation methodologies for the purposes of optimal functional recovery, and therefore trained to work autonomously to: 1.perform functional evaluations to identify lesions; 2. choose the most suitable rehabilitation - physiotherapy technique and use highly specialised therapeutic approaches, including manual, physical, occupational and therapeutic exercises based on scientific and clinical evidence; 3. verify the rehabilitation methodology used; 4. investigate the need to adopt prostheses and aids, training patients in their use and verifying their effectiveness; 5. establish an appropriate relationship with patients, caregivers and professional systems on the strength of knowledge acquired in: a. core physics, biology and biochemistry, human anatomy and physiology subjects; b. the main diseases of rehabilitative interest in such fields as cardio-vascular, pneumological, orthopedic-traumatological, neurological, etc. at all ages; c prevention for core epidemiology and public health concepts and essential health organisation aspects; d. psychology and pedagogy to acquire interpersonal skills for social interaction; e. English language for core scientific English (reading of scientific literature) for continuous professional updating.

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What can you do with it?

Physiotherapists work in public, private-accredited or private health facilities in an employment or freelance capacity. Existing laws allow them to work in individual or associated professional studies. Physiotherapy graduates generally find work within one year of graduation and can continue their studies to obtain a master's degree in rehabilitation health professions.