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The Master's degree in Physiotherapy was planned and conceived according to the core principles of the Bologna Process, particularly its conceptions of a student-centred learning process and the European Credit Transfer System, which enables the assessment of the student?s effort throughout the course. The curriculum is aimed at providing students with a deep knowledge on important areas of Physiotherapy, as well as other fields of knowledge that constitute its practice, such as functional sciences, morphological sciences, Biomechanics, Psychology, Physics, Biostatistics and Pharmacy. The first trimester of the course is common to the five existing fields of specialization; afterwards, students are distributed by the same five fields. The second year consist of an Internship and respective written Report, corresponding to a total of 30 ECTS credits.



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726 Therapy and rehabilitation
Number: R/A-Ef 816/2011/AL01
No. dispatch/concierge: 1123/2017
1º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Evaluation Of Physical Condition 1st Semester 4.0
Physiotherapy Entrepreneurship and Management 1st Semester 4.5
Neurorehabilitation Background 1st Semester 11.0
Physiotherapy Research 1st Semester 6.0
Physiotherapy Seminars 1st Semester 4.5
Neurological Physiotherapy In Adults 2st Semester 15.0
Neurological Physiotherapy In Children 2st Semester 15.0
2º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Dissertation / Internship With Final Report Annual 60.0
  • Master Physiotherapists will master the assessment skills that allow the adaptation and creation of new safe and efficient methods / techniques
  • will use the information collected to develop a specific and efficient intervention plan with the user, using problem solving and clinical reasoning skills
  • will critically analyze therapeutic interventions
  • develop methodologies and issue relevant judgments about data management systems and user / client records in the Cardiorespiratory area.

Who should apply: • Owners of a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy concluded after one or two study cycles, or other legally equivalent diploma; • Owners of a foreign academic degree in health or allied areas, awarded after conclusion of a first cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process, issued by a state that adhered to this Process; • Owners of a foreign academic degree that might be regarded, by the Technical and Scientific Council of ESTSP, as fulfilling the objectives inherent to a programme conducing to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy; • Owners of an academic, scientific or professional resume that might be regarded, by the Technic and Scientific Council of ESTSP, as a certification of capacity to attend this master’s programme.