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The aim of this 2nd cycle training offer is to develop skills within the scope of clinical reasoning, by contemplating the components of evaluation, diagnosis and intervention in the area of Dermatofunctional Physiotherapy, in order to enhance the student's academic and professional enrichment.

This course is aimed exclusively at physiotherapists, with current programmatic content supported by scientific evidence, suited to the specific learning needs associated with the area of Dermatofunctional Physiotherapy.

This will be the first national master's degree in the area of Dermatofunctional Physiotherapy, having been conceived and planned according to the principles described in the Bologna declaration, being a reflection of the student-centered learning concepts, as well as the European Credit Transfer System to evaluate the effort made by the student in this learning process. Our students will have the opportunity to learn from a team of professors of national and international reference, who are dedicated to clinical practice and research in the specific area.

The master's degree is based on in-depth knowledge of important areas of Physiotherapy, and other areas of knowledge that support its practice, namely functional sciences, morphological sciences, biochemistry, biomechanics, social and human sciences, physics, biostatistics and pharmacy.

The focus of Dermatofunctional Physiotherapy is to enable the integration of knowledge and understanding of the integumentary, endocrine, metabolic, lymphatic, circulatory and myofascial systems in human function and movement. These systems form an integral and fundamental part of the study plan of the Master in Dermatofunctional Physiotherapy in the 1st year, also having curricular units, with a practical component, that approach in detail the prescription of physical exercise, the fundamental interventions in the pre, trans and postoperative periods. of surgical conditions, and differentiated interventions in specific anatomical sites (facial and urogenital region). In this cycle of studies it is also possible to develop competences in research, management, entrepreneurship and marketing in Physiotherapy.

The 2nd year consists of a Dissertation/Internship curricular unit (with a total of 60 ECTS), in which the student develops a master's thesis or internship report, under the guidance/supervision of a doctoral professor or specialist.


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726 Therapy and rehabilitation
Número: RA/Cr71/2018
N.º Despacho/Portaria: 7635/2018
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
NULL 1st Semester 16.0
NULL 1st Semester 5.0
Physiotherapy Research 1st Semester 9.0
NULL 2st Semester 7.0
NULL 2st Semester 9.0
NULL 2st Semester 14.0
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Dissertation (optional) Annual 60.0
Practicum Experience (optional) Annual 60.0
  • Health care institutions, public or private: - Hospitals (burn unit, plastic surgery unit, among others)
  • - Private clinic
  • - Health centers
  • - Rehabilitation centers
  • - Spas
  • - Medical SPA's
  • - Intervention in the community. You can also develop your professional activity in sports centres, companies or pursue a teaching career in teaching and research institutions.

The following can apply for access to the cycle of studies leading to a Master's Degree:   a) Holders of a Licentiate Degree in Physiotherapy, or legal equivalent;   b) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree awarded following a 1st cycle of studies, in the area referred to in sub-paragraph a), organized in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to it?   c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, in the area referred to in paragraph a), which is recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor's Degree by the Technical-Scientific Council (CTC) of ESS-P.Porto;   d) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the ability to carry out this cycle of studies by the CTC of ESS-P.Porto.