Physiotherapy (L/SNT2)

The objective of the Degree Course in Physiotherapy is to train physiotherapist health professionals able to carry out, independently or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, preventive interventions, care and rehabilitation in the areas of motor skills, of superior cortical and visceral functions consequent to pathological events, of various etiologies, congenital or acquired, within the scope of the acts of its competence and in accordance with current regulations.

The study plan of the course is divided into semesters. It is characterized by diversified educational activities: theoretical lessons, seminar activities, guided study related to clinical activities, tutorial activities, self-learning activities, self-assessment activities, laboratories, work in small groups, production of papers, individual study, clinical learning activities , equal to the number of hours established by Community legislation.

The first yearit is aimed at putting the student in a position to appropriate not only the contents of rehabilitation science, but also those of preparatory and fundamental disciplines for understanding the phenomena connected to rehabilitation.

The second year is characterized by a specific orientation in the medical, surgical and rehabilitation fields and the related preventive, therapeutic and assistance interventions.

The third year focuses on the analysis of the elements of the quality of the service, of the organizational processes, of the rules in the contractual, juridical and deontological fields. Furthermore, the third year aims to deepen rehabilitation techniques, to enhance the ability to work in teams and in complex operational contexts in order to achieve professional independence.

This is a highly demanding course which will open many career opportunities across numerous medical fields.

Graduates in Physiotherapy, pursuant to article 6, paragraph 3 of Legislative Decree No. 30 of 1992 December 502 and subsequent amendments and additions, pursuant to Law No. 26 of 1999 February 42 and pursuant to Law No. 10 of 2000 August 251 , is a health professional in the rehabilitation area.

The functions for which the graduates of the degree course are intended to be prepared are those envisaged by DL 14 September 1994, n. 741 published in the Official Gazette n.6 dated 9.1.1995 concerning the figure of the Physiotherapist: carrying out, autonomously, or in collaboration with other health figures, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation interventions in the areas of motor skills, higher cortical functions, and visceral ones resulting from pathological events, of various etiologies, congenital or acquired.

Skills associated with the function:

The skills that students intend to develop and acquire at the end of the training course are also those provided for by Legislative Decree 14 September 1994, n. 741:

  • ability to elaborate, even in a multidisciplinary team, the definition of the rehabilitation program aimed at identifying and overcoming the health needs of the disabled;
  • ability to autonomously practice therapeutic activities for the functional re-education of motor, psychomotor and cognitive disabilities using physical, manual, massage and occupational therapies;
  • ability to propose the adoption of prostheses and aids, to train in their use and to verify their effectiveness;
  • ability to verify the correspondence of the rehabilitation methodology implemented to the functional recovery objectives.

The physiotherapist carries out study, teaching and professional consultancy activities
in health services and in those where his professional skills are required and he carries out his professional activity in health facilities, public or private, as an employee or as a freelancer. Therefore, he finds place within the National and Regional SS and in private structures accredited and affiliated with it (e.g. Hospitals, University Polyclinics, Rehabilitation Centers, Healthcare Residences, mono and multi-specialist clinics, Home care centers) and in non-affiliated private companies (e.g. clinics, rehabilitation centres, single and multi-specialist clinics, home care centres, sports teams). In addition, freelance activity in individual or associated professional studios, sports associations and clubs, service cooperatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public or private prevention services.

President of the Course