Objectives (Physiotherapy Degree)

The General Objective of the Degree in Physiotherapy is to train professional generalist physiotherapists, with scientific preparation and sufficient training so that they can describe, identify, treat and compare health problems to which it is intended to respond from Physiotherapy, using for this the set of methods, procedures, models, techniques and actions that, through the application of physical methods, heal, recover and adapt to people affected by deterioration, functional limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function and health, produced as result of injury, illness, or other cause; also employing said means in the promotion and maintenance of health, and in the prevention of diseases and their consequences. All this considering the individual in his triple dimension: biological, psychological and social.

The Specific Objectives will focus on the Competencies that students must acquire:

1. Know and understand the morphology, physiology, pathology and behavior of people, both healthy and sick, in the natural and social environment.
2. Know and understand the sciences, models, techniques and instruments on which physiotherapy is based, articulated and developed.
3. Know and understand the methods, procedures and physiotherapeutic actions, aimed both at the therapy itself to be applied in the clinic for re-education or functional recovery, as well as the performance of activities aimed at promoting and maintaining health.
4. Acquire adequate clinical experience that provides intellectual abilities and technical and manual skills; that facilitates the incorporation of ethical and professional values; and to develop the ability to integrate the knowledge acquired; so that, at the end of their studies, the students know how to apply them both to specific clinical cases in the hospital and extra-hospital environment, as well as to actions in primary and community care.
5. Assess the functional status of the patient, considering the physical, psychological and social aspects.
6. Diagnostic assessment of physiotherapy care according to the standards and with internationally recognized validation instruments.
7. Design the physiotherapy intervention plan taking into account criteria of adequacy, validity and efficiency.
8. Execute, direct and coordinate the physiotherapy intervention plan, using their own therapeutic tools and attending to the individuality of the user.
9. Evaluate the evolution of the results obtained with the treatment in relation to the objectives set.
10. Prepare the discharge report for physiotherapy care once the proposed objectives have been covered.
11. Provide effective physiotherapy care, providing comprehensive assistance to patients.
12. Intervene in the areas of health promotion, prevention, protection and recovery.
13. Know how to work in professional teams as a basic unit in which the professionals and other personnel of healthcare organizations are structured in a uni or multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary way.
14. Incorporate the ethical and legal principles of the profession into professional practice as well as integrate social and community aspects in decision-making.
15. Participate in the development of physiotherapy care protocols based on scientific evidence, promoting professional activities that stimulate physiotherapy research.
16. Carry out physiotherapeutic interventions based on comprehensive health care that involves multiprofessional cooperation, integration of processes and continuity of care.
17. Understand the importance of updating the knowledge, abilities, skills and attitudes that make up the professional competencies of the physiotherapist.
18. Acquire clinical management skills that include the efficient use of health resources and develop planning, management and control activities in health care units where physiotherapy care is provided and its relationship with other health services.
19. Communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, with users of the health system as well as with other professionals.