Objetivos

Os objetivos gerais do 1.º ciclo de estudos em Fisioterapia são:

  • Formar fisioterapeutas que atuem, numa perspetiva bio-psicossocial, na prevenção de doença e na promoção da saúde, no desenvolvimento e recuperação da funcionalidade e qualidade de vida e na diminuição da incapacidade e inadaptação através de programas de reeducação, reabilitação e tratamento.

  • Habilitar os estudantes com conhecimentos e aptidões de rigor científico, de responsabilidade, autonomia e de respeito pelas questões legais e éticas no âmbito da saúde, no contexto da avaliação e intervenção em situações diferenciadas.

  • Desenvolver capacidades de organização e implementação eficazes, através de métodos e técnicas adequadas e baseados na evidência científica.

  • Dotar os estudantes com competências humanistas, culturais e sociais, em complemento às competências científicas e técnicas, para que possam gerir e atuar de forma eficaz, perante diferentes situações profissionais do quotidiano.

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Silves (Algarve)

Professora Beatriz Minghelli - Fisioterapia, Instituto Piaget

Beatriz Minghelli

Coordinator
Undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy

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Vila Nova de Gaia (Oporto)

Prof- José Luís de Sousa - Fisioterapia, instituto Piaget

José Luís Sousa

Coordinator
Undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy

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Viseu

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Susana Barata

Coordinator
Undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy

1st Year

UC – 1st Semester CH  ECTS   UC – 2nd Semester CH  ECTS
Anatomophysiology I 40 T | 20 PL 6 Anatomophysiology II 40 T | 20 PL 6
Cell Biology and Genetics 30 T | 20 PL 5 Anthroposociology and Fieldwork 20 T | 20 TC 3
Biomechanics 40 TP 5 Epistemology and Science Systems 30 T 2
Biochemistry and Biophysics 30 T | 30 TP 5 Methods and Techniques of Evaluation and Intervention in Physiotherapy I 100 TP | 10 OT 9
Introduction to the Profession 30 T | 20 TC | 10 OT 4 Models and Methodologies of Intervention in Physiotherapy 40 TP | 10 OT 5
First Aid and Reanimation 20 T | 20 PL 3 Human Movement 30 T | 20 PL 5
Information and Communication Technologies 30 TP 2

2nd Year

UC – 1st Semester CH  ECTS   UC – 2nd Semester CH  ECTS
Statistics 50 TP 4 Clinical Teaching I 130 E | 20 OT 13
Ethics and Deontology 30 T 3 Methods and Techniques of Evaluation and Intervention in Physiotherapy III 60 TP | 10 OT 4
Orthopaedic and Traumatological Physiotherapy 20T | 30 PL | 10 OT 6 Evolutionary and Functional Neuroanatomy 50 T 4
Methods and Techniques of Evaluation and Intervention in Physiotherapy II 110 TP | 10 OT 10 Pathology II 50 T 3
Pathology I 60 TP 4 Health Psychology 30 T 3
Developmental Psychology: Epigenesis and Life Cycles 40 T 3 Psychokinetics 40 TP | 10 OT 3

3rd Year

UC – 1st Semester CH  ECTS   UC – 2nd Semester CH  ECTS
Clinical Teaching II 350 E |  20 OT 21 Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy I 20 T | 30 PL | 10 OT 5
Neurological Physiotherapy 20T | 30 PL | 10 OT 5 Geriatric and Continuing Care Physiotherapy 30 TP | 10 OT 5
Methods and Techniques of Evaluation and Intervention in Physiotherapy IV 60 TP | 10 OT 4 Physiotherapy in the Community 40 TP | 10 OT 5
Research Methods 30 TP | 10 OT 3
Methods and Techniques of Evaluation and Intervention in Physiotherapy V 80 TP | 10 OT 9
Personal Portfolio (1) 3

(1) – Personal portfolio – CU available at the School or portfolio project – choose one unit.

4th Year

UC – 1st Semester CH  ECTS   UC – 2nd Semester CH  ECTS
Entrepreneurship and Management in Health Services 30 T | 10 TP 2 Clinical TeachingIII 520 E | 40 OT 26
Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy II 20T | 30 PL | 10 OT 5 Research in Physiotherapy II 8 S | 20 OT 4
Physiotherapy Applied to Specific Conditions 40 TP | 10 OT 5
Pediatric Physiotherapy  20 T | 30 PL |10 OT 5
Research in Physiotherapy I  10 TP | 20 OT 4
Methods and Techniques of Evaluation and Intervention in Physiotherapy VI  80 TP | 10 OT 9

UC – Curricular Unit | CH – Workload | ECTS – ECTS Credits | T – Theoretical | PL – Practical and Laboratory | TP – Theoretical/Practical | SE – Seminar/Internship | OT – Tutorial

Admission requirements

Successful applicants are admitted through one of the following competitions:

  • Institutional Competition: completed secondary education and one of the following entrance exam groups:
    • Biology and Geology
    • Biology and Geology + Physics and Chemistry
    • Biology and Geology + Portuguese

Diploma Requirements

A successfully concluded Undergraduate Degree in Physiotherapy requires completion of a study program of 240 mandatory ECTS credits.

Consequently, Licenciado degree holders in Physiotherapy acquire the skills and competences necessary to:

  • Identify structures, functioning, regulation and homeostasis of human body and the return mechanisms to function and the improvements of the health status;
  • Describe the normal human movement, identify constraints and deviations from the normality, and enumerate the mechanisms that lead to its regulation, identifying the main problems and planning appropriate interventions;
  • Identify and interpret national and international law in the SC and health areas;
  • Apply the model and evaluation methodology in Physiotherapy based on the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) model;
  • Identify and apply methods and evaluation and intervention techniques in physiotherapy;
  • Perform research and disseminate the results;
  • Rehabilitate different functional conditions in real contexts, efficiently, performing assessment and reassessment reports, with measurement results;
  • Exercise clinical practice, efficiently, in different contexts of providing health care/services.

Accreditation / Evaluation

Silves

V. N. Gaia

Viseu

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Licenciado degree holders in Physiotherapy include jobs and positions in:

  • Hospitals;
  • Public and private clinics and health centres;
  • Rehabilitation centres;
  • Spas and other thermal establishments;
  • Sports structures;
  • Special education schools and institutes;
  • Institutions for the elderly.

 

Professional Title

The qualification gives access to the professional title of Fisioterapeuta, included in the professional career of Técnico de Diagnóstico e Terapêutica.

Escola Superior de Saúde Jean Piaget em Silves

Registado da DGES nr: R/A-Ef 175/2011/AL02, publicado em DR pelo Aviso n.º 9822/2017, de 24 de agosto.

Escola Superior de Saúde Jean Piaget em Viseu

Registado na DGES com o nr: R/A-Ef 183/2011/AL02, publicado em DR pelo Aviso n.º 9884/2017, de 25 de agosto.

Escola Superior de Saúde Jean Piaget em V. N. Gaia

Registado na DGES com o nr: R/A-Ef 180/2011/AL02, publicado em DR pelo Aviso n.º 9753/2017, de 23 de agosto.

4 years / 8 semesters • Total = 240 ECTS Credits

 

Further studies

Licenciado degree gives access to postgraduate studies in terms and under the conditions of the currently valid legislation.

 

Study area

Physiotherapy

 

Assessment

The purpose of the student’s assessment is to evaluate his/her achievements in the acquisition and development of knowledge and competences defined in the Curricular Units syllabi.

Thus, assessment methods and instruments are adapted to the specific objectives, characteristics and contents of the corresponding Curricular Unit, and assessment is carried out in accordance with the currently valid Attendance and Assessment Regulations.

There are two main types of assessment: Continuous Assessment, which assesses the student’s work over an academic period (semester / quarter / year), e.g. his/her participation in the Curricular Unit activities, individual and/or group assignments, oral and written tests, etc., and Assessment by Exam, which assesses only the student’s performance at the exam he/she sits for.

RAZÕES PARA ESTUDAR FISIOTERAPIA

  • Acesso especial para detentores de CTeSP ou CET;
  • Estágios Curriculares incluídos na propina nas principais áreas de especialização;
  • Bolsas para Estudantes:
    • com baixos rendimentos;
    • com classificação acima dos 14 valores;
    • Atletas Federados.

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