Objetivos

O ciclo de estudos em Osteopatia visa uma formação de alta qualidade para a aquisição de um perfil de competência clínica para a prática osteopática em regime de autonomia, de acordo com as Portarias n.º 207-B/14 e 172-E/15 e os padrões internacionais de formação e educação em osteopatia, nomeadamente as Normas de Prática Osteopática da Ordem dos Osteopatas do Reino Unido (General Osteopathic Council) e os Referenciais de Formação da Organização Mundial de Saúde.

O curso baseia-se num processo de ensino-aprendizagem centrado no aluno, promovendo uma cultura de pesquisa e reflexão critica, aprendizagem de autogestão ao longo da vida, desenvolvendo e integrando os conhecimentos e competências das ciências básicas, ciências clínicas, princípios osteopáticos e prática clínica em osteopatia.

Através da educação clínica supervisionada pretende-se que os estudantes adquiram competências profissionais no âmbito dos cuidados músculo-esqueléticos e em áreas de intervenção específica: desporto, pediatria, obstetrícia e geriatria, com vista à integração profissional.

Prof. Jorge Esteves, Coordenador Científico do curso de licenciatura em Osteopatia, do Instituto Piaget

Jorge Esteves

Scientific Coordinator
Undergraduate Degree in Osteopathy

Available at

Silves (Algarve)

Professor Alexandre Nunes - Osteopatia, Instituto Piaget de Silves

Alexandre Nunes

Coordinator
Undergraduate degree in Osteopathy

Available at

Vila Nova de Gaia (Oporto)

1st Year

UC – 1st Semester CH ECTS   2nd Semester CH ECTS
Anatomophysiology I 40 T | 20 PL 6 Anatomophysiology II 30 T | 10 PL 4
Cellular and Molecular Biology 30 T | 10 PL 4 Epistemology and Science Systems 30 T 2
Biomechanics 40 TP 5 Pathophysiology 60 T | 30TP 9
Biochemistry and Metabolism 30 T | 10 PL 3 Osteopathic Evaluation and Treatment II 60 TP | 40 PL 9
Osteopathic Evaluation and Treatment I  50 TP  4 Osteopathic Models of Structure Function Interrelationship  40 T | 10 OT  6
First Aid and Reanimation  20 T | 20 PL  3
Theoretical Concepts, History and Development of Osteopathy and Nonconventional  30 T | 20 TP | 10 OT  5

2nd Year

UC – 1st Semester  CH ECTS   UC – 2nd Semester   CH ECTS
Applied Physiology of Movement 20 T | 20TP 3 Health Education 30 T 2
Osteopathic Evaluation and Treatment III 60 TP | 40 PL | 10 OT 10 Pharmacology 30 T 2
Pathology and Applied Clinical Sciences in Osteopathy I 60 T | 40 TP 9 Osteopathic Evaluation and Treatment IV 60 TP | 40 PL | 10 OT 10
Profession, Ethics and Deontology 30 T 3 Pathology and Applied Clinical Sciences in Osteopathy II 50 T | 40 PL 9
Developmental Psychology: Epigenesis and Life Cycles 40 T 3 Psychoneuroimmunology 20T | 10 PL | 10 OT 3
Information and Communication Technologies in Health 30 T 2 Safety in Clinical Practice 20 T | 10 TP 2
Toxicology 30T 2

3rd Year

UC – 1st Semester CH  ECTS   UC – 2nd Semester CH  ECTS
Clinical Teaching in Osteopathy I  100 E | 10 OT  7 Clinical Teaching in Osteopathy II  150 E | 10 OT  8
Ergonomics  30 T  2 Research Methods  40T | 10 OT  4
Subjective Clinical Examination and Diagnosis Media Complementary in Osteopathy  20 T | 30 TP  5 Osteopathic Evaluation and Treatment VI  30 TP | 20 PL | 10 OT  6
Exercise Physiology  40 T  3 Nutrition and Dietotherapy  40 T  3
Osteopathic Evaluation and Treatment V  30 TP | 40 PL | 10 OT  8 Osteopathy Applied to UroGynecological and Obstetric Conditions  20 TP | 20 PL | 10 OT  4
Osteopathy in Sport  40 TP | 10 OT  5 Osteopathy Applied to Geriatrics  30 TP | 20 PL | 10 OT  5

4th Year

UC – 1st Semester CH ECTS   UC – 2nd Semester CH ECTS
Entrepreneurship and Management in Health Services  30 T | 10 TP  2 Clinical Teaching in Osteopathy IV  520 E | 40 OT  26
Clinical Teaching in Osteopathy III  220 E | 10 OT  10 Research in Osteopathy II  40 TP | 20 OT  4
Epidemiology and Public Health  30 T |10 TP  3
Research in Osteopathy I  20 TP | 10 OT  3
Osteopathic Evaluation and Treatment VII  40 TP | 30 PL | 10 OT  8
Osteopathy Applied to Pediatrics  20 T – 20 PL | 10 OT  4

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

Admission requirements

Successful applicants are admitted through one of the following competitions:

  • Institutional Competition: completed secondary education and the following entrance exam group:
    • Biology and Geology + Physics and Chemistry

Diploma Requirements

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

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

  • Critically appraise osteopathic concepts and their role in osteopathic care;
  • Apply a well-developed and integrated knowledge of basic and clinical sciences to osteopathic process;
  • Appraise the impact of environmental and psychosocial factors in the development of disease;
  • Demonstrate competence in evaluation and clinical reasoning in complex and unpredictable situations;
  • Select, implement and monitor osteopathic care appropriate to the needs of the patient, in a way that is safe and effective, and through a wide range of osteopathic techniques;
  • Critically evaluate the role of osteopathic care in various specialist areas;
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders;
  • Produce and maintain clinical records and data in compliance with appropriate legal requirements;
  • Critically evaluate current evidence in osteopathy and health and integrate them in their practice;
  • Critically reflect on their professional performance, developing life long learning skills.

Acreditação / Avaliação

Silves

V. N. Gaia

Career Opportunities

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

  • Hospitals;
  • 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 Osteopath, as defined in article no. 5 of the Law No. 71/2013, 2 September and following the ACSS norms.

Escola Superior de Saúde Jean Piaget em Silves

Registado na DGES com o n.º: R / A-Cr 93/2016. Despacho n.º 8636/2016, de 4 de julho alterado pela Declaração de retificação n.º 802/2016, de 11 de agosto.

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

Registado na DGES com n n.º: R / A-Cr 92/2016 . Despacho n.º 8635/2016, de 4 de julho alterado pela Declaração de retificação n.º 803/2016, de 11 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

Non-Conventional Therapies – Osteopathy

 

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 OSTEOPATIA

1.ª Instituição de Ensino Superior
a ter a licenciatura aprovada.

  • Corpo docente com formação académica superior em Osteopatia;
  • Única instituição portuguesa a pertencer à Osteopathic International Alliance;
  • Acesso especial para detentores de CTeSP ou CET;
  • Bolsas para Estudantes:
    • com baixos rendimentos;
    • com classificação acima dos 14 valores;
    • Atletas Federados;
  • V. N. Gaia: Transfer Gratuito entre comboio e o campus

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