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Quality Management System
Composition of the Monitoring Committee
Results for Students of the Degree: Success Rates and Indicators
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To study for the Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy is to make a wise choice in pursuit of a Health Sciences degree of increasing recognition and demand in Spanish society. It uses physical therapies (heat, cold, physical exercise and movement, light radiations, etc.) for prevention, recovery, and improvement of health and the general welfare of the population.
Practical knowledge in the specific training in Physiotherapy is provided in small groups at the facilities of the Center for Inter-professional Simulation and Research in Health Sciences (known as the “Centro de Simulación Interprofesional y de Investigación en Ciencias de la Salud”, or CSIICS, in Spanish).). The Center has two laboratories for High Fidelity Simulation, a laboratory for Biomechanics and Motion Analysis, an Imaging Laboratory for Diagnosis and Radiotherapy, and three laboratories for Skills and Simulation. It has advanced and innovative technology that will facilitate learning for students of the new manual and instrumentation systems necessary to exercise this profession in the 21st Century. Practical sessions are taught through direct supervision and active methodologies by Professors specialized in the different fields of knowledge.
Physical Therapy students at Comillas receive specific training from professors linked to the professional world. Excellent specialists in their subjects bring together the clinical and academic worlds, giving students a real and updated vision of the health needs of the population and the most appropriate tools to stay in good health or regain it.
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The many hours of internships and academic training have offered me the necessary tools for a comprehensive approach to patients.
A good physical therapist does not treat the disease, but rather the person who suffers from it.
Extensive and quality training that gives the student the clinical reasoning necessary to successfully exercise the profession.
Percentage of students who recommend this degree
Percentage of alumni of the university who would recommend studying for the degree.
With this Bachelor´s Degree, you can be what you have always wanted to be
Adela Garcia Professor
Physical Therapist in Public and Private Health Institutions
Physical Therapist in Sports Centers and Clubs
Physical Therapist in Specialized Institutions in Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Neurology, Urogynecology ...
Physical Therapist in Occupational Health and Prevention Services
Free-lance Physical Therapist and Autonomous Practice of the Profession
Instructor and Researcher
Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation
Profile for Admission to the Degree
Requirements and Documentation
To begin your studies, it is an indispensable condition to prove that you comply with the legal requirements for access to the University. Note with Information Concerning the Documentation to be Submitted
The Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy is studied over a four-year cycle, with a total of 240 ECTS (60 per year).
The Bachelor's Degree is part of the field of knowledge of Health Sciences.
The Curriculum developed over the four years includes:
As an added value, the following two University private degrees have been designed:
|Human Anatomy I - General||9.0 ECTS|
|Biomechanics and Applied Physics||6.0 ECTS|
|Christianism and Social Ethics||6.0 ECTS|
|Human Physiology I - General||6.0 ECTS|
|Human Physiology II - Biochemistry||6.0 ECTS|
|Pathophysiology, general pathology and life support||6.0 ECTS|
|Psychology of Health, Gender and Communication||6.0 ECTS|
|Basic Patient Care||3.0 ECTS|
|Basics of Physiotherapy||6.0 ECTS|
|General Physiotherapy Procedures I||3.0 ECTS|
|General Physiotherapy Procedures II (Massage Therapy)||3.0 ECTS|
|Medico-Surgical Conditions I||6.0 ECTS|
|Medico-Surgical Conditions II||6.0 ECTS|
|Human Anatomy II - Kinesiology||9.0 ECTS|
|Statistics and Tools for Research in Health Sciences I||3.0 ECTS|
|Diagnostic Imaging Techniques||3.0 ECTS|
|Specific Methods in Physiotherapy I||6.0 ECTS|
|Specific Methods in Physiotherapy II||6.0 ECTS|
|General Physiotherapy Procedures III (Electrotherapy)||3.0 ECTS|
|Assessment in Physiotherapy||6.0 ECTS|
|Clinical Internship I||3.0 ECTS|
|Statistics and Tools for Research in Health Sciences II||3.0 ECTS|
|Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy||3.0 ECTS|
|Community Physiotherapy and Public Health||6.0 ECTS|
|Adult Neurology Physiotherapy||6.0 ECTS|
|Urology, Gynecology, Proctology and Obstetric Physiotherapy||3.0 ECTS|
|Ostheoarticular and Sports Physiotherapy||9.0 ECTS|
|Paediatric Physiotherapy||6.0 ECTS|
|Specific Physiotherapy Methods III||6.0 ECTS|
|Gait Assessment and Analysis||3.0 ECTS|
|Clinical Internship II||15.0 ECTS|
|Instrumental Biomechanics in Physiotherapy||3.0 ECTS|
|Pharmacology and Nutrition||6.0 ECTS|
|Physiotherapy in Geriatrics and Technical Assistance||3.0 ECTS|
|Legislation, Administration and Professional Ethic||3.0 ECTS|
|Research Methodology||3.0 ECTS|
|Specific Methods in Physiotherapy IV: Osteopathy and Manual Therapies||6.0 ECTS|
|Other activities with recognition of ECTS (*) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th (up to 6 credits)|
|Physiotherapy for Mental Disability and Dependency||3.0 ECTS|
|Physical Therapy in the Workplace||3.0 ECTS|
|Introduction to Sports Training and Therapeutic Exercise||3.0 ECTS|
|Advanced Diagnostic Techniques in Physiotherapy||3.0 ECTS|
|SUPERVISED INTERNSHIPS AND BACHELOR'S DEGREE DISERTATION|
|Clinical Internship III||24.0 ECTS|
|Final Bachelor's Project||6.0 ECTS|
International mobility and exchange programs allow students to study for a period of time at a foreign university, either in the European Union, through the Erasmus+ Program, or at universities in other countries with which Comillas has signed Bilateral Agreements.Learn more about this
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Academic Regulations for the Bachelor's Degrees in the "San Juan de Dios" University School of Nursing and Physical Therapy
Regulations for Credit Recognition
Table of equivalence of credits with previous plan
Act 44/2003, of 21 November, regarding the exercise of healthcare professions
ORDER CIN/2134/2008, of 3 July, establishing the requirements for verification of official University titles required to work as a Physical Therapist
GENERAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES
CG1 - Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
CG2 - Capacity for organization and planning.
CG3 - Oral and written communication in the native language.
CG4 - Knowledge of a foreign language.
CG5 - Computer skills knowledge related to the field of study.
CG6 - Capacity for information management.
CG7 - Troubleshooting.
CG8 - Decision-making.
CG9 - Teamwork.
CG10 - Work on an interdisciplinary team.
CG11 - Work in an international context.
CG12 - Skills in interpersonal relationships.
CG13 - Recognition of diversity and multiculturalism.
CG14 - Critical reasoning.
CG15 - Ethical commitment.
CG16 - Autonomous learning.
CG17 - Adaptation to new situations.
CG18 – Creativity.
CG19 – Leadership.
CG20 - Knowledge of other cultures and customs.
CG21 - Initiative and entrepreneurial spirit.
CG22 - Motivation for quality.
CG23 - Sensitivity towards tenvironmental issues.
SPECIFIC SKILLS AND ABILITIES
CED1 - Knowledge in Biological Sciences.
CED2 - Knowledge in Physical Sciences.
CED3 - Knowledge in Behavioral Sciences.
CED4 - Knowledge in Clinical Sciences.
CED5 - Knowledge of the Administrative and Organizational Context.
CED6 - Knowledge of the Socio-Political Context.
CED7 - Knowledge of the Ethical, Deontological and Legal Dimensions.
CEP8 - Prepare and complete the Medical History of Physiotherapy.
CEP9 - Examine and assess the functional status of the patient / user.
CEP10 - Determine the diagnosis of Physiotherapy.
CEP11 - Design the Physiotherapy Intervention Plan or Treatment Plan.
CEP12 - Execute, direct and coordinate the Physiotherapy Intervention Plan.
CEP13 - Evaluate the evolution of results.
CEP14 - Prepare the report at the end of Physiotherapy.
CEP15 - Provide effective and comprehensive care.
CEP16 - Intervene in the promotion of Health Care and Disease prevention.
CEP17 - Relate effectively to the multidisciplinary team.
CEP18 - Incorporate the ethical and legal principles of the profession into professional life.
CEP19 - Incorporate scientific research and evidence-based practice as a professional routine and regular practice.
CEP20 - Develop the function of teaching.
CEP21 - Keep knowledge, skills and attitudesup-to-date .
CEP22 - Manage Physiotherapy services.
CEP23 - Guarantee quality in the practice of Physiotherapy.
CEP24 - Cope with stress.
CEP25 - Take risks and live in uncertain environments.
CEP26 - Motivate others.
CEA27 - Maintain an attitude of learning and improvement.
CEA28 - Demonstrate a high degree of self-esteem.
CEA29 - Adjust to the limits of one´s professional competencies.
CEA30 - Collaborate and cooperate with other professionals.
CEA31 -Show respect, appreciation and sensitivity to the work of others.
CEA32 - Develop the capacity to organize and direct.
CEA33 - Act with discretion.
CEA34 - Work responsibly.
CEA35 - Show one´s orientation to the patient / user.
Professional career opportunities are orientated mainly to the following areas:
Physiotherapy Services in both public and private Health Centers.
Sports Physiotherapy and Balneotherapy.
Nursing Homes and Socio-Sanitary Services.
Centers specializing in care for the Disabled/Handicapped..
Prevention and Assistance in the workplace.
Free exercise of the profession.
Profile of Graduates of this Degree
Our students acquire, at the end of the Bachelor´s Degree in Physiotherapy, a high degree of technical and human training,which will allow them to adapt to the complex and changing work environment.
This official Bachelor´s Degree enables graduates to exercise in the regulated profession of Physiotherapist according to current regulations..
The Bachelor´s Degree in Physiotherapy allows for continuing in Postgraduate Studies through Postgraduate Programs:
Official Master's Degree in Biomechanics and Sports Physiotherapy
Official Master's Degree in Palliative Care.
Continuing Education Activities.