Academic year: 2021/2022
Type: Bachelor's Degree
ECTS Credits: 264
Length of programme (full time): 4 YEARS
Mode of delivery: Face-to-face
Level of qualification: Graduado(a) (MECES level 2 - EQF level 6)
Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)
Academic Information for mobility students
Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes
Language(s) of instruction Spanish
More info: programme website
Name: MARÍA PILAR, SÁNCHEZ MEDINA / pilarsan@ug4MnJnT9Gw8aOr.es
Faculty of Health Sciences / Granada campus
Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)
- Therapy and rehabilitation (0915)
The Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy is included in Law 44/2003 (21 November 2003) on the organisation of healthcare professions. Physiotherapy is a health profession that can be carried out autonomously or within the context of multidisciplinary health teams. The main objective of this degree programme is to train students to generate their own knowledge, which will be evidence-based, versatile, humanistic, and community service-oriented. Students will be able to make judgements and perform actions that are tailored to the needs of each patient, thanks to their ethical values and aptitude for critical thinking and lifelong learning. The physiotherapist can practise their activities in different fields such as orthopedics, neurology, paediatrics, and cardiorespiratory diseases, among others.
1. Know and understand the sciences, models, techniques, and instruments on which physiotherapy is based and carried out.
2. Know and understand the methods, procedures, and physiotherapy actions, channelled into their clinical application for rehabilitation or functional recovery. Graduates will also know how to carry out activities for health promotion, prevention, and maintenance.
3. Acquire clinical experience that provides intellectual, technical, and manual skills, and which facilitates the incorporation of ethical and professional values. Graduates will also be able to integrate the different types of knowledge acquired.
4. Analyse the functional condition of the patient, considering physical, psychological, and social aspects.
5. Perform a diagnostic assessment of the physiotherapeutic care to be given, according to the rules and with internationally recognised scientific validation instruments.
6. Design the physiotherapy intervention plan, based on various criteria of adequacy, validity, and effectiveness. Graduates will be able to execute, supervise, and coordinate the physiotherapy intervention plan, using the appropriate therapeutic tools and taking into consideration the personal, social, and physical circumstances of each user.
7. Analyse the evolution of the final results obtained with the treatment in relation to the objectives, and then write a discharge report
Name of title awarded in original language
Graduado o Graduada en Fisioterapia
– The student must prove the level B1, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
– The student has to complete the ECTS credits of the study program distributed as follows:
Basic Formation (60 ECTS)
Obligatory (156 ECTS)
Optional (18 ECTS)
Practicum (24 ECTS)
Final degree project (6 ECTS)
Access to a regulated profession
Professional Status Physiotherapist
Applicable regulations The profession of physiotherapist is regulated in the Resolution by the Spanish Council of Ministers of 8 February 2008 (published in the Official Spanish Gazette, dated 27 February 2008) Order CIN/2135/2008, dated 3 July, establishes the requirements for the verification of official university degrees that license graduates to practice the profession of physiotherapist.
Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to students with the following degrees/ diplomas or studies, or any other recognized as equivalent to these:
A.1. Spanish Bachiller, European Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate.
A.2. Baccalaureate from European Union Member States’ education systems or other countries withinternational agreements.
A.3. Advanced Technician in Vocational Training, Advanced Technician in Plastic Arts and Design orAdvanced Technician in Sports Education, from the Spanish Education System.
A.4.Studies carried out in European Union Member States or in other countries with international reciprocal agreements which meet the academic requirements in those States to access their university studyprogrammes.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.
A.6. Partial (foreign or Spanish) university studies.
Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is also possible for:
B.1. People over twenty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.
B.2. People over forty with work or professional experience related to a university field of knowledge.
B.3. People over forty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.
Likewise, access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to:
C.1. People meeting the requirements to enter university according to the Spanish Education Systemregulations prior to Ley Orgánica 8/2013, of December 9.
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».
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