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Physiotherapy, full-time, second-cycle programme (WNZ-0026-2SP)

(in Polish: Fizjoterapia, stacjonarne drugiego stopnia)
full-time, 4 semesters
Language: Polish

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Magisterium na fizjoterapii

Access to further studies:

education in doctoral school, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

A graduate of second-cycle study programme receives deepened knowledge of health and physical culture sciences. Is prepared to promote physical activity necessary sustain and restore fitness and physical efficiency to people from different age groups, and to perform physiotherapeutic procedures on ill and disabled people. Is able to conduct functional diagnosis, plan, program and control the effectiveness of a therapeutic rehabilitation process and work with patients on the basis of special methods used in physiotherapy. A graduate is able to work in interdisciplinary teams and show areas of scientific research in the field of physiotherapy. Is aware of the need of constant professional improvement, including pursuing a specialisation course in physiotherapy and/or a third-cycle study programme. Knows English in line with the requirements set for level B2+, as specified by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Access requirements

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Possession of a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy and obtaining an adequate number of scores in a written test.

Teaching standards

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Graduates who complete the programme of study have acquired the training outcomes specified in Resolution No. 34/III/2012 adopted by the Senate of the Jagiellonian University on 28 March 2012 on the introduction of training outcomes for degree courses conducted at the Jagiellonian University as of the 2012/2013 academic year, with later amendments. The graduate holds the following qualifications as regards knowledge, skills and social competence: has knowledge of the history of rehabilitation and physiotherapy; possesses extended knowledge of physical, chemical and biological phenomena occurring in the human body; possesses extended knowledge of genetics; possesses knowledge of general pharmacy, knows the effects of selected groups of drugs on humans organism; has knowledge of diagnostic imaging regarding recognition of motor organ dysfunction; possesses detailed knowledge of human anatomy, including the topography of organs and structures important for diagnostics and physiotherapy; possesses deep knowledge for remediation of impairments, maintaining and promoting a patient’s lost or impaired functional ability, and fitness of people of all ages; possesses extended knowledge of theory and methods of physical therapy, necessary for giving massage, applying procedures of kinesitherapy and manual therapy, and applying orthopaedic dressings in various disorders of motor organs and internal diseases; has up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the effects of various physical stimuli on the human body in the field of climatotherapy and balneotherapy; understands and anticipates the effects of physiotherapeutic procedures and exercises; knows and is able to interpret fundamental rules of conduct in special education provided for ill or disabled persons of different ages; knows the regulations of civil and labour law binding in the institutions specializing in rehabilitation; knows the patient’s rights, and understands the obligations of the employer; knows and understands the necessity to manage the resources of intellectual property; knows the principles governing the creation, management and development of various forms of business activity; understands the health promoting lifestyle and human behavioural patterns; can use technically sophisticated equipment and apparatus employed in physiotherapy; displays and develops the motor skills and physical fitness necessary for the proper carrying out of kinesitherapy procedures and demonstrating them to the ill and disabled; can perform examinations and functional tests necessary for the selection, execution and programming of physiotherapeutic procedures; can create an action plan for prophylaxis, nursing, therapeutic or educational actions meeting the patient’s needs; can determine and plan the forms of physical activity to be adapted, depending on the type of disability; knows the international classification of functionality (ICF); can evaluate and verify the process of rehabilitation; can select the procedures of physiotherapy, massage, kinesitherapy and manual therapy, and plan and conduct the complex process of patient’s rehabilitation; can independently chose, adjust and teach the patient how to use orthopaedic aids; can solve patients’ problems; can identify and interpret problems in the field of clinical psychology pertaining to communication and cooperation with an ill or disabled person; can undertake actions preventing errors and negligence in professional practice; can properly adjust the model of physiotherapeutic conduct to the interpretation of medical parameters connected with physiotherapy; uses arguments based on his/her own actions and reflections in discussion; is fluent in speech and writing in using professional terminology related to physiotherapy; is capable of resolving complex problems connected with practicing his/her profession; takes responsibility for his/her work and for participating in the decisions made by his/her team; can work out written reports on the process of rehabilitation based on his/her conclusions and the available medical documentation; can conduct professional training on physiotherapeutic procedures; can work independently or in collaboration with others to conduct research in physiotherapy; has deepened knowledge of the application of the techniques of effective communication and negotiations; knows English at B2+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; can modify and design models of his/her behaviour promoting health, and motivates other people to undertake such actions; can use statistical methods and programs useful for writing the MSc. Thesis; is aware of the necessity to continue his/her professional development; can apply ethical principles and standards in work and is able to identify and analyse ethical dilemmas; cares about patients’ well-being, and observes professional secrecy with regard to the patient’s condition and the effects of physiotherapy; maintains proper relations with the patient and his/her family, the immediate environment and society; is able to control and schedule team work; is capable of organizing self-training and inspires others to learn; continuously develops his/her skills and activity necessary for performing professional tasks, and encourages other members of the therapy team to do the same; can formulate opinions on various aspects of physiotherapy; collaborates with representatives of other professions with regard to health protection; can promote and actively support a healthy lifestyle and wellness; cares about the prestige of the profession and demonstrates properly understood professional solidarity; can take leadership and show initiative, and organizes work of the team; can care about his/her own safety and the safety of the environment and the collaborators.