Physiotherapy – Field of study catalogue MU
This Master’s study programme aims to train specialized physiotherapists for healthcare practice. As healthcare professionals, specialized physiotherapists are entitled to practice applied physiotherapy in preventive, diagnostic, rehabilitative, and palliative care.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- Apply new theoretical and methodological findings in medical rehabilitation and other relevant medical sciences in practice.
- Explain modern development trends of comprehensive rehabilitation based on new medical findings.
- Apply highly specialized rehabilitation and physical therapy procedures as appropriate and based on the individuals’diagnosis.
- Develop a scientific research project in physiotherapy according to the scientific method, use methodologically appropriate arguments, and defend the findings of his/her research.
- Engage with patients who receive his/her specialized care within the current healthcare system following ethical principles.
Graduates with a Master’s degree in physiotherapy are specialized professionals who can work as physiotherapists in physiotherapy departments, medical rehabilitation centres, all hospital departments including the ICU, social care institutions, spas, pain management units and departments, and other facilities using a wide range of non-invasive and non-pharmacological physical therapy methods. They are ready to organize teams that cooperate on caring for patients within acute as well as chronic care to ensure a comprehensive rehabilitation process.
The requirements of the study programme are based primarily on the study plan and set organization of the studies. Students are obliged to complete all the required courses as well as the summer practical training, defend a Master’s thesis, and pass a final state examination.
Practical training for physiotherapy students is compulsory and takes place in specialized departments in Brno hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The training is supervised by highly specialized and experienced lecturers and supervisors, who make sure that all hygienic, safety, work, operation, and fire regulations are complied with. Students are instructed about these regulations before the training starts. The practical training has two parts: summer block practical training in the 2nd semester (2 weeks) and ongoing practical training within the Kinesiotherapy course in all areas of medical rehabilitation over the whole course of the studies (2 years).
Before taking the final state examinations, students need to fulfil all the study requirements and complete the last year of their studies.
As a part of the final state examination in the Master’s study programme, students defend their Master’s theses, which they write based on the current scientific knowledge within the fields of medicine and physiotherapy. Before defending their theses, students need to submit them and make them publicly available in accordance with article 38 of Masaryk University regulations and the provisions of section 47b of Act no. 111/1998 Coll. Thesis defence is oral.
The comprehensive theoretical part of the final state examination includes the following subject areas: general and applied kinesiotherapy including the latest specialized rehabilitation techniques in all areas of medical and preventive care (internal medicine, surgery, and other specialized fields) and the full range of comprehensive rehabilitation.
During the practical part of the final state examination, students are asked to perform specialized kinesiology examination, develop a rehabilitation plan and provide specialized physiotherapy treatment including highly specialized methods.
After successful completion of the Physiotherapy Master’s study programme, graduates earn the Mgr. degree.