Physiotherapy – Field of study catalogue MU
The aim of this study programme is to educate qualified healthcare specialists who will hold Bachelor’s degrees and be authorised to carry out physiotherapy work of medical preventive care within the framework of medical rehabilitation and other components of comprehensive rehabilitation.
Students eligible for this programme are those who have completed secondary or secondary specialised education by passing the school-leaving examination, and who have also passed the entrance examination for this programme in accord with the requirements stipulated by the Faculty of Medicine of MU. The programme is not suitable for persons with reduced working capacity.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- use basic theoretical and methodological knowledge in the field of rehabilitation and other medical specializations on which rehabilitation is based;
- explain the relationships between rehabilitation and knowledge from other medical specializations;
- apply different approaches of rehabilitation appropriately to the respective diagnosis;
- design a simple research model in the field of rehabilitation based on findings obtained through scientific methodology;
- reflect ethical values and positively motivate patients during their rehabilitation;
- use methodologically relevant findings to argue in favour of the therapeutic rehabilitation procedures that have been selected for a patient with a specific diagnosis.
Graduates of this programme find numerous employment opportunities in all medical fields which require rehabilitation of patients.
The required study obligations follow from the study plan of the physiotherapy bachelor programme. Students are obliged to complete the prescribed credit courses, colloquia and examinations in the respective courses, practical training during holidays, and pass the final state examination (FSE) which comprises a theoretical (written and oral) part and a practical part.
Professional practical training takes place in specialized hospital departments and other medical facilities in Brno. Professional practical training is overseen by a specialized supervisor from the respective field, who ensures compliance with hygiene, safety, work, operating and fire regulations. All students are informed about these regulations before the beginning of each practical training.
Professional practical training includes continuous training during holidays after the second, fourth and sixth semesters, with a length of three, four and five weeks respectively. All training must be completed prior to taking the final state exam.
A prerequisite for submitting an application for taking the final state exam (FSE) is fulfilment of all study requirements and successful completion of the last year of the programme.
The final state examination consists of several parts:
1) Defence of the Bachelor thesis.
2) The theoretical part of the FSE is of a complex character and contains specialized issues from the following areas: therapeutic physical education and special techniques, fundamentals of diagnostics and therapy of functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system and physical therapy.
3) The practical part of the FSE consists of performing a kinesiological examination, suggesting a rehabilitation plan, and carrying out a demonstration of medical therapy. After passing the FSE of the Physiotherapy programme the graduate obtains a Bc degree.
The two-year Master’s degree program of Physiotherapy.