The Higher School of Health of the University of Algarve (UAlg) will reinforce its training offer with the opening of the degree course in Physiotherapy from the next academic year.
"This UAlg bet will provide consistent and qualified training in the field of Physiotherapy as early as next school year (2021/2022)", stresses the Algarve academy, in a statement.
It is intended that a student of Physiotherapy acquires knowledge, skills and aptitudes that allow him to exercise professional practice centered on the user / family / caregiver, “aiming at improving mobility, functionality, health and well-being, affected by injury, trauma, illness or aging ”.
Student will acquire knowledge and skills in therapeutic approaches
Throughout the teaching / learning path, the student will acquire knowledge and skills in therapeutic approaches based on movement, therapeutic exercise, manipulative therapy, physical and natural agents, educational modalities, among others.
This course will train "professionals capable of developing human, scientific and technical skills in an interdisciplinary environment".
UAlg also intends to develop clinical reasoning and assessment and intervention skills in the musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory areas, throughout the entire life cycle and in different intervention contexts.
Physiotherapy graduates will also be able to carry out research activities, integrated in scientific projects, and participate in health promotion and education programs.
These professionals are qualified to exercise the profession both in Portugal and abroad, and in different contexts, namely public and private hospital units; family health units; continuous and palliative care units; clubs; IPSS; private clinics; schools; municipalities; thermal and wellness centers; occupational health / companies; liberal exercise; research and development centers; teaching and research in higher education institutions, among others.
To enter this course, students can use the following entrance exams: Biology and Geology or Biology and Geology and Physics and Chemistry.
This course has a duration of four years and is designed to allow students to acquire their professional skills, in addition to developing ethical and social awareness for the future performance of the profession.