Physiotherapy (4 years, Bachelor of Science)

Description

The Physiotherapy program offers students with an extensive understanding of physical, structural and physiological aspects of human form and movement. Based on the current educational guidelines of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT), the program additionally provides all the necessary knowledge and skills required for the promotion of motor development and coordination, use of physical methods to control pain, implementation of therapeutic exercise for impaired muscle system, assisting in the physical management of the cardio-respiratory system, or improving balance and neuromotor control for better performance and function.

Enrollment in the Cyprus Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Establishments Registration Council

Graduates from the European University Cyprus Physiotherapy Program may register with the Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Establishments Registration Council.

Employment Opportunities

Private Practice, Public and private Hospitals, Clinics, Retirement Homes, Sports Clubs, Sports Centers, Secondary and Higher Education, Research Centers.

Program Outline



All students pursuing the Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy must complete the following requirements:



Degree Requirements Credits ECTS
First Year Courses 37 60
Second Year Courses 42 60
Third Year Courses 35 60
Fourth Year Courses 30 60
Total Requirements 144 240


First Year Courses 37 Credits 60 ECTS
First Semester 19 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
ANA110 Anatomy I 4 6
CSG193 Health Informatics 3 5
EUC110 Academic Skills 2 5
KIN110 Kinesiology Ι 4 5
PSG265 Health Psychology 2 5
PTH112 Therapeutic Massage 4 4
Second Semester 18 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
ANA120 Anatomy ΙΙ 4 6
ENH080* English for Health Sciences II 3 5
KIN120 Kinesiology ΙI 4 5
NEU120 Neurology 2 4
ORT120 Orthopedics & Surgical Orthopedics 2 5
PGY107 Physiology 3 5


Second Year Courses 42 Credits 60 ECTS
Third Semester 19 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
BIO282 Biostatistics 2 5
PAT220 Pathology - Rheumatology-Nosology 2 5
PGY210 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3 5
PTH210 Neuromuscular Re-education 4 5
PTH213 Physical Modalities 4 5
PTH214 Κinesiotherapy 4 5
Fourth Semester 23 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
ENH090* English for Health Sciences III 3 5
PTH211 Pulmonary Physiotherapy 4 5
PTH212 Cardiovascular Physiotherapy 4 5
PTH220 Manual Therapy 4 5
PTH223 Neurological Physiotherapy Ι 4 5
PTH225 Electrotherapy I 4 5


Third Year Courses 35 Credits 60 ECTS
Fifth Semester 19 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
PHA103 Pharmacology in Physiotherapy 3 4
PPT100 Clinical Practice Ι 3 7
PTH310 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy I 4 5
PTH312 Neurological Physiotherapy II 4 5
RES303 Research Methods in Health Sciences 3 5
N/A Elective Course 2 4
Sixth Semester 16 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
HSD411 Health Economics & Entrepreneurship 2 4
PPT200 Clinical Practice ΙΙ 3 7
PTH323 Biomechanics & Ergonomics 3 5
PTH324 Diagnostic Imaging 2 4
PTH325 Law, Ethics, and Bioethics Topics in Physiotherapy 2 4
PTH332 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II 4 6


Fourth Year Courses 30 Credits 60 ECTS
Seventh Semester 24 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
ERG100 Occupational Therapy 3 3
HEA410 Senior Project I 3 6
NUR110 First Aid 3 3
PPT300 Clinical Practice ΙΙΙ 3 5
PTH411 Physiotherapy in Different Age-Groups 4 3
PTH412 Physiotherapy Assessment 4 5
PTH413 Sports Physiotherapy 4 5
Eighth Semester 6 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
HEA420 Senior Project II 3 12
PPR400 Clinical Training 3 18
Elective Courses
Fifth Semester 5 9

Students must select one of the two electives offered in the 5th semester

Code Course Title Credits ECTS
ENH070* English for Health Sciences I 3 5
LOG203 Speech Therapy 2 4



  • The total duration of the program is 3,698 hours and includes theoretical courses and practice in the laboratories of the University as well as the clinical practice and clinical training which takes place in public and private hospital/clinics.
  • The duration of the clinical practice is 450 hours and is divided by 150 hours in each of the fifth, sixth and seventh semester. Clinical practice takes place 2 days a week, 5 hours each day.
  • The clinical training takes place in the 8th semester and has a total duration of 1040 hours. It is carried out following the completion of major courses and lasts 40 hours a week for 26 consecutive weeks.

 

*Students take the English Placement Test of the University and based on their results they either take the ENH080-English For Health Sciences II or the elective course of ENH070-English For Health Sciences I and students provided they successfully complete this course they register for the ENH080.   

 

Previous Degree Requirements

Objectives & Outcomes

General Objectives
  • To develop the student’s capacity to think, write and speak effectively and creatively;
  • To develop an appreciation of and respect for social, moral and ethical values as the foundation of one’s relationship to others and one’s responsibilities to the community;
  • To develop the students analytical, decision-making and communication competencies together with those qualities of self-reliance, responsibility, integrity and self-awareness which will promote personal achievement and contribution to organizations;
  • To build breath of perspective through the general education requirements and provide sufficient specialization to meet basic professional and career requirements;         
  • To provide the student with the necessary requirements for academic and/or career advancements
Specific Objectives

The objective purpose of the Physiotherapy Program is the theoretical, clinical and practical education and training of students, so that they are able to manage cases where patients have low functional ability aiming to introduce them into society the soonest possible. Moreover, graduates of the Programme are experts on the Physiotherapy Science and they are able to promote and protect the individual’s health, to prevent, improve and rehabilitate pathological cases, whether these are inherent or acquired, as well as traumatic injuries which cause disorders to different systems of the organism, such as the musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular.
 
The cultivation of analytical and critical thinking as well as the students’ support towards active participation in the learning process is the core purpose of the Programme. The learning process is a continuous lifelong process that enables the students to work as autonomous professionals or as members of a health team and to be able to fully meet the needs of the Physiotherapeutic rehabilitation of the patient.
 
The graduates of the Physiotherapy Programme acquire a comprehensive knowledge in terms of scientific and practical background. They are able to assess, choose, organise and carry out securely all Physiotherapeutic practices, since the studies programme can be considered dynamic and totally modern thanks to the Science development within the area of Health.
 
The studies programme reflects the new facts in the area of Physiotherapy, which being a new and dynamic science with constantly increasing researches it assesses, organizes, applies, promotes and reexamines the findings, which found its practice.
 
The educational environment and the Professors’ thorough Academic training, provides a high-level of knowledge and skills, required to exercise the Physiotherapeutic science.
The methodology and approach of teaching strengthens the active participation of students of Physiotherapy in the learning process. The graduate Scientist – Physiotherapist uses natural means and methods aiming to rehabilitate, maintain and promote the physical and psychological state of the individual, as well as his social existence, where damage, injury or disease have altered his daily activities.

 

Graduate Physiotherapists shall also be able:
 

  • To offer qualitative Physiotherapy to patients hospitalized in public or private hospitals or institutions in Cyprus and abroad and offer their services to the family or community bearing a patient or a disabled person.
  • To occupy a significant role in promoting and treating the public health and welfare via educational and advisory services as well as in educating individuals about the correct position and motion during their daily activities.
  • To help the individuals’ self-care and self-service, by providing not only them but also health officers and other supportive services with advice and education, aiming to achieve the individuals’ welfare and independence to the maximum.

 

Today, the Physiotherapist: 

  • Is trained and he respects the patients, he works in total discretion, he verifies that the patients receive adequate information on their problem, so that they can give their consent to the suggested rehabilitation scheme.
  • Develops analytical and creative thinking for critical examination and readjustment of the daily practice, aiming to achieve the evolution continuity.
  • Is expert on the research process and he develops a research activity for the Physiotherapy Science development purposes.

 

Finally, the studies programme follows the Science evolution and it is adapted to the occasional circumstances, aiming to provide high-quality services to the patient.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the students will:
 

  • To assess the patient’s problem (SOAP) and to provide clear documentation on the Subjective (S) and Objective (O) findings, to assess (A) all factors contributing to the problem and to Plan (P) the rehabilitation.
  • To choose the indicated evidence-based Physical Therapy, aiming the functional ability of the patients the safer and the sooner possible.
  • To offer their best services to Public or Private Hospitals, rehabilitation centers, physical therapy centers etc., in Cyprus and abroad, being reliable and largely responsible.
  • To contribute to the Public Health promotion and treatment throughout training and advisory services.
  • To offer ergonomic training to Health Officers but also to the public, decreasing thus the constant professional fatigue and any consequences might ensue.
  • To respect and apply the rules of conduct, to work with discretion, by respecting the independence and rights of all individuals.
  • To provide the patients with sufficient information about their problem, so that the latter participate actively and with their consent to the suggested rehabilitation scheme.
  • To readjust the Physiotherapeutic intervention according the orders of the Medicine and Physical Therapy Science dynamic development.
  • To be up-to-date with the research process, to choose and apply the orders of the modern Science. Finally, to develop a research activity in order to contribute to the Physical Therapy Science progress.

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Ο Φυσικοθεραπευτής εφαρμόζει τεχνικές και φυσικές μεθόδους για την αποκατάσταση της φυσιολογικής λειτουργίας των οργάνων και των μερών του ανθρώπινου σώματος και την ανακούφιση από τον πόνο. Ο φυσικοθεραπευτής συνεργάζεται με το γιατρό για τη θεραπευτική αγωγή του πελάτη με σκοπό την κινητοποίηση και ανάπτυξη των άλλων υγιών μυϊκών δυνάμεων του, ώστε να αποκατασταθεί κατά το δυνατό η κινητικότητα του. Συζητά με τον ασθενή τις ιδιαιτερότητες της πάθησης του και το στηρίζει καθ’όλη τη διάρκεια της θεραπείας. Διδάσκει και βοηθά τον πελάτη στην εκτέλεση των ασκήσεων, στη χρήση βοηθητικών συσκευών, ή τεχνητών μελών. Τέλος, καθοδηγεί τον ασθενή και τους συγγενείς του για τη συνέχεια της θεραπευτικής αγωγής στο σπίτι. Ο φυσικοθεραπευτής χρησιμοποιεί στο έργο του διάφορες τεχνικές, όπως το μασάζ, τα θεραπευτικά λουτρά και άλλα.

 

Δεξιότητες

  • Επικοινωνιακές δεξιότητες
  • Εμπάθεια
  • Ερευνητικές Ικανότητες
  • Υπομονή
  • Οργάνωση & Προγραμματισμός
     

Τομείς Εργοδότησης

  • Δημόσιος & ιδιωτικός
  • Υγείας (Εργαστήρια φυσικοθεραπείας, Νοσοκομεία, Νοσηλευτικά Ιδρύματα, Κέντρα Αποκατάστασης, Αθλητικά Σωματεία, Αθλητικά Κέντρα, Κέντρα Υγείας, Οίκους Ευγηρίας)
  • Αθλητισμό
  • Εκπαίδευση
     

Επιλογές Σταδιοδρομίας

  • Φυσικοθεραπευτής
  • Ιδιοκτήτης Κέντρου Αποκατάστασης
     

Μεταπτυχιακές / Επαγγελματικές Σπουδές

  • Απόφοιτοι του Κλάδου Φυσικοθεραπείας έχουν την ευκαιρία να εμπλουτίσουν το βιογραφικό και τις γνώσεις τους μέσω μεταπτυχιακών προγραμμάτων όπως η Αθλητική Φυσικοθεραπεία .
  • Επίσης μπορούν να συνεχίσουν τις σπουδές τους με την απόκτηση Μεταπτυχιακών Τίτλων στον Τομέα της Υγείας.
  • Για την εξασφάλιση εργασίας σε ακαδημαϊκά και ερευνητικά ιδρύματα οι απόφοιτοι της Φυσικοθεραπείας έχουν την ευκαιρία επιλογής Διδακτορικού Τίτλου Σπουδών
     

Πρόγραμμα Εργασιακής Εμπειρίας του Ευρωπαϊκού Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου

Οι φοιτητές του κλάδου της Φυσικοθεραπείας καλούνται να συμπληρώσουν συγκεκριμένες ώρες Πρακτικής Άσκησης κατά την περίοδο της φοίτησης τους στο Ευρωπαϊκό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου για τη συμπλήρωση της σπουδής και την απόκτηση του Πτυχίου τους . Στα πλαίσια της Πρακτικής τους Άσκησης, οι φοιτητές έχουν τη δυνατότητα να εργαστούν και να αποκτήσουν εμπειρία σε πραγματικό εργασιακό περιβάλλον παρακολουθώντας και προσφέροντας τις υπηρεσίες τους σε ασθενείς υπό την καθοδήγηση επαγγελματιών μεντόρων.

 

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