Learning by doing: the learning philosophy of the Degree in International Physiotherapy

During the Degree in International Physiotherapy, from the School of New Interactive Technologies (Escola de Noves Tecnologies Interactives – ENTI-UB) and the University School of Health and Sport (Escola Universitària de la Salut i l’Esport – EUSES-UdG), we apply learning by doing, an experiential and practical methodology which consists of just that, learning by doing, implementing the theoretical knowledge acquired. Without a doubt, this method, based on real experiences, increases the students’ interest in what they are learning, thereby motivating them to investigate.

 With subjects like: Massotherapy, Kinesiotherapy, Manual therapy, Application of physical agents, Cardio-respiratory Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy in Clinical Specialties, the Clinical practicum I and Clinical practicum II in the 3rd and 4th year, students can experience the essence of the profession of physiotherapist, by understanding how it works on a day to day basis. Without a doubt, the advantages of this type of methodology are many, since students learn the scientific method in an active way, thereby gaining a better understanding of the concepts at the same time as putting them into practice, thus helping to foster team work and critical thinking.

The theory-practice duality is clearly present in these studies from the very first year. While the theory classes will enable you to gain a range of knowledge and methodologies such as: assessment tools, therapy and the design of treatments; in the practical classes you will apply the theoretical principles in a technical way, and will reproduce a real situational environment in the professional field, because you will learn about the therapeutic and contextual aspects you will encounter when exercising your profession.

Therefore, during the Degree you will achieve a quality theoretical and practical training, including all kinds of manual and physical therapies, and the latest trends and tools pertaining to health 2.0. This will empower you to treat a host of pathologies with full scientific and technical guarantees in order to succeed in speeding up patients’ recovery processes by applying the sound scientific foundation acquired during these studies.

Lastly, it should be noted that you will apply learning by doing at the hands of a teaching staff that is expert and specialised in their field, with the majority of these having a PhD, coming from prestigious international universities and with extensive professional experience. All in all, it will provide you with the keys to becoming a new professional with an international character, capable of contributing quality to the health care service and creating new resources to convert the current health systems into ones that are more efficient and sustainable.

Choose a quality and eminently practical university training, by studying the Degree in International Physiotherapy at the Campus of the UB.