A. General requirements
Second-cycle studies last for no less than 4 semesters. Number of hours shall not be less than 1,700. Number of ECTS credits shall be not less than 120.
B. Qualifications of a graduate
The graduates shall receive education and vocational training – in accordance with the requirements in force in health care – to work independently with sick people and people with disabilities, especially in the use of natural (physical) factors in prevention and for therapeutic purposes, as well as authorization to take specialization in the field of physiotherapy. They shall have psychophysical predispositions to work with sick people and people with disabilities, and be physically fit enough to be able to properly demonstrate and carry out physical exercises with these people.
The graduates shall obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out research in the field of functional diagnostics, planning and monitoring the efficiency of medical rehabilitation, doing research and involving in the work of research teams, controlling the therapeutic management, organizing and managing the institutions engaged in physical therapy, vocational training in basic physiotherapeutic procedures and teaching the vocational subjects.
The graduates shall be prepared to work in: health centres, centres for the disabled, sports centres, research institutes, state and local government, as well as education – after finishing the teaching specialty (according to the standards of education preparing for the teaching profession). The graduates shall be prepared to take third-cycle (doctorate) studies.
C. Content and outcomes of learning
- Education in the field of basics of genetics
- Education in the field of pharmacology
- Education in the field of research methodology
- Education in the field of the history of rehabilitation
- Education in the field of philosophy
- Education in the field of bioethics
- Education in the field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy
- Education in the field of special pedagogy
- Education in the field of the sociology of disability and rehabilitation
- Education in the field of physiotherapeutic teaching
- Education in the field of demography and epidemiology
- Education in the field of public health
- Education in the field of law
- Education in the field of economics and health systems
- Education in the field of marketing and management
- Education in the field of special methods of physiotherapy
- Education in the field of physical medicine and balneolimatology
- Education in the field of functional diagnosis and rehabilitation programming
- Education in the field of prosthetics and orthotics
- Education in the field of physical adaptive activity
- Education in the field of sport for the disabled
Content to choose from:
In the course of four semesters of studies, the students obtain not less than 30% of ECTS credits, mastering the learning content to choose from, on the basis of principles established by an educational unit that teaches classes. Subjects to choose from include:
- Clinical diagnostics in neurology and neurosurgery
- Physiotherapy in neurology and neurosurgery
- Clinical diagnostics in orthopedics and neurosurgery
- Physiotherapy in orthopaedics and traumatology
- Clinical diagnostics in pediatrics
- Physiotherapy in pediatrics
- Clinical diagnostics in cardiology
- Physiotherapy in cardiology
- Clinical diagnostics in pulmonology
- Physiotherapy in pulmonology
- Clinical diagnostics in geriatrics
- Physiotherapy in geriatrics
- Physiotherapy after surgeries
- Gynecology and obstetrics
An important element of the education process is student traineeships.
The students are obliged to complete 17-week traineeships (600 hours in total):
- 6 weeks after the first semester,
- 6 weeks after the second semester,
- 5 weeks after the third semester.
The implementation of traineeships is different in the case of the full-time and part-time cycle studies. In the case of first cycle studies, it is possible to pass the professional work as traineeships, when the character of this work and related activities are in line with the purposes of these traineeships.
The purpose of traineeships is:
- Preparation of the students for future professional work through the development and practical application of knowledge and skills acquired in the course of studies,
- Gaining the experience and developing the skills necessary for physiotherapy,
- Getting familiar with individual predispositions of students that allow a more conscious choice of the future professional career,
- Gaining the experience in joint and self-performance of professional duties,
- Improving the ability to cope with difficult situations and solve real professional problems.