Degree in Physiotherapy

3 years degree course taught in English
Overview
Study Plan
Admission test
Syllabus
Book List
Calendar
Graduation
QA System

The Degree Course in Physiotherapy in English language is divided into three years of course for a total of 180 university formative credits. The main objective of the Degree Course in Physiotherapy is to train health professionals who have the competences envisaged by the Ministerial Decree of the Ministry of Health n. 741 of 14 September 14th, 1994 and subsequent amendments and additions. The specific educational objectives of the course are achieved through theoretical and practical education in the disciplines that are fundamental to the international cultural fields related to Physiotherapy and learning of contents in English favors the inclusion of professionals in the international sphere. Said educational fields allow students in Physiotherapy to acquire the skills necessary to identify the preventive and rehabilitative requirements of the patient. The specific practical objectives related to the profession are evaluated through practical tests with real patients or with simulated clinical situations, analysis and discussion of clinical cases and internship in structures specialized in the rehabilitation field. The competence and the relational capacity that are necessary for the physiotherapist, in order to establish an effective relationship with the patient, with caregivers and the professional system, is in fact developed through the teachings of human sciences and educational psychology, aimed at acquiring listening skills and dialogue management with patients and family members. The interpersonal and communication skills are developed through work in small groups, simulations, role playing, training activities and the final exam. The verification of the achievement of the learning results takes place through written, oral and practical tests, as well as through the evaluation of clinical tutors of the profession, following a period of clinical training. The Physiotherapist, at the end of the training course, has acquired knowledge, competence and relational skills, with particular reference to professional responsibility, care and rehabilitation, therapeutic education, prevention, management, training/self-training, effectiveness evidence-based practice (evidence based practice)/research, communication and relationship.

Formal didactics This didactic form includes: – lectures: dealing with one specific topic that is identified by a title and performed by a teacher with the help of computing and/or multimedia supports based on a predefined calendar and given to students enrolled to a specific course year and divided into small groups; – seminars: didactic activities with the same characteristics as lectures but carried out contemporarily by many teachers with different competences and, as such, noted in the lesson registers in each one of them. During the last period of the course, when non Italian students will have acquired sufficient command of the language, some courses may be taught in Italian.

Non formal didactics It deals with interactive didactic activities aimed at small groups of students and coordinated by a tutor whose task is that of facilitating the students in the acquisition of knowledge, abilities and behavioral models. Learning mainly occurs through stimuli deriving from problem solving and the use of methodological skills needed to resolve them and taking decisions as well as through the direct and personal use of actions (gesture and relational) in practical exercises and/or attending clinical departments, surgeries, territorial facilities and research laboratories.

A) Teaching courses. The integrated teaching courses are held by one or more teachers in function to the specific objectives assigned to the course. The specific objectives of the individual courses that are contained in the exam programs and their programming are proposed annually by the course teachers within the start date of the enrolments for the new academic year.

B) Professional activities. During the three year degree course, the student is required to acquire the professional specifications in the nursing field by carrying out internships in facilities identified by the degree course council (CCL) and in the defined periods. The internship can also be done in developing countries.

C) Elective activities. The degree course council organizes the offer of elective didactic activities that are created with lectures, seminars, interactive courses with small groups among which the student is able to exercise their own personal option until achieving an overall number of 6 credits. Each student autonomously chooses the elective activities among the didactics supplied.

 

 

Student satisfacion (in Italian)

Prerequisites

The prerequisites needed by students who wish to enroll in the Degree course in Physiotherapy are:

  • Adequate initial preparation according to what is foreseen by the current regulations to enter courses with a nationally limited number of participants
  • Good predisposition to human contact
  • Good team working skills
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to autonomously acquire new knowledge and information by evaluating them critically.

Possession of a study title that meets one of the following criteria:

  • a secondary school diploma that gives access to the University, issued by a state or equivalent educational institution of the Italian education system in Italy or abroad;
  • final qualification of secondary education issued by an institution belonging to a foreign school system, located in Italy or abroad, obtained following a course of at least 12 years of schooling;
  • final qualification of secondary education obtained in a school system that includes 10 or 11 years of schooling, supplemented with one or two years of university, provided that all the exams scheduled for those academic years have been passed.

Candidates enrolled in the last year of secondary school can also participate in the selections at the state and private school institutions of the Italian education system or at a foreign secondary education institution that allows the achievement of a valid qualification for admission to courses of higher education of the Italian system with the condition, if the test results are positive, to present the diploma or qualification just obtained at the time of the subsequent enrolment to the courses, under penalty of exclusion from the list of admitted candidates. Students already in possession of an academic degree (obtained in Italy or abroad) and those who come from another degree course or university degree are required to observe the same procedures indicated in this call for applications and take part in the admission test.

EU Candidates

Entry to the Master’s Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and to the other courses of Medical School is regulated by a multiple choice written admission test. UniCamillus admission test consists of a written test in Italian, composed of sixty multiple choice questions of logical reasoning (20), general knowledge (5), biology (10), chemistry (10), physics (10) and mathematics (5), which have five response options, among which the candidate must identify only one, discarding the wrong, arbitrary or less likely conclusions. The test will last 70 minutes. Following the completion of the test, a single ranking list based on the score achieved by each candidate in the admission test will be drawn up. 

Non EU candidates

The entry test for all Degree Courses is the UCAT test. Entry to the Master’s Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and to the other courses of Medical School is regulated by a multiple choice written admission test and a speaking test. The UCAT is developed and delivered by the UKCAT Consortium. Information regarding test content and how to prepare for the test can be found here (www.ukcat.ac.uk). UCAT is a computer-based test to be taken at certified test centres (see Annex 1) and lasts two hours. The test consists of five separate sections to be passed within a set time and each consists of a series of multiple choice questions. Additional time is granted to candidates with proven disabilities or particular medical conditions.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsPoints (min-max)
Verbal Reasoning Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in written form.44300 – 900
Decision-Making Establishes the ability to make decisions and make correct judgments using complex information.29300 – 900
Quantitative Reasoning Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in numerical form.36300 – 900
Abstract Reasoning Establishes the ability to use convergent and divergent reasoning to infer relationships between different elements and information.55300 – 900
TOTAL1641200-3600
 
Situational Assessment It measures the ability to understand real situations and identify the critical factors and the most appropriate behavior to face them.69Level 1-4

UCAT test assessment

The overall assessment is obtained by summing the scores of the Verbal Reasoning, Decision-making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning sections. The “Situational Assessment” section is not relevant for the final score. For details on the modalities of the UCAT test, please visit www.ukcat.ac.uk. UniCamillus draws up the final ranking based on the results scored in the UCAT test. 

Book List A.Y. 2020/21

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Book List A.Y. 2019/20

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Book List A.Y. 2018/19

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President of the Teaching Committee: Luca Paolo Weltert
Didactic Director: prof. Alessandra Carlizza alessandra.carlizza@unicamillus.org

 

Didactic Calendar Academic Year 2020-2021

 

Actors of the Quality Assurance process
The Quality Assurance Group (QA) is chaired by the Director of the Degree Course or by the President, who is the Responsible for the Quality of the Course; it ensures the proper and regular performance of the activities, in coordination with the Academic Quality Assurance and with the QA referents of the University.

The QA contributes to the design, implementation and verification of the activities of the Degree Course

The Review Group performs the following functions:
a) identifying the improvements, reporting the person in charge and specifying the deadlines and the indicators that allow verifying the degree of implementation;
b) verifying the achievement of the objectives pursued or identifying any reasons for a failure or partial achievement;
c) drafting the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR), which is sent to the Evaluation Unit and the Academic Quality Assurance through the University Quality Office.

TRANSITIONAL PHASE
During the statutory transitional phase, in order to facilitate the start-up phase of the QA System, UniCamillus considered it functional to choose the appointment at the level of each Degree Course of the only Quality Assurance Group, which is also called to perform the functions of the Review Group.
The QA has the task of monitoring the progress of the Degree Course management and of drafting the Annual Monitoring Report and the cyclical review report (RCC) in collaboration with the President of the Teaching Committee.

Quality Assurance Group of Physiotherapy Degree Course

  • Professor Iole INDOVINA
  • Professor Annamaria SERVADIO
  • Prof. Luca Paolo Weltert