- Duration (years): 4 years
- Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
- Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
- Language of Instruction: Greek
- Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time
- Minimum ECTS Credits: 240
Profile of the Programme
The aim of the programme is to provide students with the essential academic and professional abilities in order to successfully practice the demanding profession of Physiotherapy in a variety of clinical settings. The programme is structured in a way that ensures that students acquire high quality theoretical and practical skills in the three main domains of Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy as well as rehabilitation of other special population groups (burn injury rehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation etc.)
Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration to the Cyprus Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Establishments Registration Council. This council is responsible for granting a license to practice the physiotherapy profession. Graduates will have developed employability skills necessary for job applications in the private sector, in private hospitals, private physiotherapy clinics, sports clubs as well as treat patients at home. Also, they will have the opportunity to apply for jobs in the public sector aτ public hospitals and clinics all around Cyprus.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who wish to continue with future studies will have the opportunity to register in Postgraduate (Master) level studies. The University of Nicosia offers a Master degree (MSc) in Orthopaedic Science with 2 specializations in Manual Therapy and Sports Physiotherapy. In the near future, two more MSc degrees will be offered by the programme in the fields of Neurological and Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy.
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
In addition, students must successfully complete 3 clinical placements that take place during the 5th, 6th and 7th semester and include 5 hours of clinical training twice a week for a total of 150 hours. Furthermore, students must complete the final clinical placement practice that takes place during the 8th semester and includes 40 hours per week of clinical practice spread over 26 weeks for a total of 1040 hours.
By the end of the programme graduates will be able to:
- Implement a variety of treatment approaches in order to improve human function and movement.
- Distinguish pathology from dysfunction of the various biological systems of the human body and apply this knowledge in order to successfully treat patients.
- Safely practice the Physiotherapy profession having a good understanding of indications and contraindication when applying any given treatment technique, physical modality or therapeutic exercise.
- Implement a comprehensive subjective examination of the patient and record all relevant subjective findings in a structured way.
- Plane treatment strategies based on subjective findings and make use of up to date evidence in the process of decision making.
- Demonstrate professionalism while acknowledging all ethical codes and principals that follow the physiotherapy profession in terms of respecting patients’ confidentiality, privacy, and anonymity.
- Critically appraise and analyze current best evidence and apply it for the treatment of patients.
- Show professional behavior and interpersonal skills with patients and other health professionals.
- Gain an understanding of research methodology by participating in research projects.
Scholarships - Financial Aid
The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.
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Last updated November 29, 2017