Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a combined and coordinated use of medical, social and work means to train or recover the highest possible degree of functional ability.

Degree programme specification

The aim of the study program is to acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for the performance of the relevant medical profession and to educate for the medical practice a qualified expert - a bachelor who will be entitled to perform the activities of the physiotherapist in the field of therapeutic and preventive care in the frame of therapeutic rehabilitation and other components of comprehensive rehabilitation at the corresponding workplaces both in the state and the private sector, within the scope of the competences defined in the graduate profile.

A graduate of a Bachelor's degree program is qualified to work independently in the field of medical rehabilitation. For this competence, sufficient professional qualifications within the theoretical and practical components of education were created during the study. He will be able to follow the development trends in the field and to develop lifelong learning.

The Physiotherapist (bachelor) provides diagnostic, preventive and medical care in the pathophysiology of clinical disorders and disorders of the locomotor system in the field of therapeutic preventive care in healthcare facilities, spa facilities, social care institutions, rehabilitation institutes including specialized workplaces. According to the diagnosis and recommendations of the physician, based on their own examinations and patient needs, they determine optimal variants and combinations of procedures to achieve the desired goal stated in the surgery.

Faculty Faculty of Medicine
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech
Results of entrance exams from previous years here

Work experience

The obligatory part of the program is a professional practice and according to the law the bachelor study must include at least 1 600 h. Student of the Physiotherapy program at the Faculty of Medicine MU has a total of 1,872.5 hours of practice, which consists of exercises and 12 weeks of continuous professional practice.

The teaching of practical skills of specific subjects is distributed in each year in specialized subjects.

The practical skills of the first year are focused on the teaching of investigation and treatment methods on healthy individuals - listeners. This means that in a small group the students acquire manual skills, knowledge of the techniques of investigating the systems of the locomotive system and its tissues; they also apply motion therapy, general and reflex massage, special techniques (ball training) and physical therapy. For manual experience, they work under the guidance of the teacher with the patient.

The second-year student applies the skills acquired in the first year in patients, he also practices new skills and movement therapy. He studies clinical trials, therapeutic procedures in patients and their methodical rehabilitation methods - therapeutic physical education at the patient's bed with surgical, traumatological, orthopedic, internal and neurological diseases. Furthermore, he is familiar with functional disorders in patients and treatment of functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system using "soft techniques".

The third year student applies the skills acquired in 1st and 2nd year at the patient's bed - examination of the locomotor system, kinesiological analysis, therapeutic procedures in patients. Special techniques (eg Kabat, Bobath) and their use are demonstrated at the patient's bed, the listener can be directly acquainted with the effectiveness of the treatment procedures in the indicated patients.

The bachelor will apply the practical skills of a particular disease and patient; the result of practical skills is written in case studies as part of a bachelor's thesis. In the final state examination, the practical skills must be shown before a SZZ by a commission to a particular patient.

Graduate destination

The Physiotherapist (bachelor) provides diagnostic, preventive and medical care in the pathophysiology of clinical disorders and disorders of the locomotor system in the field of therapeutic preventive care in healthcare facilities, spa facilities, social care institutions, rehabilitation institutes including specialized workplaces. According to the diagnosis and recommendations of the physician, based on their own examinations and patient needs, they determine optimal variants and combinations of procedures to achieve the desired goal stated in the surgery.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Further studies

After successful admission, the student can continue to attend the post-graduate master program of Physiotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine at MU and other universities.

Further information

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