Physiotherapy

3-year-degree course, taught in Italian, with clerkships from the 1 year. The goal of Humanitas University is to train physiotherapists with high professional skills and a solid methodological training.

The degree course in Physiotherapy at Humanitas University, taught in Italian, is a three-year university programme for a total of 180 university credits (CFU).

Physiotherapy uses specific techniques of therapeutic exercise and manipulative approaches on the locomotive system in order to treat the disorders of the motor function, which can involve the musculoskeletal, the nervous, the cardiovascular, the respiratory and the urogenital systems. Through physiotherapy treatments, patients can improve their motor function, regain autonomy and, consequently, increase their life quality.

 

Core objectives of Humanitas University

The goal of Humanitas University is to train physiotherapists with high professional skills and a solid methodological training.

During the three-year course students will explore the basic science, the clinical sciences and the main approaches used in all the areas of physiotherapy intervention needed to achieve professional autonomy (functional assessment, definition and extent of the treatment together with the definition of the objectives of the physiotherapy), with particular attention to the approaches supported by scientific studies and the most modern technologies used in physiotherapy, such as robotics and virtual reality.

Finally, on the occasion of clinical training, thanks to the tight integration between the University and Humanitas IRCCS , students will work together with expert physiotherapists of the highly specialized Humanitas Hospital and will be able to acquire advanced technical skills that will allow them to work in the neurological, orthopedic, sport, respiratory, cardiac and urogenital fields.

 

Clinical Training

Clinical training begins at the end of the first semester of the first year and continues over the course of the 3 years, with an increase in the number of hours and of responsibilities over time.

At the end of their studies, physiotherapy students will discuss with a tutor the results of the physiotherapy treatments performed independently on neurologic, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory patients in terms of:

  • Functional assessment, setting goals
  • Administering outcome measures
  • Setting up a rehabilitation programme

 

Active Learning

Practicals

In pairs or in small groups, students will practice manual assessment techniques of the locomotor system and musculoskeletal disorder treatments on each other.

Journal Club

In turns, students will present to the class a scientific article that answers a question the students themselves posed during clinical training. These presentations will be conducted as if speaking at medical congress.

Research Activity

In preparation of their thesis, students will have the opportunity to participate in research that the Movement Analysis Laboratory is conducting, either alone or in collaboration with hospital units.

 

Laboratory

The mechanical and electromyographic variables of motor function are analyzed at the Motor Analysis Laboratory in both healthy subjects and in patients with motor disorders.

This analysis can evaluate both biomechanical aspects of motion and the effectiveness of some rehabilitation approaches.

The motion analysis laboratory’s lines of research can be conducted in collaboration with the hospital’s orthopedics and neurology units.

 

In the following Italian pages of the site you can find further information about:

 

Why
Humanitas
University?
An Established Institution

An Established Institution
Humanitas is a renowned healthcare institution that has offered Medical Degrees for well over a decade as a partner of the University of Milan.

An International Career

An International Career
Join our international medical community where classes are taught in English by experienced professors and medical doctors from around the world. Your degree will allow you to work as a MD in the EU and abroad.

Clinical Experience

Clinical Experience
Direct clinical experience is supported by a solid tutoring system and starts in your third year, which gives you considerable practical experience.

Innovative and Active Teaching

Innovative and Active Teaching
Humanitas curriculum is enhanced by a wide variety of active learning methods based on a student-centred approach (Problem-Based Learning, Case method, Concept maps, Simulated patients).

Milano and Italy

Milano and Italy
Enjoy the style, culture, gastronomy and entertainment of one of Europe's most exciting cities. Venture further to experience the delights of Italy or use the opportunity to learn Italian.

Advanced Research and Technology

Advanced Research and Technology
Humanitas can count on state-of-the-art technologies and research experience. A new simulation centre of 1000 sm, designed according to the highest technological standards, will be ready for autumn 2017.

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Pieve Emanuele 20090 Milan, Italy

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