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Physiotherapy, Cardio-Respiratory specialization

The Master’s degree in Physiotherapy was planned and conceived according to the core principles of the Bologna Process, particularly its conceptions of a student-centred learning process and the European Credit Transfer System, which enables the assessment of the student’s effort throughout the course. The curriculum is aimed at providing students with a deep knowledge on important areas of Physiotherapy, as well as other fields of knowledge that constitute its practice, such as functional sciences, morphological sciences, Biomechanics, Psychology, Physics, Biostatistics and Pharmacy. The first trimester of the course is common to the five existing fields of specialization; afterwards, students are distributed by the same five fields. The second year consist of an Internship and respective written Report, corresponding to a total of 30 ECTS credits.

Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy – this specialization is addressed to physiotherapists who wish to gain /foster competences that might meet the needs of patients with cardiorespiratory dysfunctions, in specific intervention contexts


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726 - Terapia e reabilitação
Número: R/A-Ef 816/2011/AL01
N.º Despacho/Portaria: Despacho n.º 1123/2017 (2.ª Série),
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Physiotherapy Entrepreneurship and Management 1st Semester 4.5
Physiotherapy Seminars 1st Semester 4.5
Physiotherapy in Acute Respiratory Failure 1st Semester 5.0
Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Physiotherapy 1st Semester 6.0
Research in Physiotherapy 1st Semester 6.0
Evaluation Of Physical Condition 1st Semester 4.0
Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy in Pediatrics 2nd Semester 11.5
Physiotherapy  In Chronic Respiratory Failure 2nd Semester 18.5
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Dissertation / Internship With Final Report Annual 60.0
Not applicable

Who should apply:

• Owners of a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy concluded after one or two study cycles, or other legally equivalent diploma;

• Owners of a foreign academic degree in health or allied areas, awarded after conclusion of a first cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process, issued by a state that adhered to this Process;

• Owners of a foreign academic degree that might be regarded, by the Technical and Scientific Council of ESTSP, as fulfilling the objectives inherent to a programme conducing to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy;

• Owners of an academic, scientific or professional resume that might be regarded, by the Technic and Scientific Council of ESTSP, as a certification of capacity to attend this master’s programme.