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Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Social Services and Health Care, 210 ECTS


Physiotherapist

  • Programme
  • Curricula
  • Implementations
Contact
Head of Degree Programme
Krista Lehtonen
Telephone +35840 187 1817
Email: krista.lehtonen(at)metropolia.fi

Specific admission requirements

Specific admission requirements are specified in the programme study plan.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

A student has an opportunity to make earlier learning visible and get a decision on the recognition of these competences. For further information see the Degree Programmes.

Qualification requirements and regulations

See The Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences >>

Profile of the programme

See the General Description of the Programme: >>

Key learning outcomes

Key learning outcomes are specified in the programme study plan.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

A physiotherapist’s professional duty is to support welfare and health by promoting functional ability, mobility and physical activity of a client in his or her varying living environment. Moreover, physiotherapists adopt a research & development and evidence-based approach to their work. A physiotherapist will design, accomplish, evaluate and develop his or her work in regional, national and international professional networks. A physiotherapist is capable of improving his or her own competence and methods in his or her field based on life-long learning.

Access to further studies

Possibility to apply to Master's Degree.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations, assessment and grading are specified in the course implementation plan. The teacher in charge of the course will be responsible for the assessment. Students will be informed at the beginning of the course on the assessment principles, which must be based on the course objectives.

I Competence development: Stage 1
Satisfactory (1-2)
Students use the appropriate core concepts as well as make choices using the knowledge base of their own professional field. They recognise the prerequisites and consequences of their own actions.
Students’ actions follow the rules and instructions given, and they use working methods appropriately and safely.
Students work according to the professional ethics of their own field, and they act responsibly as group members.
Good (3-4)
Students analyse the relationships between appropriate core concepts as well as justify their choices using the knowledge base of their own professional field. They analyse the prerequisites and consequences of their own actions.
Students act according to the rules and instructions given in their operating environment, and they use working methods appropriately and safely.
Students work according to the professional ethics of their own field, and they act flexibly as group members.
Excellent (5)
Students analyse and assess the relationships between appropriate core concepts as well as make choices using the knowledge base of their own professional field. They assess the prerequisites and consequences of their own actions.
Students act initiatively and goal-orientedly in diverse operating environments, and they apply working methods appropriately and safely.
Students work according to professional ethics in varied situations, and their functioning enhances group activities.

II Competence development: Stage 2
Satisfactory (1-2)
Students master professional concepts, and they justify their choices using the comprehensive knowledge base, based on the client’s needs. Students assess systematically the prerequisites and consequences of their own actions.
Students act independently and professionally aiming at goals set to them in their operating environment as well as apply working methods appropriately and safely.
Students work according to professional ethics as well as commit themselves to the group, enhancing its functioning.
Good (3-4)
Students master professional concepts and make choices together with the client using the comprehensive knowledge base. They also assess and develop their own functioning systematically.
Students act independently and professionally aiming at goals set to them in their operating environment. They also apply working methods flexibly and safely.
Students work according to professional ethics considering the characteristics of various situations, and in their work they commit themselves to the code of professional conduct.
Excellent (5)
Students master professional concepts and make choices together with the client using the comprehensive knowledge base, in changing environments. They also assess their own functioning and produce knowledge to develop their operating environment.
Students act independently and professionally and develop their working and operating environments together with other actors.
Students work according to professional ethics considering the characteristics of complex and unpredictable situations. Their work develops and renews professional procedures and practices.

Graduation requirements

A student is required to successfully complete the designated program of courses.

Mode of study

Mainly full-time

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree (First Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

Work placement promoting students’ expertise is implemented in authentic learning environments and in close cooperation between the students, the degree programme and the workplace
representatives.

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

During physiotherapy studies students can participate in various student exchange programmes. Multicultural collaboration is also possible during studies, in different projects, during Metropolias International week and in co-operation with incoming exchange students.