The group of study fields:
Field of study program: Rehabilitation
Code of study program: 6531GX027
Type of study program: Undergraduate (college higher education) study programme
Cycle of study program: Professional Bachelor degree programme
Language of study program:
Credits and form of study program: 180 credits, Full- time studies- 3 years.
The program is implemented by the Department of Health Care and Rehabilitation of the Faculty of Medicine.
Qualification to be awarded: Professional Bachelor of Health Sciences, qualification of Physiotherapist.
Advantage. Studies. The uniqueness of the study programme is based on a modular - cyclical system of studies, applying elements of problem-based learning. Problem-based learning is learning based on a specific learning technique, which highlights the individual learning potential of each student.The studies are organised in the full-time study form. Practical training is carried out in sub-groups, which allows for a combination of study and work.
Advantage. Real experience. Students work in small groups and analyse selected problems. This learning is characterised by systematic independent cognitive activity - the acquisition of new knowledge and ways of doing things by solving practical problems. The main advantages of the course are: consolidation or improvement of quality basic knowledge, teaching of cognitive methods, early involvement of students in kinetic practice, and collaboration. Participation in social projects, teaching healthy lifestyle skills, professional competitions, EPHNE activities. Enabling students to combine study and work. During their studies, students carry out professional practices in various rehabilitation institutions in Utena, Anykščiai, Druskininkai, Birštonas, Vilnius, etc.
Advantage. Experience abroad. Students go to Greece, Cyprus, Latvia, etc. for study and practice.
Graduates of the Physiotherapy study programme will be able to work in all levels of health care in personal health care institutions, social rehabilitation and abilities, education and training institutions, care and nursing institutions, health and fitness centres and clubs, and in private practice. Upon successful completion of the Kinesiotherapy study programme, individuals will acquire the competences to perform complex work independently and to make the right decisions in the following areas of activity: the provision of disease and injury prevention, health promotion, treatment, rehabilitation, abilitation, education and social services, to foster social integration and to improve the quality of life, guided by a holistic approach, a system of knowledge, professional principles and values.
Possibilities for further studies. After completing physiotherapy college study and obtained the Health Sciences professional bachelor's degree, graduates can continue their studies in Lithuanian and foreign higher education institutions.
Employment opportunities. Graduates of the study program work in both the private and public sectors. The employment rate according to the acquired qualification reaches ~ 60%.
Knowledge and ability to apply it. A graduate:
- They are able to apply knowledge of physiotherapy, including professional ethics, communication and collaboration, work organisation and national health and rehabilitation policy;
- They are able to apply knowledge of methods of examining, assessing and treating the client or patient concerning movement, and physical and functional activities at all ages following the principles of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
- To plan, conduct and disseminate practice-oriented empirical research in physiotherapy to solve problems in rehabilitation, develop professional activities, and innovate in healthcare and rehabilitation.
- Recognise potential pathologies and assess the needs of the client or patient when planning and implementing a physiotherapy assessment; formulate a physiotherapy diagnosis and prognosis, assessing when the physiotherapist's expertise is sufficient to treat the patient, and when the patient needs to be referred to another health care professional;
- Select and apply appropriate techniques, tools and methods for functional and physical examination of the individual, developing an individual physiotherapy plan based on the physiotherapeutic diagnosis and the needs of the patient/client (group, community);
- To complete, compile and analyse professional documentation legally and ethically;
- They can integrate the steps of evidence-based practice into their practice by independently carrying out and critically evaluating the effects of physiotherapy treatments in collaboration with the patient/client and their family members;
- They can promote healthy lifestyles for patients, families and the community by applying health-saving measures and preventive activities.
Social skills. A graduate:
- They can express themselves orally and in writing, and communicate in a professional environment in both Lithuanian and foreign languages;
- They can communicate and collaborate with clients or patients, the community, and colleagues and work responsibly as part of a team, taking responsibility for the quality of their performance and that of their subordinates, in a manner that is guided by professional ethics and civic responsibility.
Personal abilities. A graduate:
- They can critically evaluate their professional practice, problem-solve and act independently in a specific clinically defined situation, guided by the principles of equality of opportunity, acceptance of diversity, and the development of a relationship of mutual trust with the patient/client;
- They can collect and organise information, use advanced technologies and information systems in practice, and deal appropriately with confidential information.
||1st semester||2nd semester
|I MODULE. PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT||18|| III MODULE. BASICS OF PRECLINICAL STUDIES
|Communication Psychology and Pedagogy||3||Anatomy, Physiology||6|
|Professional Language||6||General physiotherapy and Functional Diagnostics||6|
|Human Safety and Ergonomics||3||Massage||3|
|Professional Ethics||3||Science of Movements||6|
General Physiotherapy Practice
|II MODULE. BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES||12|
|Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|Alternatively chosen subject. Family Health/ Public Health||3|
|2nd year||3rd semester||4th semester|
|IV MODULE. PHYSIOTHERAPY IN CASES OF INTERNAL DISEASES AND GERIATRICS||15||VI MODULE. PHYSIOTHERAPY IN CASES OF NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES||12|
|Active and Passive Physiotherapy||3||Nervous Disease and Physiotherapy||6|
Pharmacology and Phytotherapy
Alternatively chosen subjects. Aesthetic Phyto and Aromatherapy/ Acupressure
|Fundamentals of Nursing and First Aid||3||
Alternatively chosen subject. Sleep Therapy/ Music and Dance Therapy
|Therapeutic and Geriatric Physiotherapy||6|
|V MODULE. PHYSIOTHERAPY IN CASES OF DISEASES OF LOCOMOTOR APPARATUS||15||VII MODULE. PHYSIOTHERAPY OF WOMAN AND CHILD||18|
|Surgical, Orthopaedic, Traumatological Physiotherapy||6||Obstetrical and Gynaecological Physiotherapy||3|
|Basic of Rehabiliatation
Therapeutic and Geriatric Physiotherapy Practice
Surgical, Orthopaedic, Traumatological Physiotherapy Practice
Neurological Physiotherapy practice
Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice
||5 semester||6 semester|
|VIII MODULE. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER DESIGNING
||30||IX MODULE. FINAL MODULE||30|
|Special and Gerontological Physiotherapy||6||Special and Gerontological Physiotherapy practice||6|
|Health Law, Business and Career Designing||3||Supervision and Final Professional Practice||15|
|Applied Research, Communication Information and Statistics||6||Final Thesis||9|
Alternatively chosen subject. Basics of Sport Medicine / Basics of SPA Industry
Freely Chosen subjects are selected from the List of Freely Chosen Subjects and Their Descriptions.