The group of study fields: Health Sciences
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: Lithuanian, Russian
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.

Access to professional activityGraduates of Physiotherapy study programme may work in all levels of health care, social rehabilitation and abilitation, education and training institutions, care and nursing institutions, welness and sport centres and clubs and  allowed to have a private business. Physiotherapy studies of the first cycle of Rehabilitation study field (professional Bachelor’s studies) shall be oriented to the preparation of a professional physiotherapist able to perform practical activity:
  • providing services of disease and injury prevention, health promotion, treatment, abilitation, rehabilitation, education and social services, to promote social inclusion and improve the quality of life, to follow a holistic approach and the system of knowledge, professional principles and values.

Why choose these studies?

Advantages

Study environment. The uniqueness of the study program is based on a modular - cyclical study system, applying the elements of problem - based learning. Problem-based learning is learning based on a specific learning technique, during which the individual learning opportunities of each student become apparent. Students work in small groups and analyze selected problems. This learning is characterized by systematic independent cognitive activities - the acquisition of new knowledge and ways of working in solving practical problems. The main advantages of studies: consolidation or improvement of high-quality basic knowledge, teaching of cognitive methods, early involvement of students in clinical practice, cooperation. Students are provided with conditions to combine studies and work

Practice. During their studies, students perform professional practice in various rehabilitation institutions in Utena, Anykščiai, Druskininkai, Birštonas, Vilnius and others.

Experience abroad. Students can go to study and practice in Greece, Cyprus, Latvia and others.

Social activity. Participation in social projects, teaching the public about healthy lifestyle skills, professional mastery competitions, EPHNE activities.

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%.

The aim of study programe  is to train professionals who can provide, independently or in collaboration with a team of rehabilitation professionals, services for the prevention of illness and injury, health promotion, treatment, rehabilitation, abilitation, education and social services, to foster social integration and to improve the quality of life.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and ability to apply it. A graduate:

  1. They are able to apply knowledge of physiotherapy, including professional ethics, communication and collaboration, work organisation and national health and rehabilitation policy;
  2. 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).
Research skills. A graduate:
  1. 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.
Special abilities. A graduate:
  1. 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;
  2. 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);
  3. To complete, compile and analyse professional documentation legally and ethically;
  4. 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;
  5. They can promote healthy lifestyles for patients, families and the community by applying health-saving measures and preventive activities.

Social skills. A graduate:
  1. They can express themselves orally and in writing, and communicate in a professional environment in both Lithuanian and foreign languages;
  2. 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:
  1. 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;
  2. They can collect and organise information, use advanced technologies and information systems in practice, and deal appropriately with confidential information.

 

1st year
1st  semester 2nd semester
Module Credits Module Credits
I MODULE. PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT 18  III MODULE. BASICS OF PRECLINICAL STUDIES
30
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
Philosophy 3 Pathology 3

 General Physiotherapy Practice

6

II MODULE. BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES 12
Anatomy and Physiology 3
Environmental Health 3
Genetics 3
Alternatively chosen subject. Family Health/ Public Health 3
2nd year 3rd semester 4th semester
Module Credits Module Credits
 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

3

Alternatively chosen subjects. Aesthetic Phyto and Aromatherapy/ Acupressure

3

Fundamentals of Nursing and First Aid 3

Alternatively  chosen subject. Sleep Therapy/ Music and Dance Therapy

3
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
3 Physiotherapy Methodologies 3

Therapeutic and Geriatric Physiotherapy Practice

3 Paediatric Physiotherapy 3

Surgical, Orthopaedic, Traumatological Physiotherapy Practice

3

 Neurological Physiotherapy practice

6

 Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice

3
3rd year
5 semester 6 semester
Module Credits Module Credits
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

6
Optional subject 3
Optional subject 3
Optional subject 3

Freely Chosen subjects are selected from the List of Freely Chosen Subjects and Their Descriptions.

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