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a / Bachelor's degree of the first cycle lasting 3 years (6 semesters) - 180 ECTS
- Medical graduate - physiotherapist - 180 ECTS
b / First cycle studies lasting 4 years (8 semesters) - 240 ECTS - with or without specialization / specialist degree
- Medical graduate - physiotherapist - 240 ECTS
Physiotherapists evaluate, plan, and implement rehabilitation programs that improve human mobility, maximize mobility, relieve pain, and treat or prevent physical changes associated with injuries, infections, and other deficiencies. They apply a wide range of physical therapies and techniques such as movement, ultrasound, warm-up, laser and other techniques.
- testing of muscular, nervous, connective and functional abilities to identify the patient's physical problem;
- establishing treatment goals with patients and prescribing treatment programs;
- treating patients to reduce pain, improve circulation, strengthen muscles, improve the cardiovascular system and respiratory organs, restore connective mobility and improve balance and coordination;
- use of therapeutic possibilities of exercise, heat, cold, massage, manipulation, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, ultraviolet and infrared rays and ultrasound in the treatment of patients;
- reviewing, constantly monitoring and evaluating treatment programs;
- giving instructions to patients and their families in the process of home treatment;
- keeping records of the patient's health status and response to treatment through medical records and sharing this information with other healthcare professionals to ensure continued treatment;
- development and implementation of programs for the protection and prevention of common physical diseases and disorders.
The most general generic competencies at the level of each of the cycles of education, which must be possessed by every graduate regardless of the study program or. institution in which he completed his higher education, are defined:
- Dublin descriptors, which represent a set of criteria for students' expected achievement and ability to distinguish between different cycles of education, proposed by the Joint Quality Initiative (JQI), and which are accepted as the basis for describing each cycle of education in ministerial meeting in Bergen in May 2005.
- The General Framework for Qualifications in European Higher Education (EQF for HE), adopted at the ministerial meeting in Bergen in May 2005.
These competencies are categorized as instrumental, interpersonal and systemic:
- Instrumental competencies include:
- Cognitive abilities, understanding and manipulation of ideas and thoughts.
- Methodological abilities of communication with the environment: organizing time and learning strategies, making decisions or solving problems.
- Technological abilities related to the use of technological means, computers and the application of information management skills.
- Language skills such as written and oral communication or knowledge of foreign languages.
- Interpersonal Competences: Individual abilities that include the ability to express one's feelings, social skills such as inter-personal skills, teamwork, or expressing social and ethical commitment. These competencies enable the processes of social interaction and cooperation.
- Systemic competencies are those skills and abilities that apply to the entire system. They represent a combination of understanding, sensibility and knowledge with which a person will be able to see in what relationship the individual parts are and in what way they form a whole. These skills include the ability to plan for change to improve entire systems and create new systems. Systemic competencies require prior adoption of instrumental and interpersonal competencies
Qualifications that represent the successful completion of the first cycle (180-240 ECTS credits) are awarded to students who:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of study, which builds on their secondary education and which is common at the first cycle level, with the support of appropriate resources for higher education (university textbooks, information and communication technologies), which includes aspects of knowledge of advanced achievements in a given field of study;
- can apply detailed knowledge and critical understanding of principles related to a given field of study / discipline in a way that demonstrates a professional approach to work or profession, and possess competencies that are usually expressed by the ability to form and support opinions and views and the ability to solve problems within a given field of study;
- have the ability to collect and interpret relevant data (within a given field of study) on the basis of which they make judgments that may also contain reflections on relevant social scientific or ethical issues;
- can apply basic knowledge acquisition methods and applied research in a given discipline, and are able to decide which approach to use to solve a given problem, and are aware of the extent to which the chosen approach is appropriate to solve such a problem;
- can present and convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to an audience that specializes in a given field of study, but also to an audience that is not specialized, using the appropriate language (and where appropriate, one or more foreign languages) and using communication technology;
- have built the learning skills necessary for further study, with a high degree of autonomy and the academic skills and characteristics necessary for research work, understanding and evaluating new information, concepts and evidence from a variety of sources;
- possess a foundation for future self-direction and lifelong learning;
- have acquired interpersonal and teamwork skills, suitable for employment and / or further study.
Physiotherapist ( physical therapist ) is a health professional who works in the fields of health promotion and prevention, and therapy and rehabilitation with people of all ages, and in a kind of partnership with his clients / patients, seeks to maintain and promote their health and replace the functions and independence are missing, due to problems caused by physical, psychological and other disorders and / or disability or. handicaps resulting from these disorders ( World Health Organization, 1980 - WCPT, 1995 )
Specific descriptors of health care studies in the program "Physiotherapy"
The study of " Physiotherapy " at the Faculty of Nursing provides students with specific professional competencies or prepares students for:
- specific physiotherapeutic assessment of the status and physical functionality of the patient or. users of physiotherapeutic care and therapy and assessment of needs for physiotherapeutic treatment;
- conducting kinesiometric and other measurements for the purpose of diagnosing the function of the locomotor system, and conducting other diagnostic procedures for which he is authorized;
- planning and programming of standard and special physio-therapeutic procedures in accordance with the needs of users;
- selection of appropriate physical means and techniques that depend on knowledge of kinesiology, knowledge of pathophysiological mechanisms that cause movement disorders, knowledge of therapeutic procedures, and knowledge of the effects of physiotherapy treatments, and
- ability to interpret and evaluate the effects of treatment;
- participation in the education of physiotherapists and other health professionals;
- participation in research in the field of physiotherapy, especially at-risk populations;
- training for teamwork, and especially for the transdisciplinary model of teamwork. The student is trained to communicate with members of various health, therapeutic, rehabilitation, social and educational teams, which promotes the achievement of therapeutic goals;
- continuous self-education, as well as work on improving the profession. Talented graduate physiotherapists will participate in the educational process ( undergraduate students and in the professional education of other professionals in health and other institutions ), can be involved as instructors in teaching, health and social institutions dealing with the implementation of health care, and will be able to contribute to the efficient organization of physiotherapy activities by participating in the planning of the organization of work;
With communication competencies and skills, and knowledge of the psychological factors of the therapeutic process, graduate physiotherapists will be able to help develop positive relationships with the patient and his family in order to reduce anxiety and build motivation necessary in the therapeutic process.
The process of intensive development and application of high technologies in medicine, hyperproduction of information and dissemination of scientific knowledge, multiplication of specialist knowledge, but also the interdisciplinary character of modern knowledge are reflected in the organization, methodology and didactics of collateral occupations in health.
This is one of the main reasons for the programs in education of these professions to move towards the requirements of higher and higher education, which is becoming the standard in the education systems of developed countries.
The main reasons for establishing the study "Physiotherapy" are:
- the need to study the field of physiotherapy and related scientific disciplines that provide a holistic approach to the function of health in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary manner;
- improving health care;
- expanded opportunities for academic education of medical high school students;
- great interest medical technicians for expanding education and opening possibilities for further education in the context of lifelong learning (life long learning);
- positive experiences of developed countries;
- the need for additional staff in physiotherapy practice;
- the need to introduce Bologna principles in educational practice in the field of physiotherapy ( three-year graduate study, one-semester courses, credit transfer system and accumulation, transparency of acquired education and vertical and horizontal mobility, efficiency and pragmatism of studies, etc. );
- great needs for staff of these profiles in developed countries, which opens the possibility of employment abroad.
By mastering the curriculum, students acquire not only appropriate knowledge related to the theoretical understanding of the subject, but also specific skills and abilities and competencies related to the practical and operational application of this knowledge, and skills necessary to acquire appropriate professional qualifications.
Physiotherapists provide health services that help restore bodily function, improve mobility, reduce and alleviate pain, and prevent resp. limit the permanent physical incapacity of patients suffering from bodily injuries or various diseases. They restore, maintain and improve the overall condition and health of patients.
Their patients include accident victims and individuals in a state of disability caused by spinal disease, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries and cerebral palsy.
As part of his profession, the physiotherapist is qualified to participate in the process of patient assessment, and to act in therapy as well as in the areas of prevention and evaluation. He has an ethical and legal responsibility to gather the information needed to plan and implement successful physiotherapy treatment ( Canadian Association of Physiotherapists, 1986 ).
Graduates and graduate students-specialists in the program "Physiotherapy" are trained for prestigious occupations and jobs:
professional jobs in physical, kinesio and physiotherapy in specialist areas: physiotherapy in surgery and traumatology, physiotherapy in orthopedics, physiotherapy in cardiology and pulmonology, physiotherapy in rheumatology, physiotherapy in neurology, physiotherapy and obstetrics, physiotherapy in geriatrics,
then jobs: medical masseur, sports physiotherapist and spa physiotherapist,
then the work of an occupational therapist in specialist areas: neuro-developmental and neurological disorders, damage to the musculoskeletal system, psychosocial disorders, ie. community occupational rehabilitation therapy,
and managerial and organizational tasks related to the management of physical, physiotherapy and spa therapy institutions.
Graduated physiotherapists will provide services to clients / patients in the private and public sector, in outpatient services, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, social care institutions, clinics, schools, sports-recreational and spa-rehabilitation centers, companies, and users in their own homes. .
The study created the foundations for lifelong professional mobility and permanent professional development.
DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
(Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences)
She was born in Banja Luka, where she finished primary and secondary school, as well as the Faculty of Technology at the University of Banja Luka. She received her master's degree in 2008. at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad with an average grade of 10.00, and a doctoral dissertation ...