The rise in life expectancy, disease chronicity and sedentary lifestyles have increased the present and future demand in healthcare. For this reason, the Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy needs to address new areas and lines of action that extend beyond the often-sole function of rehabilitation. Hence, it is necessary to strengthen and prioritise ill-health prevention and health protection, maintenance and promotion.
The Bachelor’s degree at the University of Deusto is designed to provide innovative and effective learning to those whose vocation is to maintain, restore and enhance people’s health in order to improve the conditions of their daily life.
The degree programme encompasses a wide range of study fields: health promotion, rehabilitation, physical activity, functionality, management of chronic, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, paediatric, uro-gynaecological, sports-related diseases, trauma conditions, health conditions related to people with disabilities, emerging populations such as the elderly, mental health, community health, etc.
The Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy prioritises research in order to progress into evidence-based physiotherapy as a key tool to provide more effective and efficient healthcare.
Likewise, given the practical nature of this profession, university education should also be eminently practical and experiential. This is why we are committed to innovative and experiential teaching methods such as simulation and laboratory practices, which will enable students to develop and gain a variety of skills first-hand. Moreover, the course structure is designed to introduce students to clinical practice in Year 2.
In this degree, you will learn …
- Work as a physiotherapist in an independent and entrepreneurial way, with a focus on health prevention, protection and promotion.
- Describe, identify and evaluate health problems covered by Physiotherapy.
- Master the good practice of the methods, procedures, techniques and devices, both hands-on treatment and physio equipment, used in Physiotherapy.
- Develop interpersonal and listening skills to ensure good care is delivered.
- Bear in mind the wide variety of social, financial, physical, biological, environmental circumstances that affect people’s health during the therapeutic process.
- Be competent in health education and the design of therapeutic interventions that promote physical activity and other healthy habits.
- Guide patients during the therapeutic process through continuous assessment and reinterpretation to decide on the most appropriate methods and procedures to be applied.
- Boost and maximise Physiotherapy research to promote professional activities based on scientific evidence.
- Critically reflect on the various scientific, clinical and ethical aspects related to the profession.
If you are interested in the maintenance, restoration, improvement, promotion and protection of people’s health to improve their conditions, quality of life, functionality and capacities, then this is the right degree for you.
Students will have two study options:
- Spanish Group: They will study all the subjects in Spanish.
- Basque Group: They will study most of the subjects in Basque, and will gain the credits required to obtain C1 language level recognition from the Basque Government*
The Spanish group will study in the afternoon and the Basque group in the morning.
Those who wish so may enrol in subjects taught in English.
* Basque Country Official Gazette (BOPV)- Decree 47/2012