Physiotherapy (1st Cycle)

Study programme 1st cycle

Physiotherapy is a science which deals with the development, maintenance and recovery of optimal movement and functional abilities in individuals at all stages of life.

The NEW 1st-cycle university study programme of Physiotherapy at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Primorska has been prepared following the WCPT (World Confederation for Physical Therapy) educational guidelines. Its carefully designed structure provides students with the knowledge and skills from the three core thematic pillars, namely the musculoskeletal, internal / cardio-respiratory and neurological.

A physiotherapist is a healthcare professional working at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of healthcare and wellness. Practising this profession requires a university or higher education degree, awarded upon completion of an education and training programme lasting at least three years. The graduate must complete an internship and pass a professional examination for healthcare professionals.

The study programme in Physiotherapy is based on population trends of the western world and new trends in the physiotherapy profession.

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS FOR ERASMUS+ STUDENTS

LECTURER SUBJECT Semester ECTS
Patrik Pucer Informatics and e-health Individual consultations (W, S)* 3 ECTS
Bojan Rojc Advanced integral approach to neurological pathologies Individual consultations (W, S)* 6 ECTS
Matej Voglar Advanced integral approach to musculo-sceletal pathologies Individual consultations (W, S)* 6 ECTS
Matej Voglar Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy Individual consultations (W, S)* 6 ECTS
Nejc Šarabon Exercise therapy Individual consultations (W, S)* 6 ECTS
David Ravnik Manual therapy Individual consultations (W, S)* 6 ECTS
Bojan Rojc Neurophysiotherapy Individual consultations (W, S)* 6 ECTS
Matej Voglar Practical training 1 Individual consultations (W, S)* 6 ECTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* W = winter semester, S = summer semester

Professional title

Diplomirani fizioterapevt (UN) / Diplomirana fizioterapevtka (UN) – (dipl. fiziot.)

STUDY PROGRAMME GENERAL DATA

Admission Requirements

Admission to the first year of study programme Physiotherapy shall be granted to candidates who have:
a) passed the general matura examination;
b) passed the vocational matura in one of the four-year secondary-school programmes that is classified in:
– KLASIUS-P-16 classification: broad area 09; or
– FORD classification: area 3; or
– ARRS classification: area 3; or
– CERIF classification: area B;
and also passed a final examination in one of the general matura subjects: Biology, Physics; insofar as the aforementioned subject has already been taken within the framework of the vocational matura examination, candidates must pass any other general matura subject; the selected subject cannot be the same as one of the subjects passed in the framework of the vocational matura;
c) successfully completed any four-year secondary-school programme before 1 June 1995.

All candidates registered are required to submit a medical certificate of medical fitness to perform work in the field of sports and health, issued by the Dispensary for Occupational, Traffic and Sports Medicine (referral for preliminary medical examination, DZS form 8,204). Due to specific conditions and limitations of the practical exercises, the student’s physical and mental condition is required to be appropriate.

If enrolment is to be restricted, the candidates will be selected based on the following criteria:

For candidates under a):

  1. Overall achievement in the matura examination (70%);
  2. Overall achievement in the 3rd and 4th years of secondary school (30%);

For candidates under b):

  1. Overall achievement in the vocational matura examination (40%);
  2. Overall achievement in the 3rd and 4th years of secondary school (30%);
  3. Grade in the matura subject (30%);

For candidates under c):

  1. Overall achievement in the final examination (70%);
  2. Overall achievement in the 3rd and 4th years of secondary school (30%).

Curriculum

Advancement Requirements:

A student may progress to the next year of their studies if by the end of the academic year they have fulfilled all obligations prescribed by the study programme for the previous year.

To advance to the next year of the programme, students are required to complete all the prescribed practical training obligations in all courses of the previous year, as well as in clinical training.

To proceed to Year 2 of the programme, students must earn a total of 48 ECTS credits, of which the following subjects are mandatory:

  1. a) Anatomy – 6 ECTS credits,
  2. b) Physiology – 6 ECTS credits,
  3. c) Biomechanics – 6 ECTS credits,
  4. d) Assessment Methods in Physiotherapy – 9 ECTS credits,
  5. e) Functional Anatomy and Movement – 3 ECTS credits.

To enter into Year 3 of the programme, the student must pass all the examinations of Year 1 in the amount of 60 ECTS, and 42 ECTS from the subjects of the 2nd year, of which the following subjects are mandatory:

  1. a) Orthopedics – in the amount of 6 ECTS credits,
  2. b) Neurology and Neuropathology – 6 ECTS credits,
  3. c) Clinical Medicine – 6 ECTS credits,
  4. d) Neuro-Physiotherapy – 6 ECTS credits,
  5. e) Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy – 6 ECTS credits.