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Degree Programme in Physiotherapy, Full-time studies

2020

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BASIC STUDIES COMMON TO ALL IN SEAMK
                                                         
Building competence
                                                         
Studying at a University of Applied Sciences 2
     
           
                               
Career planning and internationalisation 2  
       
                 
                     
Communication Skills 3
     
           
                               
ICT Skills 3
     
           
                               
Business and entrepreneurship competence
                                                         
Basics of Entrepreneurship 3    
         
                       
           
SeAMK Innovation Week 2
       
             
                         
Research and project work skills
                                                         
Introduction to Research and Development 2  
       
                 
                     
Introduction to Project Work 3
       
             
                         
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BASIC STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND HEALTH CARE
                                                         
As an Expert in the Social and Health Field 2
     
           
                               
Basics of Drug Care 2                                                          
English 3
     
           
                     
Swedish 3
     
         
                         
Swedish Skills of the Staff of Public Organizations, written 0                                                          
Swedish Skills of the Staff of Public Organizations, oral 0                                                          
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BASIC STUDIES IN THE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN PHYSIOTHERAPY
                                                         
Professional Development in Physiotherapy 2
     
         
                         
First Aid 2  
       
                 
                     
As a Student in the Degree Programme in Physiotherapy 2
     
           
                               
Health and Rehabilitation Services in Finland 3
     
           
                               
Biomechanics of movement 2
     
           
                               
Finnish Society and Social Policy 3
     
           
                               
Practical Training as Orientation to Physiotherapy Profession 3
     
           
                               
Human movement and functioning
                                                         
Physical Stress 4
       
             
                         
Human Movement and Movement Control 2
       
             
                         
Individual in a Changing Environment 2
       
             
                         
Research Methods 1,2 2  
       
                 
           
Assessment and Analysis of Human Mobility and Function Muista käännös!
                                                         
The Function and Examination of the Musculoskeletal System 5
       
             
                         
Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System 4
     
           
                               
Hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistäminen fysioterapiassa
                                                         
Assessment of Physical Activity and Health-Related Fitness 2
       
             
                         
Background for learning and training motor skills 2  
       
                 
                     
Support and guidance on wellbeing and health promotion 5
       
             
                         
Methods supporting functional capacity 6
   
       
                     
Practical Training in Social Work and Healthcare Enterprises 3
       
             
                         
Physiotherapy of Adults 1
                                                         
Physiotherapy of the Musculoskeletal System 1 7  
       
                 
                     
Physiotherapy of the Musculoskeletal System 2 8  
         
                   
               
Physiotherapy of Adults 2
                                                         
Physiotherapy of the Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems 6  
         
                   
               
Psychophysical Physiotherapy 4  
         
                   
               
Occupational Physiotherapy 3  
         
                   
               
Clinical Practice in Adult Physiotherapy 1 7  
       
                 
                     
Clinical Practice in Adult Physiotherapy 2 8  
         
                   
               
Physiotherapy for the elderly
                                                         
Assessing and Supporting Aging People's Ability to Function 6    
         
                       
           
Physiotherapy and Disorders of the Central Nervous System 6    
         
                       
           
Promoting wellbeing by an environment 2    
         
                       
           
Clinical Practice in Physiotherapy of Aging People 9    
         
                       
           
Physiotherapy in childhood and adolescence
                                                         
Playful Child and Physically Active Young Person 4    
           
                         
     
Physiotherapy and Developmental Disorders of Children and Adolescents 5    
           
                         
     
Children and Young People in the Rehabilitation Service System 3    
           
                         
     
Clinical Practice in Physiotherapy of Children and Adolescents 9    
           
                         
     
Optional professional studies
                                                         
Expertise Development of Physiotherapists 3      
           
                             
 
Management and Quality Management in Organizations 2      
           
                             
 
Clinical Practice in Optional Professional Studies 9      
           
                             
 
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BACHELOR'S THESIS AND MATURITY TEST
                                                         
Thesis Plan 3    
         
                       
           
Implementation 6    
           
                         
     
Reporting 6      
           
                             
 
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ELECTIVE STUDIES
(Select 10 ECTS)
                                                         
Summer School 10                                                          
How to recognize a grey panther? Working together for meaningful ageing 5                                                          
Physical Education, Nutrition and Health - The Cornerstones of Wellbeing 5                                                          
Exercise and sports as a support for the comprehensive development of children and young people 5                                                          
Health aspects in food production 3                                                          
Promotion of good nutrition 2                                                          
Study trip 1                                                          
The Third Sector as Part of Sports and Leisure Service Provision 3                                                          
Financial management skills 5                                                          
Marketing and communication competence 5                                                          
The world around us is changing, are we? 2                                                          
Sport administration as part of welfare 2                                                          
Multiculturalism as construction material for welfare society 2                                                          
Welfare and Living Conditions 6                                                          
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ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 6060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

PROFILE OF THE PROGRAMME
Physiotherapists are experts in the assessment and promotion of clients' mobility and functional capacity. They plan, implement, evaluate and develop their work independently. They collaborate with the medical staff in charge of their clients' treatment and represent their profession in multi-professional teams. The central aim in physiotherapy is to maintain the functional and work capacity of the population as long as possible. The physiotherapists also seek to affect our living and working environment.

The physiotherapists work in hospitals, health centres, research and care institutions, rehabilitation centres and spas, in the occupational health service, in public health and sports organizations, in institutions for the disabled and the elderly, in children's day care centres, in schools and in the municipal provision of physical education services. They may also become independent practitioners.


OCCUPATIONAL PROFILES
Physiotherapists are experts in the assessment and promotion of clients' mobility and functional capacity. The physiotherapists work in hospitals, health centres, research and care institutions, rehabilitation centres and spas, in the occupational health service, in public health and sports organizations, in institutions for the disabled and the elderly, in children's day care centres, in schools and in the municipal provision of physical education services. They may also become independent practitioners.


PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH
Physiotherapy education follows the pedagogy of Problem-Based Learning (PBL). The pedagogical philosophy of PBL is based on cognitive-constructivist and experiential learning, which means that learning evolves as a result of the student's active mental process of managing information and working through the sum of their previous and current experiences.

One central idea in Problem-Based Learning is that learning and tutoring should be based on current challenges in society and working life. Students learn to solve problems in ways that have relevance to practice. For this reason, individual courses have been integrated into larger modules and themes. Instead of seeing education as a provision of information, production of experiences and competencies is emphasized.

The labour market and expertise call for knowledge acquisition and management skills, continuous learning as well as ability to apply evidence-based learning in practical work. Students assume responsibility for their learning and become committed to target-oriented and self-directed action in both theoretical and practical studies.
The studies involve work in small groups, expert lectures, project work and practical training in various learning environments.

After graduation, physiotherapists are competent to work with people of all ages, for example in hospitals, health centres, assessment and rehabilitation units, spas, occupational health services, private physiotherapy practices, various organizations, municipal school and sports services, as private entrepreneurs or in various programmes or projects.