Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona)

Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona)


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Provide basic knowledge about manual therapy strategies in musculoskeletal disorders, the methodology of sports physiotherapy, the methodology of evidence-based physiotherapy, inferential statistics in clinical research as well as logics and philosophy of science in physiotherapy. MODULE: ADVANCED MANUAL THERAPY STRATEGIES IN MUSCULO-SKELETAL DISORDERS Know the general principles and procedures for the application of specific techniques of manual therapy, indications/contraindications, differences in the different approaches of manual therapy in order to choose the most effective method with an EBP approach. Apply them to some sample cases. MODULE: PHYSIOTHERAPY METHODOLOGY BASED ON EVIDENCE Know the principles of the Evidence Based Practice, the different types of studies and research questions (descriptive, etiology/risk, diagnostic/evaluation, prognostics, treatment). Know the concepts of systematic review, meta-analysis and guidelines. Consolidate the psychometric aspects of evaluation strategies. Know how to correctly formulate a research question, know how to build a search string and carry out research using the main databases in physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Know how to critically read a scientific study. MODULE: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS IN CLINICAL RESEARCH Know the fundamental elements of the inferential statistics useful for inducing or inferring the properties of a population on the basis of known data relating to a sample. Acquire knowledge concerning experimental design, sampling, analysis and distribution of variables. MODULE: LOGICS AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY Understand the essential problems related to the philosophy of science and logics, the links between philosophical reflection on the scientific method and the practice of science in physiotherapy. Acquire knowledge and skills in the understanding of a philosophical text, ability to apply this knowledge to philosophical issues, autonomy of judgment regarding the implications and meaning of topics, communication skills aimed at the correct expression of philosophical contents, ability to learn philosophical contents.

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