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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

Degree Programme of Physiotherapy

This curriculum is a translation of the curriculum of the Finnish degree program.

Methods and implementation

In Savonia, the pedagogical starting point is the Open Innovation Space (OIS2.0) model. It combines high-quality education with research and development activities close to working life. Work-related education emphasizes students' motivation and commitment to studies. The development of students' expertise is promoted in various learning environments, by enabling studying regardless of time and place. Comprehensive student guidance and the identification and recognition of prior learning are part of the students' personal study plan.

The working life orientation of Savonia's education is realized through the diverse networking of teachers. Networks also ensure the continuous development of substance expertise. The staff creates learning situations and supports student learning. Student services, library and information services, international services and other university services help with studying. The training follows the principles of accessibility and sustainable development.

Central to achieving working life skills are working life-oriented courses and theses, as well as internships in working life. In the courses, work-life-oriented implementation includes cooperation projects and authentic learning situations in different operating environments and workplaces. The courses are implemented e.g. as simulations, skill workshops and workshops. The internship takes place every semester. Internships include VireTori learning environment, day care centers, client homes, hospitals, health centers, rehabilitation facilities, physiotherapy companies, various projects and the third sector. Internships are selected in such a way that a diverse understanding of physiotherapy and the work of a physiotherapist is formed during the studies.
Thus, the student develops strong preventive and gerontological rehabilitation skills as well as an entrepreneurial approach.

The curriculum of the degree program defines the objectives of each course, the subject to be covered, the scope in terms of credits, the principles of organizing studies and teaching, and the required credits. The structure of the curriculum is designed as flexible entities. The flexibility of studies is guaranteed, for example, by virtual studies and the use of alternative ways of demonstrating competence.

Internationality with its networks is part of the study. Students study internationality and cultural competence abroad in various exchange programs and in their own educational institution together with international students. Studies can be completed in an international exchange in the third or fourth year of study. In order to develop international competence, students can also do the following studies and courses in a foreign language: Professional in Physiotherapy, 5 ECTS and Health Promotion, 5 ECTS courses, optional studies 10 ECTS, three-month exchange study 15 ECTS, participation in Nordplus intensive course 5 ECTS and Bachelor`s Degree Program in Nursing joint studies in social and health 20 ECTS.

The assessment follows the degree rules of Savonia University of Applied Sciences. Assessment guides and reviews the achievement of the student's study goals. The evaluation criteria are based on the objectives of the course and the student receives information about the evaluation criteria at the beginning of the course. The student also has the right to receive information on the application of the evaluation criteria to his / her study performance.

The implementation planning of the training is carried out every semester. The study courses to be taken during the same semester are planned as a single entity. Quantitative and qualitative feedback is collected from the semester and discussed with students. In addition, the student has the opportunity to give feedback on the courses at the student intranet.


We reserve the right to make changes to the curriculum due to the need to update the content being studied.