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Education at the Division of Physiotherapy

The Division of Physiotherapy offers courses at basic, advanced, and postgraduate levels within the main subject of physiotherapy, as well as courses with a wider perspective on health, physical activity, exercise, and prevention.

Several elective courses, some of them inter-professional, are offered in collaboration with other departments and divisions. Teaching is based on the strong tradition of research at the division, in addition to close collaboration with health care services.

The division is actively involved in internationalization efforts. A number of students and teachers annually participate in exchange programs with partnering universities abroad.

The Study Programme in Physiotherapy

The Division of Physiotherapy is responsible for approximately 70% of the courses within the program. The courses are in the main subject of physiotherapy, as well as in research methods. In 2015, a new curriculum for the program was launched, developed in part by the division.

Starting in 2018, the Division of Physiotherapy also offer Complementary programme for physiotherapists with a degree from outside the EU/EES and Switzerland (60 hp).

Courses at advanced level

The division offers courses and degree projects to complete a master’s degree in Physiotherapy, as well as approximately 10 freestanding courses at advanced level each semester.

Doctoral education

There are currently three courses offered at doctoral level:

  • Multi-disciplinary perspectives on active ageing research, 7,5 hp
  • Exploring human movement with movement analysis systems, 3 hp
  • Measurement of physical activity with focus on objective methods, clinical and epidemiological perspectives, 3 hp

Executive and professional education

Several professional courses are offered each semester, commissioned by companies and/or county councils, most recently a master’s programme in dementia care for physiotherapists in cooperation with Stiftelsen Silviahemmet (Silvia Physiotherapist).

The division also administers proficiency tests for physiotherapists with degrees from countries outside of the EU and the Nordic agreement.

Educational administration

Ellinor Nordström

H1 Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society