University Degree in Physiotherapy

Chairman: Prof. Nicola Biagio Mercuri
Director: Dr. Marco Tramontano

 

Duration:  3 years
University Credits:  180
Attendance: Mandatory
Admissions:  Written admission test
Degree awarded: Bachelor's Degree

 

 

Objectives and Structure

The university degree program in Physiotherapy is designed to produce competent professionals working in the treatment and rehabilitation of motor skills deficits as well as the higher cortical functions and visceral issues resulting from pathological events. The Physiotherapist provides, pursuant to medical doctors prescription, the rehabilitation plan of the patient and performs the therapeutic activity for the recovery of motor, psychosomatic and cognitive functions. Professional employment opportunities exist in health care facilities, public or private, as employees or as independent professionals.

 

Studying at the Santa Lucia Foundation

The university degree course in Physiotherapy is awarded by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata. The situs of the lessons and the related internship is the Hospital of Santa Lucia Foundation, Institute of Health Care and Research (IRCCS), specializing in neuro-rehabilitation. The Santa Lucia Foundation cares each year more than 2,000 adult patients in inpatient and outpatient treatment and has treated more than 200 children at its Extensive Rehabilitation Outpatient Unit. It offers students of Physiotherapy a Hospital with high expertise in the field of rehabilitation and the opportunity to meet and work alongside highly skilled professionals in the field of neuroscience. Significant is the use of robotics and virtual reality technologies in physiokinesitherapy. The Hospital has a ReWalk Training Center for rehabilitation of patients through the use of exoskeleton technology, a swimming pool for hydrokinetic therapy and an Occupational Therapy Service, which is supported in its activities by the high-tech SARA-t Unit.

 

Degree Program Admittance

Students are eligible for admittance to the degree course in Physiotherapy with Diploma of Higher Secondary School for five years. The entrance exam consists of a general knowledge written multiple-choice test. Applications for admittance must be submitted to the Secretary of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata in accordance with the admittance guidelines and application deadlines published each year by the University.

 

Attendance and Final Exam

Attendance of both the theoretical lecture courses and internships is mandatory. Exams can be taken only with an attendance of at least 75 percent of the scheduled hours. The degree course ends with a final exam that has the value of University Bachelors Degree, level I. It is a certified professional degree.

Courses are in Italian. Foreign Students must demonstrate language proficiency to be admitted.

 

I Anno Primo Semestre

Fisica, Statistica e Informatica

  • Fisica Applicata
  • Informatica
  • Statistica Medica
  • Sistemi di Elaborazione delle Informazioni

Biologia, Bochimica e Genetica

  • Biochimica
  • Biologia Applicata
  • Genetica Medica

Anatomia Umana e Fisiologia

  • Anatomia Umana e Neuroanatomia
  • Istologia
  • Fisiologia e Neurofisiologia

 

I Anno  Secondo Semestre

Patologia Generale e Microbiologia

  • Microbiologia e Microbiologia Clinica
  • Patologia Generale

Psicologia e Sociologia Generale

  • Psicologia Generale
  • Psicologia dello Sviluppo
  • Sociologia Generale

Metodologia della Riabilitazione - 1

  • Scienze Infermieristiche e Tecniche Neuropsichiatriche e Riabilitative - Biomeccanica
  • Scienze Infermieristiche e Tecniche Neuropsichiatriche e Riabilitative - Test Muscolari
  • Inglese Scientifico

Tirocinio - 1 

Laboratorio - 1

Attività Didattiche Opzionali - 1

  • La Cartella Riabilitativa - Tecniche Manuali

Attività Seminariale - 1

  • Il Profilo Professionale del Fisioterapista

Courses are in Italian. Foreign Students must demonstrate language proficiency to be admitted.

 

II Anno  Primo Semestre

Farmacologia e Scienze Neuropsichiatriche

  • Patologia Clinica
  • Neurologia
  • Neurochirurgia
  • Farmacologia
  • Psichiatria

Scienze Interdisciplinari Cliniche - 1

  • Malattie Apparato Visivo
  • Malattie Apparato Locomotore
  • Medicina Fisica e Riabilitativa
  • Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia
  • Otorinolaringoiatria

Scienze Cliniche Pediatriche

  • Pediatria Generale e Specialistica
  • Malattie Apparato Locomotore
  • Neuropsichiatria Infantile
  • Scienze Tecniche e Mediche Applicate

 

II Anno  Secondo Semestre

Metodologia della Riabilitazione - 2

  • Scienze Infermieristiche e Tecniche Neuropsichiatriche e Riabilitative
  • Scienze Infermieristiche e Tecniche Neuropsichiatriche e Riabilitative - Riabilitazione nelle P.C.I.

Geriatria

  • Medicina Interna
  • Reumatologia
  • Urologia
  • Chirurgia Vascolare

Tirocinio - 2

Laboratorio - 2

Attività Didattiche Opzionali - 2

  • Metodologie Riabilitative e Tecniche Manuali

Attività Seminariale - 2 

Courses are in Italian. Foreign Students must demonstrate language proficiency to be admitted.

 

III Anno  Primo Semestre

Scienze Interdisciplinari Cliniche - 2

  • Malattie Apparato Respiratorio
  • Malattie Apparato Cardiovascolare
  • Chirurgia Cardiaca

Riabilitazione in Area Vascolare

  • Scienze Infermieristiche e Tecniche Neuropsichiatriche e Riabilitative - Riabilitazione Respiratoria
  • Scienze Infermieristiche e Tecniche Neuropsichiatriche e Riabilitative - Riabilitazione Paziente Amputato di Arti Inferiori
  • Scienze Infermieristiche e Tecniche Neuropsichiatriche e Riabilitative - Riabilitazione Vascolare

Oncologia

  • Oncologia Medica
  • Chirurgia Generale
  • Anestesiologia

 

III Anno  Secondo Semestre

Metodologia della Riabilitazione - 3

  • Scienze Infermieristiche e Tecniche Neuropsichiatriche e Riabilitative - Metodologia della Ricerca
  • Scienze Infermieristiche e Tecniche Neuropsichiatriche e Riabilitative - Riabilitazione del Paziente Scoliotico e Trattamento delle Patologie della Colonna Vertebrale
  • Scienze Infermieristiche e Tecniche Neuropsichiatriche e Riabilitative - Riabilitazione del Paziente Ustionato
  • Scienze Infermieristiche e Tecniche Neuropsichiatriche e Riabilitative

Management Sanitario

  • Medicina Legale
  • Filosofia Morale
  • Organizzazione Aziendale
  • Diritto del Lavoro
  • Igiene Generale e Applicativa

Tirocinio - 3

Laboratorio - 3

Attività Didattiche Opzionali - 3

  • Metodologie Riabilitative e Tecniche Manuali

Attività Seminariale - 3

  • Riabilitazione Area Vascolare
  • Medicina del Lavoro

Campus

Fondazione Santa Lucia Irccs

Via Ardeatina, 354 – 00179 Rome

 

Secretary of the University Degree Program

Tel. +39 06.5150.1381

Fax +39 06.5150.1378

laurea.fisioterapia@hsantalucia.it