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Objectives and Competences



In a general way, we can say that the Grade degree in Physiotherapy is intented to train professional general physiotherapists, with scientific training and sufficient ability to describe, identify, treat and compare health problems to which Physiotherapy can offer a response, using methods, procedures, models, techniques and actions which, by application of physical means, heal, recuperate and adapt people suffering functional limitations, discapacities or changes in their physical function and health state, produced as a result of a lesion, illness or another cause; for this purpoe using such means to foster and maintain health, and to prevent diseases and their consequences. All this considering the three dimensions of the individual: biological, psychological and social.


Adapting the proposals of the Tuning Project Report for all degrees, once completed the grade level, all Physiotherapy students should be able to:

  • Prove their familiarity with the fundamental basics and history of Physiotherapy as a specialization discipline.
  • Coherently communicate basic knowledge of physiotherapy acquired.
  • Place in context new information and its interpretation.
  • Prove that they understand the general structure of the Physiotherapy discipline and the connection with its subdisciplines.
  • Prove that they understand and are able to implement methods of critical analysis and development of theories and their application to the field of Physiotherapy.
  • Accurately implement the methods and techniques related to Physiotherapy.
  • Prove that they understand the Qualitative Research related to Physiotherapy.
  • Prove they understand the experimental and observation proofs of the scientific theories and their application to Physiotherapy.


Depending on their professional attributions, once completed their studies, all physiotherapists should be able to:

  • Contribute to maintenance of health, of wellbeing and quality of life of people, families and the community, considering their ethical-deontological, political, social, economic, environmental and biological circumstances.
  • Undertake clinics, evaluations and reevaluations of the patient, collecting data, requesting, undertaking and interpreting propedeutical and supplementary examinations, which may allow to prepare a kinetic-functional diagnosis, in order to decide on the appropriate physiotherapeutical models, methods, procedures, resources and behaviour, to treat malfunctions in the field of Physiotherapy, in all their extension and complexity, establishing the prognosis, reevaluating behaviour and adopting decisions for physiotherapeutical discharge.
  • Critically reflect of clinical, scientific, phylosophical, ethical, political, social and cultural matters involved in professional action of the physiotherapist, proving themselves able to intervene in the different areas in which their professional action is required.
  • Clarify and solve doubts and advise patients and their relatives throughout the entire therapeutical process.
  • Refer patients to other professionals whenever necessary, relating and establishing a level of cooperation with the other members of the Health Team.
  • Intervene in emergency situations.
  • Prepare opinions, reports and expert reports whenever necessary.
  • Be alert to the efficiency of the technological resources in the Area of Physiotherapy, assuring their safety quality and also incorporating technological innovations in their field of action.
  • Keep the data they access in their work confidential.
  • Undertake planning, organization and management activities in the public and private Health services, and also advise, offer clinics and audits in the sphere of their professional competence.
  • Undertake their profession in connection with society, undertanding it as a participation and a social contribution.
  • Undertake research projects that contribute to the production of knowledge in the area of Physiotherapy, transmitting scientific knowledge through the usual means.
  • Prove sufficient personal and intellectual autonomy to perform continuous professional training.


Competences are the set of interrelated knowledge, attitudes, values, abilities and skills, which can be identified and evaluated, and which enable the student to undertake the professional activity according to requirements and standards used in the appropriate occupational area.

All grades of the University of Almeria explicitly cover three types of competences:

  1. Generic Competences included in Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October, establishing regulations for Official University Studies.
  2. Generic Competences of the University of Almeria (approved in Governing Council 17 June 2008). These are transversal competences appearing in all degrees.
  3. Specific Competences of the degree. These competences are specified in the degree report, which are related to its own disciplines. Part of these competences may have been agreed at the level of Andalusia, or, in some degrees, they may have been decided at national level.

General Competences

General competences, for all grade degrees, are defined in the Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, and are intended to lead the student to acquire general training, in one or more disciplines, aimed at training for undertaking professional activities.

  1. Students should have proved to have acquired knowledge in an area of studies based on general secondary education, and normally at a level which, although relying on advanced text books, it also has aspects which imply knowledge from recent studies in their field.
  2. Students should know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and have acquired the competences which are normally proved by preparing and defending arguments and solution to problems within their area of studies.
  3. Students should have the capacity of collecting and interpreting relevant data (normally within their area of studies) to express conclusions including thought about relevant social, scientific or ethical subjects.
  4. Preparing and defending arguments and solutin to problems within their area of studies.
  5. Students should have developed the necessary learning abilities to undertake further studies with a high level of autonomy.

The generic competences of the University of Almeria (approved in Governing Council 17 June 2008) are:

  1. Knowledge, abilities and attitudes which enable understaning new theories, interpretations, methods and techniques within the different fields of disciplines, leading to best satisfy professional demands.
  2. Using Information and Communication Techniques (ICTs) as a tool for expression and communication, for access to sources of information, as means for document and data files, for presenting results, for learning, research and cooperative work.
  3. Capacity to identify, analyse and define the significant elements which involve problems for rigorous solutions.
  4. Understanding and expressing with clarity and conveniency the ideas, knowledge, problems and solutions to a wider public, either specialised or not (and feelings through words, adapting to the features of the situation and the audience to reach understanding and adhesion).
  5. The mental behaviour is what questions things and takes interest for the grounds on which one's own and other people's ideas, actions and thoughts are based.
  6. Integrating and actively cooperating in reaching common goals with other people, areas and organizatins, in both national and international contexts.
  7. Understanding and being understood orally and in writing not using one's own language.
  8. Capacity to think and act according to universal principles based on people's value and aimed at their full development.
  9. Capacity to design, manage and undertake a task by oneself.
  10. Respecting the fundamental rights and those of equality of men and women, Human Rights, democracy and culture of peace values, environmental principles and those of cooperation for development, which promote ethical commitement in a fair, free, intercultural and global society.

Specific competences

Specific competences of the degree are included in the degree report.

In the following link you can see the specific competences of the degree.

Competencias Específicas Grado en Fisioterapia (116 kb)

Updated by: Training, Syllabi and Teaching Organization Service

Date: 7 March 2013

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