Practice in Brno’s largest hospital
You will practice with actual patients, be taught by actual doctors from the field and learn theory in our brand-new simulation centre. With everything from heart examination to autopsy, at Masaryk you will get hands-on experience.
Find the career for life
There is a wide field of opportunity for the graduates of the Physiotherapy programme. With this degree, you will have no problem finding work you actually like and enjoy or switch to something else if you do not find it fulfilling enough.
Study in state-of-the-art campus
Our campus is modern, located near the dormitories and provides students with everything from libraries, restaurants, shops, places to relax and study and much more. On-site simulation hospital is a brand-new addition to the practical education.
The aim of the study program is to acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for the performance of the relevant medical profession and to educate for the medical practice a qualified expert – a bachelor who will be entitled to perform the activities of the physiotherapist in the field of therapeutic and preventive care in the frame of therapeutic rehabilitation and other components of comprehensive rehabilitation at the corresponding workplaces both in the state and the private sector, within the scope of the competences defined in the graduate profile.
A graduate of a Bachelor's degree program is qualified to work independently in the field of medical rehabilitation. For this competence, sufficient professional qualifications within the theoretical and practical components of education were created during the study. The graduate will be able to follow the development trends in the field and to develop lifelong learning.
The Physiotherapist provides diagnostic, preventive and medical care in the pathophysiology of clinical disorders and disorders of the locomotor system in the field of therapeutic preventive care in healthcare facilities, spa facilities, social care institutions, rehabilitation institutes including specialized workplaces. According to the diagnosis and recommendations of the physician, based on their own examinations and patient needs, they determine optimal variants and combinations of procedures to achieve the desired goal stated in the surgery.
The obligatory part of the program is a professional practice and according to the law the bachelor study must include at least 1 600 h. Student of the Physiotherapy program at the Faculty of Medicine MU has a total of 1,872.5 hours of practice, which consists of exercises and 12 weeks of continuous professional practice.
The teaching of practical skills of specific subjects is distributed in each year in specialized subjects.
The practical skills of the first year are focused on the teaching of investigation and treatment methods on healthy individuals – listeners. This means that in a small group the students acquire manual skills, knowledge of the techniques of investigating the systems of the locomotive system and its tissues; they also apply motion therapy, general and reflex massage, special techniques (ball training) and physical therapy. For manual experience, they work under the guidance of the teacher with the patient.
The second-year student applies the skills acquired in the first year in patients, practices new skills and movement therapy. The student studies clinical trials, therapeutic procedures in patients and their methodical rehabilitation methods – therapeutic physical education at the patient's bed with surgical, traumatological, orthopaedic, internal and neurological diseases. Furthermore, the student is familiar with functional disorders in patients and treatment of functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system using "soft techniques".
The third-year student applies the skills acquired in 1st and 2nd year at the patient's bed – examination of the locomotor system, kinesiological analysis, therapeutic procedures in patients. Special techniques (e.g. Kabat, Bobath) and their use are demonstrated at the patient's bed, the listener can be directly acquainted with the effectiveness of the treatment procedures in the indicated patients.
The bachelor will apply the practical skills of a particular disease and patient; the result of practical skills is written in case studies as part of a bachelor's thesis. In the final state examination, the practical skills must be shown before a state exam by a commission to a particular patient.
The Bachelor’s degree from Physiotherapy is directly connected to being a physiotherapist, higher education lecturer, sports therapist, working in health care in general and many more.
Every applicant must have successfully completed secondary education (i.e. secondary school, high school, college, etc.) resulting in a school-leaving examination, rewarded with a final certificate/ diploma (e.g. A-level certificates, IB diploma, etc.).
All applicants must provide their secondary school results and the final certificate in order to have their secondary education recognized in the Czech Republic.
Recognition of secondary education is required for the enrolment. Administrative fee for the recognition in the amount of CZK 750 must be paid online before the enrolment.
Every applicant must successfully pass the entrance examination tests (see information below). The applicant is allowed to sit the entrance examination only once per admission year.
Applicants from USA and Canada can be accepted on the basis of MCAT tests results (minimum 24 or 500 points according to a year of passing) or DAT tests results (minimum 20 points).
Applicants from France can be accepted on the basis of PACES/MMOP results.
Applicants with A-level examination results from the academic year 2018/2019 at the latest can be accepted on the basis of minimum scores A (Chemistry), A (Biology), B (Physics or Mathematics).
Entrance Examination Requirements
The applicants are accepted on the basis of a written entrance examination consisting of three separate tests in the following subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics in cases of General Medicine and Dentistry. The Physiotherapy applicants are accepted on the basis of two separate tests from Chemistry and Biology.
Each test contains 40 multiple choice questions with five possible answers out of which only one answer is correct. Each test takes 60 minutes. No periodic tables or other reference materials are necessary, apart from a simple calculator.
The acceptance pass mark in Physiotherapy is 50 %.
The lists of topics for the entrance tests in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics/Maths and Sample tests are available at:
E-Learning Preparatory Courses are available at: https://www.med.muni.cz/en/applicants/e-learning-preparatory-courses
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