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Master's Degree in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy based on Clinical Reasoning

Only official degree in Spain dedicated to Clinical Reasoning
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Master's Degree in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy based on Clinical Reasoning

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Student profile: Diploma / Graduates in Physiotherapy.

Graduate Profile: The student will acquire a clinical reasoning ability that allows him to make a correct physiotherapy diagnosis and adequate decision making during clinical practice, as well as the mastery of advanced techniques of musculoskeletal physiotherapy in order to respond to his therapeutic objectives.
He will also acquire specific competences for scientific research, such as critical reading and design and analysis of the effectiveness of procedures, support for the development of evidence-based clinical practice.

Official Degree:Master's Degree in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy based on Clinical Reasoning

Center responsible:San Rafael-Nebrija Center

Branch of knowledge: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Openings available: 25

Total Credits:60 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2016 – 2017

Duration: 1 year. From October to July

Type of Education: Classroom attendance

Days of the week in which it is taught: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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Taught at the San Rafael Hospital Center

Nebrija University's official Master's Degree in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy based on Clinical Reasoning is specifically focused on Clinical Reasoning, being the only University that currently has an official degree dedicated to this subject.

Its objective is to develop the reasoning ability that allows the physiotherapist adequate and rigorous decision making during clinical practice, a key aspect for the development and evolution of Physiotherapy as a discipline of Health Sciences.

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The student of the Master's degree will develop the CR ability from the detailed knowledge of pathology and musculoskeletal dysfunction. This will allow him to reach a correct physiotherapy diagnosis that identifies the primary cause of the symptomatology, through a thorough physiotherapy assessment based on physical examination, orthopedic evaluation, biomechanical analysis and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

From the therapeutic point of view, an approach will be carried out, using advanced techniques, of musculoskeletal physiotherapy integrated in the CR process; osteopathic manual physiotherapy, invasive physiotherapy, muscle chains, neurodynamic techniques, motor control and therapeutic exercise.

During the training, the student will also work on specific competences for scientific research such as critical reading and the design and analysis of the effectiveness of procedures, support for the development of evidence-based clinical practice.

Miguel Mendoza Puente

D. Miguel Mendoza Puente

Director of the Master's Degree in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Based on Clinical Reasoning

“The high clinical and academic qualification of the teaching staff, the development of clinical reasoning ability, advanced diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound or biomechanical functional assessment in the laboratory and the wide range of advanced musculoskeletal techniques, together with the offer of Clinical Internships in specialized centers, result in a high-quality Master's degree training and high specialization”.

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Unique program in Spain

Fully-equipped facilities

The university center is equipped with multifunctional spaces prepared and adapted for teaching and putting into practice the profession, such as laboratories and multipurpose rooms.

Clinical internships

Nebrija University's objective is to prepare the student for the professional world, so this master's degree allows you to intern in specialized Physiotherapy Centers.

Campus in the center of Madrid

The training is taught in the university center located on Paseo de la Habana, accessible both by car and motorcycle and by public transportation.

Curriculum


BOE No. 22, of January 26, 2017
All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must take 60 credits


First Semester 22 ECTS


  • 1. Research methodology and Evidence-based physiotherapy
  • 3 ECTS | Evidence-based Physiotherapy
  • 3 ECTS | Research Design and Procedure Analysis

  • 2. Assessment of Physical Therapy based on Clinical Reasoning (CR)
  • 6 ECTS | Evaluation of Physical Therapy Based on RC I
  • 6 ECTS | Evaluation of Physical Therapy Based on RC II

  • 3. Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Techniques
  • 4 ECTS | Advanced Manual Therapy I

Second Semester 38 ECTS


  • 3. Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Techniques
  • 4 ECTS | Advanced Manual Therapy II
  • 4 ECTS | Advanced Approach to Muscle Chains
  • 4 ECTS | Invasive Physiotherapy
  • 5 ECTS | Motor Control and Learning through Therapeutic Exercise

  • 4. External Internships in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • 9 ECTS | External Internships of MSP

  • 5. Final Research Project
  • 12 ECTS | Master’s Degree Final Research Project (yearly)

Legend:

  • External Internships (9 ECTS)
  • Final Research Project (12 ECTS)

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Career Opportunities

The development of the ability for clinical reasoning, high diagnostic and therapeutic specialization and the realization of specialized clinical internships will train the professional to be able to carry out his professional activity in different fields such as:

  • Free practice of the profession.
  • Physiotherapy services in health care centers (hospitals, private clinics, primary care centers, mutual insurance companies...)
  • Sport clubs

Other

  • Detailed development of clinical reasoning ability based on orthopedic analysis, musculoskeletal dysfunction and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
  • Application of new technologies applied to assessment and treatment.
  • High specialization in the therapeutic field: osteopathic manual physiotherapy, invasive physiotherapy, muscle chains, neurodynamic techniques, motor control and therapeutic exercise.
  • Small work group of maximum 25 students
  • High qualification and extensive clinical and teaching experience of professors.
  • Specialized clinical internships.
  • Development of clinical research projects.

Internships

Business Agreements

Clinical Internships in Specialized Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Centers.

El alumno realizará prácticas de fisioterapia en centros privados de referencia en el ámbito de la fisioterapia musculoesquelética avanzada:

  • Centro Actual-fisio
  • Centro Fisiolution
  • Centro FORMA Pilates
  • Centro Holystic
  • Centro Más que 3 fisios para todos
  • Centro Zamar fisioterapia
  • Centro Tu clínica fisioterapia
  • Centro L'Anatomie

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San Rafael-Nebrija Center