Masaryk University Brno
Masaryk University is found in Brno, the second largest city and educational centre in the Czech Republic. The University was founded in 1919 and consists of 9 faculties. It is recognized worldwide and the tuition for foreign students is in the English language.
This programme lasts for three years and its graduates are awarded the Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy, which is fully recognized in the European Union. Being part of Masaryk University’s Faculty of Medicine the Faculty of Physiotherapy has very high academic standards. The teaching is conducted at the premises of the Faculty of Medicine.
The Physiotherapy Bachelor Programme incorporates both university taught and practice-based components, which have been designed together as an integrated whole. It provides students with a complex set of theoretical knowledge and practical abilities, which prepare them for professional autonomy and excellence in clinical practice. To achieve this aim, the students are offered a strong scientific foundation together with an impressive repertoire of physiotherapeutic skills.
In addition, the programme facilitates the development of essential communication skills and soundly embeds the important values of professionalism. Apart from the core skills and knowledge in the key themes of musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory and neuromuscular clinical science, the curriculum of the programme comprises necessary knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry and biophysics as basis for understanding the content of medical rehabilitation and kinesiology.
Furthermore, the students acquire fundamental knowledge of psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, ethics and Czech language. The specialized profile of the curriculum is formed by investigative methods in medical rehabilitation, rehabilitation treatment in individual clinical branches of medicine (e.g. internal medicine, surgery, traumatology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, gynaecology, neurology, and neurophysiology), physical therapy, exercise therapy and its special techniques, ergotherapy and prosthetics.
Graduates are experts in the field of physical therapy, able to function as independent clinicians, who work together with all the members of a health care system in the coordination and execution of diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive procedures and methods in the rehabilitation process and in care of the ailing. They are endowed with the means to critically evaluate the effectiveness of their own treatments and are qualified to work in hospital departments and other health care facilities including spa resorts.
Applicants are selected on the basis of an entrance examination multiple choice test. The test consists of Chemistry and Biology questions and the passing grade is 50%. The annual tuition fees are 195,000 Czech Crowns (7,200 Euro approximately) and can be paid in one or two installments, either full payment before the end of July, or in two installments, the first one before the end of July and the second and last before the end of February of the academic year.