Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Honours)

The UCM physiotherapists will be qualified to work in various professional settings, including: public hospitals and private clinics, rehabilitation center, surgeries, social health centers, international cooperation organizations, gyms, wellness centers, SPAs, sports teams as well as private self-employed professionals.

With theoretical knowledge and manual skills, empathy and organization, preventive and rehabilitation techniques, the Physiotherapy course is a complete, rigorous and professional course. In addition to training students in the practice of physiotherapist, the Degree Course in Physiotherapy also deals with the art of ‘care’ in the highest high of the term: from private to public, from sports to clinics, from sociopathy to international cooperation. The graduates in Osteopathy, Physical Educational, Science of Sport and Massotherapists can register for the course and request for a recognition of prior learning.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy (Honours) – MFQ: Level 6, Mode of Study: full time, Duration: 4 years, ECTS: 240, Language: Italian and English, issued by UCM United Campus of Malta HEI Foundation, is accredited by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education and is based on the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and the European Qualification Framework (EQF).

The Malta Qualifications Framework is mapped against:
– the European Qualification Framework (EQF);
– the Qualifications Frameworks in the European Higher Education Area (QF/EHEA);
– the Transnational Qualifications Framework (TQF).

In this regard, it seems appropriate to specify that each State – in order to grant the authorization to practice the profession – could, at its discretion, request a supplement to the internship or an additional examination or other (See Directive 2005/36/EC and Directive 2013/55/​​EU).

The UCM graduate in Physiotherapy will also have the faculty of:

a)accessing the procedure for issuing the Eu Professional Card, as provided for by EU Directive 55/2013 (art. 55 b, legislative decree 206/2007).

For further information, please refer to the following link: www.deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/regcounc

b)requesting the recognition of the professional qualification to the national regulatory bodies for the exercise and qualification of the profession, if he wishes to exercise the profession outside the Maltese territory. In this respect, each State may, at its discretion, request a traineeship supplement or a supplementary examination or other (See Directive 2005/36/EC and Directive 2013/55/EU).

If the graduate wishes to practice the physiotherapist profession in Italy, will need to submit an application to the Italian Ministry of Health, in order to obtain its recognition.

It should be noted that UCM will assist the graduate in the bureaucratic process aimed at obtaining recognition of the professional qualification.

c)requesting the academic recognition of the qualification (obtaining the corresponding Italian qualification) from an Italian University of preference (pursuant to art. 2, Law 148/2002 of the Italian Law).

d)requesting non-academic recognition in Italy for access to public competitions from the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department of Public Administration – P.P.A. Office (pursuant to Art. 38 of Legislative Decree 165/2001 and Art. 2 of Presidential Decree 189/2009 of the Italian regulatory framework).

For further information, please refer to the following link:

www.salute.gov.it/

It should be noted that UCM will assist the graduate in the bureaucratic process aimed at obtaining recognition of the professional qualification.

Letter to inform students of registration requirements

In line with our commitment to supporting our students, UCM has drafted the following points that help guide students towards the requirements for respective registrations.

  • MQRIC – this is the competent body in issuing certificates of recognition of qualifications against the Malta Qualifications Framework.  In order to apply for a statement of qualification recognition, students can visit the website of the MQRIC and  by clicking on the application button i.e. https://ncfhe.gov.mt/en/register/Pages/register.aspxthey can submit an online application.
  • CPCM registration: should students require to work in Malta they need to get registered with the CPCM (Council for the Professions Complimentary to Medicine). In order to get registered the CPCM requires that students present their graduate degree certificate and their C1 English Language Certification along with a copy of their birth certificate, identification document (ie. Id card / Passport), a recent police conduct (must be less than 3 months old), Curriculum Vitae in English, and a detailed transcript of the theoretical and practical training and studies in hours associated with the Profession and in relation with the profession syllabus performed by your Institution.  This transcript as to be endorsed in the original format by the Head/ Registrar of your Institution being
  • C1 English Certification: This is the English certification required for registration by the CPCM.  Please note that certification of this exam is only given by a selected few institutes as approved by the CPCM. The following certifications only will be acceptable for registration:

–     TOEFL Internet-Based (iBT): A writing score of at least 24 is required.

–     IELTS Academicis required with a minimum of 6.0 in all elements.

–     Cambridge Certificates: A pass at a grade Cor better is required

–     Occupational English Test(OET): A grade Bor better is required in all components.

  • UCM C1 support: UCM is providing a free online tuition on the UCM platform that all students can access to fully prepare for the C1 exam.
  • Certificate of good standard: in order for a student to get a certificate of good standard from the CPCM, they ought to be registered with the CPCM.

The Physiotherapy graduates are health professional.They implement individually or in teams with other professionals in the field of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, in case of pathological and / or traumatic events, congenital or acquired.They plan rehabilitation programs aimed at meeting patients’ health needs, in according with the medical diagnosis; they perform treatments for functional rehabilitation for motor, psychomotor and cognitive disabilities, using physical, manual and massage therapies.The they can recommend the use of prosthetics, and they instruct the patients for to use these instruments and they verify if the recovery objectives are achieved.They carry out study teaching and professional consulting in health services.

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