The objective purpose of the Physiotherapy Program is the theoretical, clinical and practical education and training of students, so that they are able to manage cases where patients have low functional ability aiming to introduce them into society the soonest possible. Moreover, graduates of the Programme are experts on the Physiotherapy Science and they are able to promote and protect the individual’s health, to prevent, improve and rehabilitate pathological cases, whether these are inherent or acquired, as well as traumatic injuries which cause disorders to different systems of the organism, such as the musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular.
The cultivation of analytical and critical thinking as well as the students’ support towards active participation in the learning process is the core purpose of the Programme. The learning process is a continuous lifelong process that enables the students to work as autonomous professionals or as members of a health team and to be able to fully meet the needs of the Physiotherapeutic rehabilitation of the patient.
The graduates of the Physiotherapy Programme acquire a comprehensive knowledge in terms of scientific and practical background. They are able to assess, choose, organise and carry out securely all Physiotherapeutic practices, since the studies programme can be considered dynamic and totally modern thanks to the Science development within the area of Health.
The studies programme reflects the new facts in the area of Physiotherapy, which being a new and dynamic science with constantly increasing researches it assesses, organizes, applies, promotes and reexamines the findings, which found its practice.
The educational environment and the Professors’ thorough Academic training, provides a high-level of knowledge and skills, required to exercise the Physiotherapeutic science.
The methodology and approach of teaching strengthens the active participation of students of Physiotherapy in the learning process. The graduate Scientist – Physiotherapist uses natural means and methods aiming to rehabilitate, maintain and promote the physical and psychological state of the individual, as well as his social existence, where damage, injury or disease have altered his daily activities.
Graduate Physiotherapists shall also be able:
To offer qualitative Physiotherapy to patients hospitalized in public or private hospitals or institutions in Cyprus and abroad and offer their services to the family or community bearing a patient or a disabled person.
To occupy a significant role in promoting and treating the public health and welfare via educational and advisory services as well as in educating individuals about the correct position and motion during their daily activities.
To help the individuals’ self-care and self-service, by providing not only them but also health officers and other supportive services with advice and education, aiming to achieve the individuals’ welfare and independence to the maximum.
Today, the Physiotherapist:
Is trained and he respects the patients, he works in total discretion, he verifies that the patients receive adequate information on their problem, so that they can give their consent to the suggested rehabilitation scheme.
Develops analytical and creative thinking for critical examination and readjustment of the daily practice, aiming to achieve the evolution continuity.
Is expert on the research process and he develops a research activity for the Physiotherapy Science development purposes.
Finally, the studies programme follows the Science evolution and it is adapted to the occasional circumstances, aiming to provide high-quality services to the patient.