Working closely with clients, physiotherapists play a key role.
– A role in promoting health and quality of life, preventing loss of function, and facilitating rehabilitation after injury, illness or disability.
Physiotherapists in Denmark are licensed by the Ministry of Health, and our Bachelor in Physiotherapy qualifies graduates for licensure upon completing the programme. Graduates are able to:
- plan, execute, evaluate and document physiotherapeutic tasks within the areas of health promotion, prophylaxis, treatment, habilitation and rehabilitation
- develop, strengthen, maintain and renew patients’ optimal movement and functional abilities in order to promote good health and quality of life and prevent limitation or loss of function
- use goal-oriented physiotherapeutic intervention and work in cooperation with patients/clients and their relatives, as well as with colleagues and members of other professions
- inititate and participate in practice-related contexts where research and development is carried out.
Physiotherapists need professional and personal knowledge and skills to work closely with patients and other partners in short or long term physiotherapy programmes in areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Counselling will often be central to work as a physiotherapist and that is why theories and practical skills of counseling are integral to our programme as well.
Our students learn to examine the muscles, joints, ligaments, and other tissues to localize injuries or signs of stress.
They also gain the skills to enter into a dialogue with your clients in order to examine and analyse their physical and mental resources, functional challenges, and general life situation and work with clients to develop a physiotherapeutic programme to address individual needs, strengths and weaknesses.
Clinical Placements – Opportunities for Exchange Students
– are central to our physiotherapy programme and our Danish speaking full degree students experience their first placements as early as the second semester.
The Department works very closely with clinical placement organisations and not surprisingly, there is hard competition for the clinical placements we are able to offer exchange students from our partner schools.
In all clinical placements, your supervisor will be a trained physiotherapist, who is specifically responsible for advising you during your placement.
Clinical placement supervisors are trained for the job and have the time and resources to devote to making sure students maximise their learning outcomes and reach the educational goals for the placement period.
The Department of Physiotherapy places students in all types of organizations, examples include hospitals, special needs day care, and sports clinics, and a limited number of placements are available to exchange students each semester.
The overall goal of clinical placements is to integrate the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you have learned into a specific clinical context. You will also learn to communicate and cooperate with clients and with other health care professionals to create the best results.
In addition to these general goals, we work with each student to identify particular areas of interest and needs for improvement.
During clinical placements the focus is on the clients and inter-professional cooperation is very important. You will develop the ability to take action as a professional physiotherapist. By working alongside other physiotherapists you will be able to develop a professional approach and demeanor.