EQF 6 -tason osaaminen fysioterapeutin ammatin näkökulmasta

Knowledge

“advanced knowledge of a field of work or study, involving a critical understanding of theories and principles”

The candidate shall:

  • document advanced knowledge about theories, assessments and interventions for people with problems in movement and functioning
  • document knowledge about research ethics, different research designs, and qualitative and quantitative methods for data collection and analysis in physiotherapy
  • document critical understanding of theories and principles within the field of exercise and movement
  • document critical understanding of theories and principles within the field of manual therapies
  • document critical understanding of theories and principles within the field of physical modalities
  • document critical understanding of theories and principles within the field of cognitive behavioral therapies

 

Skills

“advanced skills, demonstrating mastery and innovation, required to solve complex and predictable problems in a specialised field of work or study”

The candidate shall:

  • demonstrate advanced skills in reviewing documentation and communication of research in physiotherapy
  • demonstrate integrated knowledge from all main topics in the performance of clinical physiotherapy
  • demonstrate advanced communication skills in undertaking anamnestic information, in journal documentation and in team collaboration
  • demonstrate advanced skills in the selection and application of relevant examination instruments/techniques
  • demonstrate advanced skills in analyses of psychosocial-, cognitive-, emotional and physical issues related to the patients/clients dysfunction and situation
  • demonstrate advanced skills in implementing research- and clinical based interventions within the fields of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation in physiotherapy
  • demonstrate advanced skills in the evaluation of the physiotherapy intervention in cooperation with patient/user/relatives
  • demonstrate advanced skills in formulating research questions, in developing research design, in selecting appropriate research methods, in analyzing collected and in communicating research results
  • demonstrate advanced skills in evaluating research-based knowledge together with practice knowledge, values and preferences
  • demonstrate advanced skills in ethical and professional behavior as a physiotherapist

 

General competence        

“manage complex technical or professional activities or projects, taking responsibility for decision-making in predictable work or study contexts; and take responsibility for managing professional development of individuals and groups”.

The candidate shall:

  • discuss the terms ‘evidence based’ and ‘clinically based’ knowledge
  • argue about validity and reliability issues in qualitative and quantitative research
  • reflect on their need of further knowledge
  • take responsibility for developing their knowledge