Length of program 4 years
Timetable morning or afternoon
Internships compulsory
Credits 240 ECTS
Application open

Final Degree project

1. Presentation

The end-of-degree project (TFG) aims to integrate the educational content received and the competence acquired over the four-year training period. The main objective is to assess basic competences associated with the qualification.

It consists of the student’s completion, presentation and defence of the protocol of an original research project which includes one of the areas of knowledge included in the modules of the study programme pertaining to the EHEA degree in Physiotherapy.

The student must therefore display that he / she has acquired the competences designed in the programme.

Transversal and generic competences

• Decision-making ability
• Being able to resolve problems.
• Organisational and planning skills
• Ability for analysis and synthesis
• Being able to communicate both verbally and in writing in the mother tongue
• Being able to administer information
• Relevant knowledge of computer science to the study area
• Knowledge of a foreign language
• Ethical commitment
• Interpersonal skills
• Apply critical reasoning
• Be able to work in an international context
• Be able to recognise diversity and multiculturalism
• Be motivated by quality
• Be capable of self-directed learning
• Have initiative and an enterprising spirit
• Have knowledge of other cultures and customs
• Be sensitive to environmental issues

Specific competences

• Be able to examine and assess the functional state of the patient/user
• Be able to design an intervention plan or treatment programme
• Be able to determine physiotherapeutic diagnosis
• Be able to provide effective and appropriate care
• Be able to draw up and complement a physiotherapy medical file.
• Be able to evaluate the evolution of results
• Be able to carry out, direct and coordinate the physiotherapeutic plan of intervention
• Be able to guarantee quality when practising
• Incorporate scientific research and practice based on evidence as a professional culture
• Incorporate ethical and legal principles of the profession to the professional culture
• Be able to develop the teaching component
• Know how to cope with risk and an unsure environment
• Be able to cope with stress
• Be able to work responsibly
• Be willing to learn and improve
• Be able to show respect, value and be sensitive to the work of others
• Know how to collaborate and cooperate with other professionals
• Show commitment to the patient/user
• Be able to adapt to the limits of one’s professional competence
• Be able to develop organisational and leadership skills

2. Description of way of working

The TFG is an individual project. It may be written in Catalan or Spanish, but must include a review in English, and Catalan or Spanish.

The length of the project should be between 20 and 30 pages; the annexes are not included in this length.

The letter type will be Arial, size 12 ppt with a line distance of 1,5; upper and lower margins will be 2.5 cm and left and right at 3 cm.

3. Follow-up

The TFG is a tutored project. It is done over a semester (the second of the four-year degree) and is supervised by a teacher or tutor involved in the teaching of one of the degree subjects.

The student must have 4 tutorial sessions.

The role of the tutor is to accompany and orientate the student in terms of methodology throughout the TFG process, meaning that during its preparation, presentation and defence. The learning process and development of the project will also be evaluated the student will be advised how to meet objectives and abide by the prerequisites specified by TFG guidelines.

The TFG is organised in the following way:

3.1. Choice of subject and assigning of tutor: October-November

The choice of the subject of the TFG and the assigning of the tutor is based on suggestions made by the FCSB in accordance with the different areas of knowledge.

3.2. First interview with the tutor: December

The student must present a draft of the project outline: declaration of intentions (20 lines), index, hypothesis and objectives; and also the basic bibliography.

3.3. Development of the project: January-March (first session) o January-May (second session)

The student applies a self-directed learning process to carry out the project and, periodically, will meet with his / her tutor to assess progress, establish guidelines and arrange times to meet.

3.4. Handing in the project:

The last week of March (first option) or second week of May (second option)

3.5. Public presentation and defence:

Last week of May and first week of June (first option) or last week of June and first week of July (second attempt)

4. Assessment

Assessment of the TFG involves four parts:

4.1. Monitoring the project

Continuous follow-up of the development of the project will be provided by the tutor. During this process the tutor will assess:

• How the project is addressed
• The student’s recognition of the multidimensional nature of problems
• The use of resources which are appropriate for the purpose of searching information
• The skill of applying critical analysis to the validity and applicability of sources of information used
• The ability to synthesise information
• The ability to relate the data obtained to prior knowledge
• Ordered presentation of information
• Clarity and accuracy of expression
• The ability to formulate questions about the situation
• Justifying comments with the appropriate references and arguments
• Meeting deadlines and abiding by guidelines set by the tutor

4.2. The written project

The written TFG will be assessed by a tribunal consisting of two EHEA degree teachers. To avoid any conflict of interests, the tutor will not be part of this tribunal. The aspects to be assessed are the following:

• Formal presentation of the project
• Linguistic correction
• The level of insight into antecedents and the present state f the issue
• Justification of the proposal
• How innovative the proposal is
• Appropriacy and clarity of the research question (hypothesis and objectives)
• Correction and relevance of bibliographic resources
• Design and methodological development
• Scientific level of the project

4.3. Public presentation and defence of the project

To be able to defend the project, the student must have gained authorisation from his/her tutor and go-ahead from the tribunal which has assessed the written TFG. This very tribunal will keep this in mind when it assesses the presentation and defence:

• The choice and order of ideas exposed
• The accuracy of the language used
• Mastery of the issue
• The ability to synthesise and the solid structure of the presentation
• Clear and accurate portrayal of the project’s contents
• The ability to engage the audience
• The correctness and opportune nature of the responses to the tribunal’s questions
• Effective use of visual support

4.4. The final mark

The final mark is based on an average based on follow-up marks (30%), the written project (45%) and the presentation and defence (25%). In order to pass the TFG module all three of the previous parts must be passed independently, both by the tutor and tribunal.