Health Professions of Rehabilitation Sciences

Professioni sanitarie
Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM/SNT2 - Health professions for rehabilitation
Master programme
Limited enrollment with admission test
Course location
The main objective of the Master degree Course in Rehabilitation Science for Health Professions is to provide advanced knowledge and competences allowing graduates to develop and implement high quality interventions related to care, management, educational and research processes, within rehabilitation services and institutions involving their professions (Podiatrist, Physical Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist, Orthoptist, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Technician, Occupational Therapist, Professional Educator, Neurodevelopmental Disorders? Therapist).
More specifically, the Master degree Course in Rehabilitation Science for Health Professions is aimed at providing knowledge and competences allowing graduates to:
- coordinate and/or manage simple and complex organizations through appropriate procedures and measures in the areas of planning, human resource management and business economy Accounting;
- critically evaluate and monitor the evolution of rehabilitation needs and processes, and plan therapeutic interventions related to their specific rehabilitation expertise;
- develop management skills;
- identify environmental risk factors, assess their effects on health and implement protective interventions in the workplace;
- manage work teams and adopt appropriate strategies to promote multi-professional and organizational integration processes;
- manage and carry out professional development plans based on constant definition, identification and evaluation of related goals;
- implement systematic bibliographic research through databases and periodic updates; conduct bibliographic reviews (including systematic ones) and draft scientific articles;
- collaborate in quantitative and qualitative research projects;
- verify the application of research findings in the context of rehabilitation services, in view of their improvement;
- operate in compliance with the main laws governing the healthcare organization, as well as with the rules of professional ethics and duties;
- define and apply appropriate techniques for individual and group communication and for the management of interpersonal relationships with patients and their caregivers;
- evaluate individual and collective patient outcomes using valid and reliable measures that take into account the context in which patients are receiving rehabilitation interventions, including cultural variables and the effect of social factors;
- collaborate with the healthcare team to implement and develop protocols and guidelines;
- organize and correctly interpret information related to their specific professional field by using available resources and databases;
- use technology associated with information and communication as a valid support for rehabilitation, therapeutic and preventive interventions and for the supervision of health conditions;
- document their rehabilitation practice to perform subsequent analysis aiming at continuous improvement;
- contribute to the planning and implementation of educational interventions to promote update and lifelong learning for rehabilitation professionals;
- observe, participate and plan management and coordination processes in the context of Bachelor degree Courses, Master degree Courses and post graduate courses; develop and refine specific teaching skills related to internship tutoring and coordination activities in basic, complementary and lifelong education;
- design and implement educational and support interventions at the individual and community levels, to improve self-management, supervision of risk factors and health problems in collaboration with other professionals;
- contribute to harmonize local administrative and jurisdictional provisions related to rehabilitation professions with the normative aspects and rules defined by EU and adopted by the other Member and non Member States.
At the end of the Course, graduates possess the scientific knowledge, ethical values and professional skills characterizing Rehabilitation Professions, at the same time having acquired deeper disciplinary and research competences. Therefore they are able to provide advanced care services, to express educational and preventive skills, and to apply all these competences to address primary health problems of pediatric, adult and geriatric populations as well as issues related to service quality.
In the management of the healthcare personnel, graduates are able to address the needs of the community, to propose and implement new approaches to work organization, to make profit of IT innovation - also in reference to teleassistance and e-learning -, to plan and organize educational interventions, taking into account the need for aligning local operative standards to the EU ones.
As a result of the experience gained through an adequate professional and multidisciplinary training, graduates develop an integrated approach to the management of the healthcare services and organizations, and to the attainment of their educational and research goals.
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Limited enrolment with admission test. 
For further information on the number of places and the date of the admission test, please visit the website

English language

Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English.

Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

The degree programme has plans to develop, in partnership with international training programmes and clinics, study-abroad programmes for its students. Given the particular demands of the academic programmes, and the needs of its students (most of whom are working professionals), these programmes will consist of internship opportunities relating to organising services and conducting research


Courses list

Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Placement I year 19 475 Italian MED/48 MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Interdisciplinary vocational course 1 12 104 Italian M-EDF/01 MED/05 MED/09 MED/13 MED/34 MED/36 MED/37 MED/48 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Clinical pathology1
- Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy1
- Endocrinology1
- Internal medicine1
- Methods and teaching of motor activities2
- Neuroradiology1
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric2
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine1
Psychology applied to social relations, communication and group dynamics 8 64 Italian M-DEA/01 M-PSI/01 M-PSI/06 SPS/07
- Demology, ethnology and anthropology2
- General psychology2
- General sociology2
- Work and Organizational Psychology2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Health law and professional-ethical liabilities 6 48 Italian IUS/07 IUS/09 IUS/10 MED/43
- Administrative law2
- Forensic medicine1
- Labour law2
- Public law1
Principles and instruments of business economics applied to the health sector 4 32 Italian SECS-P/07
Statistic, Epidemiology a History of Medicine 6 48 Italian MED/01 MED/02 MED/42
- Hygiene and public health2
- Medical history1
- Medical statistics3
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 3 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Placement II year 11 275 Italian MED/48 MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Educational project planning and management 8 64 Italian M-PED/01 MED/48
- Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences2
- Theories and science of education and social education6
Interdisciplinary vocational course 2 8 64 Italian ING-INF/06 MED/25 MED/26 MED/34 MED/38 MED/39 MED/48
- Child neuropsychiatry1
- Electronic and informatics bioengineering2
- General and subspecialty paediatrics1
- Neurology1
- Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences1
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine1
- Psychiatry1
Planning, organisation, and monitoring in healthcare organisations 6 48 Italian SECS-P/10
Professional management 6 48 Italian M-PSI/06 MED/44 SPS/09
- Economic sociology and sociology of work and organisations2
- Occupational medicine2
- Work and Organizational Psychology2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Research methods in rehabilitation 6 48 Italian ING-INF/05 M-FIL/03 M-PSI/03 MED/04 MED/06
- Clinical pathology1
- Information processing systems1
- Medical oncology1
- Moral philosophy1
- Psychometrics2
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Laboratories 5 75 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Final dissertation 7 140 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 3 CFU in attività formative a scelta.

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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First year enrolment:
Limited enrollment with admission test

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for admission: from 26/08/2020 to 05/10/2020

Admission test date and venue: 15/03/2021 - a distanza

Application for matriculation: from 18/03/2021 to 22/03/2021

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Further information

Please note

The admission test to 2020/2021 Master's degree programmes for the Health Professions has been postponed due to the COVID-19 emergency, and will take place online on March 15, 2021. Instructions will be e-mailed to the candidate's address, as provided upon registration, during the week 8 to 12 March.