General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Esther Wall Gimeno

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 3

Teaching staff: 

Carles Fernández Jané

Teaching languages

  • English

The subject is taught in English in its entirety. All assignments must be submitted in this language


Basic skills
  • B5_That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy


Specific skills
  • E3_Know and understand the methods, procedures and physiotherapeutic actions, aimed both at the actual therapy to be applied in the clinic for re-education or functional recovery, as well as carrying out activities aimed at promoting and maintaining health


  • E12_Intervene in the areas of health promotion, prevention, protection and recovery


  • E17_Understand the importance of updating the knowledge, skills and abilities and attitudes that make up the professional competencies of the physiotherapist


  • E19_Know how to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, with users of the healthcare system, as well as with other professionals


Transversal competences
  • T1_Acquire the ability to communicate in a foreign language and work in an international context


  • T2_Demonstrate ability to organize and plan


  • T3_The student must be able to develop skills in interpersonal relationships and be able to work within an intra and interdisciplinary team



The World Confederation of Physiotherapy (ER-WCPT) defines Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (FBE) as “a commitment to use the greatest scientific evidence available in the clinical decision-making about the care of an individual and that integrates the in turn, both the knowledge acquired during professional practice and that obtained through systematic research in a given field. This concept, derived in turn from Evidence-Based Medicine, aims to integrate within the usual clinical practice of physiotherapists the theoretical-practical knowledge acquired through professional experience with current scientific evidence in relation to the techniques and therapies used in physiotherapy and the preferences and specific characteristics of each patient with the ultimate goal of providing our patients / subjects with the best possible care.

The aim of this subject is to continue to delve into the concepts learned in the subject ofEvidence Based Seminar as well as expanding other concepts related to the FBE. The purpose of this follow-up will be to provide the student with work tools that he can use both in his future professional life and in future research projects such as the Final Degree Project.


Learning outcomes

  • Acquires evidence-based physiotherapy criteria, critical analysis of knowledge
  • Acquires and masters English applied to the sciences of health and physical activity
  • Understand the importance of reasoning based on scientific evidence. Justification of the interventions based on the evidence that supports them.
  • Analyze the results of published evidence. It determines their degree of validity and applicability in the environment in which they must develop their intervention.
  • Apply the method of evidence-based medicine to the various fields of health sciences and physical activity: search in scientific databases, critical analysis of studies, drawing conclusions for their clinical applicability
  • It incorporates the communication and dissemination of results as part of the therapeutic intervention process
  • It incorporates English as a language for learning and disseminating scientific knowledge. Use in inter-professional communication.


Working methodology

Type of activity


AF1. Theoretical classes


AF5. Tutorials


AF6. Study and group work


AF7. Study and independent work





  • Secondary education.
  • Systematic reviews.
  • Scoping review.
  • Clinical Practice Guides
  • Critical reading
  • Evaluation of the quality of scientific evidence

Learning activities

MD1. Expository method or master class: to transmit knowledge and to activate the cognitive processes of the student by means of a unidirectional learning
MD3. Solving exercises and problems: exercising, rehearsing and putting into practice previous knowledge
MD4. Problem-based learning (PBL): developing active knowledge through problem solving

Evaluation system

This subject will be evaluated as follows:

Evaluation activity


Continued avaluation

SE1. e-Portfolio


SE2. Oral presentation


SE4. Self evaluation


Final Evaluation

SE3. Exam


According to current regulations, only those students who have obtained a grade of suspense during the ordinary period. The activities that are part of the continuous assessment They are NOT recoverable. To pass the subject it is necessary to obtain one rating of 5/10 to the global of the subject


Evaluation in recovery period

SE3. Exam 30%


The total or partial copy in any of the learning activities will mean a "Not Presented" in the subject, without option to present in the proof of recovery and without prejudice of the opening of a file for this reason




Robert Herbert Gro Jamtvedt Judy Mead Kåre Birger Hagen; Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (2nd edition). Elsevier 2005


Elena D. Kallestinova. How to write your first Scientific Paper. Yale J Biol Med. 2011 Sep; 84 (3): 181–190.

Center for Evidence-Based Medicine.


Transparent Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyzes.

Straus SE., Richardson WS, Glasziou P, Haynes RB. Evidence-based medicine. How to practice and teach the MBA (3rd edition). Elsevier 2006

Evidence-based Medical Toolbox.

Students for Best Evidence:

Transparent Reporting of Trials:

Slafer, GA. How to write a scientific article? Journal of research in education, ISSN 1697-5200, Flight. 6, NO. 1, 2009, p. 124-132