A complete and practical Professional Master’s Degree that will allow you to learn in a realistic and direct way everything you need to work as a physiotherapist"

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Respiratory Physiotherapy is part of physiotherapy, but  it is focussed on the pathophysiology of the respiratory system, both medical and surgical,  it requires a detailed understanding of the respiratory system and the existing techniques for its treatment, healing and stabilization.  

It is considered one of the therapeutic pillars in the management of patients with lung diseases, whether obstructive or restrictive, chronic or acute.  

The During this Professional Master’s Degree we are going to see that there has been an increase in the incidence of respiratory diseases, both in children and adults, and that it considerably affects the quality of life of the patients who suffer from them, as well as the toll it takes on our health system there is a great social and economic cost due to the time spent patients need to spend in hospital, the sick leave taken and even the increased chances of early death.  

This Professional Master’s Degree has a teaching staff specialized in respiratory physiotherapy, who contributed both their practical experience from their day-to-day work in private their practices, as well as their vast experience in teaching at national and international level. In addition, it has the advantage of being a 100% online training, so the student can decide from where to study and at what time to do it, in this way, he/she can flexibly self-direct his/her study hours. 

Get up to date in all the novelties that the field of physiotherapy has developed in recent times with the effectiveness of the best online Professional Master’s Degree on the teaching market”

This Professional Master’s Degree in Respiratory Physiotherapy contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features of the program include: 

  • Latest technology in online teaching software
  • Highly visual teaching system, supported by graphic and schematic contents that are easy to assimilate and understand
  • Practical cases presented by practising experts
  • State-of-the-art interactive video systems
  • Teaching supported by telepractice
  • Continuous updating and recycling systems
  • Self-regulating learning: full compatibility with other occupations
  • Practical exercises for self-evaluation and learning verification
  • Support groups and educational synergies: questions to the expert, debate and knowledge forums
  • Communication with the teacher and individual reflection work
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection
  • Supplementary documentation databases are permanently available, even after the course

An effective and safe Professional Master’s Degree that will take you through an interesting and effective learning process so that you acquire all the knowledge 
of an expert in the field" 

Our teaching staff is made up of working professionals. In this way, we ensure that we provide you with the training update we are aiming for. A multidisciplinary team of professionals trained and with experience in different environments, who will develop the theoretical knowledge in an efficient way, but above all, they will bring their practical knowledge from their own experience to the course: one of the differential qualities of this training. 

The efficiency of the methodological design of this master's degree, enhances the student's understanding of the subject. Developed by a multidisciplinary team of e-learning experts, it integrates the latest advances in educational technology. This way, you will be able to study with a range of comfortable and versatile multimedia tools that will give you the operability you need in your training.  

The design of this program is based on Problem-Based Learning: an approach that conceives learning as a highly practical process. To achieve this remotely, we will use telepractice learning:  with the help of an innovative interactive video system, and learning from an expert, you will be able to acquire the knowledge as if you were actually dealing with the scenario you are learning about. A concept that will allow you to integrate and fix learning in a more realistic and permanent way. 

Our innovative  form of online learning will give you the opportunity to learn through an immersive experience, which will enable you to integrate more quickly and give you a much more realistic view of the contents: “learning from an expert"

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With a methodological design based on proven teaching techniques, this Professional Master’s Degree will take you through different teaching approaches to allow you to learn in a dynamic and effective way"


The contents of this Professional Master’s Degree have been developed by the different teachers on this course, with a clear purpose: to ensure that our students acquire each and every one of the necessary skills to become true experts in this field.  
A complete and well-structured program that will take you to the highest standards of quality and success. 

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A very complete syllabus that will take you gradually through each and every one of the items that the professional of the Respiratory Physiotherapy needs. With a plus: the vocation of excellence that characterizes us"

Module 1. Pediatric Respiratory Physiotherapy I

1.1.    Introduction to Respiratory Physiotherapy in Pediatrics 

1.1.1.    Anatomy and Development of the Infant Respiratory System
1.1.2.    Respiratory Physiology in the Child: Specific Characteristics
1.1.3.    Objectives, Indications and Contraindications in Respiratory Physiotherapy

1.2.    Bronchiolitis

1.2.1.    Etiology and Risk Factors
1.2.2.    Pathophysiology
1.2.3.    Medical Treatment

1.3.    Assessment in Respiratory Physiotherapy of the Pediatric Patient (1) 

1.3.1.    Anamnesis
1.3.2.    Visual Examination
1.3.3.    Auscultation: Normal and Pathological Sounds

1.4 Assessment in Respiratory Physiotherapy of the Pediatric Patient (2) 

1.4.1.    Clinical Scales
1.4.2.    Oxygen Saturation and Alarm Signs

1.5 Non-Instrumental Techniques in Children's Respiratory Physiotherapy (1) 

1.5.1.    Nasal Wash
1.5.2.    ELPR
1.5.3.    ELTGOL

1.6 Non-Instrumental Techniques in Children's Respiratory Physiotherapy (2) 

1.6.1.    Provoked Cough
1.6.2.    TEF
1.6.3.    DRR

1.7    Aerosol Therapy in Pediatrics

1.7.1.    Inhalation Systems 
1.7.2.    Main Drugs Used

1.8    Respiratory Physiotherapy in Bronchiolitis

1.8.1.    Indication of Treatment and Scheduling of Sessions
1.8.2.    Treatment Session Protocol

1.9.    Hygiene Recommendations for Parents

1.9.1.    Nasal Washes
1.9.2.    Humidifiers and Other Devices
1.9.3.    General Recommendations

1.10.    Respiratory Training Activities at Home

1.10.1.    Materials for the Exercises
1.10.2.    Respiratory Exercises
1.10.3.    Physical Activity Recommendations

Module 2. Pediatric Respiratory Physiotherapy II

2.1.    Bronchitis in the Pediatric Patient 

2.1.1.    Etiology
2.1.2.    Clinical Practice
2.1.3.    Medical Treatment

2.2.    Pneumonia in the Pediatric Patient

2.2.1.    Etiology
2.2.2.    Clinical Practice
2.2.3.    Medical Treatment

2.3.    Assessment in Respiratory Physiotherapy of the Pediatric Patient (3)

2.3.1.    Spirometry
2.3.2.    Stress Tests
2.3.3.    Peak Flow

2.4.    Assessment in Respiratory Physiotherapy of the Pediatric Patient with Brain Damage

2.4.1.    Assessment of the Respiratory System
2.4.2.    Assessment of Other Systems that May Affect the Respiratory System

2.5.    Non-Instrumental Techniques in Children's Respiratory Physiotherapy (3) 

2.5.1.    EDIC
2.5.2.    Autogenous Drainage
2.5.3.    Cough Assistance

2.6.    Non-Instrumental Techniques in Children's Respiratory Physiotherapy:  Adaptation in Patients with Brain Damage 

2.6.1.    ELPR
2.6.2.    Nasal Wash
2.6.3     Provoked Cough

2.7.    Instrumental Techniques in Children's Respiratory Physiotherapy (1) 

2.7.1.    Cough Assist
2.7.2.    High-Frequency Oscillation Vest®

2.8.    Instrumental Techniques in Children's Respiratory Physiotherapy (2) 

2.8.1.    Ambu
2.8.2.    Secretion Aspirator

2.9.    Respiratory Physiotherapy in Pediatric Palliative Care

2.9.1.    What is Palliative Care?
2.9.2.    Typical Respiratory Pathologies of These Patients
2.9.3.    Physiotherapy Treatment in Pediatric Palliative Care

2.10.    Respiratory Emergencies in Pediatrics 

2.10.1 .    Resuscitation in Pediatrics

Module 3. Assessment in Respiratory Physiotherapy 

3.1.    Anatomy Recap

3.1.1.    Bone Level
3.1.2.    At the Muscular Level
3.1.3.    Ventilatory System

3.2.    Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio
3.3.    Ventilatory Biomechanics

3.3.1.    Ventilatory Mechanics in Inspiration
3.3.2.    Ventilatory Mechanics in Expiration 

3.4.    Evaluation 

3.4.1.    Anamnesis 
3.4.2.    Physical Inspection: Static and Dynamic Examination 

3.5.    Respiratory Frequency 

3.5.2.    One-Dimensional Scales 

3.6.    Respiratory Rhythms 
3.7.    Auscultation 

3.7.1.    Normal Noises 
3.7.2.    Abnormal or Adventitious Noises 
3.7.3.    Percussion and Palpation 

3.8.    Pain, Cough and Expectoration 
3.9.    Radiology 
3.10.    Complementary Tests 

3.10.1.    Gait Tests 
3.10.2.    Strength Tests 
3.10.3.    Pulse Oximetry 
3.10.4.    Body Plethysmography 
3.10.5.    Arterial Blood Gas Analysis 
3.10.6.    Spirometry 

Module 4. Mechanical Ventilation 

4.1    Introduction and General Aspects of Mechanical Ventilation 

4.1.1.    Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation 
4.1.2.    Invasive Mechanical Ventilation 

4.2    Oxygen Delivery System 

4.2.1.    Closed-Loop Systems 
4.2.2.    Open-Loop Systems 

4.3    Non-Mechanical Ventilators 

4.3.1.    Adult Cpap Systems 
4.3.2.    Adult Bipap Systems 

4.4    Ventilatory Modes 

4.4.1.    Programming in Cpap Mode 
4.4.2.    Programming in Bipap Mode 

4.5.    Parameters and Monitoring 
4.6.    Contraindications and Complications 
4.7.    Home Mechanical Ventilation  

4.7.1.    Epidemiology, Rationale and Physiological Basis 
4.7.2.    Application Criteria 
4.7.3.    Ventilatory Modes 
4.7.4.    Parameters and Variables 

4.8.    Complementary Techniques 

4.8.1.    Aerosol Therapy 
4.8.2.    Drug Administration 

4.9.    NIV in the Obstructive Patient 
4.10.    NIV in the Restrictive Patient  

Module 5. Obstructive Pathology 

5.1.    Introduction to Obstructive Respiratory Pathology 

5.1.1.    Theoretical Framework 
5.1.2.    Clinical Characteristics  

5.2    Chronic Bronchitis 

5.2.1.    Concept. Phenotype. Pathophysiological Manifestations 
5.2.2.    Evaluation 
5.2.3.    Treatment 

5.3    Emphysema 

5.3.1.    Concept. Phenotype. Pathophysiological Characteristics 
5.3.2.    Evaluation 
5.3.3.    Treatment 

5.4    Atelectasis 

5.4.1.    Pathophysiological Characteristics 
5.4.2.    Evaluation 
5.4.3.    Treatment 

5.5.    Bronchiectasis 

5.5.1.    Pathophysiological Manifestations 
5.5.2.    Evaluation 
5.5.3.    Treatment  

5.6.    Bronchial Asthma

5.6.1.    Pathophysiological Characteristics 
5.6.2.    Differential Diagnosis 
5.6.3.    Asthmatic Crisis and Self-Management 
5.6.4.    Exploration and Treatment 

5.7.    Cystic Fibrosis 

5.7.1.    Clinical Characteristics 
5.7.2.    Evaluation 
5.7.3.    Treatment 

5.8.    Ageing of the Respiratory System. Biological Changes of Aging and Their Consequences 
5.9.    Treatment of the Chronic Patient and Flare-Ups 

Module 6. Restrictive Pathology 

6.1.    Introduction to Restrictive Pathology 

6.1.1.    Theoretical Framework 
6.1.2.    Clinical Characteristics 

6.2.    Alterations of the Thoracic Cage 

6.2.1.    Chest Morphology 
6.2.2.    Respiratory Pattern and Thoracic-Abdominal Movement 
6.2.3.    Types of Abnormalities 

6.3.    Diseases of the Diaphragm and Respiratory Muscles 

6.3.1.    Pathophysiological Characteristics 
6.3.2.    Evaluation 
6.3.3.    Treatment 

6.4    Pleural Effusion 

6.4.1.    Pathophysiological Manifestations 
6.4.2.    Evaluation 
6.4.3.    Treatment 

6.5    Pneumothorax 

6.5.1.    Clinical Characteristics 
6.5.2.    Evaluation 
6.5.3.    Treatment 

6.6    Diffuse Infectious Diseases (Tuberculosis, Abscess, Pneumonia) 

6.6.1.    Clinical Characteristics 
6.6.2.    Evaluation 
6.6.3.    Treatment 

6.7    Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 

6.7.1.    Pathophysiological Characteristics 
6.7.2.    Evaluation 
6.7.3.    Treatment  

6.8    Sarcoidosis and Pneumoconiosis 

6.8.1.    Pathophysiological Manifestations 
6.8.2.    Evaluation 
6.8.3.    Treatment 

6.9    Neuromuscular Diseases 

6.9.1.    Clinical Characteristics 
6.9.2.    Evaluation 
6.9.3.    Treatment 

Module 7. Pathophysiological Consequences of COPD Pulmonary Restriction and Respiratory Rehabilitation 

7.1    Prevalence of COPD and Chronic Respiratory Diseases 

7.1.1.    Prevalence of COPD Globally  

7.2    COPD 

7.2.1.    COPD Definition 
7.2.2.    COPD Treatment 

7.3    Respiratory Rehabilitation 

7.3.1.    Definition of Respiratory Rehabilitation 
7.3.2.    Components of Respiratory Rehabilitation 

7.4    Assessment of the Respiratory Patient Before, During and After Respiratory Rehabilitation 

7.4.1.    Evaluation of Dyspnea 
7.4.2.    Assessment of Exercise Tolerance 
7.4.3.    Assessment of Respiratory Muscle Strength 

7.5    Exercise Training 

7.5.1.    Overload 
7.5.2.    Specifications 
7.5.3.    Adaptation 

7.6    Aerobic Training 

7.6.1.    Parts of the Aerobic Training Session 
7.6.2.    The FITT Principle 
7.6.3.    How Training Should be Conducted 

7.7    Strengthening of the Musculature 

7.7.1.    Assessment of Peripheral Musculature 
7.7.2.    How Training Should be Conducted 

7.8    Training of the Respiratory Musculature 

7.8.1.    Devices for Strengthening Respiratory Muscles 
7.8.2.    How Training Should be Conducted 

7.9    Physical Activity 

7.9.1.    Evaluation of Physical Activity 
7.9.2.    Adherence to Physical Activity 

7.10    Respiratory Rehabilitation Programs for Respiratory Diseases Other Than COPD 

7.10.1.    Programs in Pulmonary Fibrosis 
7.10.2.    Programs in Bronchiectasis  

Module 8. Respiratory Techniques in Physiotherapy 

8.1 Historical Evolution of Respiratory Physiotherapy 

8.1.1.    Different Schools of Respiratory Physiotherapy 
8.1.2.    Different Classification of Respiratory Physiotherapy 

8.2     Objectives of Respiratory Physiotherapy 

8.2.1.    General Objectives 
8.2.2.    Specific objectives 

8.3    Physiologic Mechanisms for Understanding Respiratory Physiotherapy Techniques 

8.3.1.    Rocher Equation 
8.3.2.    Poiseuille’s Law 
8.3.3.    Collateral Ventilation 

8.4    Treatment Techniques in Respiratory Physiotherapy 

8.4.1.    Forced Inspiratory Techniques 
8.4.2.    Slow Expiratory Techniques 
8.4.3.    Forced Expiratory Techniques 
8.4.4.    Slow Inspiratory Techniques 

8.5    Secretion Drainage Techniques 

8.5.1.    Techniques Based on the Action of Gravity 
8.5.2.    Techniques Based on Shock Waves 
8.5.3.    Techniques Based on Airflow Variations 

8.6    Lung Expansion Techniques 

8.6.1.    EDIC 
8.6.2.    Encouraged Spirometry 
8.6.3.    Air Staking 

8.7    Ventilatory Techniques 

8.7.1.    Directed Costal Ventilation Technique 
8.7.2.    Targeted Abdomino-Diaphragmatic Ventilation Technique 

8.8    Instrumental Devices 

8.8.1.    Cough Assist ®   
8.8.2.    Vibration Vests ® 
8.8.3.    Percussionaire ® 
8.8.4.    Pep Devices  

8.9    Aerosol Therapy 

8.9.1.    Types of Nebulizers 
8.9.2.    Types of Inhalers 
8.9.3.    Inhalation Technique  

8.10    Health Education and Relaxation 

8.10.1.    Importance of Health Education in Chronic Diseases 
8.10.2.    Importance of Relaxation in Chronic Diseases 

Module 9. Respiratory Physiotherapy in Critically Ill Patients 

9.1.    Critically Ill Patient 

9.1.1.    Definition
9.1.2.    Different Critical Patient Work Units
9.1.3.    Multidisciplinary Work Team

9.2.    Critical Care Unit 

9.2.1.    Basic Knowledge of Patient Monitoring
9.2.2.    Different Oxygen Support Devices
9.2.3.    Health Worker Protection

9.3.    Physiotherapy in the ICU

9.3.1.    Intensive Care Unit
9.3.2.    Role of the Physiotherapist in this Unit
9.3.3.    Mechanical Ventilation Systems. Monitoring Mechanical Ventilation

9.4.    Physiotherapy in the Thoracic Area

9.4.1.    Thoracic Resuscitation Unit
9.4.2.    Pleure-back and Pulmonary Drainage Devices
9.4.3.    Basic Notions in Thoracic Radiography

9.5.    Physiotherapy in the Coronary Unit 

9.5.1.    Cardiac Pathology. Sternotomies
9.5.2.    Cardiac Surgery Principles and Treatment
9.5.3.    Breathing Exercise Programs Pre/Post Surgery
9.5.4.    Complications and Contraindications

9.6.    Physiotherapy in Neuromuscular Patients 

9.6.1.    Concept of Neuromuscular Disease (NMD) and Main Characteristics
9.6.2.    Respiratory Alterations in NMD and Complications with Hospital Admission
9.6.3.    Main Respiratory Physiotherapy Techniques Applied to NME (Hyperinflation and Assisted Cough Techniques)
9.6.4.    Phonatory Valve and Suction Techniques

9.7.    PARU

9.7.1.    Post-Anesthesia Resuscitation Unit
9.7.2.    Sedation. Basic Concepts of Pharmacology
9.7.3.    Importance of Early Mobilization of Patients and Sedation

9.8.    Physiotherapy in Neonatal ICU and Pediatrics 

9.8.1.    Embryonic Factors: Antenatal and Postnatal Factors that Determine Lung Development
9.8.2.    Frequent Respiratory Pathologies in Neonatology and Pediatrics
9.8.3.    Treatment Techniques

9.9.    Approach to Bioethics

9.9.1.    Code of Ethics
9.9.2.    Ethical Issues in Critical Care Units

9.10.    Importance of the Family and the Environment in the Recovery Process

9.10.1.    Emotional Factors
9.10.2.    Guidelines for Accompaniment

Module 10. Respiratory Physiotherapy in COVID 

10.1.    Introduction 

10.1.1.    Covid-19. Origin
10.1.2.    Evolution of the Coronavirus Epidemic
10.1.3.    Confinement and Quarantine

10.2.    Progression of the Disease

10.2.1.    Clinical Picture
10.2.2.    Methods and Detection. Tests and Analyses
10.2.3.    Epidemiological Curve

10.3.    Isolation and Protection

10.3.1.    P.P.E. Personal Protective Equipment
10.3.2.    Types of Respiratory Protection Masks
10.3.3.    Hand Washing and Personal Hygiene

10.4.    Pathophysiology in Covid-19

10.4.1.    Desaturation and Worsening from the Physical Therapy Point of View
10.4.2.    Complementary Tests

10.5.    Patient Admitted to Hospital. Pre-ICU/Post-ICU

10.5.1.    Risk Factors and Aggravating Factors
10.5.2.    Criteria for Patient Admission to an Inpatient Unit
10.5.3.    Critical Care Unit Admission

10.6.    Critically Ill Covid-19 Patient

10.6.1.    Characteristics of the Critically Ill Patient. Average Length of Stay
10.6.2.    Monitoring Mechanical Ventilation. Vmi/VMNI
10.6.3.    Weaning Methods in Case of Improvement of the Clinical Picture

10.7.    Sequelae of the Critically Ill Patient

10.7.1.    Barthel’s Scale
10.7.2.    Dauci. Post-ICU Acquired Weakness
10.7.3.    Swallowing Disorders
10.7.4.    Basal Hypoxemia

10.8.    Respiratory Physiotherapy Treatment

10.8.1.    Respiratory Physiotherapy Treatment in Covid-19 Critical Care Units
10.8.2.    On-site Respiratory Physiotherapy Treatment
10.8.3.    Discharge Recommendations

10.9.    Post-Covid-19 Era 

10.9.1.    New Scenarios of Intervention in Physiotherapy
10.9.2.    Preventive Actions 

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