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Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud

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LOPEZ-LAVERDE, Jessica; MAYA-VALENCIA, Myriam  and  PALACIO-RUIZ, Cristian D.. Perception of the professional profile of the physiotherapist of a public university. Rev. Univ. Ind. Santander. Salud [online]. 2019, vol.51, n.2, pp.129-134. ISSN 0121-0807.


Professional profile involves the description of abilities, knowledge and skills that every professional has or should have for an efficient work performance. This entails activities that executive heads expect that workers are in charge as part of their professional development.


To describe the perception of the professional profile of the physiotherapy graduate in a public university institution from the perspective of the direct heads.


Cross-sectional descriptive study with a sample of 25 direct heads of graduates of a public university, randomly selected from the database of graduates of the institution. The participants answered a 33-question printed questionnaire designed by the researchers.


Every questionnaire was analyzed with Microsoft Excel. In accordance to the given assessment of the direct heads, the physiotherapists were characterized by having high professional and ethical commitment, theoretical and practical insights, and high quality in work performance and compliance at work. Nevertheless, the competence with the lowest score was the knowledge on foreign languages.


The perception of the professional profile from the direct heads has to do with the specific competences and the evidence-based practice. These obtained a value of 80%, below the result obtained in the generic competences in the profile observed in the professional of the higher institution.

Keywords : Professional profile; competences; direct heads; physiotherapy.

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