Syllabus items

Adult non-criticalAdult criticalPaediatric (including newborn and infants)Paediatric critical
Techniques for airway clearance
Respiratory muscle assessment and training, breathing  strategies and techniques for lung expansion
Exercise and physical activity
Pre- and post-operative physiotherapy
Pharmacotherapy relevant to the physiotherapist
Non-invasive ventilation
Physiotherapy in the intensive care unit
Mechanical ventilation for the respiratory physiotherapist
Introduction to respiratory paediatrics
Communication and education
  • For the two tracks (adult and paediatric), the content of the modules may be different. The “critical” additional tracks are optional and provided for physiotherapists oriented to the treatment of critically ill patients, both adult and paediatrics. The full list of syllabus items can be consulted online at