FYST2900 - Bachelor's Thesis in Physiotherapy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelor thesis 100/100 1 semesters A

Course content

This course is a specialization within a pre-approved subject related to physical therapy. The students develop a problem formulation in cooperation with supervisor, and the problem formulation is systematically explored following standards for research ethics and scientific criteria. The bachelor thesis is written in groups of 2 or 3 students.

Learning outcome

Student learning outcomes and objectives


K1: The candidate can analyse problem formulations with relevance for physical therapy.

K2: The candidate can choose a problem formulation for the bachelor thesis with relevance for physical therapy and can convey a broad understanding for the chosen subject

K3: The candidate can discuss physical therapy practice in the light of the theme for the bachelor thesis

K4: The candidate knows the difference between different scientific sources, and can explain and apply source criticism and know the principles for systematic literature searches

K5: The candidate can describe and distinguish between different central study designs and explain methods for collection and analysis of empirical material

K6: The candidate knows how to describe and exhibit research ethics of good standard


S1: The candidate applies knowledge on scientific sources, source criticism and systematic literature searches to choose updated and quality assured scientific literature and knowledge to illuminate a scientific problem formulation

S2: The candidate applies established and updated knowledge to formulate, explore and answer scientific problem formulations.

S3: The candidate documents and grounds the use of sources according to established guidelines in the written presentation of scientific literature and knowledge.

General competence

G1: The candidate has insight in how to implement and complete a written scientific study following the given guidelines, with consistency, precision and structure in form and contents.

G2: The candidate can plan and implement a scientific study in agreement with scientific and ethical standards.

G3: The candidate can assess, analyse and discuss relevant knowledge when clinical and scientific problem formulations are scrutinized, and is able to test hypotheses.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group work, supervision, seminar, workshop.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project outline

Further on evaluation

The bachelor thesis is written in small groups of 2 or 3 persons.

Compulsory activities

Project plan must be approved by supervisor before implementation of the bachelor project and before the thesis is delivered.


Written evaluation of the bachelor thesis.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Physiotherapy (HSGFTB)

Course materials

Literature list will be available on Blackboard.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFYS3007 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
HFYS3003 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Public Health
  • Physiotherapy
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science


Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Bachelor thesis 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
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