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Advanced Physiotherapy Studies

Who is MSc/Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate in Advanced Physiotherapy Studies For?
This is open to Chartered Physiotherapists eligible for registration with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), with a 2:1 degree classification.
No previous clinical experience is necessary except on a limited number of modules

What will I learn?
This programme allows the physiotherapist to select modules within proposed strands that will increase their knowledge and skills in their chosen specialist area, or by choosing a wide range of modules will a broader knowledge in a range of physiotherapy and healthcare settings

How will I benefit?
Completion of this programme provides the graduate with formal postgraduate qualification in a flexible learning environment. It also allows for the specialisation of graduate education within the graduates field of interest.

What is the programme about?
This programme aims to allow the physiotherapist to choose an educational pathway that maps to their career specialty e.g. in primary care health, sports and exercise rehabilitation, musculoskeletal physiotherapy

Programme Highlights
Students can choose from a wide variety of physiotherapy and health-related modules for individual CPD points, or as part of formal postgraduate education: graduate certificate (30 credits), graduate diploma (60 credits), MSc [graduate diploma + dissertation (30 credits)]

Features
• This programme can be completed in one year full-time, or part-time over two years
• This programme provides education in various strands (e.g. primary care, musculoskeletal, sports and exercise rehabilitation) that will enhance the physiotherapists specialist knowledge in their chosen area

Entry requirements

Who is MSc / Graduate Diploma / Graduate Certificate in Advanced Physiotherapy Studies For?

This is open to Chartered Physiotherapists eligible for registration with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), with a 2:1 degree classification.
No previous clinical experience is necessary except on a limited number of modules

If English is not your native language, unless you have done your primary degree through English in an English speaking country, an English language qualification is required for all programmes.

Duration

Course Code X372: MSc - 2 years part-time
Course Code: X452 / X453 - PGCert / PGDip 2 years part time

Number of credits

Graduate certificate (30 credits),
Graduate diploma (60 credits),
MSc [graduate diploma + dissertation (30 credits)

Careers or further progression

This course will equip the graduate with advanced knowledge and skills based in their chosen specialist field.

Further enquiries

Ms Roisin Arthurs
physio.therapy@ucd.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1 716 6500

Subjects taught

A wide choice of modules is available from a number of courses in the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Performance Science: Physiotherapy, Sports and Exercise Management, Public Health, and Health and Performance Science). Possible strands could include the following, but the choice is up to you

Exercise and Health (Principals of exercise, Sports medicine, Fundamentals of strength and conditioning, Nutrition, Health promotion, Exercise in the life span)

Sports and exercise rehabilitation (Physiology of human movement, Kinesiology & taping, Sports psychology, Exercise, nutrition and health, Health promotion)

Primary care and Health (Exercise in the lifespan, Exercise and public health, Psychology of sports and health I & II, Introduction to Nutrition, Health promotion, Health management)

Application date

Deadline Rolling *

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2017.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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