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Advanced Physiotherapy Studies

Grad Cert Advanced Physiotherapy Studies 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
-This programme is completed 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

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.

Vision & Values Statement
The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Physiotherapy Studies aims to broaden the Chartered Physiotherapists’ knowledge base in the areas relevant to the practice of physiotherapy mapping to their educational and career pathway needs. Graduates will have the opportunity to achieve excellence in professional practice as advanced clinicians, critical thinkers, and life-long learners. This programme offers a flexible graduate educational pathway where students can register as part of a structured degree programme on a part-time or full-time basis. We value and encourage our students to be active, motivated and independent learners who can initiate scholarly research in the area of physiotherapy. We encourage students to develop life-long learning and transferrable skills, such as advanced interpersonal and communication skills. Given the broad range of modules available from within the School that students may select, teaching, learning and assessment approaches include practical sessions, case studies, and on-line group work. Discipline specific national and international experts deliver the programme.

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

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 *

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

Course fee

GradCert Advanced Physiotherapy Studies (X453) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 1610
nonEU fee per year - € 4035

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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

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