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Advanced Physiotherapy Studies

Grad Dip 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.

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 Diploma 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

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.

Duration

2 years part-time

Number of credits

60

Careers or further progression

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

Further enquiries

Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 6500

Subjects taught

Stage 1 Option
Fundamentals of Strength & Conditioning
PERS10010

Advanced Strength & Conditioning
PERS20010

Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Exercise
PERS20020

Psychology of Sport and Health 1
PERS20130

Optimisation of Human Performance
PERS20170

Psychology of Sport & Health II
PERS20180

Testing and Evaluation of Human Performance
PERS20190

Exercise and Public Health
PERS20200

Neuromuscular & Biomechanical Laboratory Testing
PERS20230

Appl Nutr Health Ex & Sp Perf
PERS30010

Sports Injury Management
PERS30260

Exercise in the Life Span
PERS30290

Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition
PERS40010

Planning in Strength and Conditioning
PERS40020

Research Methods and Applied Statistics
PERS40030

The Science of Coaching: Theory and Practice
PERS40040

Public Health Practice
PHPS40040

Health Promotion
PHPS40300

Chronic Disease Epidemiology
PHPS40370

Principles of Management, Health Economics & Health Policy
PHPS40860

Tai Chi for Sport & Health
PHTY20240

Mindfulness for Health
PHTY20260

Physiology of Human Movement
PHTY40130

Principles of Exercise
PHTY40140

Sports Biomechanics & Physiology
PHTY40200

Research Methods and Statistics for Health Care Professionals
PHTY40270

Functional Rehabilitation
PHTY40320

Performance Testing and Exercise in Special Groups
PHTY40330

Functional Anatomy
PHTY40430

Business Enterprise for Sport
SMGT40430

Application date

Grad Dip Advanced Physiotherapy Studies PT (X452)
Deadline
Rolling *

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2018/2019 September

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