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Advanced Physiotherapy Studies

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

• 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.


Vision & Values Statement

The MSc 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

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes

International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No


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

90

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability

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 6506

Subjects taught

Stage 1 Option

Fundamentals of Strength & Conditioning

PERS10010


Advanced Strength & Conditioning

PERS20010


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 and Policy

PHPS40040


Health Promotion

PHPS40300


Non Communicable Disease Epidemiology

PHPS40370


Health Economics and Management

PHPS40860


Tai Chi for Sport & Health

PHTY20240


Mindfulness for Health

PHTY20260


Evidence Based Practice

PHTY20270


Dissertation

PHTY40120


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


Skill Acquisition

SMGT30210

Application date

Deadline - Rolling

Course fee

MSc Advanced Physiotherapy Studies (X372) Part Time

EU fee per year - €4350

nonEU fee per year - €12800


***Fees are subject to change.

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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