Postgraduate Courses in Ireland

MSc Sport Physiotherapy, University College Dublin

 

Course description:

A part-time programme completed over two years for physiotherapists with an interest in sports and exercise therapy. This programme provides postgraduate training that will equip the physiotherapist to work in sports and exercise physiotherapy at an international level


Program modules

 

Year one:

Sports Biomechanics and Physiology, Physiology of Human Movement, Principles of Exercise, Functional Anatomy,Functional Rehabilitation, Performance Testing and Exercise in Specific Groups and Research Methods and Statistics.

 

Year two: 

Advanced Sports Physio Skills, Kinesiology and Taping, Sports Psychology, Sports Medicine, Pathology and Diagnosis, Clinical Team Practice and Dissertation.

 

Course requirements:

Irish Society of Charted Physiotherapists registration with 2 years experience and a degree of BSc (Physiotherapy) (NUI) or other primary degree or other qualification leading to eligibility for membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

 

Particulars

 

Study mode: Part time

Duration: 2 years

Tuition fee: € 9,050

Start date: September 2013

Useful link: http://www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/coursefinder/taughtprogrammes/msc-sport-physio/


1)MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2)MSc Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, University College Dublin.

 

Course description: 

This course develops critical evaluation of the theoretical basis of orthopaedic manipulative physiotherapy with clinical skills, evidence-based practice and research which is accredited by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT)

 

Programme modules:

Kinesiology & Taping, Orthopaedic Manipulative

Therapy 3 (upper and lower limb), Orthopaedic Manipulative

Therapy 4 (cervical spine), Pathology and diagnosis, Clinical placement II, Research Methods and Statistics for Healthcare Professionals, Physiology of human movement, Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy 1 (Lumbar spine), Principles of exercise, Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy 2 (SIJ lower limb), Clinical Placement I and Dissertation.

 

Course requirements:

Practising physiotherapists eligible for ISCP registration and 2 years’ post-qualification experience. A degree of BSc (Physiotherapy) (NUI) or other primary degree or other qualification leading to eligibility for membership of Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists 

 

Particulars

 

Study mode: Part time 

Duration: 2 years 

Tuition fee: € 6,350     

Start date: September 2014 

Useful link: http://www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/coursefinder/taughtprogrammes/msc-musculoskeletal/ 

 

Graduate Diploma / MSc Healthcare (Acupuncture), University College Dublin

 

Course description:

The theoretical basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine is taught in this course along with clinical placements. Participants will learn to assess and treat patients according to traditional Chinese medicine 

 

Program modules 

 

Year one:

Theory of Acupuncture, Organ Systems, Point Location, Clinical Placement I, Rheumatology & Sports Injury, Safety in Needling Techniques. Year two: Research methods, Obstetrics and gynaecology, Diagnosis,Skin, cardiorespiratory conditions, Chronic pain patterns, Clinical placement II and Dissertation (MSc awarded with Dissertation and a Diploma without)

 

Course requirements:

A degree classification of 2:1 is required in a primary degree in Healthcare e.g. medicine, physiotherapy.

 

Particulars

 

Study mode: Part time 

Duration: 2 years 

Tuition fee: €5,550 

Start date: September 2013 

Useful link: http://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/2013-14_Acupuncture_template_Graduate_Diploma,_MSc.pdf 

 

 

MSc Advanced Physiotherapy Studies, University College Dublin

 

Course description:

This programme provides education in various strands (e.g. primary care, musculoskeletal, sports and exercise rehabilitation) that will enhance the physiotherapist’s specialist knowledge in their chosen area. 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)] 

 

Program modules

 

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) 

 

Entry requirements:

Chartered Physiotherapists eligible for registration with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), with a 2:1 degree classification 

 

Particulars

 

Study mode: Full time/part time 

Duration: 1 year/2 years 

Tuition fee: €7,050/€3,550 

Start date: September 2013  

Useful links:  http://www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/coursefinder/taughtprogrammes/msc-advanced-physiotherapy-studies/ 


 

M.Sc. Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Prevention, Trinity College Dublin

 

Course description: 

This course aims to provide health professionals with an understanding of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, enable health professionals to provide an effective Cardiac Rehabilitation service and to objectively evaluate their clinical practice through research. 

 

Program details: 

Teaching will include lectures, laboratory practicals, seminars and tutorials. Practical experience in Cardiac Rehabilitation will also be provided. Specialist themes covered include: cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, exercise prescription, clinical exercise prescription, cardiology, preventative cardiology and rehabilitation, health policy and management,research methodology and statistics

 

Entry requirements: 

Chartered Physiotherapist or hold equivalent professional qualifications with relevant professional experience. Nurse eligible for registration with the Irish Board of Nursing with professional experience. Physician with relevant professional experience

 

Particulars

 

Study mode: Full time/part time

Duration: 1 year/2 years

Tuition fee: €13,085/ €7,585

Start date: September 2013

Useful link: http://www.medicine.tcd.ie/physiotherapy/assets/pdf/MSc-Cardio-Rehab.pdf

 

M.Sc./Diploma in Respiratory Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin

 

Course description:

This course aims to develop both knowledge and skills in the Physiotherapy management of patients with respiratory disorders and to encourage critical evaluation of clinical practice through research.

 

Program modules:

Teaching will include lectures, laboratory, practicals, seminars and tutorials. Clinical experience in Respiratory Physiotherapy will also be provided. Specialist themes covered include: cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, exercise prescription, clinical exercise prescription, physiotherapy in respiratory medicine, clinical practice in respiratory, physiotherapy, research methodology and statistics

 

Entry requirements:

Physiotherapists with a relevant undergraduate degree that deems them eligible for membership of the ISCP. 

 

Particulars 

 

Study mode: Full/part time 

Duration: 1/ 2 years 

Tuition fee: €9805/ €7335 

Start date: September 2013 

Useful link: http://www.medicine.tcd.ie/physiotherapy/assets/pdf/MSc-Diploma-in-Respiratory-Physiotherapy.pdf

 

 

Sports and Exercise Medicine (MSc), Trinity College Dublin

 

Course description:

It aims to present a scientific basis for the study of all aspects of sports and exercise medicine; to outline a comprehensive programme for injury prevention and treatment; to define guidelines for the scientific monitoring and training of athletes; to enable participants to prescribe training advice for different age groups; and to expose participants to a wide range of specialities relevant to sport and exercise. 

 

Program modules:

Sports and Exercise Physiology, Clinical Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Assessment, Research Methodology, Maximising Sports Performance and Research Dissertation.  

 

Entry requirements:

Qualified medical graduates, chartered physiotherapists (upper second-class honours degree or higher), with minimum one-year post qualification experience. Preference is given to applicants with a strong sporting background (personal involvement or recognised service provision).

 

 

Particulars

 

Study mode: Full time 

Duration: 1 year 

Tuition fee: €9785 

Start date: September 2013

Useful link: http://www.medicine.tcd.ie/anatomy/postgraduate/

 

MSc Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy, National University of Ireland, Galway

 

Course description:

The overall intention of the Masters programme is to produce a successful student with a wide breadth of knowledge across Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy and the necessary skills to put the theory into practice.

 

Program modules 

 

Year one: Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Sports Injury I, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Sports Injury I, Bioinformatics and Bioethics.

 

Year two: Pre Existing Medical Conditions and Exercise, Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation, Biostatistics, Population Health and Exercise Programming, Medical Emergencies, Sport, Exercise, and Performance and a Thesis

 

Entry requirements: Applicants must be chartered physiotherapy graduates (BSc Physiotherapy NUI) of National University of Ireland or another university deemed acceptable, and have a minimum of two years experience post qualification.

 

Particulars

 

Study mode: Part time

Duration: 2 years

Tuition fee: €13,750

Start date: September 2013

Useful link: http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/sports-exercise-physiotherapy.html

 

MSc is Advanced Healthcare Practice, University of Limerick

 

Course description:

A new course operating from September 2013, designed to enhance graduates' critical thinking and develop evidence based practitioners as future leaders of effective services. Graduates will obtain an in-depth knowledge of an area of Health Sciences to apply to their professional practice. From this MSc, graduates will be able to describe and appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the current range of theory and research. They will reflect critically on their own and others' learning styles and practice.  

 

Program modules:

Students must take 2 core modules, 4 electives and complete a dissertation.

 

Core modules:

Evidence Based Practice and Research Methods for Clinical Therapists

 

Electives:

Independent Learning Module, Pain Management, Neurological Rehabilitation, Exercise and Occupation for Health, Advances in Rheumatology and Orthopaedics,  The Science of Occupation, Developmental Disability, Ageing, Health & Society, Educating in a Professional Context and Researching Health and Illness.

 

Elective open to physiotherapist: Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

 

Entry requirements:

Healthcare clinicians with a professionally and academically accredited BSc (Hons) (level 8) or equivalent in a health profession at a minimum award of 2.2 honours level or above.

 

Particulars

 

Study mode: Full/Part time

Duration: 1/ 2 years

Start date: September 2013

Useful link: http://www.ul.ie/

 

 

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