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Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) (MSc)


Course Description

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice physiotherapy via an accelerated programme which builds on prior learning and experience. It is a two year course with an exciting and varied mix of academic and clinical learning.

Our course is the only Physical Therapy programme outside North America which is accredited by CAPTE. Therefore, each year we welcome a number of students from the United States and Canada as well as students from other countries who wish to practice in the USA to this course.

The MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) at Robert Gordon University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

See the website http://www.rgu.ac.uk/health-professions/study-options/postgraduate-taught-full-time/physiotherapy-pre-registration

Applicants from the USA will also be required to demonstrate that they have undertaken all the prerequisite subjects in accordance with recommendations adopted by the Educational Section of the American Physical therapy Association.
MSc Physiotherapy - Applicants from the USA

Applicants from other countries should hold an equivalent award in a relevant subject.

Applicants with a non-science or health related background are welcome to apply, and may be required to complete pre-requisite study in anatomy and physiology prior to commencing their studies on the MSc programme. These applications will be dealt with on an individual basis. All places upon the course are subject to interview.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, are required to have an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 7.0 or an appropriate equivalent, on application to the course.
Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.

What you will study

There is a firm emphasis on the development of clinical reasoning and practical skills throughout the course.

Academic modules have been developed to allow students to develop strong core assessment and treatments skills and a deeper knowledge of core areas such as exercise prescription and health improvement theory. Integrating the core practice areas of cardiovascular respiratory, neurology and musculoskeletal encourages students to think holistically about their patients to embed this in their practice.

Year 1
•Foundations Of Physiotherapy Practice
•Exercise And Health
•Clinical Education 1
•Physiotherapy Practice 1 & 2
•Clinical Education 2

Year 2
•Clinical Education 3
•Physiotherapy Pathways
•Physiotherapy Research Project
•Clinical Education 4 & 5
•Enhancing Service and Practice
•Clinical Education 6

Prospects

Students who complete their MSc (Pre-registration) Physiotherapy degree at RGU and wish to pursue working within the United States are welcome to apply to upgrade their MSc to a Doctorate of Physiotherapy (DPT).

If you want to find out how to apply, click here - http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Visit the Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) (MSc) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Merit Scholarship - 18 Awards

The School of Health Sciences is pleased to offer a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students who wish to study at the School. Please read through the following information carefully.Number of awards in academic year 2015/16:
- MSc Clinical/Sports Biomechanics – 6 awards of £1000 each.
Course commences September 2016.- MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)/Doctorate of Physiotherapy – 9 awards of £1000 each.
Course commences January 2016.- MSc Health Promotion and Public Health – 3 awards of £1000 each.
Course commences January 2016.Who can apply: You may be an international student or you may be a UK/ EU student wishing to study on a full-cost course. You need to complete an application form and return it to the School.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1000 each

Eligibility

Eligible Courses for the Merit Scholarships:
- MSc Clinical/Sports Biomechanics; scholarships available for overseas students only.
- MSc Physiotherapy (pre registration); scholarships available for both home and overseas students.
- Doctorate of Physiotherapy; scholarships available for both home and overseas students.
- MSc Health Promotion and Public Health; scholarships available for overseas students only** as UK/EU students already pay a lower fee on these courses (which are part-funded by the Scottish Government) there are no merit based scholarships for UK/EU students on these courses in 2015/16.

Application Procedure

See the website

Further Information

http://www.rgu.ac.uk/areas-of-study/subjects/health-professions/scholarships/merit-scholarships-school-of-health-sciences/merit-scholarships-school-of-health-sciences



Entry Requirements

Applicants typically possess a Bachelors undergraduate degree in a science subject, such as biological, or sports science, and should contain human anatomy and physiology with a 2:1 or above classification, or a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 Scale, or equivalent. Experience of the research process is also an essential requirement for the course. Relevant work experience in the field of Physiotherapy and healthcare would be desirable.

Course Fees

UK/EU students: £8,300; International Students: £15,500


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