MSc in Orthopedic Science and Rehabilitation

University of Nicosia

Program Description

MSc in Orthopedic Science and Rehabilitation

University of Nicosia

  • Concentrations: 1. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, 2. Sports Physiotherapy, 3. Orthopedic Science (MSc, 1.5 Years or 3 Semesters)
  • Duration (years): 1.5 years
  • Qualification Awarded: Master of Science in Orthopedic Science and Rehabilitation
  • Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle)
  • Language of Instruction: Greek
  • Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time
  • Minimum ECTS Credits: 90

Profile of the Programme

The aim of the programme is to provide students with the essential academic and professional expertise within the fields of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy and Orthopaedic Science.

The programme is designed in a way that challenges students’ knowledge and clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of complex musculoskeletal disorders though critically analysing their decision making based on the best current evidence.

Career Prospects

Graduates will advance their employability opportunities in the private and public sector as specialized physiotherapists, medical doctors or other related professionals in physiotherapy clinics, rehabilitation centres, hospitals and sport clubs.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates can continue their post-graduate studies at a doctoral level in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, Oprthopedic Science and Clinical Biomechanics research fields. The University of Nicosia will offer from 2016 a doctoral degree (PhD) in Physiotherapy and Clinical Biomechanics.

Assessment

Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.

Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.

Graduation Requirements

The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements.

A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme students will be able to:

  1. Adjust and effectively collaborate with different health care providers (doctors, physiotherapist, sport scientists, sports physiologists) in a multi-professional team working environment.
  2. Develop advanced manual skills in the assessment and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders, sport injuries and orthopaedic pathologies.
  3. Efficiently inform patients about the nature and prognosis of their disorder.
  4. Sufficiently identify patients with serious pathologies and refer them for appropriate management.
  5. Effectively assess a variety of musculoskeletal disorders and pathologies and plan conservative or surgical interventions based on current best evidence.
  6. Conduct and act in an ethical and professional manner by appreciating and protecting patients’ anonymity, individual dignity, and personal beliefs.
  7. Critically evaluate and analyse the best evidence for clinical practice and apply it for the treatment of patients.
  8. Interpret the latest advancements in basic science research fields (Biology, Neuroscience, Biomechanics etc.).
  9. Extend their knowledge in clinical research methodology and participate in clinical trials for the production of promising new evidence.

Scholarships - Financial Aid

The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.

This school offers programs in:
  • Greek
University of Nicosia

Last updated November 16, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
3 semesters
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
13,590 EUR
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Locations
Cyprus - Nicosia, Nicosia
Start date: Sept. 2018
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Dates
Sept. 2018
Cyprus - Nicosia, Nicosia
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