- 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.
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.
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.
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.
By the end of the programme students will be able to:
- Adjust and effectively collaborate with different health care providers (doctors, physiotherapist, sport scientists, sports physiologists) in a multi-professional team working environment.
- Develop advanced manual skills in the assessment and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders, sport injuries and orthopaedic pathologies.
- Efficiently inform patients about the nature and prognosis of their disorder.
- Sufficiently identify patients with serious pathologies and refer them for appropriate management.
- Effectively assess a variety of musculoskeletal disorders and pathologies and plan conservative or surgical interventions based on current best evidence.
- Conduct and act in an ethical and professional manner by appreciating and protecting patients’ anonymity, individual dignity, and personal beliefs.
- Critically evaluate and analyse the best evidence for clinical practice and apply it for the treatment of patients.
- Interpret the latest advancements in basic science research fields (Biology, Neuroscience, Biomechanics etc.).
- 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.
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Last updated November 16, 2017