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Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (PGCertPhty)

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Apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (PGCertPhty) through the Dunedin campus in 2015

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Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (PGCertPhty) is a distance-taught programme that may be endorsed in either Acupuncture, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Neurorehabilitation, Occupational Health Physiotherapy or Sports Physiotherapy. It provides a balance of scientific principles, clinical skill development and an understanding of the clinical issues surrounding physiotherapy practice in these specialist areas.

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Information for new applicants

This qualification is available to registered physiotherapists who hold a current Annual Practising Certificate from the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand.

Applicants should note that some papers involved in this qualification involve students attending residential blocks in Dunedin and phoning in on audioconferences.

On completion of the certificate students can progress to the Postgraduate Diploma and/or Master of Physiotherapy endorsed in the same area.

Students enrolling for this programme should take care to enrol for the on-campus or Distance versions of the papers as appropriate.

Applications normally close on 31 October, however late applications may be considered.

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Contact details

School of Physiotherapy

Email: physio.academic@otago.ac.nz
Web: http://www.otago.ac.nz/physiotherapy

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Subject area

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Schedule of Endorsed Options

The Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (PGCertPhty) is available with endorsed options in:

These endorsements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (PGCertPhty) are also available through Distance Learning.

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (PGCertPhty) in Acupuncture

Papers
  • PHTY 501 Biomedical Science in Physiotherapy; and
  • PHTY 548 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Acupuncture.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (PGCertPhty) in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Papers
  • PHTY 501 Biomedical Science in Physiotherapy; and
  • PHTY 543 Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (PGCertPhty) in Neurorehabilitation

Papers
  • PHTY 501 Biomedical Science in Physiotherapy; and
  • PHTY 535 Neurorehabilitation.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (PGCertPhty) in Occupational Health Physiotherapy

Papers
  • PHTY 501 Occupational Health Physiotherapy; and
  • PHTY 539 Occupational Health Physiotherapy.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (PGCertPhty) in Sports Physiotherapy

Papers
  • PHTY 501  Biomedical Science in Physiotherapy; and
  • PHTY 542  Sports Physiotherapy.

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (PGCertPhty)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) on the advice of the Board of Studies in Physiotherapy, which must be satisfied that the candidate has the ability and experience to proceed to the programme.
    2. Every applicant shall
      1. have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy or hold an equivalent Physiotherapy qualification acceptable to the Board of Studies in Physiotherapy;
      2. be registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and possess and Annual Practising Certificate; and
      3. have had post-qualification clinical experience in physiotherapy relevant to the proposed area of specialisation.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme shall consist of approved papers, from the schedule of endorsed options, to the value of 60 points.
    2. Subject to the approval of the Dean of Physiotherapy, a candidate may substitute for one paper an appropriate paper at an equivalent level offered by another university or approved examining body.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. The duration of the programme shall be equivalent to half an academic year of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.
    2. A candidate shall satisfy the requirements for the postgraduate certificate within two years of admission to the programme.

  4. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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