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Study Musculoskeletal Management at Otago

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Overview

Qualifications endorsed in Musculoskeletal Management are suitable for health professionals currently working in an area related to musculoskeletal management.

Allied health professionals involved in the care, management and rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal and pain problems, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, podiatrists, chiropractors, and osteopaths would find these distance taught papers to be of particular interest.

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Contact details

Rebekah Higgs
Departmental / Programmes Manager
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch
New Zealand
Tel 64 3 364 1086
Email rebekah.higgs@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/christchurch/study/postgraduate/

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Qualifications

Candidates for these qualifications must be a graduate or possess an appropriate health professional qualification requiring at least three years' full-time tertiary study, and must have experience of or be currently working in the relevant field of health care.

These qualifications are available through Distance Learning. Some papers may have an on-campus component.

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Musculoskeletal Management

Papers

For further information, see the subject entry for Musculoskeletal Medicine.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc) endorsed in Musculoskeletal Management

Papers
  • MSME 704  Introduction to Pain
  • MSME 707  Musculoskeletal Management
  • MSME 708  Introduction to Pain Management
  • Other approved papers to the value of 75 points

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Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Musculoskeletal Management

Thesis option
  • MSME 704  Introduction to Pain
  • MSME 707  Musculoskeletal Management
  • MSME 708  Introduction to Pain Management
  • Approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points
  • Further approved paper(s) to the value of 45 points
  • A thesis (120 points)
Coursework option
  • MSME 704  Introduction to Pain
  • MSME 707  Musculoskeletal Management
  • MSME 708  Introduction to Pain Management
  • Approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points
  • Further approved paper(s) to the value of 105 points
  • A dissertation (60 points)

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