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Postgraduate programmes by coursework

Overview

Postgraduate programmes by coursework offer the opportunity to undertake further education within specific areas of physiotherapy study.

Our distance learning programmes enable you to update your qualifications wherever you live in New Zealand and beyond.

Postgraduate study offers opportunities for flexible learning through a number of distance learning (extramural) and on-campus options.

These qualifications are also taught through a series of residential placements.

Postgraduate study can be undertaken as:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (two papers)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (four papers)
  • Master's (six papers)

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Acupuncture

physio_thumbnail acupuncture patient with needles 2017This programme incorporates the theoretical basis of acupuncture, predominantly from a Western/scientific paradigm, and aims to develop the ability to critically review and evaluate acupuncture theory and practice in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

The course is taught in conjunction with the Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand (PAANZ), and is intended to provide practicing physiotherapists with a strong academic and practical-based programme.

Find out more about Acupuncture study here

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Neurorehabilitation

physio_thumbnail children in wheelchairs in gym with ball 2017This programme is designed to enhance the understanding of clinical and academic issues within the broad neurorehabilitation arena. The focus is on:

  • Investigating and analysing contemporary developments in neurorehabilitation practice and research
  • Understanding the mechanisms that control human movement
  • Evaluating complex clinical problems
  • Assessing the outcome of interventions

Find out more about Neurorehabilitation study here

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Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy

physio_thumbnail woman physio and patient leg work 2017This programme is designed to advance practical and clinical reasoning skills in managing patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system, such as chronic spinal problems.

The programme emphasises an integrated clinical approach using concepts and techniques from a variety of approaches to manual therapy, manipulation, and exercise; underpinned by an understanding of clinical anatomy, medical specialities, and other relevant disciplines.

Find out more about Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy study here

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Sports Physiotherapy

physio_thumbnail young women group hug 2017 Sports 648944056This programme includes skill-based residential components and provides clinicians with the opportunity to advance their knowledge and competence in a sports and exercise-specific physiotherapy speciality.

There is a strong focus on clinical reasoning of patho-anatomical, neurophysiological, and biomechanical factors associated with the assessment and management of patients with sports-related neuromusculoskeletal problems.

Specific modules facilitate discussion and debate on the latest injury prevention strategies, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation principles that affect people engaged in leisure, sports, and recreation activities.

Find out more about Sports Physiotherapy study here

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Occupational Health Physiotherapy

physio_thumbnail roofer at work with solar panels 2017This programme provides practicing physiotherapists with specific knowledge and skills to apply in occupational health practice.

It includes the assessment, management, and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and the role of government regulatory bodies and statutory authorities in occupational health practice.

The Occupational Health paper PHTY 539 meets ACC's vocational rehabilitation competencies.

Find out more about Occupational Health study here

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Contact us

To find out more about our postgraduate programmes by coursework please contact: hilda.mulligan@otago.ac.nz or physio.academic@otago.ac.nz

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