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Postgraduate study in Occupational Health Physiotherapy

Overview

Opportunities are available for students to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Occupational Health Physiotherapy) then continue on to a Postgraduate Diploma and/or Master of Physiotherapy (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy).

Please note that a B grade average or above is required in the first four papers for students to progress to the Masters level papers.

Postgraduate student profile

Mark OvertonMark Overton is currently completing his Master of Physiotherapy. He commenced postgraduate study soon after graduating because he found occupational health both challenging and enjoyable and wanted to gain further knowledge to develop his practice. He is excited that he was “able to tailor assignments to my caseload as it meant I could develop skills and knowledge in my specific areas of practice.”

Mark tells us about his experiences of occupational health study

The following programmes are undertaken via distance learning.

Line of study for part-time, distance learning

Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Occupational Health Physiotherapy)

PHTY 501 Biomedical Science in Physiotherapy (Semester 1)
PHTY 539 Occupational Health Physiotherapy (Semester 2)

Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy)

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate students can staircase to the Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy

PHTY 543 Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (Semester 1)
PHTY 561 Clinical Practice (Semester 2)

Master of Physiotherapy (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy)

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, with a B average or above, students can staircase to the Master of Physiotherapy

PHTY 610 Research Methods (Semester 1)
PHTY 650 Research Project (Semester 2)

Note: The PHTY 539 Occupational Health Physiotherapy paper, undertaken as part of the Occupational Health Physiotherapy programmes, meets the ACC vocational rehabilitation competencies.

Find out more

Contact the Academic Administrator physio.academic@otago.ac.nz to find out more about full time distance taught study or Certificate level options for part time study.