University of the Witwatersrand
7 York Road
Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy Group (OMPTG) of the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP)
MSc (Coursework): Clinical Physiotherapy Masters in OMT
This course consists of clinical sessions, tutorials and lectures under the guidance of experienced physiotherapists with a special interest in OMT as well as staff in the Physiotherapy Department at the University of the Witwatersrand.The physiology of muscle control and exercise, pain mechanisms, applied biomechanics of the major joints, related orthopaedic conditions and their medical and therapeutic management are just some of the aspects included in this course. Details of the course will be provided at registration.
Students are expected to be working clinically in the area of speciality and are required to keep a comprehensive clinical portfolio during the time they are registered for the course.
The MSc (Coursework) in OMT can be done over a period ofone
years as follows:
Full-time (1 year)
Students register for five courses:
- Course in area of Specialisation
- Research Methodology
Part-time (2 years)
This is the option we advise because of the theoretical and clinical demands of the course. During the first year students register for Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Research Methodology. In the second year they register for the Specialisation Course and Research Report.
The research topic has to be presented for departmental approval. After approval of the departmental research committee, the proposal is presented to the School of Therapeutic Sciences’ assessors. Ethical clearance must also be obtained. All students are required to attend the Research Methodology course prior to submitting their research proposals.
For more information contact:
Programme coordinator Post graduate coordinator
Benita Olivier Prof A Stewart
+2711 717 2014 +2711 717 3718