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University of Stellenbosch

UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH
Department of Interdisciplinary Health sciences
Division of Physiotherapy
PO Box 19063 / Francie van Zijl Drive
TYGERBERG 7505, South Africa

Programme: Master of Physiotherapy (Structured option, speciality OMT)
Aims of the programme:
  • To  develop  master  clinicians  competent  to  apply  advanced  clinical  reasoning  skills  in  the 
    assessment and management of neuro-musculo-sceletal (NMS) dysfunctions at all levels of 
    healthcare.
  • To develop independent researchers in the clinical field of Physiotherapy and to introduce 
    the  candidates  to  the  world  of  scholarly  communication  by  assisting  them  to  start 
    publishing independently.
  • To prepare students who aspire to move to the highest level of academic work in the field 
    of  Physiotherapy  for  doctoral  study  and  to  promote  an  approach  based  on  academic 
    integrity and professional ethics.
  • To  contribute  to  the  pool  of  professionals  in  the  field  of  Physiotherapy  with  clinical 
    competence and critical intellectual abilities, to ensure the future health  and advancement 
    of  the  profession  of  Physiotherapy  and  to  make  provision  for  the  country’s  needs  in  a 
    skilled health science workforce of the highest calibre.

Programme  structure:  The  programme  consists  of  seven  modules  conducted  over  a 
minimum of two years. The contact sessions include lectures, tutorials and clinical sessions 
lead by specialist physiotherapy clinicians in the OMT field and Stellenbosch University staff 
members. 

Programme curriculum:
OMT Approaches and concepts
Biomechanics
OMT Upper Quadrant
OMT Lower Quadrant
OMT Integrated and advanced practice
OMT Clinical
Research Thesis
For more information please refer to:
http://sun.ac.za/english/Documents/Yearbooks/Current/Medicine.pdf
http://sun.ac.za/english/faculty/healthsciences/Physiotherapy/Documents/Prospectus_OM
T_2015.pdf
 
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