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Master of Science in Manipulative Physiotherapy
手法物理治療理學碩士學位

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: 51062

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Stream Code

MPF (Full-time)
MPP (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

30

Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Fund Type Self-Financed

Tuition Fee

HK$4,500 per credit for local students 
HK$5,000 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Coordinator

Dr Amy Fu
PDPT, PR Cert (Spinal Manip), PgD (Epi & App Biostat), MPhil (CUHK), PhD (PolyU)

Award Coordinator

Dr Sharon Tsang
PhD (RU), MMani Th (Curtin), MSc HC (PolyU), BSc PT (PolyU), FHKCOP (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)

Remarks

The Postgraduate Scheme in Rehabilitation Sciences comprises the following awards:

  • MSc in Rehabilitation of People with Developmental Disabilities 發展障礙人士復康理學碩士學位
  • MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences 康復科學理學碩士學位
  • MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy 手法物理治療理學碩士學位
  • MSc in Occupational Therapy 職業治療學理學碩士學位
  • MSc in Sports Physiotherapy 運動物理治療理學碩士學位

 

The awards under this scheme admit students in alternate years. MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy, MSc in Occupational Therapy and MSc in Sports Physiotherapy are offered in the same admission year. MSc in Rehabilitation of People with Developmental Disabilities and MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences are offered in the same admission year.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Meet the changing needs in practice and contribute to the development of rehabilitation;
  • Demonstrate a lifelong ability to critically analyse and evaluate ongoing practice so that the quality of practice can be advanced and ensured;
  • Assess patients and make rational decisions regarding physiotherapeutic approaches to treatment, through a logical clinical reasoning process;
  • Demonstrate the level of proficiency, confidence and independence in the safety use of manipulative physiotherapy expected of a graduate in the field; and
  • Critically evaluate the management methods and to work in the framework of evidence-based approach.

 

Characteristics

  • This programme fulfills all requirements of international monitoring by International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).
  • Students who successfully complete the award may be eligible to apply for full membership of Manipulative Therapy Specialty Group of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association, which is a member organisation of IFOMPT.
  • Unique experience in Chinese manual therapy in an East-meets-West context.
  • Programme aimed at clinical specialisation. Highly commended by clinicians and clinic/ department managers of private and public organisations.
  • Balance of theory, practice and scientific investigation components.
  • Reasonable credit transfer considered for equivalent subjects earned at postgraduate level.
Recognition & Prospects
  • This programme fulfils all requirements of international monitoring by International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).
  • Students who successfully complete the award may be eligible to apply for full membership of Manipulative Therapy Specialty Group of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association, which is a member organisation of IFOMPT.
  • This programme does not confer eligibility for registration with the Physiotherapist Board of Hong Kong.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

 

This programme consists of:

  • 1 compulsory subject

3 credits

  • 7 core subjects

21 credits

  • 1 project study

6 credits

Total

30 credits

 

Proposed Study Plan for Full-time One-year Study

 

 

 

 

 

1 Year

Full-Time

Study

 

 

Semester 1

(Sept – Jan)

Research Methods and Data Analysis*

Physical Diagnosis of Neuro-musculoskeletal  Disorders*

Diagnostic Procedures in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy*

Project Study

Semester 2

(Jan – May)

Advanced Principle and Practice of Manipulative Physiotherapy (Lower Quarter)*

Advanced Principle and Practice of Manipulative Physiotherapy (Upper Quarter)*

Musculoskeletal Injury and Repair*

Project Study

Semester 3

(June - July)

Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy Practice I & II

(5 weeks full-time day clinic)

* Evening classes

 Proposed Study Plan for Part-time Study

 

 

 

 

Year 1

 

 

Semester 1

(Sept – Jan)

Research Methods and Data Analysis*

Physical Diagnosis of Neuro-musculoskeletal Disorders*

Diagnostic Procedures in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy*

Semester 2

(Jan – May)

Advanced Principle and Practice of Manipulative Physiotherapy (Lower Quarter)*

Advanced Principle and Practice of Manipulative Physiotherapy (Upper Quarter)*

Musculoskeletal Injury and Repair*

 

Year 2

Semester 1

(Sept – Jan)

Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy Practice I*

Project Study

Semester 2

(Jan – May)

Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy Practice II*

Project Study

Semester 3

(June – July)

Project Study

 

Core Areas of Study

  • Musculoskeletal Injury and Repair
  • Diagnostic Procedures in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Physical Diagnosis of Neuro-musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Advanced Principle and Practice of Manipulative Physiotherapy (Lower Quarter)
  • Advanced Principle and Practice of Manipulative Physiotherapy (Upper Quarter)
  • Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy Practice I
  • Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy Practice II

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in physiotherapy or related rehabilitation disciplines from PolyU or a recognised institution or the equivalent, preferably with one year of post-qualification work experience in related rehabilitation field;
    OR
  • A professional diploma in physiotherapy or related rehabilitation disciplines from PolyU or a recognised institution or the equivalent, with two years of work experience and evidence of continuous education over the past two years.

 

Preference will be given to those who possess a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy.

 

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

 

Individual cases will be considered on their own merit. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

Enquiries

For academic matters, please contact
Dr Sharon Tsang
Tel: (852) 2766 4332
Email: sharon.tsang@polyu.edu.hk

 

For general matters, please contact
General Office
Tel: (852) 2766 6728
Email: rsdept@polyu.edu.hk