Respiratory Physiotherapy (PgDip), M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    22273
    Tuition (Year)
    10619
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #151 ,
Respiratory Physiotherapy is one of the core areas of Physiotherapy Practice. The aim of this course is to develop physiotherapists’ knowledge and skills in the physiotherapy management of the patient with respiratory disorders.

About

Respiratory Physiotherapy is a core area within the practice of Physiotherapy and it is essential that best practice is achieved for the benefit of the patient. Respiratory Physiotherapy has been defined as the physical management of problems or potential problems in patients with respiratory conditions, in order to obtain and maintain maximal function and to minimize disease progression.

Course Aims

This course aims to develop both knowledge and skills in the Physiotherapy management of patients with respiratory disorders and to encourage critical evaluation of clinical practice through research. The course will build on the knowledge and skills gained through undergraduate training.

There will be particular emphasis placed on providing a thorough knowledge and understanding of respiratory pathophysiology and management of respiratory disease, enhancing relevant practical skills and providing experience and skills required to conduct research in this area.

This course is run on a part-time basis and extends over a 2 year period. Students will attend 3 days per month for the first year, a 5- week clinical placement will be timetabled for the end of year 1 and a dissertation will be carried out in year 2.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Clinical Exercise Prescription
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Physiotherapy in Respiratory Medicine
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Research Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade A): 200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 570

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Physiotherapists with a relevant undergraduate degree that deems them eligible for membership of the ISCP.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 22273 International
  • EUR 10619 EU/EEA

Funding

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