University College
Dublin
MSc. Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
Graduate Entry Programme

www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physi...
UCD Physiotherapy
• World class academic staff – largest PT school in Ireland
• Innovative programmes
• Excellent teaching...
Why UCD?
• Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide
• Ireland’s largest and most diverse University...
Programme Aims
• To provide an education in an environment in which physiotherapy
flourishes as both an academic and profe...
Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Physiotherapy Professional Practice A
Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
Musculoskeletal ...
Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Physiotherapy Professional Practice B
Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Phy...
Accreditation
Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP)
Year 1 successfully accredited Autumn 2012
Year 2- succes...
U.S. Licensure Example

“Each jurisdiction has its own licensure requirements and
administers its own licensure process.
F...
U.S. Licensure Example (Continued)

Upon successful completion of the exam and fulfilment of all
other applicable licensin...
Canadian Licensure Body: http://www.alliancept.org/

www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
AN COLÁI...
Admission Requirements
• Minimum 2.1 first degree by Summer 2013
(relates (approximately) to a 3.08 GPA on a 4.0 scale)
• ...
Assessment Procedure
Academic Ability
(Honours Bachelor’s degree at the minimum level of 2.1). Official transcript of
degr...
www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
Fees

€20,275 per year ($28,000 USD) ($29,600 CAD)
(conversion is for guideline purposes only)

Fees can be paid in instal...
Useful Links

UCD Graduate Studies
www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio
UCD International Office
www.ucd.ie/international
Fee...
Thank you.

www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
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  1. 1. University College Dublin MSc. Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) Graduate Entry Programme www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  2. 2. UCD Physiotherapy • World class academic staff – largest PT school in Ireland • Innovative programmes • Excellent teaching & research facilities • Largest undergraduate & postgraduate population in Ireland • Research active staff across Physiotherapy areas. • International students • Strong links with clinical centres & sporting bodies • International expert contribution to programmes • Excellent sporting facilities • Ad Astra Academy www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  3. 3. Why UCD? • Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide • Ireland’s largest and most diverse University with over 30,000 students • Research Intensive University • 7,500 Graduate Students • 5,500 international students representing 121 countries • Strong Alumni Network • UCD located in Dublin, capital city of Ireland and gateway to Europe • Campus covers 132 Hectares • Excellent Facilities www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  4. 4. Programme Aims • To provide an education in an environment in which physiotherapy flourishes as both an academic and professional discipline and which fosters a spirit of enquiry and excellence in practice. • Designed with the intention of providing education that will meet the requirements of students who wish to pursue a career as physiotherapists. • Designed to provide the graduate with a sound academic foundation on which to build a career in any branch of physiotherapy practice through the development of intellectual, creative and practical skills. www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  5. 5. Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Physiotherapy Professional Practice A Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Neurology Physiotherapy Placement 1 (5 weeks) Placement 2 (5 weeks) Placement 3 (5 weeks) www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  6. 6. Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Physiotherapy Professional Practice B Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Physiotherapy in the Clinical Specialties Rehabilitation Research Clinical Placement 4 (5 weeks) www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio Elective Placement UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  7. 7. Accreditation Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) Year 1 successfully accredited Autumn 2012 Year 2- successfully accredited Autumn 2013 Full accreditation upon graduation of first student cohort (Autumn 2014) Today, over 2,000 UCD physiotherapy graduates are working throughout the world in all areas of Physiotherapy. It is each student’s responsibility to contact the relevant national and state/provincial registration authorities to determine the requirements for the practice of physiotherapy in the particular state or province in which you hope to reside and work. www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  8. 8. U.S. Licensure Example “Each jurisdiction has its own licensure requirements and administers its own licensure process. Foreign-educated candidates for licensure, are typically required to have their educational credentials reviewed as part of the licensure process. This review must be conducted by a credentialing agency approved by the jurisdiction in which the applicant intends to practice as a physical therapist (PT) Once an applicant's credentials are approved and he/she has provided all of the required application documents, the jurisdiction will determine if the applicant is eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Exam, the FSBPT's licensure exam. www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  9. 9. U.S. Licensure Example (Continued) Upon successful completion of the exam and fulfilment of all other applicable licensing authority requirements, a license will be awarded allowing the applicant to practice as a PT in that jurisdiction only. APTA (2011), Licensure for foreign educated PTs; URL:http://www.apta.org/Licensure/ForeignEducated/ [13thMay2013] www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  10. 10. Canadian Licensure Body: http://www.alliancept.org/ www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  11. 11. Admission Requirements • Minimum 2.1 first degree by Summer 2013 (relates (approximately) to a 3.08 GPA on a 4.0 scale) • Meet the pre-requisites of the programme: • • • • • • • • • Clinical Human Anatomy 10 ECTS Applied Human Anatomy 5 ECTS Human Physiology 10 ECTS Exercise Science 10 ECTS Applied Physics 5 ECTS Chemistry-Biochemistry 5 ECTS Applied Human Biomechanics 5 ECTS Behavioural Sciences 10 ECTS Research Methods and Statistics 5 ECTS 5 ECTS =25- 30 contact hours/semester long module www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  12. 12. Assessment Procedure Academic Ability (Honours Bachelor’s degree at the minimum level of 2.1). Official transcript of degree and final award are required. Motivation and Interest (a curriculum vitae and personal statement outlining motivation to study physiotherapy which conforms to the UCD personal statement template available on www.ucd.ie/mature). Reference (three letters of recommendation; at least one academic and one physiotherapyrelated). www.ucd.ie/apply www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  13. 13. www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  14. 14. Fees €20,275 per year ($28,000 USD) ($29,600 CAD) (conversion is for guideline purposes only) Fees can be paid in instalments-www.ucd.ie/fees Scholarship www.ucd.ie/scholarships www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/coming-to-ireland/scholarships-andfunding/ www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  15. 15. Useful Links UCD Graduate Studies www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UCD International Office www.ucd.ie/international Fees Information www.ucd.ie/fees Visa and Immigration Questions http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucdglobal/coming-to-ireland/visa-andimmigration/ Accommodation www.ucd.ie/residences www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH
  16. 16. Thank you. www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/physio UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AN COLÁISTE OLLSCOILE, BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH

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