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Master of Rehabilitation
                         Sciences and Physiotherapy
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Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences




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Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences




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Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences




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Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy

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Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy

  1. 1. Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy Majors: • Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Mental Health Care • Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in patients with Internal Disorders • Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders • Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in patients with Neurological Disorders • Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Children The major aim of the two-year Master’s programme The Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy and its various study tracks in the second year, is to train programme is organized in collaboration with the other physiotherapists in the expert knowledge, insight, skills Flemish universities, making this programme highly and professional attitude needed in rehabilitation sciences specialized with high teaching skills and experts in the field. and physiotherapy: Our international master courses are conducted in a smaller • The certified holder of the Master of Rehabilitation group of international students following the English master Sciences and Physiotherapy will be able to apply programme as well as in a larger group of master students, evidence-based physiotherapy in global health care. the latter including Flemish students attending the Flemish Patient assessment and intervention programmes will master programme. The clinical internship is conducted be developed through clinical reasoning and critical mainly within our own university hospitals and private scientific reflection. practices spread around Leuven as well as in centres and • The certified holder of the Master of Rehabilitation private practices in Flanders and abroad, thus ensuring Sciences and Physiotherapy will be able to set up and high quality and expert skills training. conduct clinical and applied research independently. • The certified holder of the Master of Rehabilitation Studying at our faculty means studying in a pleasant and Sciences and Physiotherapy will be specialized in one stimulating environment. Situated in the green surroundings of the following fields: sports physiotherapy, manual of Arenberg Park (Heverlee), the faculty also boasts sports therapy, paediatric and neurological rehabilitation and facilities, a student restaurant (Alma 3) and university housing. rehabilitation in internal disorders or mental health care. Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences
  2. 2. Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences Admission requirements Profile Direct access: You are interested in rehabilitation sciences and physio- • Bachelor in de revalidatiewetenschappen therapy in general and you are motivated to study this en de kinesitherapie domain from a scientific perspective. • Bachelor of Physiotherapy You possess the physical capacity needed to obtain If you are interested to enroll in our course, you will be the necessary skills. You are socially minded. You have required to go through the online learning platform for a critical and active attitude towards the subject material Research Methods by the end of August and to attend and the learning process. the summer school in September to test and update prior knowledge in the domains in rehabilitation sciences before After graduation, you will have a strong theoretical and the master programme commences. scientific insight. Moreover, you will possess the necessary skills to conceive and carry out evidence based You should provide proof of sufficient understanding of physiotherapy treatment and preventative strategies. written and spoken English by presenting a score on a language test (e.g., TOEFL or IELTS). Further information about language requirements is available on our web pages at www.kuleuven.be/english/admission. Programme You take twenty-one credits from the regular Master's courses, We strongly recommend you submit your application thirteen credits from elective courses, twenty internship credits, before May 1st. twenty-four credits for the Master’s thesis and forty-two credits from one of the five majors or specialization areas. MASTER OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES AND PHYSIOTHERAPY 120 COURSES CREDITS Master's Courses 21 • Mental Health 3 • Physical Activity, Physical Fitness and Risk of Exercise 3 • Evidence Based Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy 3 • Research Seminar in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy 3 • Selected Topics in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy 6 • Medical Imaging for Physiotherapists 3 Elective Courses 13 Students can choose elective courses not previously followed from the list of electives or may also propose other courses that are taught in other study programmes at K.U.Leuven, if they meet the required previous knowledge. Internship 20 • Clinical Placement in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy 10 • Applied Research Methodology in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy 10 Master's Thesis 24 • Master's Thesis, Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy - Part 1 & 2 10 & 14 Graduating section 42 Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders • Advanced Principles of Pathology and Rehabilitation in Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders at the Lower and Upper Quadrant, part 1 3 • State of the Art on Pathology in Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders 3 • Advanced Principles of Rehabilitation in Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders at the Lower and Upper Quadrant, including Aspects of Manual Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy 8 • Clinical Reasoning in Manual Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy, case studies 3 • Intership Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 18 • Biopsychosocial Aspects in Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders 3 In this graduating section, students have to choose between 'manual therapy' or 'sports physical therapy'.
  3. 3. Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences COURSES CREDITS Manual Therapy • Selected Topics in Manual Therapy 4 Sports Physical Therapy • Selected Topics in Sports Physical Therapy 4 Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Neurological Disorders • Rehabilitation of Degenerative Neurological Disorders 3 • Neuroscientific Aspects of Neurological Rehabilitation 4 • Clinical Neuropsychology in Neurological Rehabilitation 3 • Advanced Evaluation and Treatment Methods in Neurological Rehabilitation 8 • Selected Topics in Neurological Rehabilitation 3 • Seminar in Neurological Rehabilitation 3 • Internship Neurological Rehabilitation 18 Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Children • Rehabilitation Problems in Paediatrics 3 • Neurological and Orthopaedic Disorders in Children: Evaluation and Treatment Methods in Physiotherapy 5 • Neurological and Orthopaedic Disorders in Children: Advanced Evaluation and Treatment Methods in Rehabilitation 5 • Seminar in Paediatric Rehabilitation 3 • Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Metabolic Aspects of Rehabilitation in Children 3 • Rehabilitation of Mild Motor Problems in Children with Developmental Disorders 5 • Internship Paediatric Rehabilitation 18 Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Mental Health Care • Issues of Physiotherapy in Mental Health Care 3 • Fundamentals in Psychomotor Therapy 3 • Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents 3 • Psychotherapeutic Methods 3 • Psychomotor Therapy in Children and Adolescents: Advanced Evaluation and Treatment Methods 4 • Psychomotor Therapy in Adults, Elderly and Persons with Intellectual Disability: Advanced Evaluation and Treatment Methods 4 • Selected Topics in Psychomotor Therapy 4 • Internship Psychomotor Therapy 18 Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Internal Disorders • Rehabilitation for Internal Disorders 3 • Advanced Methods in Rehabilitation of Patients with Cardiovascular Disorders 4 • Advanced Methods in Rehabilitation of Patients with Respiratory Disorders 3 • Advanced Methods in Rehabilitation of Patients with Internal Disorders 5 • Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Metabolic Aspects of Rehabilitation in Children 3 • Rehabilitation in Critically III Patients 3 • Seminar in Rehabilitation for Internal Disorders 3 • Internship Rehabilitation for Internal Disorders 18 For detailed descriptions of this programme's courses and for the course timetable, please consult www.kuleuven.be/onderwijs/aanbod/opleidingen/E
  4. 4. Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences Studying abroad Career prospects Over the course of this Master's programme, students Holding a Master in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, may fulfil part of the internship at an institution abroad. you can choose a career as a highly specialized self-employed The faculty has cooperation agreements with several physiotherapist or you can work in health centres, such as (university) hospitals in neighbouring countries (France, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, centres for people with Germany and the Netherlands), but also with countries chronic diseases and psychiatric institutions. Moreover, further afield (Scandinavia, Switzerland and Ireland). you can work in institutions for special education or for persons with motor disabilities, in consultancy agencies Contact: for disabled persons, or in sports clubs. For those aiming Lies Van Gestel for a higher level post in health care and rehabilitation tel. + 32 16 32 91 55 sciences, you can also pursue a research career by lies.vangestel@faber.kuleuven.be obtaining a doctoral degree in the postgraduate phase. Communications Office Oude Markt 13 box 5005 3000 LEUVEN, Belgium tel. + 32 16 32 40 10 • fax + 32 16 32 40 14 onderwijscommunicatie@kuleuven.be www.kuleuven.be More information www.kuleuven.be/ma/MAREHSCPH General information International programmes: www.kuleuven.be/internationalprogrammes International Office: www.kuleuven.be/english Students secretariat Tervuursevest 101 bus 1500 3001 HEVERLEE tel. + 32 16 32 90 01 info@faber.kuleuven.be This brochure provides the most complete information available for this Master's programme offered by K.U.Leuven during the 2010-2011 academic year. However, small changes to the composition of the programmes may be approved after the publication of this brochure. In no way is the university legally bound by the information provided in this brochure. The most recent information on all our academic programmes can be consulted on www.kuleuven.be/onderwijs/aanbod/opleidingen/E. Last updated: April 2010

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