Physiotherapy (Professional Qualification) MSc

Education & Health Sciences:Physiotherapy (Professional Qualification) MSc

Physiotherapy (Professional Qualification) MSc
2 years  Full- Time
Course Closed


Application Deadline:       TBC.              Programme Specific FAQs

All applicants for this programme must sit the GAMSAT exam to be eligible to be offered a place (see entry requirements page). Further information on the exam format and dates is available from
The test date is the 13th September 2017 and 24 March 2018. You must either register to sit the GAMSAT exam OR have a test score from the last two years before you apply for the programme as you will be required to supply your GAMSAT ID Number on your application to the University of Limerick.  Please check the GAMSAT website for further information and registration dates.

Those in final year of a Level 8 Degree can apply before graduation and may be offered a conditional place (depending on GAMSAT scores) subject to providing evidence of 2h2 or higher in their undergraduate degree

Building on the success of the existing professional qualification programmes (BSc in Physiotherapy, MSc in Occupational Therapy and MSc in Speech and Language Therapy), from August 2015 the Department of Clinical Therapies are offering a two-year Masters (Professional Qualification) in Physiotherapy, Level 9 (NQAI).

The programme aims to develop graduates who are able to:

  • Synthesise theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the cardiorespiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal systems to the practice of physiotherapy.
  • Be competent in the delivery of physiotherapy interventions for the effective rehabilitation and management of people with a range of conditions.
  • Competently prescribe, and monitor physiotherapy interventions responsibly, based on a clinically-reasoned approach following an appropriate assessment and diagnosis.
  • Apply specialist knowledge and understanding of movement and movement dysfunction to clinical practice.
  • Use an innovative and creative approach to meet evolving service developments and healthcare needs.
  • Perform effectively and professionally within a health care team.
  • Adopt and facilitate a collaborative, holistic , proactive and professional approach to healthcare practice.
  • Articulate and integrate the advanced critical thinking and reflective skills required to be autonomous lifelong learners.
  • Use an evidence-based approach in practice which integrates research findings into patient assessment and management.
  • Integrate the ethical, social and cultural dimensions of healthcare within clinical judgement.
  • Articulate ideas clearly, effectively, collaboratively and professionally to patients, carers, the multidisciplinary team and other relevant stakeholders.

Dr. Susan Coote
Tel: 353-61-234232

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