Overview

This module will consider and critically discuss clinical anatomy, physiology and pathoanatomy relevant to clinical practice. It will also address the impact of lifestyle and age-related changes related to neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. Students will critically review commonly used screening and diagnostic tools. The psychometric properties including the sensitivity and specificity of these tools will be appraised and evaluated. Specific techniques for testing integrity, pathology or sensitivity in bone, ligaments and joints, tendon, myofascial and joints will be reviewed and discussed. Critical review of patient management approaches, assessment tools and psychosocial aspects will be placed within the context of evidence-based, person-centred assessment. 

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

After successfully completing this module the learner will be able to:  
1. Apply a broad knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology relevant to the neuromusculoskeletal system in their daily practice
2. Knowledge and understanding of pain physiology, underlying mechanisms in persistent pain
3. Perform an evidence-based examination and treatment techniques on patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders
4. Critically analyse signs and symptoms to treat patients based on sound clinical reasoning processes.

Who Should Attend

Any healthcare professionals.
 

Prerequisites

Related and relevant health-science-related qualifications and working experience.

Documents and information you would need to complete this application:
Please upload documents under Online Applications - Supporting Documents section.

1. Scanned copy of your NRIC (Singapore residents and Singapore PRs only) in order to qualify for funding support (for eligible courses). 
2. Employment support letter (Includes applicant's area of work)* 
3. Registration of practice, AHPC* 
4. Transcript of highest relevant qualification* 
5. Professional certification 
6. English proficiency test, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent ^
7. Answers to the following questions: 
  • Your reasons for pursuing the module (100 - 150 words)
  • Why did you select SIT over other academic institutions? (100 - 150 words)
  • What do you hope to achieve at the completion of the module? (100 - 150 words)
* Mandatory Documents
^ If applicant's basic professional qualification was not obtained from Singapore, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States of America)
 

Duration

  • Part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy: 2 - 3 years
  • Part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy: 3 - 5 years
  • Each module is around 12-14 weeks in duration
  • Candidates are expected to set aside time for self-directed learning for the entire duration of the module
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the module, and
  • Undertake credit bearing assessment.

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the module, and
  • Participants who pass the Assessment criteria of the respective module will earn 6 credits, which are stackable for Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma qualifications.
  • Candidates who pass 4 modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy by Singapore Institute of Technology.
  • Candidates who pass 8 modules (totalling 48 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy by Singapore Institute of Technology.

Schedule

Date Duration Venue
Offer from Jan 2020* 150 Hours SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683
*Exact dates to be confirmed
150 hours of personal endeavour over 15 weeks. This includes attendance at workshops, symposium, tutorial and personal research and reading, e-learning activities and assessment

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$5,136.00 $1,540.80 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $5,136.00 $1,540.80 $580.80
Non-Singaporeans $5,136.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible
Note:

•    All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
•    You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

1.    Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
2.    Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

1.    Be a Singaporean Citizen
2.    Be at least 40 years old
3.    Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue TBC
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 06 Jan 2020 (Mon) to
19 Apr 2020 (Sun)

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