GradDip Advanced Physiotherapy Studies

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

Grad Dip Advanced Physiotherapy Studies  aims to allow the physiotherapist to choose an educational pathway that maps to their career specialty e.g. in primary care health, sports and exercise rehabilitation, musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • This programme can be completed in one year full-time, or part-time over two years
  • This programme provides education in various strands (e.g. primary care, musculoskeletal, sports and exercise rehabilitation) that will enhance the physiotherapists specialist knowledge in their chosen area

Careers & Employability

This course will equip the graduate with advanced knowledge and skills based in their chosen specialist field

Curricular information is subject to change


Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This is open to Chartered Physiotherapists eligible for registration with the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), with a 2:1 degree classification. No previous clinical experience is necessary except on a limited number of modules

The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Physiotherapy Studies aims to broaden the Chartered Physiotherapists’ knowledge base in the areas relevant to the practice of physiotherapy mapping to their educational and career pathway needs. Graduates will have the opportunity to achieve excellence in professional practice as advanced clinicians, critical thinkers, and life-long learners. This programme offers a flexible graduate educational pathway where students can register as part of a structured degree programme on a part-time or full-time basis. We value and encourage our students to be active, motivated and independent learners who can initiate scholarly research in the area of physiotherapy. We encourage students to develop life-long learning and transferrable skills, such as advanced interpersonal and communication skills. Given the broad range of modules available from within the School that students may select, teaching, learning and assessment approaches include practical sessions, case studies, and on-line group work. Discipline specific national and international experts deliver the programme.

  • Be able to understand and integrate their advanced knowledge and formulate judgments in complex situations within their specialist clinical areas of expertise.
  • Be competent in research methodology and critical evaluation of relevant literature.
  • Demonstrate a high level of clinical reasoning and critical analysis.
  • Develop and use life-long learning and transferrable skills (interpersonal and communication) in innovative ways.
  • Display extensive knowledge of physiotherapy and related topics taken from the broad range of modules available from within the School.

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip Advanced Physiotherapy Studies FT (X381)
Duration
1 Years
Attendance
Full Time
Deadline
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised