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Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Physical Therapy (Non-Thesis) (58 credits)

Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy     Degree: Master of Sci Appl, Phys Ther

Program Requirements

The professional Master of Science, Applied, in Physical Therapy is a 58-credit degree program, which includes 1,000 hours of fieldwork education over five terms and leads to professional licensure to practise. For additional information on courses taken during the Qualifying year, please refer to this website: http://www.mcgill.ca/spot/programs/pt/curriculum.

Students admitted to the M.Sc.A. who have undergraduate degrees other than the B.Sc.(Rehabilitation Science); Major in Physical Therapy from McGill University will be required to complete a Qualifying year of study, prior to beginning the master's program.

Research Project (6 credits)

  • POTH 624 Master's Project (6 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Project is related to rehabilitation.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Barbara Lee Mazer, Sara Ahmed (Fall) Barbara Lee Mazer, Richard Preuss, Sara Ahmed (Winter)

    • Restriction: OT and PT students only.

Required Courses (40 credits)

  • PHTH 571 PT Clinical Practicum 1 (7 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : A first clinical practicum course.

    Terms: Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Adriana Venturini, Crystal Garnett (Winter) Adriana Venturini, Crystal Garnett (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: PHTH 550, PHTH 551, PHTH 552, PHTH 560, PHTH 561.
  • PHTH 572 PT Clinical Practicum 2 (7 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : A second clinical practicum including advanced skills in assessment and treatment management in a core area of practice.

    Terms: Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Adriana Venturini, Crystal Garnett (Winter) Adriana Venturini, Crystal Garnett (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: PHTH 571
  • PHTH 573 PT Clinical Practicum 3 (7 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Advanced assessment and treatment management in an area of practice.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Adriana Venturini, Crystal Garnett (Fall) Adriana Venturini, Crystal Garnett (Winter) Adriana Venturini, Crystal Garnett (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: PHTH 571, PHTH 572
  • PHTH 620 PT Clinical Practicum 4 (7 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Final clinical practicum in an area of practice.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Adriana Venturini, Crystal Garnett (Fall) Adriana Venturini, Crystal Garnett (Winter) Adriana Venturini, Crystal Garnett (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: PHTH 571, PHTH 572, PHTH 573
  • PHTH 622 Integrated Pain Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Assessment and treatment of chronic pain syndromes.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Lesley Norris (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: Clinical Affiliation 1 & 2 or permission of instructor. PHTH 552, PHTH 561.
  • PHTH 623 Differential Diagnosis and Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Building on previously learned orthopaedic knowledge, screening for medical conditions and establishing functional differential diagnosis.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Isabel Audette, Frangiska Xenopoulos, Chantal Ball (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: PHTH 550, PHTH 560.
  • POTH 602 Advanced Educational and Management Strategies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Process of learning, methods of communication and teaching strategies for classrooms and clinical settings. Principles in human resources, practice and business management.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Liliane Asseraf-Pasin (Winter)

  • POTH 612 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Intermediate-advanced learning levels in research methods to help students design, implement, and analyze results according to the needs of their entry level professional master's projects.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Judith Eileen Soicher, Anita Menon, Sara Ahmed (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POTH 401 or equivalent content as deemed by the instructor

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits from the following:

  • PHTH 641 Topics in Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Exploration of new research concepts related to cardiorespiratory rehabilitation outcome measures and treatment techniques used in the management of patients with various medical, surgical, neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jadranka Spahija (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: PHTH 552
    • Restriction: Open only to students registered in the following programs: M.Sc. (Applied) in Physical Therapy and M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science. Open to other students by permission of instructor only.
  • PHTH 645 Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : This course explores the physiotherapy approach to pelvic floor disorders, with an in-depth focus on urinary incontinence. Students will understand the role of the pelvic floor in relation to urinary, sexual and ano-rectal function, and acquire the ability to evaluate and treat patients suffering urinary incontinence.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Claudia Brown (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: PHTH 623
    • Restriction: Open to students in the MSc (A) in Physical Therapy. Open to other students by permission of instructor only.
  • PHTH 661 Sport Physiotherapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Injury prevention for recreational and elite athletes and rehabilitation of injured athletes.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PHTH 623
  • PHTH 662 Advanced Manual Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Use of manual therapy in the assessment and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Isabel Audette, Frangiska Xenopoulos, Chantal Ball (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: PHTH 551, PHTH 552, PHTH 623
  • POTH 508 Plasticity in Rehabilitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : A seminar course designed to provide students with a review of current research on plasticity in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Particular emphasis is placed on the mechanisms involved in the recovery of function after injury.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: POTH 455 or equivalent.
  • POTH 604 Current Topics in Pediatrics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : This course will provide an overview of current research in pediatrics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POTH 260, or permission of instructors.
  • POTH 636 Physical Therapy in Pediatrics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Application of the frameworks of neurological, orthopedic and cardio-respiratory rehabilitation to the assessment and treatment of various pediatric conditions.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Isabelle Gagnon (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: PHTH 560, PHTH 561, PHTH 552
    • Restriction: Open only to students registered in the following programs: MSc(Applied) in Occupational Therapy and MSc(Applied) in Physical Therapy. Open to other students by permission of instructor only.
  • POTH 637 Cancer Rehabilitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Cancer pathology, risk stratification, the treatment process and rehabilitation needs throughout the disease trajectory.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Ana María Rodríguez (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: PHTH 570 or permission of instructor
  • POTH 639 Motor Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Overview of how movement is controlled by the nervous system and how motor skills are learned.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Mindy Levin (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to students registered in the following programs: MSc. (Applied) in Occupational Therapy, MSc. (Applied) in Physical Therapy and MSc. in Rehabilitation Science. Open to other students by permission of instructor only.
  • POTH 682 Promoting Healthy Activity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Individual and situational determinants of health behaviours will be examined across the lifespan and in clinical populations. Application of behaviour change theories for the design, implementation and evaluation of health behaviour interventions will be discussed. Strategies to facilitate behaviour change and adherence across the lifespan will be emphasized.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Deborah Da Costa, Sarah C Marshall (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter
  • POTH 685 Perception and Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : New research concepts related to perception and action, with a special emphasis on the understanding of motor behaviour in patient populations and the exploration of potential applications in rehabilitation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: POTH 455 or equivalent

3 of the 12 credits may be chosen from any other faculty at the 500 or 600 level.

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy—2013-2014 (last updated Jul. 30, 2013) (disclaimer)