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

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

Program Requirements

The Master of Science, Applied, in Physical Therapy is a 58-credit program to be completed in 1.5 graduate years over five semesters, and includes four clinical practica of 1,050 hours in total, leading to professional licensure to practice. The educational approach is consistent with adult learning, self-directed learning, reflective clinical practice, and inter-professionalism. Strong links between academic and clinical fieldwork education are emphasized. Courses emphasize client-centred and evidence-based practice across the lifespan and health care continuum, and include health promotion from prevention of disability to rehabilitation. In addition to fieldwork, the program requirements include courses in advanced clinical practice, research methodology, and educational methodology. The master's project prepares the entry-to-practice physiotherapist to become an autonomous and effective professional through the acquisition of research skills.

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: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Project is related to rehabilitation.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Summer 2017

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

    • Restriction: OT and PT students only.

Required Courses (46 credits)

  • PHTH 571 PT Clinical Practicum 1 (7 credits)

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

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : A first clinical practicum course.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Venturini, Adriana; Garnett, Crystal (Fall) Venturini, Adriana; Visintin, Martha; Garnett, Crystal (Summer)

  • PHTH 572 PT Clinical Practicum 2 (7 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ 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: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

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

  • PHTH 573 PT Clinical Practicum 3 (7 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Venturini, Adriana; Garnett, Crystal (Fall) Venturini, Adriana; Asseraf-Pasin, Liliane; Garnett, Crystal; Visintin, Martha (Winter) Venturini, Adriana; Visintin, Martha; Garnett, Crystal (Summer)

  • PHTH 606 Introduction to Pediatric Physical Therapy (2 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : This course introduces the principles of pediatric habilitation and rehabilitation pertinent to the practice of physical therapy.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Coutu, Elisabeth; Gagnon, Isabelle (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the QY/U3 PT year.

    • Restriction(s): Restricted to MSc.(A) PT M1 students.

  • PHTH 620 PT Clinical Practicum 4 (7 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Venturini, Adriana; Asseraf-Pasin, Liliane; Garnett, Crystal (Fall) Venturini, Adriana; Garnett, Crystal (Winter) Venturini, Adriana; Asseraf-Pasin, Liliane; Garnett, Crystal (Summer)

  • PHTH 622 Integrated Pain Management (2 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Assessment and treatment of chronic pain syndromes.

    Terms: Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Wideman, Timothy Howard; Norris, Lesley (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: Clinical Affiliation 1 & 2 or permission of instructor. PHTH 552, PHTH 561.

  • PHTH 623 Differential Diagnosis and Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ 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 2016, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Audette, Isabel; Xenopoulos, Frangiska; Garnett, Crystal; Brown, Claudia (Fall)

  • PHTH 652 Integrated Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : This case-based course aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of exercise rehabilitation as a preventative and therapeutic tool in patients with selective chronic diseases and disabilities across the lifespan. This course aims to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills through interactive lectures, clinical reasoning workshops and assignments.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Moga, Ana Maria; Ferreira, Tania Janaudis (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): PHTH 440 and PHTH 552.

    • Restriction(s): Restricted to MSc(A) PT M1 Students.

  • POTH 602 Advanced Educational and Management Strategies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ 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 2017

    Instructors: Asseraf-Pasin, Liliane (Winter)

  • POTH 612 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ 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 2016

    Instructors: Soicher, Judith Eileen; Menon, Anita; Ahmed, Sara; Harrison, Pamela Meghan (Fall)

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

  • POTH 682 Promoting Healthy Activity (2 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ 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: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

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

    • Fall or Winter

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits from the following:

  • PHTH 641 Topics in Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • 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: Phys and Occ 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 2016

    Instructors: Brown, Claudia (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: Phys and Occ 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 2017

    Instructors: Pearson, Isabelle (Winter)

  • PHTH 662 Advanced Manual Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ 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 2017

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

  • POTH 508 Plasticity in Rehabilitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ 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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: POTH 455 or equivalent.

  • POTH 604 Current Topics in Pediatrics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ 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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POTH 260, or permission of instructors.

  • POTH 636 Physical Therapy in Pediatrics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ 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 2017

    Instructors: Gagnon, Isabelle; Coutu, Elisabeth (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: Phys and Occ 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Rodríguez, Ana María (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: PHTH 570 or permission of instructor

  • POTH 639 Motor Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ 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 2016

    Instructors: Levin, Mindy (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 685 Perception and Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ 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: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Lamontagne, Anouk; Boudrias, Marie-Helene (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: POTH 455 or equivalent

NOTE: Interprofessional Education Activities (IPEAs)
These required non-credit activities address the competencies for interprofessional practice across the health professions such as professional roles, communication, collaboration in patient-centered care, and conflict resolution. Students will be advised at the beginning of each term which activities they should register for.

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)
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