Master in Physical Therapy Science
- University College Physiotherapy Thim van der Laan
- City, country:
- Landquart, East, Switzerland
- M.Sc. (Master of Science)
- 2 Jahr(e)
Evidence based practice is thus important for physiotherapists in order to provide the best possible treatment based on scientific backgrounds requiring a critical understanding of the relation- ship between clinical assessment and the evaluation of thera- peutic interventions. Continuing education at Masters level has become increasingly important to provide physiotherapists with the knowledge necessary to achieve the afore mentioned objective.
Job description and job opportunities
The master course offered will enable the student to focus on continuing professional development in research and clinical practice and will most probably enhance the career opportunities in these areas and in education. Both courses attract an international cohort of students.
Common Module (1.Semester)
- Number of participants max.:
- Number of applicants:
Total Fee: CHF 17.500,-
- BSc. in Physiotherapy or equivalent
- proficiency in understanding and reading English
Languages and semester abroad
- semester abroad:
- not possible
- In order to strengthen the international character of the programs, most of the courses are taught in English. However, the German speaking student will receive linguistic amenities.
Organization & Structure
The part-time master course offers a highly student centered and flexible study pattern, combining lectures at the university college with variety of distant teaching and assessment methods. The MPTS is awarded 120 ECTS and runs over two academic years. The master course has a modular structure and is organized in four semesters. The first semester introduces the student to basic sciences and is regarded as the common module for both MPTS and EBMT.
In the second semester, the MPTS course will provide the student with skills to assess and evaluate physiotherapy outcomes, advanced research methods and techniques, which enhance academic, intellectual and scientific abilities to become a contributor to the advancement of knowledge in physiotherapy.
The MPTS is organized during the first two semesters in blocks of four days (from Thursday to Sunday) at the University College Physiotherapy “Thim van der Laan” Landquart Switzerland with one additional week at the university in Lisbon. The third and fourth semesters are dedicated to the development of the research project and are mostly tutorial based.
The teaching methods include: lectures, practical sessions and student-directed learning, seminars, tutorials and laboratory settings. A variety of assessment methods such as theoretical and practical exams, course works, oral and/or poster presentations are used to evaluate the skills acquired. At the end of the program, the student is required to present the results of the research project carried out, after the delivery of the master thesis.
1974 gründete Thim van der Laan sen. in Utrecht (Niederlande) die Academie voor Fysiotherapie Thim van der Laan. Der Gründervater der Schule war überzeugt, dass jeder Mensch fähig ist, seine Talente zu entfalten und dadurch die eigenen Ideale zu realisieren.