Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.PT.) Physical Therapy (Non-Thesis) (62 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 62-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: /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 2017, Summer 2018

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

    • Restriction: OT and PT students only.

Required Courses (50 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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Adriana Venturini, Martha Visintin, Crystal Garnett (Winter) Adriana Venturini, Martha Visintin, Crystal Garnett (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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

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

  • PHTH 573 PT Clinical Practicum 3 (8 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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Adriana Venturini, Martha Visintin, Crystal Garnett (Fall) Adriana Venturini, Martha Visintin, Crystal Garnett, Liliane Asseraf-Pasin (Winter) Adriana Venturini (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 2017

    Instructors: Elisabeth Coutu, Isabelle Gagnon (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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

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

  • PHTH 622 Integrated Pain Management (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : This M1 entry-level physiotherapy course focuses on understanding and managing complex and chronic pain conditions. Through lectures, personal reflection, interactive class activities, case study analyses, quizzes, assignments and practical lab activities, students will develop a conceptual framework for approaching the clinical assessment and management of pain and pain-related disability. By the end of the course, students will be ready to apply this framework within clinical settings.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Timothy Howard Wideman, Lesley Norris (Winter)

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

  • PHTH 623 Differential Diagnosis and Management (4 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 2017

    Instructors: Isabel Audette, Frangiska Xenopoulos, Crystal Garnett, Claudia Brown (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 2017

    Instructors: Ana Maria Moga, Tania Janaudis Ferreira (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 2018

    Instructors: Liliane Asseraf-Pasin (Winter)

  • POTH 612 Advanced Research Methods (4 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 2017

    Instructors: Heather Lambert, Judith Eileen Soicher, Anita Menon, Sara Ahmed, Liliane Asseraf-Pasin, Nancy Mayo, Barbara Lee Mazer, Jill Boruff, Sabrina Figueiredo, André Bussières, Pamela Meghan Harrison, Richard Preuss (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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sarah C Marshall, Deborah Da Costa (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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 2017

    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: 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 2018

    Instructors: Tiffany Hunting, Isabelle Pearson (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 2018

    Instructors: Isabel Audette, Frangiska Xenopoulos (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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Marie Brossard-Racine (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POTH 260, or permission of instructors.

  • POTH 625D1 Design of Assistive Technologies: Principles (1.5 credits) *

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : This is an interdisciplinary, project-based course in which small teams of students work with an individual with a disability in the Montreal area to design an assistive technology (e.g. a device, a piece of equipment, an app) that enhances their level of activity and their participation in society. Teams will apply principles of assistive technology (AT) design to create solutions, iterate through multiple prototypes, and learn about the challenges and realities of successfully integrating AT into the lives of individuals with disabilities.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Stefanie Blain-Moraes (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Departmental approval is required to register to this course. Not open to Biomedical Engineering students.

    • Students must register for both POTH 625D1 and POTH 625D2

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both POTH 625D1 and POTH 625D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • POTH 625D2 Design of Assistive Technologies: Principles (1.5 credits) *

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : This is an interdisciplinary, project-based course in which small teams of students work with an individual with a disability in the Montreal area to design an assistive technology (e.g. a device, a piece of equipment, an app) that enhances their level of activity and their participation in society. Teams will apply principles of assistive technology (AT) design to create solutions, iterate through multiple prototypes, and learn about the challenges and realities of successfully integrating AT into the lives of individuals with disabilities.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Stefanie Blain-Moraes (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Departmental approval is required to register to this course. Not open to Biomedical Engineering students.

    • Prerequisite(s): POTH 625D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both POTH 625D1 and POTH 625D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • 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 2018

    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: 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Ana María Rodríguez (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 2017

    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 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 2017

    Instructors: Anouk Lamontagne (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: POTH 455 or equivalent

* Students must take both POTH 625D1 and 625D2

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.

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