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University of Malta

Faculty of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy
(B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2017)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHT1016 Electrotherapy Practical 8 ECTS (NC)
PHT1066 Kinesiology 6 ECTS (NC)
PHT1067 Living Anatomy for Physiotherapists 3 ECTS (NC)
PHT1069 Manual Therapy 1 3 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1503 Regional Anatomy: Thorax 2 ECTS (NC)
ANA1505 Regional Anatomy: Upper Limb 4 ECTS (NC)
ANA1507 Regional Anatomy: Abdomen and Pelvis 4 ECTS (NC)
PHT1065 Effective Communication for Physiotherapists 2 ECTS (NC)
PHT1068 Soft Tissue Manipulation 2 ECTS (NC)
PSY1403 Psychology for Health Carers 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1506 Regional Anatomy: Lower Limb 4 ECTS (NC)
ANA1508 Regional Anatomy: Neuroanatomy (including Dissection) 4 ECTS (NC)
ANA2509 Regional Anatomy: Head, Neck and Vertebral Column 4 ECTS (NC)
DBS1001 Disability Issues for Health Professionals 2 ECTS
HSC1003 An Introduction to Research Methods in the Health Sciences 2 ECTS
PHB2015 Neurophysiology 2 ECTS (NC)
PHT1017 Thermal Agents 4 ECTS (NC)
PHT2014 Nutrition for Physiotherapists 2 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year II: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

HSC1002 Disease Prevention and Control 4 ECTS
IHC2012 Ethics for Health Professions and Ethical Dilemmas 4 ECTS
PHT1064 Introduction to Pre-Clinical Skills 4 ECTS (NC)
PHT2015 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques 4 ECTS (NC)
PHT2010 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CPH2402 Pharmacology for Allied Health Care Professionals 4 ECTS
PAT2121 Pathology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHB1101 Body Fluids, Cells, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHB2101 Gastrointestinal and the Endocrine System 4 ECTS (NC)
PHT1013 Rehabilitation in Surgical Intervention 2 ECTS (NC)
PHT3015 Oncology and Palliative Care 2 ECTS (NC)
PHT3033 Introduction to Neurological Rehabilitation 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

IHC2013 Health Promotion and Health Education 4 ECTS
PHB1102 Renal Physiology and Haematology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHT2001* Clinical Sciences 2 ECTS (NC)
PHT2013 Women's Health 4 ECTS (NC)

*Study-unit PHT2001 starts in Semester 2 and continues during the summer period.



Requirement for regular progression to Year III: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHT2101 Professional Practice and Management 4 ECTS (NC)
PHT3027 Dry Needling 4 ECTS (NC)
PHT3034 Neurological Rehabilitation 8 ECTS (NC)
PHT3061 Rehabilitation of the Older Adult 8 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

HSC3002 Research Methods in the Health Sciences 2 ECTS (NC)
PHT3010 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2 4 ECTS (NC)
PHT3026 Pulmonary Physiotherapy 5 ECTS (NC)
PHT3083 Care of the Child 1 3 ECTS (NC)
PHT4012 Physiotherapy in Mental Health 2 ECTS (NC)
PHT4013 Pain Management 2 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHT3016 Rehabilitation of the Amputee 2 ECTS (NC)
PHT3018 Development of Critical and Reflective Practice 2 ECTS (NC)
PHT3025 Cardiac Rehabilitation 5 ECTS (NC)
PHT3028 Manual Therapy 2 6 ECTS (NC)
PHT3084 Care of the Child 2 3 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for progression to Year IV: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR FOUR

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHT4108 Clinical Sciences - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 7 ECTS (NC)
PHT4109 Clinical Sciences - Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy 7 ECTS (NC)
PHT4110 Clinical Sciences - Neurological Physiotherapy 7 ECTS (NC)
PHT4111 Clinical Sciences - Medical/Surgical Physiotherapy 7 ECTS (NC)
PHT4112 Clinical Sciences - Physiotherapy for Older Adults 7 ECTS (NC)
PHT4113 Reflective Portfolio 5 ECTS (NC)
PHT4200 Dissertation 10 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHT4114 Evidence-based Patient Management 10 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for successful completion of Year IV: 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of B.Sc. (Hons) in Physiotherapy: 240 ECTS credits

This programme of study is governed by "The General Regulations for University Undergraduate awards, 2004" and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Bachelor of Science (Honours) - B.Sc. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 21 July 2017
 
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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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