MSc Physiotherapy Management in Vienna
by René Bakodi
Some weeks ago, the coordination meeting for a new Master Course – MSc Physiotherapy Management has taken place in the “Physiozentrum für Weiterbildung” in Vienna. Together with experts of the ESP Education Network (sportsphysiotherapy), the collaboration partners AIM Austrian Institute of Management of the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland and the initiator of this Programme, Martin Metz, and his Team and IMTA members defined the objectives and priorities for the Master course MSc physiotherapy management.
The aim was to create a new and unique Master programme with 120 ECTS for physiotherapists which allows the graduates to develop own programmes for rehabilitation centres, insurance companies and different clients. Beneath improving soft skills like communication and economical skills, the focus will be set on recognizing clinical pattern of patients and in health promotion and the knowledge how to manage them with active and passive measures. A big part will also be to get better screening skills to recognize red flags. Physiotherapists in the free praxis and physiotherapists in leading position will improve from this new Master course. Of course nothing will change in the IMTA’s practically orientated manual therapy training from Level 1 to 3, but we think that we can therefore have an attractive additional offer and it’s planned to start in autumn 2016 with this German language programme in Vienna.
There are still some question marks and some regulatory requirements but the very good and constructive atmosphere seems to make a successful realization realistic.
A big thank you goes to the initiator Martin Metz and his team (Physiozentrum für Weiterbildung), Harald Bant, Robert van den Berg (ESP), Gerti Bucher-Dollenz, Maria Brugner-Seewald, René Bakodi (IMTA) and Ute Maurer (University of Applied Sciences Burgenland).
Cooperation with the University of Applied Science Osnabrück (Germany)
Recognition of previous achievements for MSc Manual Therapy and module requirements of master graduates for certification exam at DVMT.
Previous achievements, associated verifications and additional examinations of Manual Therapy Maitland classes can be allowed for the Master of Science at the University of Applied Science Osnabrück (D) with immediate effect.
Prerequisites for study are a Bachelor degree or a comparable degree and a officele Physical Therapy training.
The modules master graduates have to pass successfully to get the possibility to participate in a certification exam of DVMT are additionally depicted.
Overview for recognition of previous achievements for MSc Manual Therapy:
- 1st module: “Consolidation and application in evidence based practice: lumbar spine and lower extremity” = 5 ECTS and 60 contact hours á 45 minutes
- 2nd module: “Consolidation and application in evidence based practice: cervical spine and upper extremity” = 5 ECTS and 60 contact hours á 45 minutes
- 3rd module: “Motor Rehabilitation and Re-education” = ECTS and 45 contact hours á 45 minutes
The musculoskeletal physiotherapy in Switzerland….
from the Maitland-course leading to the OMT-Master!
In close collaboration with ZHAW (Zurich university for applied science), svomp (schweizerischen Verband für Orthomanipulative Physiotherapie), IMTA (international Maitland teachers association) and GAMT (Gesellschaft für die Ausbildung in Manueller Therapie) have developed an attractive possibility to continue with the MAS education in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and MSc education (clinical specialised in) / Musculoskeletal after finishing IMTA and GAMT courses. On top of this you will acquire the OMT svomp®title after finishing the MAS or MSc.
Recently, we have connected the IMTA courses with the postgraduate master study on the ZHAW. The credits you have achieved during the IMTA course can be credited at master level study. On finishing the Master (MSc or MAS) you will also get the OMT – title in Switzerland, which is recognized from IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists).
The CAS 1, which is part of the MAS diploma, starts at the ZHAW in Winterthur (Switzerland) in February 2018. Therefore, you, as a Maitland student, will have the possibility that days from the level 1 course on will be credited at the ZHAW. After finishing the level 2a you will get 15 days from the CAS credited, which will reduce the study fee approximately 4750.- CHF.
Requirements to use the connection to the ZHAW:
- passed IMTA level 2A, 2B or 3
bachelor in PT
portfolio with passed IMTA exams and additional:
- two clinical reasoning forms
- four clinical patterns
After finishing the course level 2A, 2B or 3, you have the possibility now, for a pathway to the High school. Your achievements will be recognized at the CAS (Certificate of advanced studies) or MAS ( Master of Advanced studies).
The MAS diploma offers you the possibility to achieve the OMT-title of svomp®.
The credits for the Exams done at the IMTA and GAMT courses can be used, up to five years after finishing the courses.
With the IMTA or GAMT qualifications, mentioned before, two full modules, CAS 1 and CAS 2 will be recognised and credited for the CAS “ clinical expertise in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy” . The CAS 3 is the only module you have to take which is: “specialized medical knowledge”. This will be on seven separate days. : 10.02.18, 24.03.18, 26.05.18, 12.06.18, 14.06.18, 25.08.18, 14.09.18 (theoretical exams).
The next CAS will start in February 2018.
The next possibility to start the MAS “ musculoskeletal physiotherapy”, will be the module CAS health science, which will start in September 2017.
The Austrian Association for Manual Physiotherapy (ÖVMPT)
The ÖVMPT, founded in Vienna, Austria, represents the physiotherapists and the manualtherapy specialists in Austria, which are graduated in the Maitland® concept. It feels committed to the ethical guidelines of the WCPT, the umbrella organization of physiotherapists.
Tasks and objectives:
The ÖVMPT gives lectures, courses and presentations as well as organizes conferences and other events. A further objective is the establishing of contacts to organisations and associations inside and outside of Austria which share the same interests.
In 2000 the ÖVMPT established in cooperation with the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Manuelle Therapy (ÖPV), which represents the Kaltenborn / Evjenth concept in Austria, a joint umbrella organization, the Austrian Association for Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OEVOMT). Therefore Austria could be admitted as the 16th nation to the World Association for Manual Therapy for Physiotherapists (IFOMT).
Since then, it is possible to complete the postgraduate OMT training, recognized by the International Federation of Manipulative Physiotherapists (IFOMPT) in Austria.
Currently the ÖVMPT organized and carried out the training program for OMT in cooperation with the DVMT (German Association for Manual Therapy).
For contact and further information
Österreichischer Verein für manuelle Therapie
Hetzendorferstraße 48 / Stg. 8 / EG