Programme: PGDip Hand Therapy

Code Faculty
10220012 Faculty of Health Sciences
Credits Duration
Duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120

Programme information

The programme extends over one academic year and is presented in four blocks. (The number of blocks and duration may be adjusted after consultation between the lecturers and students.)

Note: Commencement of studies must be discussed with the head of department, as the programme is presented every second year.

Admission requirements

  • Subject to the stipulations of the General Regulations, the BOccTher degree or an equivalent qualification or the BPhysT degree or an equivalent qualification is required for admission as well as registration as an occupational therapist/physiotherapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
  • A student must fill at least a part-time position that is deemed by the head of department to be appropriate for the field of study in question.


Additional requirements



Examinations and pass requirements

(i)      Pass requirements

In the case of a written and oral/practical examination, a subminimum of 50% is required in each of the written as well as the oral/practical sections of the examination, with a final mark (continuous evaluation mark and examination mark) of at least 50% to pass in a module.

(ii)     Admission to the examination

Students must have attended all practicals and submitted all assignments, failing which admission to the examination will not be granted.

(iii)    Second examination

The dates for second examinations are arranged in consultation with the head of department, with the proviso that this will take place not later than the next examination period.

Pass with distinction

The diploma is awarded with distinction to a student who obtains at least 75% in (ADM 701) Advanced clinical management in hand therapy 701, and an average of at least 75% in the other modules.

Minimum credits: 120

Core modules

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of each student to familiarise himself or herself well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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