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|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
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.
(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.
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
A complete synopsis of all anatomy modules at postgraduate level published in the Study Guide for Postgraduate Anatomy Courses is available on request from the Department of Anatomy.
Advanced study of hand injuries and conditions and their management. The design and application of treatment programmes in clinical practice. Study and application of evaluation methods and instruments
Biomechanics of the upper limb and disturbance thereof; the biomechanics of splints. Environmental factors for effective posture and handgrip; relationship between man and environment; disturbance of this relationship.
Physiology of the integration of hand function; brain plasticity, pain. Regeneration of skin, bone, muscle and nerve tissue; infection; inflammation.
Study and application of:
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