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.
- BOccTher degree or an equivalent qualification, or the BPhysio degree or an equivalent qualification.
- Registration as an Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
- A student must fill at least a part-time post regarded by the head of department as appropriate for the field of study in question.
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.