posted by Rene Barkodi
NEWS: This week 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 program Martin Metz and his team, IMTA members defined the objectives and priorities for the Master course MSc physiotherapy management.
The aim was to create a new and unique Master program with 120 ECTS for physiotherapists which allows the graduates to develop own programs for rehabilitation centers, 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. Also a big part will 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 planed to start in Autumn 2016 with this German-language program 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.
For more information go to www.physio-zentrum.at
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).