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1 The Centre for Musculoskeletal Studies The University of Western Australia : Postgraduate clinical and research training programs for Physiotherapists Centre for Musculoskeletal Studies

2 The Centre for Musculoskeletal Studies The University of Western Australia : GDNR & MMT Clinical Programs Grad. Dipl. in Neurological Rehabilitation [Adult & Paediatric] Master of Manual Therapy & Master of Neurological Rehabilitation Very high uptake of offers and 99.7% course completions. More than 50% International enrolments: UK & Ireland, Canada, Europe, Canada, Asia, AU & NZ Average 4 years clinical experience prior to enrolment Largest number of postgraduates in MSK and Neuro physiotherapy in Australia & New Zealand [Professor Larkins, Chair, Universities Australia 2008]

3 The Centre for Musculoskeletal Studies The University of Western Australia : Visiting Clinical Lecturers

4 The Centre for Musculoskeletal Studies The University of Western Australia : UWA Strategic Research Priorities * Plants, Animals, Agriculture and Environment Exploration, Production: minerals, oils & gas Fundamental Bio-medical and translational approaches to health, Indigenous knowledge Bio-engineering and Bio-imaging, Neurosciences * Strategic review of Research Institutes & Centres at UWA. November 2010

5 The Centre for Musculoskeletal Studies The University of Western Australia : CMS Research areas Clinical outcomes after surgery; burns; spasticity Rx Anterior knee pain & Botulinum toxin [BJSM] Fundamental studies of intervertebral disc mechanics Managing spasticity in CP & ABI / stroke populations Predicting osteoporotic fracture Development of clinical registries in CP. Minimum datasets: Stroke

6 The Centre for Musculoskeletal Studies The University of Western Australia : HDR & Funding CMS Staff of 2.7FTE X-disciplinary supervision Graduated 10 MMedSci & 9 PhDs, supported 4 PhDs 5.5 publications per PhD enrolment 4 PhDs by publication

7 The Centre for Musculoskeletal Studies The University of Western Australia : International colleagues Prof. Lynne Turner-Stokes Herbert Dunhill Chair of Academic Rehabilitation at Kings College London & Northwick Park Rehabilitation Hospital, UK Prof. Karim Khan MD PhD, Sports Medicine Physician at University of British Columbia, BC, Canada


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