MASTER OF HEALTH SCIENCES IN CHIROPRACTIC (M9C01Q)
- Full-time: 2 Years
- NQF Level 9, 180 Credits
- Course work 70% and minor dissertation 30%
After the successful completion of the Professional Master of Health Sciences in Chiropractic degree you will be entitled to register with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa.
The purpose of this curriculum is to give the student a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the structure and function of the human being in both health and disease and the fluctuations that lie between these poles.
The Chiropractic programme aims to develop the emerging Chiropractor as a:
• Primary contact practitioner.
• Specialist assessor of neuromusculoskeletal system.
• Specialist in the field of spinal and extremity manipulation.
• Wellness and holistic practitioner trained in the prevention of disease.
On completion of this programme, the student will be able to:
ELO 1 Apply the relevant procedures and technologies in order to clinically assess, diagnose, treat and manage (including appropriate referral) of the patient in terms of normal and abnormal findings.
ELO 2 Apply the principles, proven techniques and specialized skills required for the promotion of musculoskeletal health and the prevention and rehabilitation of problems of the musculoskeletal system.
ELO 3 Demonstrate the application of pertinent knowledge of the biopsychosocial, biological, pharmacological and basic sciences in terms of chiropractic and community health.
ELO 4 Demonstrate appropriate communication skills for personal and professional development within a chiropractic context and apply the principles of medical ethics within a multi-cultural and international context
ELO 5 Acquire knowledge of the entrepreneurial sciences and professional practices relevant to chiropractic.
ELO 6 Critically use and interrogate multiple sources of literature in order to develop and contribute towards research output in a Chiropractic related field and to continue with lifelong learning and become a reflective practitioner.
Rules of Access and Admission Requirements
The minimum admission requirement is a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Chiropractic (BHSc Chiropractic). Applications from persons with an equivalent qualification will be considered by a constituted status committee in line with the University’s & Faculty’s regulations.
1. Students must pass all components of the module(s) to obtain credit for the module(s).
2. Students may not register for module combinations that lead to timetable clashes.
3. 100% attendance of and participation in the practical and/or clinical components are compulsory. If students fail to comply with this requirement, they may fail the module and be required to repeat the full module.
4. If students fail a module(s), they must repeat all the practical/clinical modules of the respective year. The practical and theoretical components are assessed in an integrated manner and students will therefore be required to repeat and pass the module(s) in entirety, as indicated in the relevant learning guide. If students fail to comply with this requirement, they may not graduate.
5. Students will be required to complete a stipulated clinical component (in line with any relevant Professional Board requirements) prior to conferment of degree.
Student Registration with the Professional Council
1. Students must register with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa at the beginning of each year of registration, at which time a fee is payable. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure they are registered.
2. After graduation, students must apply to the Council for registration as a Chiropractor.
3. Full registration will only be granted after completion of a period of Community Service / Internship as determined by the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa.
A research project and a minor dissertation. The research component is 30%.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN HEALTH SCIENCES: CHIROPRACTIC (P9HS2Q)
- Full-time: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 4 years
- Part-time: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years
- NQF level 10, 360 Credits
- Research thesis 100%
The purpose of this programme is to provide the qualifying student with advanced analytical problem-solving and reflective competencies in the field of chiropractic, and to enable them to act as a leader within the chiropractic research field. This will be achieved by making an original contribution to the knowledge content of chiropractic through independent research.
On completion of this qualification the graduate will be competent to conduct, present/publish and supervise accredited research within the field of chiropractic, in order to advance professional development and provide health education to individuals and communities.
Rules of Access and Admission Requirements
The minimum admission requirement is one of the following:
• Master of Health Sciences in Chiropractic
• Master of Technology: Chiropractic
• An Equivalent qualification in a relevant field at an NQF level 9. Applications from persons with an equivalent qualification will be considered by a constituted status committee in line with the University’s & Faculty’s regulations.
Selection is based on approval of the student’s research proposal by the Faculty’s Research and Ethics Committees.
Refer to the Academic Regulations of the University of Johannesburg
A research thesis. The research component is 100%.