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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Clinical Ergonomics - MSc (CE) Program

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand rheumatology degree program of National University of Medical Sciences. Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS and ask us any questions you may have. All rheumatology classes are online & in English. The lectures are available on-demand online through internet or they may be watched on a TV screen by using a portable hard drive that could be shipped to students. Campus attendance is not required for the MSc (RHU) program and students from every corner of the world are eligible to apply and study at the comfort of their homes. However students who wish to practice practical techniques under supervision of a clinician have the choice of attending the optional week long practical techniques review at Madrid, Spain or Toronto, Canada, once per semester. The practical lab is not part of the MSc (RHU) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.


    Why Study Clinical Ergonomics?

    Clinical ergonomists apply scientific principles that affect the use of human energy, with a goal of minimizing hazards and maximizing the efficiency of work systems. The field of Clinical Ergonomics combines the perspectives of health science and engineering, providing students with interdisciplinary knowledge and practical skills. The main goals of the program are for health practitioners to have a thorough understanding of the physical environment at the workplace that contributes to musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses, as well as knowledge of the engineering and administrative methods of controlling these risk factors. The highly interdisciplinary nature of this MSc Program prepares health practitioners such as osteopaths, chiropractors, naturopaths, physicians, physiatrists, occupational therapists & physiotherapists for the variety of interactions they will encounter in their daily practice.


    Why Choose to Study Clinical Ergonomics at NUMSS?

    Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the most affordable online on-demand MSc program in Clinical Ergonomics. This program is ideal for the working health professionals as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a MSc in Clinical Ergonomics without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (CE) program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.


    Admission Prerequisites

    The prerequisite to enter the Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Ergonomics is having a bachelor of science in osteopathy or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). This MSc (CE) program cannot be taken as a dual degree program with the BSc or DO, however it can be taken as a dual degree program with any other master’s degree program offered by NUMSS. The grade 3 students (doctors & physiotherapists) are able to complete the Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy in 6 months and the Doctor of Osteopathy in 1year. Grade 2 students (with previous health education) can earn the BSc in osteopathy degree in 1 year and the DO degree in 2 years. Grade 1 students (with no prior health education) need to study 3 years to obtain the BSc in Osteopathy & 4 years to obtain the DO.


    Curriculum for the Master of Science in Clinical Ergonomics (1 year FT, 1280 hours total - 640 hours per semester)

    1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
    FC501 Fundamentals of Clinical Ergonomics EA502 Ergonomic Assessment
    WE501 Workstation Ergonomics TA502 Task Analysis & Occupational Biomechanics
    CE501 Clinical Ergonomics I CE502 Clinical Ergonomics II
    OH501 Occupational Health WD502 Work Related Disorders
    PA501 Physical Assessment TH502 Thesis & Research Project