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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Functional Assessment & Disability Evaluation - MSc (FA) Program

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand functional assessment & disability evaluation 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 functional assessment & disability evaluation 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 (FA) 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 (FA) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.


    Why Study Functional Assessment & Disability Evaluation?

    Functional assessment measures a person’s level of function and ability to perform functional or work related tasks on a safe and dependable basis over a defined period of time. Data is collected during the assessment and analyzed in order to establish the worker�s current level of function in regards to their ability to perform a variety of job tasks. The assessment includes: an examination of pertinent clinical pathology, identification of client behaviors that impact physical performance, objective musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and biomechanical testing, functional testing, and an assessment of effort. Through the analysis and interpretation of the data, a workday projection can usually be made.


    Why Choose to Study Functional Assessment & Disability Evaluation at NUMSS?

    Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the most affordable online on-demand MSc program in Functional Assessment & Disability Evaluation. 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 Functional Assessment & Disability Evaluation without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (FA) 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 Functional Assessment & Disability Evaluation is having a bachelor of science in osteopathy or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). This MSc 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 Functional Assessment & Disability Evaluation (1 year FT, 1280 hours total - 640 hours per semester)

    1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
    FE501 Fundamentals of Functional Assessment & Disability Evaluation OA502 Orthopaedic Assessment
    FA501 Functional Assessment NA502 Neurological Assessment
    OA501 Occupational Assessment DE502 Disability Evaluation
    AA501 Assessment of Activities of Daily Living IR502 Permanent Impairment Rating
    Physical Assessment TH502 Thesis & Research Project