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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Pulmonary Rehabilitation - MSc (PR)Program

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand pulmonary rehabilitation 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 pulmonary rehabilitation 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 (PR) 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 (PR) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.


    Why Study Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a form of rehabilitation provided to patients with chronic respiratory diseases who are symptomatic and often have decreased daily life activities. Integrated into the individualized treatment of the patient, pulmonary rehabilitation is designed to reduce symptoms, optimize functional status, increase participation, and reduce health care costs through stabilizing or reversing systemic manifestations of the disease. Pulmonary rehabilitation programs involve patient assessment, exercise training, education, nutritional intervention, and psychosocial support. In a broader sense, pulmonary rehabilitation includes a spectrum of intervention strategies integrate d into the lifelong management of patients with chronic respiratory disease and involves a dynamic, active collaboration among the patient, family, and health care providers.


    Why Choose to Study Pulmonary Rehabilitation at NUMSS?

    Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the most affordable online on-demand MSc program in Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 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 Pulmonary Rehabilitation without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (PR) 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 Pulmonary Rehabilitation 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 Pulmonary Rehabilitation (1 year FT, 1280 hours total - 640 hours per semester)

    1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
    FP501 Fundamentals of Pulmonary Rehabilitation PD502 Pulmonary Diseases & Diagnosis
    PR501 Pulmonary Rehabilitation I TR502 Thoracic Diagnostic Radiology
    ES501 Exercise Science PR502 Pulmonary Rehabilitation II
    CH501 Cardiopulmonary Health PH502 Pharmacology
    PA501 Physical assessment TH502 Thesis & Research Project