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Studies leading to a Masters in Clinical Biomechanics will be offered by the University of Malta, this October. This part-time, 3-year masters programme is aimed at healthcare professionals, medical doctors, engineers and sports scientists who wish to pursue a career in this challenging field. Clinical Biomechanics is increasingly being utilized abroad both for the clinical investigation of patients with gait impairment and for research related to movement capture and analysis in areas as diverse as biomechanics of the diabetic foot, sports analysis and ergonomics.
There is a huge potential in developing this field further in Malta, to cover aspects such as medical, engineering and sports.
The study programme is now possible following substantial investment by the Faculty of Health Sciences in a state-of-the-art biomechanics laboratory where prospective students will have the possibility to train on various systems, including an optoelectronic motion capture system, force plates, surface electromyography (sEMG), foot pressure mapping and computer aided design and manufacture (CADCAM) of foot orthoses.
In order to consolidate the theoretical and practical aspects of this innovative and important field, 60 ECTS will be devoted to a substantial research project.
The course application deadline is 15 July 2018; the online application is available at: www.um.edu.mt/apply. For further information click here
For further enquiries, prospective applicants may contact the programme coordinator, Dr Alfred Gatt, on firstname.lastname@example.org