Post-Graduate Diploma in Hand Therapy

Based on biopsychosocial model, it is intended that students be able to use advanced theoretical/practical knowledge and suitable tools for performing and providing excellent care applied on many upper limb dysfunctions, reaching the following objectives:

- Develop the ability to critically evaluate and reflect about practice in hand therapy;
- Critically review the theory behind the hand therapy;
- Contribute to develop knowledge in this specific area.
- Develop understanding of research methods;
- Develop personally and professionally;
- Make improvements in clinical practice and research in hand therapy;
- Discuss mechanisms of traumatic injury and illness in the upper limb;
- Discuss independently and systematically, as the various therapeutic interventions can support and improve the function, activity and participation after traumatic injury and illness in the upper limb.

Institution: 

Polytechnic Institute of Leiria - School of Health Sciences

Certificate or Credits Earned: 

60 ECTS

Length of Programme: 

1620 Hours

Admission Requirements: 

Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy Degree

Contact Name: 

Maria Dulce Gomes

Location: 

Campus 2 - Morro do Lena - Alto do Vieiro
2411-901 Leiria Leiria ,
Portugal
PT