UCT – MS (Health & Rehabilitation Sciences) -Physiotherapy

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UCT – MS (Health & Rehabilitation Sciences) -Physiotherapy

UCT – MS (Health & Rehabilitation Sciences) -Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is an applied discipline dedicated to the study of human movement and function and its relevance to health and well-being. The Division of Physiotherapy strives to be a world-class, African Division of Physiotherapy and is committed to the primary healthcare approach of educating physiotherapists who will be well-prepared to meet the health, rehabilitation, and research needs of our country.

The program is designed to equip students both academically and professionally with the skills and clinical expertise required to practice competently and confidently within a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, community health centers, special schools, homes, and other community-based facilities. Accordingly, students will be required to carry out clinical practice in urban and peri-urban areas as well as informal settlements.

The Division believes that registration for this program is not only about getting a degree but it is about personal and professional growth. The Division of Physiotherapy, through its very active Physiotherapy Student’s Council, gives students the opportunity to provide services at different sporting events, such as the Berg Canoe Marathon and the Argus Cycle Race. It is possible to join SHAWCO, the student welfare organization, and be part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides care to residents of under-resourced areas.

Both Undergraduate and Post-graduate programs are offered and the Division currently enrolls approximately 60 new undergraduate and 20 post-graduate students per year.

Staff and organization of the division

Academic Team
Dr. Soraya Maart (Head of Division: Physiotherapy)
Professor Seyi Ladele Amosun (Deputy Head: Undergraduate Education Shared Learning)
Dr. Theresa Burgess
Professor Jennifer Jelsma



The Division of Occupational Therapy is looking to fill a permanent, 5/8-hour job with a Clinical Educator. The chosen applicant would be expected to improve and advance the Division of Occupational Therapy through relevant clinical education, academic study, and service, primarily in the field of work practice but not exclusively. The chosen candidate would be a valuable addition to the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Travel between practice learning venues is required for this position.


  • Qualified Occupational Therapist with a bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years of clinical occupational therapy experience with at least one year in the domain of work practice specifically
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

The following will be advantageous:

  • Experience in the broader work practice field, including Supported Employment and Livelihood Development
  • Experience in Mental Health or Physical Health practice
  • Experience in practice learning supervision of occupational therapy students
  • Experience contributing to the teaching of occupational therapy students in a Higher Education Institution


  • Practice learning education of undergraduate occupational therapy students within Work Practice and possibly other domains of practice
  • Development of practice learning sites for optimal student learning, and inter-disciplinary collaboration
  • Scholarship to encourage evidence-based and reflective practice
  • Development of relevant practice education resources and learning opportunities
  • Curriculum, administrative, and management contributions at Divisional and Departmental levels
  • Service responsibilities to maintain and develop practice learning sites
  • Travel to and between practice learning sites for supervision

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The annual cost of employment, including benefits, is R 490 556.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms. Tracy Moore at recruitment05@uct.ac.za

  • UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc)
  • Motivation letter that speaks to the specific requirements of the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please make sure the subject line includes the title and reference number. Any application that does not meet the aforementioned criteria will be deemed incomplete. Only those who have been shortlisted will be notified, and they might need to take an evaluation.

Contact details

Division of Physiotherapy Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
F45 Old Main Building Groote Schuur Hospital Anzio Road
Tel: +27 21 406 6401
Fax: +27 21 406 6323


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