1. 如何成為澳門物理治療師公會會員?手續如何?

          本會會員種類及資格請參考本會會章(http://www.mpta.org.mo/constitution)第三章內容。

          申請者須填妥申請表格,連同相片、身份證明文件、學歷證明文件及會費遞交本會。理事會經審批資料後將通知申請者有關結果。

          註:本會會址非長期駐有工作人員,遞交資料前請先透過電話、短訊(66536463)或電郵(mpta@mpta.org.mo)聯絡本會以確實遞交方法。

 

  1. 在本澳申請成為物理治療師的程序如何?

          本澳公、私營機構的醫療人員受不同的法律條文所規範,在私營機構方面,人員須符合兩個條件,一是專業資格審查,主要是透過學歷文件審查方式進

          行,二是須審核從事職業的場所是否具合適的設施及設 備;在公立機構方面,人員無須申請執照,但須符合公職法律制度及所屬專業的特別職程,透

          過學歷審查及開考程序進入相應的部門擔任職務。

          故此,在私營機構服務的物理治療師,必須先領有從事個人衛生護理服務的准照-治療師(物理治療),有關准照申請由澳門特區政府衛生局私人醫務

          活動牌照科負責處理,詳情請到衛生局網址查詢,網址:http://www.ssm.gov.mo,點選:服務à服務手續指南à私人醫務活動牌照科

          須提醒合資格成為本會會員,並不等同為本澳獲承認的物理治療師,兩者互不從屬,須分開申請。

 

  1. 非澳門居民欲在本澳擔任物理治療師,可透過哪些途徑申請?

          外地僱員的審批屬澳門特區政府勞工事務局職能,詳情可向該局查詢,網址 http://www.dsal.gov.mo/zh_tw/standard/index.html

          注意有關申請手續必須由僱主辦理,故此非澳門居民欲來澳擔任物理治療師,必須先獲僱主意屬聘請。同時,根據勞工事務局網上資料顯示,「澳門特

          別行政區輸入勞動力政策的大前提是確保本地工人優先就業及勞動權益不會受損。只有在本地沒有合適的或無法提供足夠的人力資源時,以同等成本及

          效率的條件下,外地僱員才會被考慮作為臨時性的補充而批准輸入。」

 

  1. 本澳目前有針對物理治療師的執照考核以及持續專業進修相關要求嗎?

          本澳目前未有相關要求。澳門特區政府正進行《醫療人員專業資格及執業註冊制度》及《持續專業發展(CPD)》的制定工作,並預計在未來實施。

          參考衛生局曾公佈有關《醫療人員專業資格及執業註冊制度》的諮詢文本,擬定方向是物理治療師日後須取得資格認可及執照方可開始執業,有關資格

          認可登記程序參考澳門衛生局網頁。

 

          對衛生局就《醫療人員專業資格及執業註冊制度》、《持續專業發展(CPD)》等所進行工作及曾發佈的諮詢文本、業界意見及總結報告等資料,可瀏覽

         以下網頁: http://www.ssm.gov.mo/Portal/cpam/ch.aspx

 

  1. 如何得知本澳有哪些單位或機構具有物理治療師?

          目前並沒有相關具體資料供大眾查閱。

          雖然所有在私營機構,領有從事個人衛生護理服務的准照-治療師的人員可在衛生局網頁治療師資料查詢中查找得到,然而名單中包括不同專業的治療

          師(如:語言治療、職業治療、心理治療等),並沒有作任何區分。

          由於物理治療服務必須由物理治療師提供,建議民眾到任何機構或單位尋求物理治療服務時,可向有關機構或單位了解清楚,有需要或有懷疑可向衛生

          局私人醫務活動牌照科查詢。

 

  1. 本澳物理治療師主要在哪些場所服務?

          目前本會會員在本澳擔任物理治療師的場所包括:公私立醫院、診所、私人執業、早療服務機構、學校、安老院舍、長者日間中心、長者家居照顧及支

          援服務機構、康復院舍、康復日間中心、職訓中心、特殊教育/康復服務評估中心、醫學運動中心、職安健單位、大專院校教學及研究單位、演藝活動

          場所等。

 

  1. 物理治療準入(Entry Level)課程是什麼?

          物理治療準入課程是指以培育人員成為物理治療師為目的的課程,可視為在該地區擔任物理治療師的基本門檻。

          不同地區及學校所設物理治療準入課程之修讀年期或學位並不相同,例如:香港目前設有4年制的物理治療理學士課程,亦有2年制的物理治療碩士準

          入課程;台灣主要為4年制的物理治療理學士課程,近年部分大專院校已開始設6年制的物理治療學士(Doctor of Physical Therapy)課程。各地區所

          承認物理治療準入課程資料可參考以下網址:

          http://www.wcpt.org/education/Entry-level-physical-therapy-education-programmes

          此外,不同地區未必承認彼此的課程,且許多地區要求完成有關物理治療準入課程後,須再通過有關執照考核方可正式執業。

          值得注意鄰近地區大專院校設有不同物理治療相關的碩士學位課程,可能容易被混淆,舉例如:

          1)物理治療理學碩士課程(Master of Science in Physical Therapy)、

          2)手法物理治療理學碩士課程(Master of Science in Manipulative Physiotherapy)、

          3)物理治療碩士準入課程(Master in Physiotherapy-Entry Level)。

          1)及2)課程以學術或研究為主要方向、或針對特定專業理論及臨床技巧作進深鑽研,並非以培育人員成為物理治療師為目的,故倘人員本身未具物理治

         療專業背景,即使成功報讀並完成課程,亦未能成為物理治療師;只有3)才是當地認可之物理治療準入課程。

 

更新日期:2017年12月

Macau Physical Therapists Association
Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I become a member of the MPTA? What are the steps?

MPTA provides both local and foreign memberships. Local members have to be a holder of Macau S.A.R. Resident Identity Card (B.I.R). Both types of applicants are required to fulfill the following criteria:
1. Holder of a Bachelor’s degree or a higher entry-level degree in Physical Therapy.
2. Application must be approved by MPTA.
The rights of the members are as follows:
1. Local members are entitled to attend, speak, submit proposals or suggestions, vote, be voted, dismiss and appeal at MPTA meetings. Overseas members are entitled to attend and speak at MPTA meetings.
2. The right to participate in MPTA activities and enjoy member benefits.

To apply for membership, please complete the online application form at http://www.mpta.org.mo/membership/, attach a photo, ID documents, relevant qualification certificates. The Executive Committee will assess your application and be in touch with you to inform you of whether the application has been approved.

NB: We do not have constant staffing at our headquarters. If you have any questions, please email us at mpta@mpta.org.mo.

2. What is the application process to become a registered physical therapist in Macau?

There are differences in the legislation regarding the registration procedure depending on whether you work for government departments or private. In order to work as a physical therapist for a non-government organization or a private institution, one must fulfil two criteria:
1. Professional qualifications assessment – mainly through submission of academic qualification documents from tertiary institutions; and
2. Undergo an assessment to determine whether or not the facilities in which the service provision will take place meet the requirements of the Medical Activity Licensing Unit, a unit within the Health Bureau.

Therefore, in order to work for a private institution, one must first obtain a License for Practicing Healthcare Service. Applications are processed by the Medical Activity Licensing Unit, a unit within the Health Bureau.

On the other hand, if you work for a government organization, you will not be required to apply for a license, but you must meet the requirements for the professional position under the civil service system. Your qualifications will be assessed and acknowledged, and you will need to pass an examination procedure to enter the related government department for a given position.

For more information and application procedures in Chinese and Portuguese, please refer to http://www.ssm.gov.mo under the Services(Servicos)Online services directory (Guia de acesso)Unidade Técnica de Licenciamento das Actividades e Profissões Privadas de Prestação de Cuidados de Saúde > Guia de acesso

N.B: Even if you fulfil our requirements to become a member of the MPTA, it does not mean that you will fulfil the requirements to become registered as a physical therapist from the Health Bureau. Please note that these require two different applications.

3. How can non-Macau residents apply to work as a registered physical therapist in Macau?

Foreign worker permits must be obtained through the Labour Affairs Bureau, for more information, please visit
http://www.dsal.gov.mo/en/standard/index.html

Please note that it is the responsibility of the employer to apply for the foreign worker permit, meaning that the non-Macau resident prospective employee must first have been offered a legal contract for the position. At the same time, according to the Labour Affairs Bureau website, they mentioned that the main consideration is to protect local worker’s job opportunities and rights. Unless it is not feasible to recruit a local worker for a given job due to the lack of suitability for the position, or a general shortage of man power, then the Labour Affairs Bureau will consider approving a temporary work permit for a non-Macau resident to work in Macau under the same conditions as what will be offered to a Macau resident.

4. At the moment, are there any continuous professional development (CPD) requirements for license renewals?
Currently there is no such requirement in Macau. The Macau S.A.R Government is working on the framework of the qualification and registration of medical professionals and their CPD development, to be implemented in the near future.

From the government’s recent public consultation on the framework of the qualification and registration of healthcare professionals, it seems likely that the following flow chart would be representative of the steps under which one would need to take in order to become a registered physical therapist with legal rights to practice in Macau.

For more information from the Health Bureau on the public consultation on the framework of the qualification and registration of healthcare professionals and their Continuing Professional Development, professional opinions and summary report, please visit
http://www.ssm.gov.mo/Portal/cpam/ch.aspx
(Note that the information is only available in Chinese or Portuguese)

5. How do I know which organizations may employ physical therapists?
Currently there is no such information for the public to access. Physical therapists who do not work for the government organizations should have obtained a License for Practicing Healthcare Service under Private Regime, and their names can be found on this website below: http://www.ssm.gov.mo/pubssmweb/Utlap/frmUtlapLic.aspx?a_type=TB&t
However this website shows all the names of therapists, without distinguishing their particular discipline (e.g. speech therapist, occupational therapist, psychotherapist etc.).

Because physical therapy services should only be provided by a physical therapist, it is suggested that the general public needs to find out clearly if this is the case when they are presenting for treatment at any public or private institution. If there is any suspicion, please report the activity to the Medical Activity Licensing Unit, a unit within the Health Bureau.

6. Where do most physical therapists work in Macau?
At the moment, looking at our current members within the MPTA, we have physical therapists working in the following areas: public and private hospitals, clinics, private practice, early intervention facilities, schools, aged care facilities, day care for the elderly, home service for the elderly and support services facilities, rehabilitation centers, day care rehabilitation centers, training centers, special needs and assessment center for rehabilitation, sports medicine centers, occupational health and safety centers, tertiary education centers, performing and entertainment services etc.

7. What is the Entry Level requirement for the physical therapy profession?

The entry level for physical therapy training is for the purpose of becoming a physical therapist once one has graduate. It is seen as the basic entry level into this profession.

Different regions and universities provide physical therapy entry level courses, but their course duration varies. For example, Hong Kong currently has a 4-year training for a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree, and it also has a 2-year physiotherapy Master program. Taiwan mainly has 4-year physical therapy undergraduate programs, but lately some universities have begun to provide a 6-year training program for a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. For more information for courses provided by different countries, please visit
http://www.wcpt.org/education/Entry-level-physical-therapy-education-programmes

Besides, note that not all courses from one country are recognized by another, and many regions require that physical therapists undertake and pass some form of examination before they can formally register to practice.

It is worthwhile to note that in our neighboring areas, there are many different physical therapy Master courses available, making it confusing. For example:
1) Master of Science in Physical Therapy, 2) Master of Science in Manipulative Physiotherapy and 3) Master in Physiotherapy-Entry Level. Courses 1) and 2) focus on research and academics, or explore specific areas of professional interest and clinical techniques, meaning that they do not offer the basic training for one to become a physical therapist, so even if one completes courses 1) or 2), without any previous background training in physical therapy, they will not be able to become a physical therapist. Only those who complete course 3) will be able to obtain a qualification that enables to them to become physical therapists in the area of the course provision.

Last updated December 2017
The Chinese version of this document shall prevail in case of discrepancy.