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The Master’s Degree in Clinical and Experimental Sciences of the Nervous System is a blended master’s degree in the field of the neurosciences with three specialities. Read more
The Master’s Degree in Clinical and Experimental Sciences of the Nervous System is a blended master’s degree in the field of the neurosciences with three specialities:
-Research into Neurotoxicology and Neuropsychopharmacology (research track). This speciality aims to train future specialists to research into evaluating and characterising the effects of neuroactive substances(effects of neurotoxins from environmental pollutants on living organisms, effects of medicines and abusive drugs on behaviour). The objective is to provide students with multidisciplinary training and the basic and methodological knowledge that enable them to work as researchers in the field of neurotoxicology and psychopharmacology.
-Invasive Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy (professional track). The general aim of this speciality is to learn to examine and treat patients who suffer from problems of neuromuscular pain. Other aims are to use muscle palpation to identify tense bands of muscle and the most common locations for myofascial trigger points (MTP) and to attribute a patient’s pain to the presence of MTP in the corresponding muscles thanks to a knowledge of their pain patterns and the most important semiological characteristics. One of the primary objectives is to correctly apply the main techniques for the conservative and invasive (dry puncture) treatment of MTPs: that is to say, identifying and avoiding the contraindications, risks and complications generated by the various puncture techniques.
-Neurorehabilitation (professional track). The translational objectives of this speciality are to describe the etiopathological reasons for neurological, sensory and cognitive disorders based on experimental data applied to therapeutic situations. This should enable these disorders to be treated using appropriate and well-founded rehabilitation techniques. One of the main objectives is to use such cutting-edge technologies as robotics.

Student Profile

This master’s degree is designed for two types of students: on the one hand, recent graduates who have scientific concerns and who wish to work in the field of knowledge in general and, specifically, on the central and peripheral nervous system; and, on the other, the online component of the research track is designed specifically for professionals who are already working but who would like to do a doctorate on the nervous systems to increase their professional potential.

The aim of the professional specialities is to train professionals to examine and treat patients who suffer from neuromuscular pain and give them extensive knowledge of the central and peripheral nervous system in pathological situations so that they can suggest possible therapies.

These specialities are designed for health professionals who want to acquire new knowledge and abilities to improve their daily practice on issues of the central or peripheral nervous system and who also want to have sufficient scientific training to be able to opt for a doctoral degree related to their profession so that they can lead a clinical research group.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in the Inter-university Master's Degree in Nervous System Sciences: Neurotoxicology, Neuropsychopharmacology, Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Neurorehabilitation can work in:
-Biomedical research: researcher in public or private universities, involved in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation.
-Health care: physiotherapist in public or private institutions specializing in myofascial pain syndrome, rehabilitation services or orthopedic departments.
-Therapist specialised in motor, sensory and/or cognitive neurorehabilitation: rehabilitation centres for nerve damage.

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The MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) has been developed as an accelerated route for graduates wishing to practice as Chartered Physiotherapists. Read more
The MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) has been developed as an accelerated route for graduates wishing to practice as Chartered Physiotherapists.

This popular course is FULL for January 2017. You can apply today for the next entry - January 2018. Please view this web-page for more information: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/hls/study/courses/details/index.php/P01658-1FTAB-1718/Physiotherapy_(pre-registration)?utm_source=XXXX&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

Programme Description

With approval from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) this programme allows you to gain the expertise and knowledge to become a practising physiotherapist.

The programme of study addresses the main areas of contemporary physiotherapy practice, namely neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory and neurorehabilitation. You will learn to think independently and problem-solve in a clinical capacity.

Study within the University is interspersed with clinical placements where you will acquire comprehensive hands-on experience.

On successful completion of the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) programme, graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of the CSP as well as registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Clinical Placements

Study within the university is interspersed with clinical placements where you will acquire comprehensive hands-on experience.

Assessment

A number of assessment methods are used in the programme, including coursework, practical examination, presentations and MSc Dissertation.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates have found employment throughout the UK in both the NHS and private practice and have also gained employment overseas. Some of our graduates have also become involved in areas of clinical research.

Our programme is internationally acknowledged and has achieved recognition in a number of countries.

Canada
Upon assessment, The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators have found previous Glasgow Caledonian graduates to have an education that is ‘not substantially different’ from a Canadian physiotherapy education. These graduates were then permitted to attempt the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exam.

Australia
We are currently one of a small number of UK physiotherapy courses that the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC) has deemed equivalent on individual application to a pre-registration physiotherapy course in Australia. Each individual application is assessed by the APC and potentially each programme cohort given equivalency on a "course year" basis.

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This course is ideal for you if you are a physiotherapist in neuromusculoskeletal practice and would like to advance your specialist treatment and assessment skills. Read more
This course is ideal for you if you are a physiotherapist in neuromusculoskeletal practice and would like to advance your specialist treatment and assessment skills. You attain high levels of autonomy and clinical decision-making skills for application to clinical practice, and extend your knowledge of manual and manipulative therapy skills to a specialist level.

Course details

The course provides a flexible learning pathway to accommodate your needs. Core modules focus on evidence-based practice and research. Specialist modules address diverse clinical and practice issues in neuromusculoskeletal manipulative therapy.

Professional accreditation

Completion of this course, with the inclusion of the Advanced Clinical Placement (Neuromusculoskeletal Therapy) module leads to membership of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

What you study

Core modules focus on evidence-based practice and research. Specialist modules address diverse clinical and practice issues in neuromusculoskeletal manipulative therapy. You choose an option module in Year and carry out an independent research study in your final Year.

Year 1 core modules
-Clinical Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction of the Upper Quadrant
-Concepts of Neuromusculoskeletal Manipulative Therapy
-Evidence-based Practice

Year 2 core modules
-Clinical Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction of the Lower Quadrant
-Designing Research Projects

Year 2 option module
-Advanced Clinical Placement (Neuromusculoskeletal Therapy) (To attain membership of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists you will be required to successfully complete this module)

Year 3 core modules
-Dissertation

Modules offered may vary.

Teaching

You learn through key lectures, seminars, laboratory-based learning, structured resource-based learning, asynchronous electronic discussion, formative assessment, tutorials, small group work, research tutorials and practical skills-based sessions.

All modules within this programme have formative and summative forms of assessment methods. Core research modules, designated pathway modules and the option module use a variety of assessment methods to help develop your advanced clinical skills for practice. Assessment includes written assignments, patient case studies, practical examinations, objective structured clinical examinations, reflective accounts, portfolio developments and oral presentations.

Employability

This course enhances your ability to secure employment as an advanced practitioner or extended scope practitioner specialising in the management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

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This course enables graduates from any discipline to develop the theoretical, practical, analytical and evaluative skills necessary to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a physiotherapist. Read more
This course enables graduates from any discipline to develop the theoretical, practical, analytical and evaluative skills necessary to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a physiotherapist. The purpose is to produce postgraduate physiotherapists who are skilled, independent, critical, analytical and capable of evaluative judgement, and who can contribute to the health and wellbeing of the individual and of society.

Graduates from the course will be distinctive in their ability to synthesise evidence from current practice and research to develop an in-depth critical knowledge and understanding of the physiotherapy profession. Furthermore, they will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues within the provision of health and social care, and will be capable of demonstrating leadership in both personal and professional development.

This course is due for revalidation in December 2016. Please check our website for updated details.

Teaching, learning and assessment

There is a strong emphasis on student-directed learning. A variety of assessment methods are used including exams, coursework, presentations and practical exams. Practice-based learning is a major component of the course, comprising more than 1,000 hours of study at clinical sites throughout Scotland.

In Year One you will complete a two-week foundation placement in semester one and two six-week placements over the summer. In Year Two you will undertake one six-week placement in semester two and one six-week and one four-week elective placement over the summer. Any additional travel and accommodation costs associated with placement will be borne by the student. Normally there are 32–34 students per year on this course. The year group is split into smaller groups for practical classes and tutorials. This ensures that individuals receive excellent support and benefit from sharing their experiences with their classmates.

Teaching hours and attendance

This is a full-time course and students are expected to be available 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Students should expect to study for an average of 40 hours per week. Timetabled classes are approximately 12-15 hours per week.

Links with industry/professional bodies

On completion, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a physiotherapist. You will also be eligible to apply for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Modules

15 credits: Applied Physiology for Physiotherapy/ Professional Studies for AHPs/ Research Methods for Health
Professionals/ Current and Emerging Roles within Physiotherapy Practice

20 credits: Applied Functional Anatomy/ Neuromusculoskeletal Studies 1/ Neuromusculoskeletal Studies 2

30 credits: Neurological Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy/ Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Management

You will also complete a dissertation (60 credits), plus 30 weeks of practice-based learning placements (105 level 10 credits).

Careers

The majority of graduates work as physiotherapists within the National Health Service – either in major hospitals or in the community. With further post-registration experience, graduates can choose to specialise in a particular area, which may include for example: sports, neurology, paediatrics, respiratory, orthopaedics or private practice. Some graduates choose to follow a research career path.

Quick Facts

- Offers an accelerated route for graduates from any discipline to gain a recognised qualification in physiotherapy practice.
- Highly regarded postgraduate course which prepares graduates for success in a competitive jobs market.
- The course offers a balance of university and practice-based experiences with students completing over 1000 hours of placement in sites around Scotland.

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Choose physiotherapy at Birmingham and take the opportunity to develop into a qualified competent practitioner of physiotherapy. Read more
Choose physiotherapy at Birmingham and take the opportunity to develop into a qualified competent practitioner of physiotherapy.

This will not only give you the ability to play a significant part in most healthcare teams but also be involved in the maintenance and/or restoration of movement and function in a range of client groups.

The MSc in Physiotherapy (pre-registration) is a qualifying programme for graduates with a suitable and relevant first degree. It spans two years full-time, starting in September and finishing in July. The aim of the programme is to provide a challenging and rewarding educational experience that enables students to develop as competent, evidence-based and patient-centred physiotherapy practitioners, capable of making a valuable contribution to the workplace. We are looking for applicants who can meet our academic requirements and demonstrate personal qualities that are compatible with the values stated in the NHS Constitution. Find out more on: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england

Successful completion of this programme awards you with a Masters degree and gives you eligibility to apply for registration with both the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council.

This course is designed to train graduates to become practising physiotherapists and is not suitable for qualified Physiotherapists. The University of Birmingham offers two MSc programmes that provide qualified Physiotherapists the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills:

1. Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy MSc/Postgraduate Diploma
2. Advancing Physiotherapy Practice MSc

This two year programme Physiotherapy masters programme is modular and is equally divided between university and clinically based settings. It has been designed around three core areas; the management of neurological, cardio-pulmonary and neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions, with knowledge from the biomedical and psycho-social sciences recruited as required. Clinical education is spread across both years in 6-week blocks.

For more course details, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/sport-exercise/physio-pre-reg.aspx#CourseDetailsTab

About the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

We are one of the top-rated sport science departments in the UK. Our School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences is one of the longest established in Europe for scientific research into sport, exercise, health and rehabilitation.

We are proud to be at the forefront of the rapid development of this academic discipline. Our school has achieved an outstanding performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014) with 90 percent of its research classified as world leading or internationally excellent, putting us in the top three for research in the sector. These results provide further compelling evidence of the long recognised research strength of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

Thanks to a £16.4 million investment, Birmingham boasts the largest custom built Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences facility in the UK.

This includes teaching and research laboratories for physiology, biochemistry, psychophysiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, motor skills, immunology, muscle mechanics and the neurophysiology of movement.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

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This programme enables exploration of the theoretical basis of manipulative physiotherapy and its application to the development of your clinical reasoning. Read more
This programme enables exploration of the theoretical basis of manipulative physiotherapy and its application to the development of your clinical reasoning. Using the process of clinical reasoning as its framework, this programme integrates the many approaches to practice in this specialist area. It facilitates an evaluation of existing evidence through the exploration of the assessment and management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.

The programme offers part-time and full-time modes of study, providing you with the opportunity to tailor your learning experience to meet your personal and professional needs.

As a Birmingham student, you will be joining the academic elite and will have the privilege of learning from world-leading experts, as well as your peers. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself.

Successful completion of the programme qualifies you for membership of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) and recognition by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).

The Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy Masters programme offers you:

- a route to membership with the MACP and IFOMPT
- the support of a personal tutor and dissertation supervisor
- easy travel access with a dedicated University train station
- the opportunity to gain advanced level competences in your clinical specialty
- flexible study which can be organised around your other commitments

On completion of the Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy Masters programme you will have the ability to :

- critically evaluate approaches and methodologies for researching theoretical and practical issues relating to clinical practice
- critically evaluate previous professional development and plan future development within the framework of contemporary healthcare practice
- critically analyse the theoretical and conceptual issues underpinning manipulative physiotherapy and the different approaches
- use clinical reasoning skills to enable the effective management of complex clinical presentations
- formulate a justifiable research design and conduct analytically an investigation to address a given problem
- produce a written report worthy of scrutiny in both academic and clinical settings

This course is accredited by:

http://www.ifompt.org/
https://macpweb.org/home/
http://www.csp.org.uk/

About the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

We are one of the top-rated sport science departments in the UK. Our School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences is one of the longest established in Europe for scientific research into sport, exercise, health and rehabilitation.

We are proud to be at the forefront of the rapid development of this academic discipline. Our school has achieved an outstanding performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014) with 90 percent of its research classified as world leading or internationally excellent, putting us in the top three for research in the sector. These results provide further compelling evidence of the long recognised research strength of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

Thanks to a £16.4 million investment, Birmingham boasts the largest custom built Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences facility in the UK.

This includes teaching and research laboratories for physiology, biochemistry, psychophysiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, motor skills, immunology, muscle mechanics and the neurophysiology of movement.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

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This course is ideal for you if you are a physiotherapist in neuromusculoskeletal practice and would like to advance your specialist treatment and assessment skills. Read more
This course is ideal for you if you are a physiotherapist in neuromusculoskeletal practice and would like to advance your specialist treatment and assessment skills.

Course details

You attain high levels of autonomy and clinical decision-making skills for application to clinical practice. You also extend your knowledge of manual and manipulative therapy skills to a specialist level. Teaching for each of the three modules takes place over six days (two blocks of three days).

What you study

Core modules
-Clinical Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction of the Lower Quadrant
-Clinical Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction of the Upper Quadrant
-Concepts of Neuromusculoskeletal Manipulative Therapy

Modules offered may vary.

Teaching

You learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including keynote lectures, seminars, practical skills workshops, tutorials and group tasks linked to formative assessment.

You are assessed through a variety of formative and summative assessment methods to help develop your advanced clinical skills for practice. These include written assignments, patient case studies, practical examinations, reflective accounts, oral presentations and peer review.

Employability

This course enhances your ability to secure employment as an advanced practitioner or extended scope practitioner specialising in the management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

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The term neuromusculoskeletal refers to the musculoskeletal system and the related neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems. This course enables students to study the health care of patients with neuromusculoskeletal problems from a dynamic and expanding perspective. Read more

Overview

The term neuromusculoskeletal refers to the musculoskeletal system and the related neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems. This course enables students to study the health care of patients with neuromusculoskeletal problems from a dynamic and expanding perspective.

The course provides students with a sound academic core to their relevant clinical practice, encourages a broad approach to health provision, and gives a thorough understanding of research methodology. The overall philosophy is to encourage an analytical, questioning attitude, which in turn will lead to an increase in evidence-based practice together with innovation in clinical practice.

Allied health professionals and members of other related disciplines often require both academic accreditation and flexibility when seeking continuing professional development (CPD) and our postgraduate courses endeavour to fulfil these needs. This flexible course is available part-time, or modules can be taken as independent stand-alone programmes of study.

The School of Health & Rehabilitation is based on Keele campus and has a well-established undergraduate physiotherapy programme. It has strong connections both with local clinical units and with other Schools within the University such as the Schools of Nursing & Midwifery, Medicine, and Pharmacy.

The part-time MSc programme can be completed in two years, but students may take up to five years if they wish (modular route). The structure of the course therefore allows flexible learning in accordance with individual student interests and needs.

See the website https://www.keele.ac.uk/pgtcourses/neuromusculoskeletalhealthcare/

Course Aims

The aim of this flexible modular course is to broaden the student’s knowledge and understanding of neuromusculoskeletal health care, and encourage personal development. It is also about fostering greater insight into how different disciplines, through a programme of shared learning and teaching, can contribute to this aim. This course facilitates analysis, discussion and critical appraisal of scientific and clinical knowledge.

Course Content

The MSc programme comprises taught modules to the value of 120 M Level credits and a dissertation of 60 M Level credits, giving a total of 180 credits. Students may choose to finish their studies after completing 60 taught credits (Postgraduate Certificate) or 120 taught credits (Postgraduate Diploma), or they may study any module on a stand-alone basis and obtain the relevant credits. The part-time MSc programme can be completed in two years, but students may take up to five years if they wish (modular). The structure of the course therefore allows flexible learning in accordance with individual student interests and needs.

Teaching & Assessment

Lecture sessions are led by a variety of experienced authorities in their field. Therefore, the student receives a wide knowledge base from academics and practising experts.

The programme is assessed by a variety of techniques chosen to reflect the aims and objectives and teaching methods of individual modules, for example: essay, critical evaluation, paper review, seminar presentations, examination, the use of the Virtual Learning Environment, and dissertation. The pass mark for all modules is 50%.

Additional Costs

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this post graduate programme.

Find information on Scholarships here - http://www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/bursariesscholarships/

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This well-established, clinically focused course has been designed to enable physiotherapists and sports therapists to develop and extend their knowledge and skills in order to provide advanced management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and to assist in the delivery of effective health care services. Read more
This well-established, clinically focused course has been designed to enable physiotherapists and sports therapists to develop and extend their knowledge and skills in order to provide advanced management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and to assist in the delivery of effective health care services.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The course aims to advance students' professional practice, preparing them for senior and specialist roles within the neuromusculoskelatal physiotherapy and sports therapy fields.

The course aims to equip students with a foundation in the critical analysis of current manual therapy practice and the underpinning evidence. Students' problem solving, evaluative and clinical skills will be challenged and developed to an advanced level ensuring a sound, effective and reasoned approach to clinical practice. Innovation of thought and practice are encouraged, supporting the development of clinical leadership skills.

The course integrates the many diverse approaches currently employed in the management of neuromusculoskeletal patients and places a strong emphasis on manual skills and mentored clinical practice allowing the student to develop confidence and expertise in this area.

On successful completion of the course, students will gain an academic qualification and those on the MACP route will also be eligible for full membership of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) thus gaining a further professional qualification.

The course provides:
-A flexible learning pathway: you can tailor your route through the course to suit your needs and those of your workplace
-Equal emphasis on theoretical and practical elements of manual therapy
-Teaching excellence: all of our tutors are experts in their field
-An enriched learning experience: nationally renowned specialists are invited to lecture on the course
-An excellent range of clinically relevant option modules: you can shape your programme of study to your own personal or professional needs
-A high level of mentored clinical practice: skills and knowledge gained on the course can be applied in practice (MACP route only);
career enhancement
-An academic and professional qualification

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

After successfully completing this course, you will gain:
-A deep and extensive knowledge of the current theories, approaches and research evidence, which underpin contemporary manual therapy practice
-A high level of clinical reasoning skills essential to advanced practice including reflection, analysis and self-evaluation
-The ability to critically appraise the current evidence base for clinical practice
-Expertise in the assessment and management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction
-A sound working knowledge of research methodologies and their application
-A high level of communication skills essential for specialist roles and for working within a multidisciplinary team
-An understanding of the importance of clinical outcome measures in the development and justification of professional knowledge and clinical practice
-Increased confidence in the management of musculoskeletal disorders
-Clinical expertise within the musculoskeletal field

HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?

The course aims to enable students to advance their careers by preparing them for a wide variety of senior and specialist roles within the neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy fields of practice. Graduates from this course have secured posts in clinical, research and educational areas including roles as lecturer-practitioners; consultants; extended scope practitioners; clinical specialists, clinical managers and research therapists.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

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This MACP-approved postgraduate programme provides physiotherapists with an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required for working as advanced practitioners in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy within a broad spectrum of health and society. Read more
This MACP-approved postgraduate programme provides physiotherapists with an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required for working as advanced practitioners in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy within a broad spectrum of health and society.

The programme emphasises and facilitates the integration of evidence from a wide variety of sources using research-focused lectures, seminars and practical workshops. We will provide you with the skills and knowledge to become advanced practitioners who are able to comprehensively assess and manage individuals with neuromusculoskeletal problems and design, implement and evaluate rehabilitation programmes tailored to the needs of individuals with neuromusculoskeletal problems. The MSc combines strong academic and scientific content with practical workshops taught by experienced expert clinicians.

KEY BENEFITS

- Internationally and nationally respected research-active teaching staff.
- Graduation from the programme confers eligibilty for registration as a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
- Excellent graduate employment rates.
- Facilitates career progression in a diverse range of physiotherapy careers eg extended scope practitioner, consultant / clinical specialist physiotherapist, private physiotherapy practitioner, educator and researcher.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/advanced-neuromusculoskeletal-physiotherapy-msc.aspx

Course detail

- Description

This programme equips physiotherapists with the skills and knowledge to become advanced practitioners who are able to:

- Comprehensively assess and manage individuals with neuromusculoskeletal problems;

- Design, implement and evaluate rehabilitation programmes tailored to the needs of individuals with neuromusculoskeletal problems.

Modules include clinical science subjects (anatomy. biomechanics, pain physiology and muscle and exercise physiology) as well as those focussing on physiotherapy practice.

The transference of knowledge into clinical practice is facilitated during practical sessions in college and on professional practice (clinical) placements. Students who successfully complete the programme are eligible for MACP (Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) membership. The programme also supports students in their development of research skills and completion of a project.

- Course purpose

This programme provides the educational opportunities that will enable physiotherapists to develop the knowledge, research understanding, clinical, analytical and reasoning skills required for advanced physiotherapy assessment and management of people with neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

- Course format and assessment

Delivered by a combination of taught lectures, seminars, prosections, practical sessions, clinical practice placements and self-directed learning.

The MSc programme can be completed full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Other study options include; a PGDip in Advanced Phsiotheraphy (Neuromusculoskeletal) or the MSc modules can also be taken as stand-alone modules (with the exception of the Clinical Education and Research project modules).

Extra information

- Occupational Health Clearance and Disclosure and Barring service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) clearance checks are required.

- Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and professional indemnity cover (usually provided by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists) are required to undertake the programme.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Details of available scholarships for 2016 can be found here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/student-funding/index.aspx
Scholarships available for applications made by 31st March 2016

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

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These courses enhance the clinical practice of physiotherapists. Integrated within the university's health and social science graduate programme, the courses provide valuable cross-disciplinary experience through common modules shared with other courses in the scheme. Read more
These courses enhance the clinical practice of physiotherapists. Integrated within the university's health and social science graduate programme, the courses provide valuable cross-disciplinary experience through common modules shared with other courses in the scheme.

Course structure

A flexible modular framework normally involves six one-week study blocks at the university. To be awarded the MSc you need to complete three core modules, three option modules and a relevant dissertation. The dissertation may be based on research carried out either in the university or in another suitable environment.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group tutorials, workshops, online and blended learning and laboratory-based work, assessment being by the method most appropriate to the subject.

Syllabus:

Research Methods for Health Professionals

plus two from:
Key Issues in Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation
The Health Professional as an Educator
Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Chronic Lung Disease
Ergonomics for Health Professionals
Analysis of Function
Exercise in Rehabilitation
Key Issues in Neurological Rehabilitation
Extended Scope of Practice
Contemporary Issues in the Health and Wellbeing of Older People
Practice Development Through Independent Learning
Exploring Pain
Continuing Professional Development by Critical Reflection
Exploring Health and wellbeing
Developing Professional Learning


plus three further modules which may also come from the list above or other suitable modules in the health and social science graduate programme

Dissertation

Career and progression opportunities:

Career opportunities include clinical specialist, consultant physiotherapist, physiotherapy management, general management, clinical educator and physiotherapy education. Opportunities also exist for further study at MPhil and PhD level.
It is possible to take modules for this course as single stand-alone modules, either as a sample of Masters level study, or as part of your continuing professional development.

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These courses enhance the clinical practice of physiotherapists. Integrated within the university's health and social science graduate programme, the courses provide valuable cross-disciplinary experience through common modules shared with other courses in the scheme. Read more
These courses enhance the clinical practice of physiotherapists. Integrated within the university's health and social science graduate programme, the courses provide valuable cross-disciplinary experience through common modules shared with other courses in the scheme.

The 'and management' route fulfils the needs of those involved in management in the NHS or private sector.

Course structure

A flexible modular framework normally involves six one-week study blocks at the university. To be awarded the MSc you need to complete three core modules, three option modules and a relevant dissertation. The dissertation may be based on research carried out either in the university or in another suitable environment.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group tutorials, workshops, online and blended learning and laboratory-based work, assessment being by the method most appropriate to the subject.


Syllabus:

Research Methods for Health Professionals

plus two from:
Key Issues in Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation
The Health Professional as an Educator
Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Chronic Lung Disease
Ergonomics for Health Professionals
Analysis of Function
Exercise in Rehabilitation
Key Issues in Neurological Rehabilitation
Extended Scope of Practice
Contemporary Issues in the Health and Wellbeing of Older People
Practice Development Through Independent Learning
Exploring Pain
Continuing Professional Development by Critical Reflection
Exploring Health and wellbeing
Developing Professional Learning


plus three modules from a guided choice of management modules

Dissertation


Career and progression opportunities:

Career opportunities include clinical specialist, consultant physiotherapist, physiotherapy management, general management, clinical educator and physiotherapy education. Opportunities also exist for further study at MPhil and PhD level.
It is possible to take modules for this course as single stand-alone modules, either as a sample of Masters level study, or as part of your continuing professional development.

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These courses enhance the clinical practice of physiotherapists. Integrated within the university's health and social science graduate programme, the courses provide valuable cross-disciplinary experience through common modules shared with other courses in the scheme. Read more
These courses enhance the clinical practice of physiotherapists. Integrated within the university's health and social science graduate programme, the courses provide valuable cross-disciplinary experience through common modules shared with other courses in the scheme.

The ' and education' route fulfils the needs of those involved in professional training in the NHS or private sector.


Course structure

A flexible modular framework normally involves six one-week study blocks at the university. To be awarded the MSc you need to complete three core modules, three option modules and a relevant dissertation. The dissertation may be based on research carried out either in the university or in another suitable environment.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group tutorials, workshops, online and blended learning and laboratory-based work, assessment being by the method most appropriate to the subject.


Syllabus:

Research Methods for Health Professionals

plus two from:
Key Issues in Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation
The Health Professional as an Educator
Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Chronic Lung Disease
Ergonomics for Health Professionals
Analysis of Function
Exercise in Rehabilitation
Key Issues in Neurological Rehabilitation
Extended Scope of Practice
Contemporary Issues in the Health and Wellbeing of Older People
Practice Development Through Independent Learning
Exploring Pain
Continuing Professional Development by Critical Reflection
Exploring Health and wellbeing
Developing Professional Learning


Plus three modules from a guided choice of education modules or a specific relevant PG Certificate eg. PG Certificate in Clinical Education.

Dissertation


Career and progression opportunities:

Career opportunities include clinical specialist, consultant physiotherapist, physiotherapy management, general management, clinical educator and physiotherapy education. Opportunities also exist for further study at MPhil and PhD level.
It is possible to take modules for this course as single stand-alone modules, either as a sample of Masters level study, or as part of your continuing professional development.

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This established MSc Advanced Physiotherapy (neuromusculoskeletal) course is designed for physiotherapists who want to specialise and develop advanced skills and knowledge in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. Read more
This established MSc Advanced Physiotherapy (neuromusculoskeletal) course is designed for physiotherapists who want to specialise and develop advanced skills and knowledge in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. It enhances your current knowledge and understanding and gives you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice.

This neuromusculoskeletal specialist pathway has a high proportion of relevant compulsory modules and it includes a clinical placement element.

Course structure

The MSc Advanced Physiotherapy (Neuromusculoskeletal) course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements:
-Postgraduate certificate - 60 credits
-Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits
-Masters degree - 180 credits

Why choose this course?

-It gives you the opportunity to share ideas with other health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in the advancement of health care
-It offers you flexible study options based on a modular structure
-It includes interprofessional learning
-Teaching is done by experienced staff and visiting external specialists
-You benefit from excellent facilities including physiotherapy skills laboratories and research laboratories

Professional Accreditations

The MSc Advanced Physiotherapy (neuromusculoskeletal) Master's degree course offers you eligibility for Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) membership. You can also obtain accredited clinical educator status through an experiential or taught route.

Careers

This Advanced Physiotherapy (Neuromusculoskeletal) Masters programme enhances your career development by developing your skills, knowledge and understanding of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. It gives you the advanced level skills and knowledge in order to enhance patient care and contribute to the evidence base through research.

Many students who have completed the programme have gone on to attain extended scope practitioner or clinical specialist roles.

Teaching methods

Modules are facilitated by a variety of experienced lecturers from the University as well as external lecturers.

Delivery of modules incorporates blended learning which aims to combine e-learning activities with campus based learning. You need to have access to a suitable personal computer and a good reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended). Most modern PCs or Macs (less than 3 years old) should be suitable. If you have any queries or need any additional support with IT skills, the School employs an e-learning technologist who will be pleased to help and advise you. Please contact the module lead for details.

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods for example essays, presentations, reports, posters and practical examinations.

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This accelerated course enables graduates from biological sciences, behavioural sciences and other health professions to convert their first degree to a masters degree. Read more
This accelerated course enables graduates from biological sciences, behavioural sciences and other health professions to convert their first degree to a masters degree. The course consists of three, 15-week trimesters per year for two years. A similar accelerated course in occupational therapy (MSc Health through Occupation) enables students on both courses to share some aspects of learning.

Professional accreditation
On completion of the course, graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as a physiotherapist and for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Course structure
Problem-based tutorials, subject specialist resource sessions and skills workshops make up the learning week for campus-based modules. Study focuses on real-life situations, integrating subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, therapeutic skills, behavioural sciences and research methods. Completion of the Project Studies module and the submission of a dissertation lead to the masters award.
Areas of study

The course begins in April and consists of seven campus-based modules and five clinical practice modules. Year 1 is mainly campus-based with core modules in Cardio-respiratory Management, Neuromusculoskeletal Management and Neurology. Year 2 involves mainly clinical practice placements with the campus-based Dissertation Studies running throughout the year. Completion of all modules leads to the MSc in Rehabilitation Science award. Students who have completed all the first year university-based modules and all five clinical placement modules but not the dissertation are eligible to apply for membership with the HPC and CSP. Students who have obtained 120 or 60 credits from university-based modules may be awarded a postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate in Rehabilitation Science respectively (without eligibility to apply for membership with the HPC or the CSP as physiotherapist).

Syllabus

Year 1
Cardio-respiratory Management
Neuromusculoskeletal Management
Neurology
Clinical Education (two one-week block placements)

Year 2
Clinical Education placements (five six-week placements)
Project Studies
Dissertation

Career and progression opportunities
The National Health Service Plan indicates the government's commitment to expand the roles of allied health professionals. Graduates are equipped for careers in the NHS and the private health sector, both in the UK and abroad. After a period of work experience, they can progress to PhD research programmes and contribute to the evidence base of the profession.

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