If you’re a physiotherapist looking to bring your clinical and critical-reasoning skills up to an advanced level, you should strongly consider taking this course.
What you learn will have broad application in patient-management, and will enable you to thoroughly evaluate your professional practice.
You also have the option of taking individual modules from the course, many of which are relevant to health professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. Some of these modules can also be mapped into our other courses.
This course can either be taken over one year full-time or three years part-time. This allows for flexibility in study. Each module is available as a stand-alone course in its own right, and will be relevant to a wide range of health professionals including occupational therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports therapists and strength and conditioning coaches.
There is the possibility of a short three day work experience opportunity. Please note that this will incur a small additional fee.
The programme is also able to potentially offer a short observational placement for international students, by arrangement.
The programme of study is delivered through:
You can take this course on a full or part-time basis. On the full-time course, you’ll study two modules in the first two semesters and attend the University on the Wednesday and Thursday of each week. On the part-time course, you’ll attend the University for two days on alternate weeks. Please note: international students are only able to apply for the full-time route.
You’ll also be expected to pursue self-directed study. The material you’ll need for this can be accessed via our virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
This course will boost your career prospects and broaden your skills portfolio. You’ll have the opportunity to choose modules and assignment topics of relevance to your interests and area of professional practice. Graduates of the MSc may also choose to pursue an academic or research-based career path.
The Access Partnership contributes to the Professional Business Management for Health Professionals module. The objective is to deliver teaching and learning material that is appropriate for clinicians who require professional and management skills, such as project management, preparing business cases and marketing services.
The partnership is made up of a team of NHS managers and clinicians with high level strategic and operational experience. As a team they offer a host of practical business skills which are vital in today's health care arena.
We have some of the best facilities in the UK, including our comfortable plinth rooms, Human Performance Lab and gait analysis rooms. Our purpose-built laboratory is probably the best in the country and contains almost every type of physiological and biomechanical equipment you can imagine including:
We have a range of cycle and rowing ergometers, two treadmills, and two online gas analysis systems. There is also an off-line gas analysis system for use with Douglas Bags.
We can perform blood analysis with our Analox GM7 Multi-Assay Blood Analyser to measure blood lactate, glucose and a range of other blood substrates.
There is also the Reflotron which another multi-use system that can measure blood cholesterol and haemoglobin as well as portable blood glucose and lactate analysers.
In addition we have the usual equipment found in exercise physiology labs :
Visit the Advanced Physiotherapy - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Salford website for more details!