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Advanced Professional Practice in Physiotherapy - MSc


Course Description

Are you a qualified physiotherapist looking to enhance your current skills and knowledge whilst developing a strong critical thinking ethos? This programme offers you the opportunity to review your current practice and evaluate new approaches, ensuring that you are equipped to meet the challenges of working in an ever changing physiotherapy profession with confidence.

Key features

-Become an evidence based practitioner equipped to manage and lead in dynamic settings with the introduction of core modules on applying evidence to practice and developing self and others.
-Feel encouraged and supported by this courses experienced and enthusiastic staff, who are recognised for their national and international research reputations.
-Make use of blended learning, combining short study blocks and distance learning technologies.
-Explore continuing professional development (CPD) modules.
-Choose exciting core and optional modules in collaboration with the Plymouth Business School.
-Benefit from the opportunity to tailor your learning to your interests or workplace through module assignments and the supported independent study module.
-Take advantage of the opportunity to study flexibly by completing the course in one to five years.

Course details

The MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Physiotherapy) postgraduate programme is based in the School of Health Professions. The physiotherapy pathway will have at least one pathway specific module related to the title of the award but share four core modules (applying evidence to practice, developing self and others, project design for research, research dissertation) with the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme. The pathways also share a range of programme optional modules, giving you flexibility and choice. All modules are subject to minimum numbers. The programme offers awards of postgraduate certificate (PgCert) - 60 credits, postgraduate diploma (PgDip) - 120 credits, and masters degree (MSc) - 180 credits. The full-time route will normally take one year and the part-time route will normally take two years. The maximum registration period for the full time is three years and five years if you study part time.

Core modules
-ADV715 Project Design for Research
-ADV702 Applying Evidence to Practice
-ADV716 Research Dissertation

Optional modules
-ADV751 Physiotherapy Practice: Supported Study

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

Visit the Advanced Professional Practice in Physiotherapy - MSc page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You’ll be required to have a first degree (BSc (Hons) at 2:1 or above or European first cycle equivalent) in physiotherapy. Non UK based candidates must be recognised as physiotherapists within their own country. You may be a health or social care professional with a first degree or with a related academic degree. If you do not hold a degree but with appropriate experience related to the programme or to any of the chosen pathways you may be eligible to apply.

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