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The MSc Clinical Biomechanics has been developed for health professionals who wish to extend their understanding of the clinical application of mechanical principles. Considerable flexibility in the way the award is structured will allow you to tailor learning to your specific area of practice.

Designed by research-active clinical professionals, the course bridges the gap between clinical practice and biomechanical principles, for a rigorous and focused understanding of the subject.

Applying mechanical principles to the management of pathology, human movement and gait dysfunction, the course is primarily focused on musculoskeletal practitioners – such as physiotherapists, orthotists, chiropractors and podiatrists – who provide biomechanical-based interventions in their clinical practice.

In addition to being able to study to Certificate, Diploma or MSc level, you can choose to complete individual modules. This route not only provides an ideal taster to the MSc course, but can also be an effective way of completing CPD.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Clinical Biomechanics

Course content

At Certificate level, you’ll gain an insight into the patho-mechanics of musculoskeletal problems and be introduced to current thinking in biomechanical therapeutic interventions.

The principles and concepts taught are built on at Diploma level, where an emphasis on research and critical practice will help prepare you for the MSc stage. You’ll study subject-specific modules such as Tissue Stress, Spinal Mechanics, Sports Biomechanics and Injury, and Lower Limb Paediatric Pathologies and Therapies – which you can choose to suit your clinical practice.

Modules can be selected to suit your clinical practice with Critical Appraisal Skills and Research Methods and Methodologies being the only compulsory modules required to complete your award. The blended learning approach allows for you to study some of the modules as distance learning whilst other modules have a component of the teaching based on Stoke-on-Trent campus at our state of the art Biomechanics lab. This enables you to have a hands-on approach to the equipment whilst learning and applying your clinical skills in a group setting.

You’ll also produce an innovative piece of research that involves investigating problematic clinical conditions from a mechanical perspective.

Careers

Successfully completing the course will help equip you for specialist practice, as well as advanced practitioner roles, team leader and subject leader positions.

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you will be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.


Visit the Clinical Biomechanics - MSc page on the Staffordshire University website for more details!

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