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  First Contact Physiotherapy Practitioner (Musculoskeletal) PGCert

Online University of Bradford    Faculty of Health Studies

Part time October PGCert 1 year Part time
Medicine (26)

About the course

This programme is aimed at physiotherapists working in the specialty of musculoskeletal practice in a variety of health care settings, including primary care.

It offers physiotherapists a range of opportunities to develop their theoretical knowledge relevant to their role as (or working towards) First Contact Physiotherapy Practitioner (Musculoskeletal).

Students will integrate the theory and evidence base of musculoskeletal practice. The modules include taught sessions at the University's Faculty of Health Studies to encourage shared learning. These sessions include both theory and practical skills with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and problem-solving in a primary care environment.

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Entry Requirements

- Must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Minimum of two years post-registration experience
- Must demonstrate the ability to work at Level 7 (Master's level)
- Must be able to attend the 75 hours practice placement during the working hours of 9:00 - 18:00, Monday to Friday, regardless of current working arrangement
- Your application must be supported by your employer who agrees to release you to attend the taught content and practice placement. If you're self-employed, there will be no reimbursement for lost earnings to attend the taught content and practice placement

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To support you in developing your career, the University of Bradford is pleased to offer a 20% discount on tuition fees on some of our most popular courses. The cost of living is rising and financing a postgraduate degree will be one the main factors to consider when choosing further study.

This non-repayable, 20% discount supports you by lowering tuition fees so that progressing with a postgraduate degree to enhance your careers is more accessible than ever before. The courses we have selected for the discount are designed to enhance careers; whether you want to progress in your chosen industry or change careers altogether.

There are no specific requirements to benefit from this discount, apart from being a home/UK students who is eligible for the Government Postgraduate Loan, and applying for one of the applicable courses after 1st October to start in January 2024.


Be a UK student with a fee status of “home” this means you must also meet the eligibility criteria for the Government Postgraduate Loan
Apply to start one of the applicable courses in January 2024
Apply between 1st October 2023 and 15 January 2024
Students that are eligible for more than one scholarship - will be awarded the scholarship of highest value only.

Application Procedure

You do not need to apply for this scholarship. It will be applied to your tuition fee so long as you meet the eligibility criteria. Once you have enrolled on to your chosen course, the discount will be visible on your University of Bradford account.

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