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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time; 2-5 years part time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    14 October 2019

This clinically focused course aims to enable physiotherapists and sports therapists to develop and extend their knowledge and skills.

The course is designed to provide advanced management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and to assist in the delivery of effective health care services.

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Course information

This course aims to advance students' professional practice, preparing them for senior and specialist roles within the neuromusculoskeletal 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.

Why choose this course?

The course aims to advance students' professional practice, preparing them for senior and specialist roles within the neuromusculoskeletal 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.

Benefits

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

Study themes

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.

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.


Visit the Manual Therapy - MSc page on the Coventry University website for more details!

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