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  Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioner PGCert

Coventry University    School of Health and Care

Part time See Course PGCert 1 Year Part Time
Medicine (26) Nursing & Health (27)

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Are you a HCPC-registered physiotherapist looking to advance your career in musculoskeletal practice? The Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioner PGCert is tailored for experienced practitioners aiming for first contact roles. This programme, approved by Health Education England, equips you with high-level clinical skills to excel in musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice. With a focus on critical evaluation and clinical expertise, you'll undergo 75 hours of mentored clinical practice to apply your knowledge effectively. The course structure is designed to progress from theoretical learning to practical application, preparing you for senior clinical roles like first contact practitioners and clinical specialists. By completing this course, you can become a recognised First Contact Practitioner and progress to the MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy course. Take the next step in your career by joining our state-of-the-art learning environment and benefit from our experienced teaching team. To qualify, ensure you meet the entry requirements and secure support from your line manager. Elevate your practice and influence musculoskeletal service delivery with this comprehensive programme.

About the course

This Postgraduate Certificate for Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioner is aimed at fully qualified, experienced practitioners who are working in or towards first contact roles.

This is a clinically focused course designed to equip you with high level critical, evaluative and clinical skills to meet the demands of someone working in a first contact practice role.

The course is approved by Health Education England as fulfilling stages 1 and 2 of the FCP roadmap to practice (Health Education England, 2021). First contact practitioners and advanced practitioners in primary care: (Musculoskeletal) A roadmap to practice.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria. You must:

Be a HCPC-registered physiotherapist with a minimum of 5 years post graduate experience and at least 3 years of MSK experience
Have written support from your line manager
Have a clinical practice and supervisor in placement for stage 2 prior to start of the course
Have completed the E-LfH online modules.

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2024/25 tuition fees.

UK Part-time - £4,108
International Part-time - £6,200

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