These courses enhance the clinical practice of physiotherapists. Integrated within the university's health and social science graduate programme, the courses provide valuable cross-disciplinary experience through common modules shared with other courses in the scheme.
The 'and management' route fulfils the needs of those involved in management in the NHS or private sector.
A flexible modular framework normally involves six one-week study blocks at the university. To be awarded the MSc you need to complete three core modules, three option modules and a relevant dissertation. The dissertation may be based on research carried out either in the university or in another suitable environment.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group tutorials, workshops, online and blended learning and laboratory-based work, assessment being by the method most appropriate to the subject.
Research Methods for Health Professionals
plus two from: Key Issues in Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation The Health Professional as an Educator Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Chronic Lung Disease Ergonomics for Health Professionals Analysis of Function Exercise in Rehabilitation Key Issues in Neurological Rehabilitation Extended Scope of Practice Contemporary Issues in the Health and Wellbeing of Older People Practice Development Through Independent Learning Exploring Pain Continuing Professional Development by Critical Reflection Exploring Health and wellbeing Developing Professional Learning
plus three modules from a guided choice of management modules
Career and progression opportunities:
Career opportunities include clinical specialist, consultant physiotherapist, physiotherapy management, general management, clinical educator and physiotherapy education. Opportunities also exist for further study at MPhil and PhD level. It is possible to take modules for this course as single stand-alone modules, either as a sample of Masters level study, or as part of your continuing professional development.
BSc Physiotherapy or equivalent plus post-registration experience in a clinical setting. You will also need to demonstrate that your current role contains a substantial management element. Two references and evidence of qualifications are required. Interviews are usually held either in person or by phone. For students whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 over all with 6 in written skills (or an equivalent English as a Foreign Language qualification).