The MSc in Physiotherapy at the School of Healthcare Sciences aims to develop students’ evaluative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to increase their practical and theoretical knowledge of physiotherapy, so that they can apply these skills in the further advancement of their profession.
Developments within the Allied Health Professions such as the emergence of clinical specialists, extended scope practitioners and consultant therapists create a requirement for the acquisition of advanced knowledge and skills. The MSc in Physiotherapy aims to facilitate individual CPD towards gaining such knowledge and skills. The flexibility of the programme through the choice of subject specific modules allows a range of clinical areas to be studied tailored to individual needs. Students are therefore able to select from various combinations of clinical areas such as neurology, sport and exercise, musculoskeletal as well as ethics and learning & teaching in the workplace. All students complete a compulsory generic module in Research Methods in Health and Social Care. This module is also available as a distance learning option.
• The opportunity for students to learn in a school that is well respected within the physiotherapy profession.
• The School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University
is ranked no.1 in the UK for Physiotherapy by both the Complete University Guide 2015 and the Times Good University Guide 2014
• The opportunity to work with internationally renowned researchers. For example, Professor Robert van Deursen, Dr Nicola Phillips, Dr Monica Busse and Dr Val Sparkes.
• The involvement of research-active and clinical staff in Programme design and delivery.
• The provision of outside lecturers, who are experts in their field, to contribute to the delivery of the programme
• The emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment
• The emphasis on acquisition of high quality clinical reasoning skills and the development of innovative ideas
• Flexibility of delivery, permitting graduates to pursue professional careers whilst studying part-time, or to take a career break and complete on a full-time basis.
• The opportunity for students to work with Allied Health Professionals across a variety of disciplines and/or specialists in their own field
Suitable for qualified physiotherapists with at least two years clinical experience.Students admitted to the course should be in possession of: * either a first degree or a UK diploma in physiotherapy * a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience with evidence of CPDApplicants whose first language is not English must satisfy the English Language requirements for entry to the university by attainment of a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS or equivalent.