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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Advanced Physiotherapy

Course Description

If you’re a physiotherapist looking to bring your clinical and critical-reasoning skills up to an advanced level, you should strongly consider taking this course.

What you learn will have broad application in patient-management, and will enable you to thoroughly evaluate your professional practice.

You also have the option of taking individual modules from the course, many of which are relevant to health professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. Some of these modules can also be mapped into our other courses.

Key benefits:

• A wide-ranging programme that will develop you as an independent, reflexive practitioner
• You will be confident in implementing new practice that is reasoned, evidence-based and holistic
• Take individual modules of relevance to your area of professional practice

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/advancing-physiotherapy2

Suitable for

Qualified physiotherapists who wish to further develop their skills. The modules within the course may also be relevant for health professionals including occupational therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports therapists and strength and conditioning coaches.

Programme details

This course can either be taken over one year full-time or three years part-time. This allows for flexibility in study. Each module is available as a stand-alone course in its own right, and will be relevant to a wide range of health professionals including occupational therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports therapists and strength and conditioning coaches.

There is the possibility of a short three day introductory placement. Please note that this will incur a small additional fee.

The programme is also able to potentially offer a short observational placement for international students, by arrangement.


The programme of study is delivered through:

• Lectures
• Seminars
• Practical sessions
• E-learning

You can take this course on a full or part-time basis. On the full-time course, you’ll study two modules in the first two semesters and attend the University on the Wednesday and Thursday of each week. On the part-time course, you’ll attend the University for two days on alternate weeks. Please note: international students are only able to apply for the full-time route.

You’ll also be expected to pursue self-directed study. The material you’ll need for this can be accessed via our virtual learning environment, Blackboard.

Module titles

Core modules:

• Preparing for Research in Health (30 credits)
• Neuromuscular Function and Dysfunction (30 credits)
• Professional Business Management for Health Professionals (30 credits)
• Research project (60 credits)

Then choose from:

• Manual Therapy (30 credits)
• Neuroscience and Neurological Rehabilitation (30 credits)


The method used to assess your progress on this course will depend on which modules you take. Methods of assessment include:

• Presentations
• Oral examinations
• Assignments
• Critical reflections

Each module has its own assessment package and this is structured appropriately for the module content and delivery. For example practical based modules will have a practical viva exam as part of the assessment package.

Career potential

This programme will improve your career prospects and widen your skills portfolio. You’ll be able to choose modules and
assignment topics relevant to your own interests and area of practice. Graduates of the MSc Advancing Physiotherapy may
also pursue an academic teaching or a research career.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Advanced Physiotherapy page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

• An honours degree in Physiotherapy (preferably 2.1 or higher, although consideration will be given to those with 2.2 with appropriate experience and satisfactory references) OR, Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy under University APEL regulations

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