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MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice

Course Description


This clinically focused course will develop your knowledge and skills in assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment, in the core areas of physiotherapy practice.

The course aims to produce therapists who have strong clinical and communication skills, who can also influence practice and service delivery, working in line with government initiatives.


You will have the opportunity to:

gain in-depth knowledge of the theory underpinning evidence based physiotherapy,
reflect and apply theoretical knowledge to physiotherapy practice,
get the skills, concepts and knowledge related to advanced physiotherapy practice to strengthen a career in physiotherapy,
critically analyse relevant literature,
evaluate clinical practice,
get the appropriate intellectual skills, in order to meet the demands of a more advanced professional role,
understand the importance of research and the evaluation of clinical outcomes in the development of professional knowledge and practice.


All modules are mandatory and the programme is structured so that whether you choose to take the part-time or full-time route, the first stage of the course will enhance your knowledge and understanding of research and evidence based practice. Thus, you will be equipped to develop a more critical approach to clinical practice, through the core skills modules. You will complete 6 modules (each carrying 20 credits) and finally undertake the 60 credit dissertation module.

Course modules:
Developing Expertise in Physiotherapy
Research Methodology, Design and Methods
Evidence-Based Practice
Advancing Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
Advancing Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
Advancing Neurological Physiotherapy Practice
Research Dissertation

Visit the MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

This course is open to professionally qualified physiotherapists. You should hold an honours degree or a diploma in physiotherapy.Students whose first language is not English will normally be asked to meet the standard requirements for University entrance at this level, which are: TOEFL 103, IELTS 6.5 (these qualifications should be internet based).Admission will be by interview, in addition to the written University application form supported by two references. Telephone interviews can be offered for overseas applications.

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