Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Neuromusculoskeletal Therapy)*

Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally:

  • have a 2:2 honours degree in physiotherapy
  • be a chartered physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • have at least two years' post-registration experience, including musculoskeletal practice
  • be in neuromusculoskeletal practice while enrolled on the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is aimed at physiotherapists in neuromusculoskeletal practice who wish to advance their specialist treatment and assessment skills. You will attain high levels of autonomy and clinical decision-making skills for application to clinical practice, and extend knowledge of manual and manipulative therapy skills to a specialist level. Teaching for each of the three modules takes place over six days (two blocks of three days)

How you learn

You learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including keynote lectures, seminars, practical skills workshops, tutorials and group tasks linked to formative assessment.

How you are assessed

You are assessed through a variety of formative and summative assessment methods to help develop your advanced clinical skills for practice. These include written assignments, patient case studies, practical examinations, reflective accounts, oral presentations and peer review.

Career opportunities

This course will enhance your ability to secure employment as an advanced practitioner/extended scope practitioner specialising in the management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

Fees and funding

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information will be updated on Teesside University website. Please check this prior to application.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

School of Health & Social Care Admissions
+44 (0)1642 384176