Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Neuromusculoskeletal Therapy)*

Institution
Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
MSc

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

September

Course content

This course is aimed at physiotherapists in neuromusculoskeletal practice who wish to advance their specialist treatment and assessment skills. You attain high levels of autonomy and clinical decision-making skills for application to clinical practice, and extend your knowledge of manual and manipulative therapy skills to a specialist level. The course has been designed to provide a flexible learning pathway to accommodate the needs of the individual. Core modules focus on evidence-based practice and research. Specialist modules address diverse clinical and practice issues in neuromusculoskeletal therapy. You have the opportunity to choose an option module in Year 2. You carry out an independent research study in your final year.

Professional accreditation

Completion of this course, with the inclusion of the Advanced Clinical Placement (Neuromusculoskeletal Therapy) module leads to membership of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).

What you study

Core modules focus upon evidence-based practice and research. Specialist modules address diverse clinical and practice issues in neuromusculoskeletal therapy. You have the opportunity to choose an option module in Year 2. You carry out an independent research study in your final Year.

How you learn

You learn through key lectures, seminars, laboratory-based learning, structured resource-based learning, asynchronous electronic discussion, formative assessment, tutorials, small group work, research tutorials and practical skills-based sessions.

How you are assessed

All modules within this programme have formative and summative forms of assessment methods. Core research modules, designated pathway modules and the open option module use a variety of assessment methods to help develop your advanced clinical skills for practice. These include written assignments, patient case studies, practical examinations, objective structured clinical examinations, reflective accounts, portfolio developments and oral presentations.

Career opportunities

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

Information for international students

Demonstrate competence in verable and written English language and mathematical ability.

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

MSc

part time
36 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations15
Written coursework / continuous assessment55
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
School of Health & Social Care Admissions
Email
sohscadmissions@tees.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1642 384176