Taught course

Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment and Practice

Institution
University of Essex · School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

In order to apply for a place on this degree pathway you will need to have:

  • A relevant professional qualification and current registration with the relevant UK professional body.
  • A minimum of 1 year post-registration experience and relevant musculoskeletal experience.
  • A relevant first degree or relevant professional experience and qualifications that demonstrate ability to study at level seven.
  • You will also need to be:

  • Currently employed in a relevant field of practice.
  • Provide a demonstration of existing specialist competencies in musculoskeletal practice.

Months of entry

October

Course content

We understand that you may not have the time to do a full-time degree, so our CPD pathways allow you to study flexibly, in the way that best suits you. The structure, mode of delivery and level of support allow you to progress towards a qualification at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or Masters level.

This pathway enables clinicians in the musculoskeletal field to advance their practice. All students will engage in material related to clinical decision making and there are options available to advance clinical skills, including injection therapy and independent prescribing. There is flexibility within this pathway for students to direct their learning to topics of personal interest.

We:

  • Provide you with a critical understanding of the key concepts underlying advanced musculoskeletal clinical skills beyond your normal professional scope of practice.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to acquire advanced musculoskeletal clinical skills beyond your normal professional scope of practice.
  • Provide you with skills to access and critically appraise research findings to develop your own evidence-based practice.
  • Enhance your understanding of the essential principles of research design and to conduct an extensive piece of independent research including: planning, formulating, designing, choosing research methods, collecting data, analysing, interpreting and writing-up.
  • Ensure you acquire a range of transferable employment-related skills.

This course sits within our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences. This allows us to bring together our internationally recognised research, share knowledge, and enhance placement and vocational opportunities for our students and graduates.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Admissions
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk