Taught course

Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment and Practice (Hand Therapy)

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

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Entry requirements

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

  • A relevant first degree OR a relevant professional experience or qualifications that demonstrates ability to study at Level 7.
  • A minimum of 1 year post-registration experience and relevant musculoskeletal experience.
  • Current Registration with the relevant UK or equivalent professional body.
  • HCPC or equivalent registration e.g. in case of doctors (GMC) and Nurses (NMC), non-radiographer sonographers must evidence their qualification.

This degree pathway is not available to students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

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 level.

This pathway enables clinicians who have specialised in hand therapy to advance their practice. Students will engage in material related to clinical decision making, clinical service quality improvement strategies, and advanced clinical skills such as injection therapy. 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 own evidence-based practice
  • Ensure you acquire a range of transferable employment-related skills

This course sits within our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences. This provides an exciting opportunity to join a community specifically focused on sports and exercise science, sports therapy and physiotherapy. This will allow us to bring together our internationally recognised research, share knowledge, and enhance placement and vocational opportunities for our students and graduates.

Professional, statutory and regulatory bodies

We are committed to embedding the NHS Constitution Values (which are strongly reflected in our University values) into everything we do. They define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students underpinning the work we do in the university, clinical arena and other workplaces.

We understand that not all of our students and staff are employed within the NHS but these values uphold the underlying principles of excellent care as a standard, and as such we expect that anyone who cars for others will aspire to uphold these values.

For us, involving not only our students, but service users, experts by experience, carers and NHS/non-NHS professionals in the creation and delivery of all programmes is vital.

Information for international students

Entry requirements - You can find international entry requirements for most countries on our webpage www.essex.ac.uk/international. If your country is not listed, please contact Postgraduate Admissions at pgadmit@essex.ac.uk.

Pre-sessional English Language courses - If you need to improve your English language skills before joining your main degree course, we offer pre-sessional English courses on our campuses in partnership with Kaplan International Pathways. To learn more, please visit www.essex.ac.uk/international/pre-sessional.

Funding - You can explore scholarship opportunities for your country at www.essex.ac.uk/international or view our university-wide scholarships at www.essex.ac.uk/scholarships.

Fees and funding

There are a wide range of funding options for postgraduate study, including scholarships, bursaries and alumni discounts.

You can check your eligibility at https://www.essex.ac.uk/postgraduate/masters/fees-and-funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk