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Neuro-musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (MSc/PgDip)

This course is offered as a two year part-time programme. Students will follow a sequential route through modules. Year One includes the following modules:

Year Two consists of the following modules: 

The clinical placement module is divided into two placements each of 3 weeks duration undertaken following completion of modules HCT027 and HCT028.

Each module is credit-rated at M level according to the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales. Students may leave with any number of credits according to how many modules they successfully complete; students must complete all modules to be eligible for the award of a PgD. Students who proceed to successful completion of a research project and subsequent dissertation will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science.

The course is delivered by a combination of lectures, tutorials, student and tutor-led seminars, practical and clinically-based learning, and self study. Assessments are designed to reflect the need for students to demonstrate their ability at analysing and evaluating a situation but also to use a variety of ways to present their ideas and abilities. Assessments include written and oral presentations, small projects, practical and clinical assessments, and a research project.

Students who proceed to successful completion of a research project and subsequent dissertation will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree.

The course offers knowledge and expertise to increase students’ practical and theoretical knowledge of neuro-musculoskeletal and manual physiotherapy and develop their evaluative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, so that they can become advanced practitioners in this field and contribute to the further advancement of their profession.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is suitable for qualified physiotherapists who are licensed to practice in the UK and are working in the field of neuro-musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. A minimum of two years post registration experience is required, which must include at least 1,000 hours in the field of neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Special feature of this course

Success at PgD or MSc level confers eligibility for membership of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).


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For further information please contact:

Ms Phillipa Coales

Position:Lecturer - Postgraduate Coordinator (MSc Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy)
Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87732Extension: 87732