MSc Advanced Physiotherapy (Neuromusculoskeletal) MSc

About the course

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This established MSc Advanced Physiotherapy (neuromusculoskeletal) course is designed for physiotherapists who want to specialise and develop advanced skills and knowledge in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. It enhances your current knowledge and understanding and gives you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice.

This neuromusculoskeletal specialist pathway has a high proportion of relevant compulsory modules and it includes a clinical placement element.

Course structure

The MSc Advanced Physiotherapy (Neuromusculoskeletal) course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements:

  • Postgraduate certificate - 60 credits
  • Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits
  • Masters degree - 180 credits

To complete a Masters degree award for this course you need to collect the following credits:

  • Research modules - 60 credits
  • Advanced physiotherapy modules - minimum 90 credits
  • Optional interprofessional modules - maximum 30 credits

View and download the MSc Advanced Physiotherapy brochure

Why choose this course?

  • It gives you the opportunity to share ideas with other health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in the advancement of health care
  • It offers you flexible study options based on a modular structure
  • It includes interprofessional learning
  • Teaching is done by experienced staff and visiting external specialists
  • You benefit from excellent facilities including physiotherapy skills laboratories and research laboratories

Entry requirements...

Applicants will normally have completed a relevant university degree and have a recognised qualification in physiotherapy. You will normally have at least one year's post-qualification experience (post internship) and evidence of appropriate continuing professional development.

Membership of the Health Professions Council (HPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is required.

If English is not your first language you are required to demonstrate English Language proficiency of IELTS at Level 7.0 (including 7.0 in the writing component) 

For more information and application forms contact:

Mary Sexton - Programme Leader

tel: +44 (0)1707 284689

 e: m.t.sexton@herts.ac.uk 

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

Key staff

Mary Sexton
m.t.sexton@herts.ac.uk
Website:

Professional Accreditations

The MSc Advanced Physiotherapy (neuromusculoskeletal) Master's degree course offers you eligibility for Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) membership. You can also obtain accredited clinical educator status through an experiential or taught route.

Careers

This Advanced Physiotherapy (Neuromusculoskeletal) Masters programme enhances your career development by developing your skills, knowledge and understanding of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. It gives you the advanced level skills and knowledge in order to enhance patient care and contribute to the evidence base through research.

Many students who have completed the programme have gone on to attain extended scope practitioner or clinical specialist roles.

Teaching methods

Modules are facilitated by a variety of experienced lecturers from the University as well as external lecturers.

Delivery of modules incorporates blended learning which aims to combine e-learning activities with campus based learning. You need to have access to a suitable personal computer and a good reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended). Most modern PCs or Macs (less than 3 years old) should be suitable. If you have any queries or need any additional support with IT skills, the School employs an e-learning technologist who will be pleased to help and advise you. Please contact the module lead for details.

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods for example essays, presentations, reports, posters and practical examinations.

Structure

Year 1

Core Modules

Optional

  • Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice

    This module primarily consists of three components; preparation for clinical placement, a clinical placement of 150 hours, and reflection on clinical placement with planning for future progression of clinical practice in order to facilitate lifelong learning. The clinical placement element will take place in either an NHS or private setting under the close supervision of a clinical mentor, who is registered as a full member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), for no less than 50% of the placement time. The other elements will be supported by tutorial based work within the university setting and via distance based learning. Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice builds on existing knowledge and skills gained from the normally successful completion of university based theoretical and practical modules. Students will be facilitated within the practice environment to apply theory to practice using advanced clinical reasoning in order to develop a high level of appropriate knowledge, understanding and practice skills to effectively manage patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The university based and distance learning aspect of the module will further support students in preparing for the clinical component of the module, reflecting on the clinical practice experience and planning for continued advancement in clinical practice skills, knowledge and understanding.

  • Assessment and Management of Lower Quadrant Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning including lectures group and peer led tutorials and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the assessment and management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses)and actively engage in evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and therefore classification and treatment. Classification of spinal pain disorders and subsequent sub-category based treatment strategies is the way forward in manual therapy, and there is increasing evidence to support this. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1.

  • Assessment and Management of Upper Quadrant Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning including lectures, group and peer led tutorials and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the assessment and management of patients with upper quadrant neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant post graduate training/courses) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by the NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1

  • Contemporary Pain Management Issues in the Health Sciences

    Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of professional practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary practices within the pain field. The teaching of this module will be multidisciplinary and is aimed at professionals involved in the management of individuals with musculoskeletal conditions. Where appropriate, expert external speakers will be brought in to ensure that the currency of the curriculum offered is at the cutting edge of professional practice. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,5, Health and Wellbeing 6,7 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Developing Research Skills for Health Professionals

    The module content includes developing academic skills in preparation for post graduate study and assessment. Students will search and evaluate sources of evidence including: databases, journals, books, grey literature, media websites and publications. Evaluation of evidence is a core skill for independent professional enquiry and research activity. Evaluation of professional and government guidelines will be a key component of the module. Students will also be facilitated to develop their critical reflection skills and academic writing and communication. Additionally, the module will include study skills such as time management and planning for assessments as well as a short overview of methods of research enquiry. Mapping to KSF dimensions This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 2 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Developing and Managing People in Health and Social Care

    Students will be supported in the achievement of the learning outcomes through the use of the application of theory and models to their own and peer's work environments. Participants will take part in online activities that will support their learning. Students will be required to analyse theoretical concepts, critically appraise the literature and examine the theory and the reality of practice. Students will be expected to access databases and the wider web based material, as well as written literature. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 4, 6 and to General 1, 6, 7.

  • Developing and Managing People in Healthcare

    Students will be supported in the achievement of the learning outcomes through the use of the application of theory and models to their own and peer's work environments. Participants will take part in online activities that will support their learning. Students will be required to analyse theoretical concepts, critically appraise the literature and examine the theory and the reality of practice. Students will be expected to access databases and the wider web based material, as well as written literature. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 4, 6 and to General 1, 6, 7.

  • Facilitation of Education in Practice 1

    This module, by the use of tutor supported independent study and workshops, explores, reflects upon and develops the individual learning achieved through the support, mentorship and educational role associated with their professional practice eg the support of peers, more junior colleagues, unqualified staff including students, other members of the multidisciplinary team,clients and carers and members of external organisations. The module will be supported by blended learning initiatives which will enable the student to maximise their learning in the practice environment. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6 Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1 and 6

  • Facilitation of Education in practice 2

    This course, by the use of tutor supported independent study and workshops, explores, reflects upon and develops the individual learning achieved through the support and mentorship role associated with the support of learners in the practice setting. This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core Dimensions 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6 Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1 and 6.

  • Foundation Acupuncture

    The module introduces the theoretical and practical principles of acupuncture treatment, its scientific and philosophical background and its place within therapeutic management and contemporary healthcare. It offers healthcare professionals an added dimension to their core skills in the management of acute and chronic pain conditions. The course is normally run in three parts with approximately six weeks between the first and final parts. This allows students to apply the needling skills they have accumulated within a clinical setting provided that they pass a competency test. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,3,5, Health and Wellbeing 6,7, and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Imaging for Non-Trauma

    This module takes an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the bones and joints of the skeleton. The module includes the effect of disease of the skeleton on patient presentation. There will be emphasis on image appearances, both of normal images and the changes brought about by a range of non- trauma pathologies. The radiographic techniques utilised to obtain the skeletal images will be reviewed. The module will be suitable for health care professionals whose employment involves working with radiographic images. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core dimensions 2, 4, 5, Health and Wellbeing 7 and 9.

  • Imaging for Trauma

    This module takes an overview of the traumatic processes that affect the bones and joints of the skeleton. The module includes the effect of the mechanisms of injury on the skeleton and on patient presentation. There will be emphasis on image appearances, both of normal images and the changes brought about by trauma. The module will be suitable for health care professionals whose employment involves working with radiographic images. Mapping to KSF dimensions: the module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core dimensions 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 7 and 9

  • Independent Professional Study 1

    The module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own professional context. The topic will inform and be of benefit to development of their practice. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study is developed with guidance from an academic tutor. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed in the NHS) The module contributes to the development and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1,2,4,5. Additional dimensions will be identified by the student depending on their chosen topic and will be identified in the course guide.

  • Independent Professional Study 2

    The module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own professional context. The topic will inform and be of benefit to development of their practice. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study will be developed with guidance from an academic tutor. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed in the NHS) The module contributes to the development and understanding for KSF Core Dimensions 1,2,4,5. Additional dimensions will be identified by the student depending on their chosen topic and will be identified in the course guide.

  • Independent reflection in professional practice 1

    An individually negotiated course that, by the use of a blend of profession specific tutor supported independent study and work based learning, facilitates the student to explore, reflect upon and develop the individual learning achieved through the day to day activities in their area of professional practice. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, and 5. Additional dimensions will depend upon the activities selected by the student.

  • Independent reflection in professional practice 2

    An individually negotiated course that, by the use of a blend of profession specific tutor supported independent study and work based learning, facilitates the student to explore, reflect upon and develop the individual learning achieved through the day to day activities in their area of professional practice. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, and 5. Additional dimensions will depend upon the activities selected by the student.

  • Injection Therapy

    This module is for experienced practitioners who wish to include injection therapy as part of their management of patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction involving the peripheral joints. The module will include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions in order for students to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to perform injection therapy safely and competently. Studynet will be used to enhance the learning and teaching of the module.

  • Lower Quadrant-Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    Delivery of the module will incorporate blended learning which aims to combine e-learning opportunities and traditional campus-based learning in reflective and innovative ways to enhance the students learning experience. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Resources and links will be provided on StudyNet but students will be required to seek additional resources to enhance their learning. Throughout, the learner is expected to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. Monitoring and student dashboard facilities on StudyNet will be used to identify and support students to ensure engagement. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses)and actively engage in evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and classification in order to select, justify and evaluate management strategies. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses) and actively engage, discuss and evaluate relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7 and Information and Knowledge 2, 3.

  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Exercise Prescription

    StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Resources and links will be provided on StudyNet but students will be required to seek additional resources to enhance their learning. Throughout, the learner is expected to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. Monitoring and student dashboard facilities on StudyNet will be used to identify and support students to ensure engagement. Students will also be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the musculoskeletal rehabilitation and exercise prescription of patients. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by the NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, and Information and Knowledge 2, 3.

  • Musculoskeletal Trauma: Image Recognition for Healthcare Professionals

    This module is designed for health care professionals in providing an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the musculoskeletal system. It will develop knowledge in areas of patient presentation in relation to the traumatic process occurring. There will be an emphasis on the radiographic image appearances of normal and the traumatic processes upon the musculoskeletal system. It will also review the general radiographic techniques utilised to obtain diagnostic radiographic images of the musculoskeletal system. This will be facilitated by blended learning initiatives which will enable the student to enhance their learning within the clinical environment. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Resources and links will be provided on StudyNet but students will be required to seek additional resources to enhance their learning. Throughout, the learner is encouraged to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. Monitoring and student dashboard facilities on StudyNet will be used to identify and support students to ensure engagement.

  • Preparing for Postgraduate Success

    The module content includes developing academic skills in preparation for post graduate study and assessment. Students will search and evaluate sources of evidence including: databases, journals, books, grey literature, media websites and publications. Evaluation of professional and government guidelines will be a key component of the module. Students will also be facilitated to develop their critical reflection skills and academic writing and communication. Additionally, the module will also include study skills such as time management and planning for assessments.

  • Principles of Functional Rehabilitation

    This module is designed for health professionals with a health related degree or equivalent who wish to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of functional rehabilitation. Students will be expected to participate in workshops, discussions and debate regarding key principles, evidence base and practical issues surrounding physical activity, exercise prescription, applied biomechanics, clinical reasoning, motor learning, exercise psychology, outcome measures and functional rehabilitation within healthcare or work settings. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Wellbeing 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1.

  • Research Dissertation

    This module is primarily self-directed where students will undertake a self-directed independent research project typically under the direction of a project supervisor or supervisors. Any quantitative, qualitative or combined methodologies may be used as appropriate to the question under investigation. Library based projects and reviews may be considered but must address a clear research question and follow a rigorous, structured methodology. Students are required to undertake the project in an area relevant to their work practice. Research may form part of an ongoing programme of research in the School or the students' place of work, but must show evidence of originality. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,4,5,General 2 and Information and Knowledge 2,3.

  • Research Methods

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning, including lectures, group and peer led tutorials, and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare or their work setting. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 2,4, Information and knowledge, 2,3 and General 1,2.

  • Research Methods

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning, including lectures, group and peer led tutorials, and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare or their work setting. Mapping to KSF dimensions This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Research Methods Distance Learning

    Using a distance learning model of delivery, students will be facilitated to explore the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 2,4, Information and knowledge, 2,3 and General 1,2.

  • Upper Quadrant - Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    Delivery of the module will incorporate blended learning which aims to combine e-learning opportunities with traditional campus-based learning in reflective and innovative ways to enhance the students' learning experience. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant post graduate training/courses) and actively engage, discuss and evaluate relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on skilled clinical assessment, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and classification in order to select, justify, apply and evaluate management strategies. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by the NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7 and Information and Knowledge 2, 3.

Year 2

Core Modules

Optional

  • Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice

    This module primarily consists of three components; preparation for clinical placement, a clinical placement of 150 hours, and reflection on clinical placement with planning for future progression of clinical practice in order to facilitate lifelong learning. The clinical placement element will take place in either an NHS or private setting under the close supervision of a clinical mentor, who is registered as a full member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), for no less than 50% of the placement time. The other elements will be supported by tutorial based work within the university setting and via distance based learning. Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice builds on existing knowledge and skills gained from the normally successful completion of university based theoretical and practical modules. Students will be facilitated within the practice environment to apply theory to practice using advanced clinical reasoning in order to develop a high level of appropriate knowledge, understanding and practice skills to effectively manage patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The university based and distance learning aspect of the module will further support students in preparing for the clinical component of the module, reflecting on the clinical practice experience and planning for continued advancement in clinical practice skills, knowledge and understanding.

  • Assessment and Management of Lower Quadrant Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning including lectures group and peer led tutorials and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the assessment and management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses)and actively engage in evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and therefore classification and treatment. Classification of spinal pain disorders and subsequent sub-category based treatment strategies is the way forward in manual therapy, and there is increasing evidence to support this. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1.

  • Assessment and Management of Upper Quadrant Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning including lectures, group and peer led tutorials and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the assessment and management of patients with upper quadrant neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant post graduate training/courses) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by the NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1

  • Contemporary Pain Management Issues in the Health Sciences

    Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of professional practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary practices within the pain field. The teaching of this module will be multidisciplinary and is aimed at professionals involved in the management of individuals with musculoskeletal conditions. Where appropriate, expert external speakers will be brought in to ensure that the currency of the curriculum offered is at the cutting edge of professional practice. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,5, Health and Wellbeing 6,7 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Developing Research Skills for Health Professionals

    The module content includes developing academic skills in preparation for post graduate study and assessment. Students will search and evaluate sources of evidence including: databases, journals, books, grey literature, media websites and publications. Evaluation of evidence is a core skill for independent professional enquiry and research activity. Evaluation of professional and government guidelines will be a key component of the module. Students will also be facilitated to develop their critical reflection skills and academic writing and communication. Additionally, the module will include study skills such as time management and planning for assessments as well as a short overview of methods of research enquiry. Mapping to KSF dimensions This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 2 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Developing and Managing People in Health and Social Care

    Students will be supported in the achievement of the learning outcomes through the use of the application of theory and models to their own and peer's work environments. Participants will take part in online activities that will support their learning. Students will be required to analyse theoretical concepts, critically appraise the literature and examine the theory and the reality of practice. Students will be expected to access databases and the wider web based material, as well as written literature. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 4, 6 and to General 1, 6, 7.

  • Developing and Managing People in Healthcare

    Students will be supported in the achievement of the learning outcomes through the use of the application of theory and models to their own and peer's work environments. Participants will take part in online activities that will support their learning. Students will be required to analyse theoretical concepts, critically appraise the literature and examine the theory and the reality of practice. Students will be expected to access databases and the wider web based material, as well as written literature. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 4, 6 and to General 1, 6, 7.

  • Facilitation of Education in Practice 1

    This module, by the use of tutor supported independent study and workshops, explores, reflects upon and develops the individual learning achieved through the support, mentorship and educational role associated with their professional practice eg the support of peers, more junior colleagues, unqualified staff including students, other members of the multidisciplinary team,clients and carers and members of external organisations. The module will be supported by blended learning initiatives which will enable the student to maximise their learning in the practice environment. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6 Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1 and 6

  • Facilitation of Education in practice 2

    This course, by the use of tutor supported independent study and workshops, explores, reflects upon and develops the individual learning achieved through the support and mentorship role associated with the support of learners in the practice setting. This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core Dimensions 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6 Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1 and 6.

  • Foundation Acupuncture

    The module introduces the theoretical and practical principles of acupuncture treatment, its scientific and philosophical background and its place within therapeutic management and contemporary healthcare. It offers healthcare professionals an added dimension to their core skills in the management of acute and chronic pain conditions. The course is normally run in three parts with approximately six weeks between the first and final parts. This allows students to apply the needling skills they have accumulated within a clinical setting provided that they pass a competency test. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,3,5, Health and Wellbeing 6,7, and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Imaging for Non-Trauma

    This module takes an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the bones and joints of the skeleton. The module includes the effect of disease of the skeleton on patient presentation. There will be emphasis on image appearances, both of normal images and the changes brought about by a range of non- trauma pathologies. The radiographic techniques utilised to obtain the skeletal images will be reviewed. The module will be suitable for health care professionals whose employment involves working with radiographic images. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core dimensions 2, 4, 5, Health and Wellbeing 7 and 9.

  • Imaging for Trauma

    This module takes an overview of the traumatic processes that affect the bones and joints of the skeleton. The module includes the effect of the mechanisms of injury on the skeleton and on patient presentation. There will be emphasis on image appearances, both of normal images and the changes brought about by trauma. The module will be suitable for health care professionals whose employment involves working with radiographic images. Mapping to KSF dimensions: the module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core dimensions 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 7 and 9

  • Independent Professional Study 1

    The module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own professional context. The topic will inform and be of benefit to development of their practice. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study is developed with guidance from an academic tutor. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed in the NHS) The module contributes to the development and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1,2,4,5. Additional dimensions will be identified by the student depending on their chosen topic and will be identified in the course guide.

  • Independent Professional Study 2

    The module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own professional context. The topic will inform and be of benefit to development of their practice. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study will be developed with guidance from an academic tutor. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed in the NHS) The module contributes to the development and understanding for KSF Core Dimensions 1,2,4,5. Additional dimensions will be identified by the student depending on their chosen topic and will be identified in the course guide.

  • Independent reflection in professional practice 1

    An individually negotiated course that, by the use of a blend of profession specific tutor supported independent study and work based learning, facilitates the student to explore, reflect upon and develop the individual learning achieved through the day to day activities in their area of professional practice. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, and 5. Additional dimensions will depend upon the activities selected by the student.

  • Independent reflection in professional practice 2

    An individually negotiated course that, by the use of a blend of profession specific tutor supported independent study and work based learning, facilitates the student to explore, reflect upon and develop the individual learning achieved through the day to day activities in their area of professional practice. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, and 5. Additional dimensions will depend upon the activities selected by the student.

  • Injection Therapy

    This module is for experienced practitioners who wish to include injection therapy as part of their management of patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction involving the peripheral joints. The module will include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions in order for students to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to perform injection therapy safely and competently. Studynet will be used to enhance the learning and teaching of the module.

  • Lower Quadrant-Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    Delivery of the module will incorporate blended learning which aims to combine e-learning opportunities and traditional campus-based learning in reflective and innovative ways to enhance the students learning experience. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Resources and links will be provided on StudyNet but students will be required to seek additional resources to enhance their learning. Throughout, the learner is expected to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. Monitoring and student dashboard facilities on StudyNet will be used to identify and support students to ensure engagement. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses)and actively engage in evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and classification in order to select, justify and evaluate management strategies. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses) and actively engage, discuss and evaluate relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7 and Information and Knowledge 2, 3.

  • Musculoskeletal Trauma: Image Recognition for Healthcare Professionals

    This module is designed for health care professionals in providing an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the musculoskeletal system. It will develop knowledge in areas of patient presentation in relation to the traumatic process occurring. There will be an emphasis on the radiographic image appearances of normal and the traumatic processes upon the musculoskeletal system. It will also review the general radiographic techniques utilised to obtain diagnostic radiographic images of the musculoskeletal system. This will be facilitated by blended learning initiatives which will enable the student to enhance their learning within the clinical environment. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Resources and links will be provided on StudyNet but students will be required to seek additional resources to enhance their learning. Throughout, the learner is encouraged to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. Monitoring and student dashboard facilities on StudyNet will be used to identify and support students to ensure engagement.

  • Preparing for Postgraduate Success

    The module content includes developing academic skills in preparation for post graduate study and assessment. Students will search and evaluate sources of evidence including: databases, journals, books, grey literature, media websites and publications. Evaluation of professional and government guidelines will be a key component of the module. Students will also be facilitated to develop their critical reflection skills and academic writing and communication. Additionally, the module will also include study skills such as time management and planning for assessments.

  • Principles of Functional Rehabilitation

    This module is designed for health professionals with a health related degree or equivalent who wish to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of functional rehabilitation. Students will be expected to participate in workshops, discussions and debate regarding key principles, evidence base and practical issues surrounding physical activity, exercise prescription, applied biomechanics, clinical reasoning, motor learning, exercise psychology, outcome measures and functional rehabilitation within healthcare or work settings. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Wellbeing 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1.

  • Research Dissertation

    This module is primarily self-directed where students will undertake a self-directed independent research project typically under the direction of a project supervisor or supervisors. Any quantitative, qualitative or combined methodologies may be used as appropriate to the question under investigation. Library based projects and reviews may be considered but must address a clear research question and follow a rigorous, structured methodology. Students are required to undertake the project in an area relevant to their work practice. Research may form part of an ongoing programme of research in the School or the students' place of work, but must show evidence of originality. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,4,5,General 2 and Information and Knowledge 2,3.

  • Research Methods

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning, including lectures, group and peer led tutorials, and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare or their work setting. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 2,4, Information and knowledge, 2,3 and General 1,2.

  • Research Methods

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning, including lectures, group and peer led tutorials, and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare or their work setting. Mapping to KSF dimensions This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Research Methods Distance Learning

    Using a distance learning model of delivery, students will be facilitated to explore the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 2,4, Information and knowledge, 2,3 and General 1,2.

  • Upper Quadrant - Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    Delivery of the module will incorporate blended learning which aims to combine e-learning opportunities with traditional campus-based learning in reflective and innovative ways to enhance the students' learning experience. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant post graduate training/courses) and actively engage, discuss and evaluate relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on skilled clinical assessment, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and classification in order to select, justify, apply and evaluate management strategies. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by the NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7 and Information and Knowledge 2, 3.

Year 3

Core Modules

Optional

  • Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice

    This module primarily consists of three components; preparation for clinical placement, a clinical placement of 150 hours, and reflection on clinical placement with planning for future progression of clinical practice in order to facilitate lifelong learning. The clinical placement element will take place in either an NHS or private setting under the close supervision of a clinical mentor, who is registered as a full member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), for no less than 50% of the placement time. The other elements will be supported by tutorial based work within the university setting and via distance based learning. Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice builds on existing knowledge and skills gained from the normally successful completion of university based theoretical and practical modules. Students will be facilitated within the practice environment to apply theory to practice using advanced clinical reasoning in order to develop a high level of appropriate knowledge, understanding and practice skills to effectively manage patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The university based and distance learning aspect of the module will further support students in preparing for the clinical component of the module, reflecting on the clinical practice experience and planning for continued advancement in clinical practice skills, knowledge and understanding.

  • Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice

    This module primarily consists of three components; preparation for clinical placement, a clinical placement of 150 hours, and reflection on clinical placement with planning for future progression of clinical practice in order to facilitate lifelong learning. The clinical placement element will take place in either an NHS or private setting under the close supervision of a clinical mentor, who is registered as a full member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), for no less than 50% of the placement time. The other elements will be supported by tutorial based work within the university setting and via independent learning activities. Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice builds on existing knowledge and skills gained from the normally successful completion of university based theoretical and practical modules (7HSK0075 & 7HSK0076). Students will be facilitated within the practice environment to apply theory to practice using advanced clinical reasoning in order to develop a high level of appropriate knowledge, understanding and practice skills to effectively manage patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The university based and independent learning aspect of the module will further support students in preparing for the clinical component of the module, reflecting on the clinical practice experience and planning for continued advancement in clinical practice skills, knowledge and understanding. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Resources and links will be provided on StudyNet but students will be required to seek additional resources to enhance their learning. Throughout, the learner is expected to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. Monitoring and student dashboard facilities on StudyNet will be used to identify and support students to ensure engagement. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,3,5, Health and Wellbeing 2,4,5,6,7, and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Assessment and Management of Lower Quadrant Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning including lectures group and peer led tutorials and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the assessment and management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses)and actively engage in evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and therefore classification and treatment. Classification of spinal pain disorders and subsequent sub-category based treatment strategies is the way forward in manual therapy, and there is increasing evidence to support this. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1.

  • Assessment and Management of Upper Quadrant Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning including lectures, group and peer led tutorials and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the assessment and management of patients with upper quadrant neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant post graduate training/courses) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by the NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1

  • Contemporary Pain Management Issues in the Health Sciences

    Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of professional practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary practices within the pain field. The teaching of this module will be multidisciplinary and is aimed at professionals involved in the management of individuals with musculoskeletal conditions. Where appropriate, expert external speakers will be brought in to ensure that the currency of the curriculum offered is at the cutting edge of professional practice. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,5, Health and Wellbeing 6,7 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Developing Research Skills for Health Professionals

    The module content includes developing academic skills in preparation for post graduate study and assessment. Students will search and evaluate sources of evidence including: databases, journals, books, grey literature, media websites and publications. Evaluation of evidence is a core skill for independent professional enquiry and research activity. Evaluation of professional and government guidelines will be a key component of the module. Students will also be facilitated to develop their critical reflection skills and academic writing and communication. Additionally, the module will include study skills such as time management and planning for assessments as well as a short overview of methods of research enquiry. Mapping to KSF dimensions This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 2 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Developing and Managing People in Health and Social Care

    Students will be supported in the achievement of the learning outcomes through the use of the application of theory and models to their own and peer's work environments. Participants will take part in online activities that will support their learning. Students will be required to analyse theoretical concepts, critically appraise the literature and examine the theory and the reality of practice. Students will be expected to access databases and the wider web based material, as well as written literature. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 4, 6 and to General 1, 6, 7.

  • Developing and Managing People in Healthcare

    Students will be supported in the achievement of the learning outcomes through the use of the application of theory and models to their own and peer's work environments. Participants will take part in online activities that will support their learning. Students will be required to analyse theoretical concepts, critically appraise the literature and examine the theory and the reality of practice. Students will be expected to access databases and the wider web based material, as well as written literature. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 4, 6 and to General 1, 6, 7.

  • Facilitation of Education in Practice 1

    This module, by the use of tutor supported independent study and workshops, explores, reflects upon and develops the individual learning achieved through the support, mentorship and educational role associated with their professional practice eg the support of peers, more junior colleagues, unqualified staff including students, other members of the multidisciplinary team,clients and carers and members of external organisations. The module will be supported by blended learning initiatives which will enable the student to maximise their learning in the practice environment. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6 Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1 and 6

  • Facilitation of Education in practice 2

    This course, by the use of tutor supported independent study and workshops, explores, reflects upon and develops the individual learning achieved through the support and mentorship role associated with the support of learners in the practice setting. This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core Dimensions 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6 Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1 and 6.

  • Foundation Acupuncture

    The module introduces the theoretical and practical principles of acupuncture treatment, its scientific and philosophical background and its place within therapeutic management and contemporary healthcare. It offers healthcare professionals an added dimension to their core skills in the management of acute and chronic pain conditions. The course is normally run in three parts with approximately six weeks between the first and final parts. This allows students to apply the needling skills they have accumulated within a clinical setting provided that they pass a competency test. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,3,5, Health and Wellbeing 6,7, and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Imaging for Non-Trauma

    This module takes an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the bones and joints of the skeleton. The module includes the effect of disease of the skeleton on patient presentation. There will be emphasis on image appearances, both of normal images and the changes brought about by a range of non- trauma pathologies. The radiographic techniques utilised to obtain the skeletal images will be reviewed. The module will be suitable for health care professionals whose employment involves working with radiographic images. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core dimensions 2, 4, 5, Health and Wellbeing 7 and 9.

  • Imaging for Trauma

    This module takes an overview of the traumatic processes that affect the bones and joints of the skeleton. The module includes the effect of the mechanisms of injury on the skeleton and on patient presentation. There will be emphasis on image appearances, both of normal images and the changes brought about by trauma. The module will be suitable for health care professionals whose employment involves working with radiographic images. Mapping to KSF dimensions: the module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core dimensions 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 7 and 9

  • Independent Professional Study 1

    The module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own professional context. The topic will inform and be of benefit to development of their practice. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study is developed with guidance from an academic tutor. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed in the NHS) The module contributes to the development and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1,2,4,5. Additional dimensions will be identified by the student depending on their chosen topic and will be identified in the course guide.

  • Independent Professional Study 2

    The module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own professional context. The topic will inform and be of benefit to development of their practice. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study will be developed with guidance from an academic tutor. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed in the NHS) The module contributes to the development and understanding for KSF Core Dimensions 1,2,4,5. Additional dimensions will be identified by the student depending on their chosen topic and will be identified in the course guide.

  • Independent reflection in professional practice 1

    An individually negotiated course that, by the use of a blend of profession specific tutor supported independent study and work based learning, facilitates the student to explore, reflect upon and develop the individual learning achieved through the day to day activities in their area of professional practice. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, and 5. Additional dimensions will depend upon the activities selected by the student.

  • Independent reflection in professional practice 2

    An individually negotiated course that, by the use of a blend of profession specific tutor supported independent study and work based learning, facilitates the student to explore, reflect upon and develop the individual learning achieved through the day to day activities in their area of professional practice. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, and 5. Additional dimensions will depend upon the activities selected by the student.

  • Injection Therapy

    This module is for experienced practitioners who wish to include injection therapy as part of their management of patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction involving the peripheral joints. The module will include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions in order for students to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to perform injection therapy safely and competently. Studynet will be used to enhance the learning and teaching of the module.

  • Lower Quadrant-Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    Delivery of the module will incorporate blended learning which aims to combine e-learning opportunities and traditional campus-based learning in reflective and innovative ways to enhance the students learning experience. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Resources and links will be provided on StudyNet but students will be required to seek additional resources to enhance their learning. Throughout, the learner is expected to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. Monitoring and student dashboard facilities on StudyNet will be used to identify and support students to ensure engagement. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses)and actively engage in evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and classification in order to select, justify and evaluate management strategies. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses) and actively engage, discuss and evaluate relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7 and Information and Knowledge 2, 3.

  • Musculoskeletal Pathologies: Image Recognition for Healthcare Professionals

    This module is designed for health care professionals in providing an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the musculoskeletal system. It will develop knowledge in areas of patient presentation in relation to the pathological process occurring. There will be an emphasis on the radiographic image appearances of normal and pathological disease processes upon the musculoskeletal system. This will be facilitated by blended learning initiatives which will enable the student to enhance their learning within the clinical environment. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Resources and links will be provided on StudyNet but students will be required to seek additional resources to enhance their learning. Throughout, the learner is encouraged to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. Monitoring and student dashboard facilities on StudyNet will be used to identify and support students to ensure engagement.

  • Musculoskeletal Trauma: Image Recognition for Healthcare Professionals

    This module is designed for health care professionals in providing an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the musculoskeletal system. It will develop knowledge in areas of patient presentation in relation to the traumatic process occurring. There will be an emphasis on the radiographic image appearances of normal and the traumatic processes upon the musculoskeletal system. It will also review the general radiographic techniques utilised to obtain diagnostic radiographic images of the musculoskeletal system. This will be facilitated by blended learning initiatives which will enable the student to enhance their learning within the clinical environment. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Resources and links will be provided on StudyNet but students will be required to seek additional resources to enhance their learning. Throughout, the learner is encouraged to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. Monitoring and student dashboard facilities on StudyNet will be used to identify and support students to ensure engagement.

  • Preparing for Postgraduate Success

    The module content includes developing academic skills in preparation for post graduate study and assessment. Students will search and evaluate sources of evidence including: databases, journals, books, grey literature, media websites and publications. Evaluation of professional and government guidelines will be a key component of the module. Students will also be facilitated to develop their critical reflection skills and academic writing and communication. Additionally, the module will also include study skills such as time management and planning for assessments.

  • Principles of Functional Rehabilitation

    This module is designed for health professionals with a health related degree or equivalent who wish to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of functional rehabilitation. Students will be expected to participate in workshops, discussions and debate regarding key principles, evidence base and practical issues surrounding physical activity, exercise prescription, applied biomechanics, clinical reasoning, motor learning, exercise psychology, outcome measures and functional rehabilitation within healthcare or work settings. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Wellbeing 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1.

  • Redesigning Services for the Future

    Students will be supported in the achievement of the learning outcomes through the use of application of theory and models to their own and peers' services. Students will be required to analyse theoretical concepts, critically appraise the literature and examine the theory and the reality of practice. Students will be expected to access databases and the wider web based material, as well as written literature. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5 and Information and Knowledge 2 and 3, and General 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

  • Research Dissertation

    This module is primarily self-directed where students will undertake a self-directed independent research project typically under the direction of a project supervisor or supervisors. Any quantitative, qualitative or combined methodologies may be used as appropriate to the question under investigation. Library based projects and reviews may be considered but must address a clear research question and follow a rigorous, structured methodology. Students are required to undertake the project in an area relevant to their work practice. Research may form part of an ongoing programme of research in the School or the students' place of work, but must show evidence of originality. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,4,5,General 2 and Information and Knowledge 2,3.

  • Research Methods

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning, including lectures, group and peer led tutorials, and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare or their work setting. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 2,4, Information and knowledge, 2,3 and General 1,2.

  • Research Methods

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning, including lectures, group and peer led tutorials, and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare or their work setting. Mapping to KSF dimensions This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Research Methods - Distance Learning

    The module is delivered by distance learning and includes both directed and independent study, making use of the managed learning environment (Studynet). Students will be expected to participate in online discussions regarding the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare or their work setting. Mapping to KSF dimensions This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 2 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Research Methods Distance Learning

    Using a distance learning model of delivery, students will be facilitated to explore the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 2,4, Information and knowledge, 2,3 and General 1,2.

  • Upper Quadrant - Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    Delivery of the module will incorporate blended learning which aims to combine e-learning opportunities with traditional campus-based learning in reflective and innovative ways to enhance the students' learning experience. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant post graduate training/courses) and actively engage, discuss and evaluate relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on skilled clinical assessment, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and classification in order to select, justify, apply and evaluate management strategies. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by the NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7 and Information and Knowledge 2, 3.

Year 4

Core Modules

Optional

  • Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice

    This module primarily consists of three components; preparation for clinical placement, a clinical placement of 150 hours, and reflection on clinical placement with planning for future progression of clinical practice in order to facilitate lifelong learning. The clinical placement element will take place in either an NHS or private setting under the close supervision of a clinical mentor, who is registered as a full member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), for no less than 50% of the placement time. The other elements will be supported by tutorial based work within the university setting and via distance based learning. Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice builds on existing knowledge and skills gained from the normally successful completion of university based theoretical and practical modules. Students will be facilitated within the practice environment to apply theory to practice using advanced clinical reasoning in order to develop a high level of appropriate knowledge, understanding and practice skills to effectively manage patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The university based and distance learning aspect of the module will further support students in preparing for the clinical component of the module, reflecting on the clinical practice experience and planning for continued advancement in clinical practice skills, knowledge and understanding.

  • Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice

    This module primarily consists of three components; preparation for clinical placement, a clinical placement of 150 hours, and reflection on clinical placement with planning for future progression of clinical practice in order to facilitate lifelong learning. The clinical placement element will take place in either an NHS or private setting under the close supervision of a clinical mentor, who is registered as a full member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), for no less than 50% of the placement time. The other elements will be supported by tutorial based work within the university setting and via independent learning activities. Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice builds on existing knowledge and skills gained from the normally successful completion of university based theoretical and practical modules (7HSK0075 & 7HSK0076). Students will be facilitated within the practice environment to apply theory to practice using advanced clinical reasoning in order to develop a high level of appropriate knowledge, understanding and practice skills to effectively manage patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The university based and independent learning aspect of the module will further support students in preparing for the clinical component of the module, reflecting on the clinical practice experience and planning for continued advancement in clinical practice skills, knowledge and understanding. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Resources and links will be provided on StudyNet but students will be required to seek additional resources to enhance their learning. Throughout, the learner is expected to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. Monitoring and student dashboard facilities on StudyNet will be used to identify and support students to ensure engagement. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,3,5, Health and Wellbeing 2,4,5,6,7, and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Assessment and Management of Lower Quadrant Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning including lectures group and peer led tutorials and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the assessment and management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses)and actively engage in evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and therefore classification and treatment. Classification of spinal pain disorders and subsequent sub-category based treatment strategies is the way forward in manual therapy, and there is increasing evidence to support this. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1.

  • Assessment and Management of Upper Quadrant Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning including lectures, group and peer led tutorials and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the assessment and management of patients with upper quadrant neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant post graduate training/courses) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by the NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1

  • Contemporary Pain Management Issues in the Health Sciences

    Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of professional practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary practices within the pain field. The teaching of this module will be multidisciplinary and is aimed at professionals involved in the management of individuals with musculoskeletal conditions. Where appropriate, expert external speakers will be brought in to ensure that the currency of the curriculum offered is at the cutting edge of professional practice. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,5, Health and Wellbeing 6,7 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Developing Research Skills for Health Professionals

    The module content includes developing academic skills in preparation for post graduate study and assessment. Students will search and evaluate sources of evidence including: databases, journals, books, grey literature, media websites and publications. Evaluation of evidence is a core skill for independent professional enquiry and research activity. Evaluation of professional and government guidelines will be a key component of the module. Students will also be facilitated to develop their critical reflection skills and academic writing and communication. Additionally, the module will include study skills such as time management and planning for assessments as well as a short overview of methods of research enquiry. Mapping to KSF dimensions This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 2 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Developing and Managing People in Health and Social Care

    Students will be supported in the achievement of the learning outcomes through the use of the application of theory and models to their own and peer's work environments. Participants will take part in online activities that will support their learning. Students will be required to analyse theoretical concepts, critically appraise the literature and examine the theory and the reality of practice. Students will be expected to access databases and the wider web based material, as well as written literature. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 4, 6 and to General 1, 6, 7.

  • Developing and Managing People in Healthcare

    Students will be supported in the achievement of the learning outcomes through the use of the application of theory and models to their own and peer's work environments. Participants will take part in online activities that will support their learning. Students will be required to analyse theoretical concepts, critically appraise the literature and examine the theory and the reality of practice. Students will be expected to access databases and the wider web based material, as well as written literature. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 4, 6 and to General 1, 6, 7.

  • Facilitation of Education in Practice 1

    This module, by the use of tutor supported independent study and workshops, explores, reflects upon and develops the individual learning achieved through the support, mentorship and educational role associated with their professional practice eg the support of peers, more junior colleagues, unqualified staff including students, other members of the multidisciplinary team,clients and carers and members of external organisations. The module will be supported by blended learning initiatives which will enable the student to maximise their learning in the practice environment. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6 Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1 and 6

  • Facilitation of Education in practice 2

    This course, by the use of tutor supported independent study and workshops, explores, reflects upon and develops the individual learning achieved through the support and mentorship role associated with the support of learners in the practice setting. This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core Dimensions 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6 Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1 and 6.

  • Foundation Acupuncture

    The module introduces the theoretical and practical principles of acupuncture treatment, its scientific and philosophical background and its place within therapeutic management and contemporary healthcare. It offers healthcare professionals an added dimension to their core skills in the management of acute and chronic pain conditions. The course is normally run in three parts with approximately six weeks between the first and final parts. This allows students to apply the needling skills they have accumulated within a clinical setting provided that they pass a competency test. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,3,5, Health and Wellbeing 6,7, and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Imaging for Non-Trauma

    This module takes an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the bones and joints of the skeleton. The module includes the effect of disease of the skeleton on patient presentation. There will be emphasis on image appearances, both of normal images and the changes brought about by a range of non- trauma pathologies. The radiographic techniques utilised to obtain the skeletal images will be reviewed. The module will be suitable for health care professionals whose employment involves working with radiographic images. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core dimensions 2, 4, 5, Health and Wellbeing 7 and 9.

  • Imaging for Trauma

    This module takes an overview of the traumatic processes that affect the bones and joints of the skeleton. The module includes the effect of the mechanisms of injury on the skeleton and on patient presentation. There will be emphasis on image appearances, both of normal images and the changes brought about by trauma. The module will be suitable for health care professionals whose employment involves working with radiographic images. Mapping to KSF dimensions: the module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core dimensions 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 7 and 9

  • Independent Professional Study 1

    The module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own professional context. The topic will inform and be of benefit to development of their practice. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study is developed with guidance from an academic tutor. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed in the NHS) The module contributes to the development and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1,2,4,5. Additional dimensions will be identified by the student depending on their chosen topic and will be identified in the course guide.

  • Independent Professional Study 2

    The module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own professional context. The topic will inform and be of benefit to development of their practice. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study will be developed with guidance from an academic tutor. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed in the NHS) The module contributes to the development and understanding for KSF Core Dimensions 1,2,4,5. Additional dimensions will be identified by the student depending on their chosen topic and will be identified in the course guide.

  • Independent reflection in professional practice 1

    An individually negotiated course that, by the use of a blend of profession specific tutor supported independent study and work based learning, facilitates the student to explore, reflect upon and develop the individual learning achieved through the day to day activities in their area of professional practice. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, and 5. Additional dimensions will depend upon the activities selected by the student.

  • Independent reflection in professional practice 2

    An individually negotiated course that, by the use of a blend of profession specific tutor supported independent study and work based learning, facilitates the student to explore, reflect upon and develop the individual learning achieved through the day to day activities in their area of professional practice. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, and 5. Additional dimensions will depend upon the activities selected by the student.

  • Injection Therapy

    This module is for experienced practitioners who wish to include injection therapy as part of their management of patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction involving the peripheral joints. The module will include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions in order for students to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to perform injection therapy safely and competently. Studynet will be used to enhance the learning and teaching of the module.

  • Musculoskeletal Trauma: Image Recognition for Healthcare Professionals

    This module is designed for health care professionals in providing an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the musculoskeletal system. It will develop knowledge in areas of patient presentation in relation to the traumatic process occurring. There will be an emphasis on the radiographic image appearances of normal and the traumatic processes upon the musculoskeletal system. It will also review the general radiographic techniques utilised to obtain diagnostic radiographic images of the musculoskeletal system. This will be facilitated by blended learning initiatives which will enable the student to enhance their learning within the clinical environment. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Resources and links will be provided on StudyNet but students will be required to seek additional resources to enhance their learning. Throughout, the learner is encouraged to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. Monitoring and student dashboard facilities on StudyNet will be used to identify and support students to ensure engagement.

  • Preparing for Postgraduate Success

    The module content includes developing academic skills in preparation for post graduate study and assessment. Students will search and evaluate sources of evidence including: databases, journals, books, grey literature, media websites and publications. Evaluation of professional and government guidelines will be a key component of the module. Students will also be facilitated to develop their critical reflection skills and academic writing and communication. Additionally, the module will also include study skills such as time management and planning for assessments.

  • Principles of Functional Rehabilitation

    This module is designed for health professionals with a health related degree or equivalent who wish to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of functional rehabilitation. Students will be expected to participate in workshops, discussions and debate regarding key principles, evidence base and practical issues surrounding physical activity, exercise prescription, applied biomechanics, clinical reasoning, motor learning, exercise psychology, outcome measures and functional rehabilitation within healthcare or work settings. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Wellbeing 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1.

  • Research Dissertation

    This module is primarily self-directed where students will undertake a self-directed independent research project typically under the direction of a project supervisor or supervisors. Any quantitative, qualitative or combined methodologies may be used as appropriate to the question under investigation. Library based projects and reviews may be considered but must address a clear research question and follow a rigorous, structured methodology. Students are required to undertake the project in an area relevant to their work practice. Research may form part of an ongoing programme of research in the School or the students' place of work, but must show evidence of originality. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,4,5,General 2 and Information and Knowledge 2,3.

  • Research Investigation

    This module enables Allied Health Professionals to enhance their personal and professional development and contribute to the health care evidence base, via the completion of an original research investigation. Team working is encouraged and students may choose from a range of options including primary research, systematic review and evaluation of a healthcare innovation. Dissemination of findings to a wider audience is facilitated, with the intention of improving outcomes for health services and patients. The module normally forms the concluding element of a Master of Science (MSc) award.

  • Research Methods

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning, including lectures, group and peer led tutorials, and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare or their work setting. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 2,4, Information and knowledge, 2,3 and General 1,2.

  • Research Methods

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning, including lectures, group and peer led tutorials, and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare or their work setting. Mapping to KSF dimensions This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Research Methods Distance Learning

    Using a distance learning model of delivery, students will be facilitated to explore the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 2,4, Information and knowledge, 2,3 and General 1,2.

  • Upper Quadrant - Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    Delivery of the module will incorporate blended learning which aims to combine e-learning opportunities with traditional campus-based learning in reflective and innovative ways to enhance the students' learning experience. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant post graduate training/courses) and actively engage, discuss and evaluate relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on skilled clinical assessment, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and classification in order to select, justify, apply and evaluate management strategies. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by the NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7 and Information and Knowledge 2, 3.

Year 5

Core Modules

Optional

  • Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice

    This module primarily consists of three components; preparation for clinical placement, a clinical placement of 150 hours, and reflection on clinical placement with planning for future progression of clinical practice in order to facilitate lifelong learning. The clinical placement element will take place in either an NHS or private setting under the close supervision of a clinical mentor, who is registered as a full member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), for no less than 50% of the placement time. The other elements will be supported by tutorial based work within the university setting and via distance based learning. Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice builds on existing knowledge and skills gained from the normally successful completion of university based theoretical and practical modules. Students will be facilitated within the practice environment to apply theory to practice using advanced clinical reasoning in order to develop a high level of appropriate knowledge, understanding and practice skills to effectively manage patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The university based and distance learning aspect of the module will further support students in preparing for the clinical component of the module, reflecting on the clinical practice experience and planning for continued advancement in clinical practice skills, knowledge and understanding.

  • Assessment and Management of Lower Quadrant Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning including lectures group and peer led tutorials and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the assessment and management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses)and actively engage in evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and therefore classification and treatment. Classification of spinal pain disorders and subsequent sub-category based treatment strategies is the way forward in manual therapy, and there is increasing evidence to support this. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1.

  • Assessment and Management of Upper Quadrant Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning including lectures, group and peer led tutorials and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the assessment and management of patients with upper quadrant neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant post graduate training/courses) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by the NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1

  • Contemporary Pain Management Issues in the Health Sciences

    Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of professional practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary practices within the pain field. The teaching of this module will be multidisciplinary and is aimed at professionals involved in the management of individuals with musculoskeletal conditions. Where appropriate, expert external speakers will be brought in to ensure that the currency of the curriculum offered is at the cutting edge of professional practice. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,5, Health and Wellbeing 6,7 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Developing Research Skills for Health Professionals

    The module content includes developing academic skills in preparation for post graduate study and assessment. Students will search and evaluate sources of evidence including: databases, journals, books, grey literature, media websites and publications. Evaluation of evidence is a core skill for independent professional enquiry and research activity. Evaluation of professional and government guidelines will be a key component of the module. Students will also be facilitated to develop their critical reflection skills and academic writing and communication. Additionally, the module will include study skills such as time management and planning for assessments as well as a short overview of methods of research enquiry. Mapping to KSF dimensions This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 2 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Developing and Managing People in Health and Social Care

    Students will be supported in the achievement of the learning outcomes through the use of the application of theory and models to their own and peer's work environments. Participants will take part in online activities that will support their learning. Students will be required to analyse theoretical concepts, critically appraise the literature and examine the theory and the reality of practice. Students will be expected to access databases and the wider web based material, as well as written literature. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 4, 6 and to General 1, 6, 7.

  • Developing and Managing People in Healthcare

    Students will be supported in the achievement of the learning outcomes through the use of the application of theory and models to their own and peer's work environments. Participants will take part in online activities that will support their learning. Students will be required to analyse theoretical concepts, critically appraise the literature and examine the theory and the reality of practice. Students will be expected to access databases and the wider web based material, as well as written literature. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 4, 6 and to General 1, 6, 7.

  • Facilitation of Education in Practice 1

    This module, by the use of tutor supported independent study and workshops, explores, reflects upon and develops the individual learning achieved through the support, mentorship and educational role associated with their professional practice eg the support of peers, more junior colleagues, unqualified staff including students, other members of the multidisciplinary team,clients and carers and members of external organisations. The module will be supported by blended learning initiatives which will enable the student to maximise their learning in the practice environment. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6 Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1 and 6

  • Facilitation of Education in practice 2

    This course, by the use of tutor supported independent study and workshops, explores, reflects upon and develops the individual learning achieved through the support and mentorship role associated with the support of learners in the practice setting. This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core Dimensions 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6 Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1 and 6.

  • Foundation Acupuncture

    The module introduces the theoretical and practical principles of acupuncture treatment, its scientific and philosophical background and its place within therapeutic management and contemporary healthcare. It offers healthcare professionals an added dimension to their core skills in the management of acute and chronic pain conditions. The course is normally run in three parts with approximately six weeks between the first and final parts. This allows students to apply the needling skills they have accumulated within a clinical setting provided that they pass a competency test. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,3,5, Health and Wellbeing 6,7, and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Imaging for Non-Trauma

    This module takes an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the bones and joints of the skeleton. The module includes the effect of disease of the skeleton on patient presentation. There will be emphasis on image appearances, both of normal images and the changes brought about by a range of non- trauma pathologies. The radiographic techniques utilised to obtain the skeletal images will be reviewed. The module will be suitable for health care professionals whose employment involves working with radiographic images. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core dimensions 2, 4, 5, Health and Wellbeing 7 and 9.

  • Imaging for Trauma

    This module takes an overview of the traumatic processes that affect the bones and joints of the skeleton. The module includes the effect of the mechanisms of injury on the skeleton and on patient presentation. There will be emphasis on image appearances, both of normal images and the changes brought about by trauma. The module will be suitable for health care professionals whose employment involves working with radiographic images. Mapping to KSF dimensions: the module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core dimensions 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 7 and 9

  • Independent Professional Study 1

    The module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own professional context. The topic will inform and be of benefit to development of their practice. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study is developed with guidance from an academic tutor. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed in the NHS) The module contributes to the development and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1,2,4,5. Additional dimensions will be identified by the student depending on their chosen topic and will be identified in the course guide.

  • Independent Professional Study 2

    The module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own professional context. The topic will inform and be of benefit to development of their practice. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study will be developed with guidance from an academic tutor. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed in the NHS) The module contributes to the development and understanding for KSF Core Dimensions 1,2,4,5. Additional dimensions will be identified by the student depending on their chosen topic and will be identified in the course guide.

  • Independent reflection in professional practice 1

    An individually negotiated course that, by the use of a blend of profession specific tutor supported independent study and work based learning, facilitates the student to explore, reflect upon and develop the individual learning achieved through the day to day activities in their area of professional practice. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, and 5. Additional dimensions will depend upon the activities selected by the student.

  • Independent reflection in professional practice 2

    An individually negotiated course that, by the use of a blend of profession specific tutor supported independent study and work based learning, facilitates the student to explore, reflect upon and develop the individual learning achieved through the day to day activities in their area of professional practice. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, and 5. Additional dimensions will depend upon the activities selected by the student.

  • Injection Therapy

    This module is for experienced practitioners who wish to include injection therapy as part of their management of patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction involving the peripheral joints. The module will include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions in order for students to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to perform injection therapy safely and competently. Studynet will be used to enhance the learning and teaching of the module.

  • Musculoskeletal Trauma: Image Recognition for Healthcare Professionals

    This module is designed for health care professionals in providing an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the musculoskeletal system. It will develop knowledge in areas of patient presentation in relation to the traumatic process occurring. There will be an emphasis on the radiographic image appearances of normal and the traumatic processes upon the musculoskeletal system. It will also review the general radiographic techniques utilised to obtain diagnostic radiographic images of the musculoskeletal system. This will be facilitated by blended learning initiatives which will enable the student to enhance their learning within the clinical environment. StudyNet will be used to facilitate the students' study and communication between the students, and the students and the tutors throughout the module. Resources and links will be provided on StudyNet but students will be required to seek additional resources to enhance their learning. Throughout, the learner is encouraged to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. Monitoring and student dashboard facilities on StudyNet will be used to identify and support students to ensure engagement.

  • Preparing for Postgraduate Success

    The module content includes developing academic skills in preparation for post graduate study and assessment. Students will search and evaluate sources of evidence including: databases, journals, books, grey literature, media websites and publications. Evaluation of professional and government guidelines will be a key component of the module. Students will also be facilitated to develop their critical reflection skills and academic writing and communication. Additionally, the module will also include study skills such as time management and planning for assessments.

  • Principles of Functional Rehabilitation

    This module is designed for health professionals with a health related degree or equivalent who wish to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of functional rehabilitation. Students will be expected to participate in workshops, discussions and debate regarding key principles, evidence base and practical issues surrounding physical activity, exercise prescription, applied biomechanics, clinical reasoning, motor learning, exercise psychology, outcome measures and functional rehabilitation within healthcare or work settings. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Wellbeing 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1.

  • Research Dissertation

    This module is primarily self-directed where students will undertake a self-directed independent research project typically under the direction of a project supervisor or supervisors. Any quantitative, qualitative or combined methodologies may be used as appropriate to the question under investigation. Library based projects and reviews may be considered but must address a clear research question and follow a rigorous, structured methodology. Students are required to undertake the project in an area relevant to their work practice. Research may form part of an ongoing programme of research in the School or the students' place of work, but must show evidence of originality. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,4,5,General 2 and Information and Knowledge 2,3.

  • Research Investigation

    This module enables Allied Health Professionals to enhance their personal and professional development and contribute to the health care evidence base, via the completion of an original research investigation. Team working is encouraged and students may choose from a range of options including primary research, systematic review and evaluation of a healthcare innovation. Dissemination of findings to a wider audience is facilitated, with the intention of improving outcomes for health services and patients. The module normally forms the concluding element of a Master of Science (MSc) award.

  • Research Methods

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning, including lectures, group and peer led tutorials, and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare or their work setting. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 2,4, Information and knowledge, 2,3 and General 1,2.

  • Research Methods

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning, including lectures, group and peer led tutorials, and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare or their work setting. Mapping to KSF dimensions This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Research Methods Distance Learning

    Using a distance learning model of delivery, students will be facilitated to explore the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 2,4, Information and knowledge, 2,3 and General 1,2.

Year 6

Core Modules

Optional

  • Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice

    This module primarily consists of three components; preparation for clinical placement, a clinical placement of 150 hours, and reflection on clinical placement with planning for future progression of clinical practice in order to facilitate lifelong learning. The clinical placement element will take place in either an NHS or private setting under the close supervision of a clinical mentor, who is registered as a full member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), for no less than 50% of the placement time. The other elements will be supported by tutorial based work within the university setting and via distance based learning. Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Practice builds on existing knowledge and skills gained from the normally successful completion of university based theoretical and practical modules. Students will be facilitated within the practice environment to apply theory to practice using advanced clinical reasoning in order to develop a high level of appropriate knowledge, understanding and practice skills to effectively manage patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The university based and distance learning aspect of the module will further support students in preparing for the clinical component of the module, reflecting on the clinical practice experience and planning for continued advancement in clinical practice skills, knowledge and understanding.

  • Assessment and Management of Lower Quadrant Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning including lectures group and peer led tutorials and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the assessment and management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses)and actively engage in evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. The content of the module will include the management of patients with acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from disease, trauma and surgery. There will be an emphasis on clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and therefore classification and treatment. Classification of spinal pain disorders and subsequent sub-category based treatment strategies is the way forward in manual therapy, and there is increasing evidence to support this. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1.

  • Assessment and Management of Upper Quadrant Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning including lectures, group and peer led tutorials and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the theoretical considerations and practical issues surrounding the assessment and management of patients with upper quadrant neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of clinical practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant post graduate training/courses) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary clinical practices within the neuromusculoskeletal field. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by the NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1

  • Contemporary Pain Management Issues in the Health Sciences

    Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of professional practice and educational processes (e.g. relevant postgraduate training/courses) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material and contemporary practices within the pain field. The teaching of this module will be multidisciplinary and is aimed at professionals involved in the management of individuals with musculoskeletal conditions. Where appropriate, expert external speakers will be brought in to ensure that the currency of the curriculum offered is at the cutting edge of professional practice. Mapping to KSF dimensions- This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,5, Health and Wellbeing 6,7 and Information and knowledge 2,3.

  • Developing and Managing People in Healthcare

    Students will be supported in the achievement of the learning outcomes through the use of the application of theory and models to their own and peer's work environments. Participants will take part in online activities that will support their learning. Students will be required to analyse theoretical concepts, critically appraise the literature and examine the theory and the reality of practice. Students will be expected to access databases and the wider web based material, as well as written literature. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 4, 6 and to General 1, 6, 7.

  • Facilitation of Education in Practice 1

    This module, by the use of tutor supported independent study and workshops, explores, reflects upon and develops the individual learning achieved through the support, mentorship and educational role associated with their professional practice eg the support of peers, more junior colleagues, unqualified staff including students, other members of the multidisciplinary team,clients and carers and members of external organisations. The module will be supported by blended learning initiatives which will enable the student to maximise their learning in the practice environment. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6 Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1 and 6

  • Facilitation of Education in practice 2

    This course, by the use of tutor supported independent study and workshops, explores, reflects upon and develops the individual learning achieved through the support and mentorship role associated with the support of learners in the practice setting. This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core Dimensions 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6 Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1 and 6.

  • Imaging for Non-Trauma

    This module takes an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the bones and joints of the skeleton. The module includes the effect of disease of the skeleton on patient presentation. There will be emphasis on image appearances, both of normal images and the changes brought about by a range of non- trauma pathologies. The radiographic techniques utilised to obtain the skeletal images will be reviewed. The module will be suitable for health care professionals whose employment involves working with radiographic images. Mapping to KSF: The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core dimensions 2, 4, 5, Health and Wellbeing 7 and 9.

  • Imaging for Trauma

    This module takes an overview of the traumatic processes that affect the bones and joints of the skeleton. The module includes the effect of the mechanisms of injury on the skeleton and on patient presentation. There will be emphasis on image appearances, both of normal images and the changes brought about by trauma. The module will be suitable for health care professionals whose employment involves working with radiographic images. Mapping to KSF dimensions: the module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core dimensions 2, 4, 5, Health and Well Being 7 and 9

  • Independent Professional Study 1

    The module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own professional context. The topic will inform and be of benefit to development of their practice. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study is developed with guidance from an academic tutor. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed in the NHS) The module contributes to the development and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1,2,4,5. Additional dimensions will be identified by the student depending on their chosen topic and will be identified in the course guide.

  • Independent Professional Study 2

    The module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own professional context. The topic will inform and be of benefit to development of their practice. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study will be developed with guidance from an academic tutor. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed in the NHS) The module contributes to the development and understanding for KSF Core Dimensions 1,2,4,5. Additional dimensions will be identified by the student depending on their chosen topic and will be identified in the course guide.

  • Independent reflection in professional practice 1

    An individually negotiated course that, by the use of a blend of profession specific tutor supported independent study and work based learning, facilitates the student to explore, reflect upon and develop the individual learning achieved through the day to day activities in their area of professional practice. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, and 5. Additional dimensions will depend upon the activities selected by the student.

  • Independent reflection in professional practice 2

    An individually negotiated course that, by the use of a blend of profession specific tutor supported independent study and work based learning, facilitates the student to explore, reflect upon and develop the individual learning achieved through the day to day activities in their area of professional practice. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, and 5. Additional dimensions will depend upon the activities selected by the student.

  • Injection Therapy

    This module is for experienced practitioners who wish to include injection therapy as part of their management of patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction involving the peripheral joints. The module will include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions in order for students to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to perform injection therapy safely and competently. Studynet will be used to enhance the learning and teaching of the module.

  • Preparing for Postgraduate Success

    The module content includes developing academic skills in preparation for post graduate study and assessment. Students will search and evaluate sources of evidence including: databases, journals, books, grey literature, media websites and publications. Evaluation of professional and government guidelines will be a key component of the module. Students will also be facilitated to develop their critical reflection skills and academic writing and communication. Additionally, the module will also include study skills such as time management and planning for assessments.

  • Principles of Functional Rehabilitation

    This module is designed for health professionals with a health related degree or equivalent who wish to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of functional rehabilitation. Students will be expected to participate in workshops, discussions and debate regarding key principles, evidence base and practical issues surrounding physical activity, exercise prescription, applied biomechanics, clinical reasoning, motor learning, exercise psychology, outcome measures and functional rehabilitation within healthcare or work settings. Mapping to KSF (only relevant to students employed by NHS): The module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for KSF Core dimensions 1, 2, 4, 5, Health and Wellbeing 6, 7, Information and Knowledge 2, 3 and General 1.

  • Research Dissertation

    This module is primarily self-directed where students will undertake a self-directed independent research project typically under the direction of a project supervisor or supervisors. Any quantitative, qualitative or combined methodologies may be used as appropriate to the question under investigation. Library based projects and reviews may be considered but must address a clear research question and follow a rigorous, structured methodology. Students are required to undertake the project in an area relevant to their work practice. Research may form part of an ongoing programme of research in the School or the students' place of work, but must show evidence of originality. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of Core Dimensions 1,2,4,5,General 2 and Information and Knowledge 2,3.

  • Research Methods

    The module consists of both traditional and blended learning, including lectures, group and peer led tutorials, and directed learning tasks. Students will be expected to participate in discussions regarding the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare or their work setting. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 2,4, Information and knowledge, 2,3 and General 1,2.

  • Research Methods Distance Learning

    Using a distance learning model of delivery, students will be facilitated to explore the philosophical considerations and practical issues surrounding research within the healthcare or work setting. Students will be encouraged to draw on past experiences of research and evaluative processes (e.g. audit) and actively engage in critical evaluation of relevant published material within their specialist field in addition to generic research methodology literature. Through these processes, students will develop their understanding of the key issues underpinning research in practice and the place of research within evidence based healthcare. Mapping to KSF: This module contributes to the knowledge and understanding for Core Dimensions 2,4, Information and knowledge, 2,3 and General 1,2.

Fees & funding

Fees 2016

UK/EU Students

Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged on a modular basis. The cost is £645 for each 15-credit module

International Students

Full time: £12,500 for the 2016 academic year

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Living costs / accommodation

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How to apply

2016

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