Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Clinical Biomechanics

This course offers students a practical approach to exploring a wide range of biomechanical principles. The award provides flexible study with many modules offered at weekends and by online distance learning to allow practitioners to remain in full time work throughout. Students have access to a fully equipped gait lab and will collect real-world data using equipment including a 20 camera Vicon system, a 3m pressure walkway and in-shoe system. Course members will also explore the use of EMG and Ultrasound for muscle testing, as well as applying theoretical concepts to clinical practice.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need an undergraduate Honours degree (grade 2.1 or higher) in a relevant clinical field. Clinical contact with a patient case load is essential for application and reflection of module content.

Course modules

Modules include: critical appraisal; tissue stress; sports biomechanics in injury; origins and principles of biomechanics; therapies using biomechanical priniciples; gait analysis; mechanics of the diabetic foot; podopaediatrics; spinal mechanics; research methods and methodologies.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus) Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF West Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
01782 294400