Teesside University

Teesside University

Advanced Clinical Practice (Manipulative Therapy)

This course is aimed at physiotherapists in neuromusculoskeletal practice who wish to advance their specialist treatment and assessment skills. You attain high levels of autonomy and clinical decision-making skills for application to clinical practice, and extend your knowledge of manual and manipulative therapy skills to a specialist level. The course has been designed to provide a flexible learning pathway to accommodate the needs of the individual.

Entry requirements

2.1 Class Honours degree in physiotherapy; applicants must be a chartered physiotherapist registered with the Health Professions Council with at least 2 years' post-registration experience, including musculoskeletal practice; applicants must be in neuromusculoskeletal practice while enrolled on the course.

Course modules

Core modules include: Clinical management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction of the upper quadrant; concepts of neuromusculoskeletal manipulative therapy; evidence-based practice; clinical management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction of the lower quadrant; designing research projects; advanced practice-based negotiated learning (manipulative therapy); dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessments will take a variety of formats within different modules. Practical examinations form 50% of the assessment for clinical management modules.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176