University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy

This programme enables exploration of the theoretical basis of manipulative physiotherapy and its application to the development of the student's clinical reasoning. Using the process of clinical reasoning as its framework, this programme integrates the many approaches to practice in this specialist area. It facilitates an evaluation of existing evidence through the exploration of the assessment and management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The programme offers part-time and full-time modes of study, providing students with the opportunity to tailor their learning experience to meet their personal and professional needs.

Entry requirements

Admission to the programme is on the basis that students have: current registration with the Health Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (includes professional indemnity); a BSc or BA Honours degree or equivalent: (evidence of equivalence of their qualification(s) to the UK educational system of awards through the NARIC website); the degree should normally include a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree; students must provides documented evidence of a minimum of 1500 hours experience post qualification of using manipulative physiotherapy within a neuromusculoskeletal context. Supporting evidence of appropriate continuing professional development during this experience is also required; additional criteria for clinical placement component in the UK: evidence of satisfactory current criminal record check; evidence of satisfactory health declaration and immunisation record. Students also need to submit the following documentation in support of their application: 2 academic/employer references in support of their application and professional and practical capabilities; transcripts of their degrees so far (certified and translated in to English if appropriate); evidence of their clinical placements and experiences to date; evidence of a minimum of 1500 hours experience post qualification of using manipulative physiotherapy within a neuromusculoskeletal context; supporting evidence of appropriate continuing professional development during this experience is also required; evidence of HPC and CSP registration; accreditation of prior learning (APL) options may also be available. International students: English to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in each component).

Course modules

Core modules: developing evidence based practice; advancing practice through personal and professional development; advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy 1: lower quadrant; advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy 2: upper quadrant; evidence based clinical practice; research dissertation (MSc only).
Optional modules: students choose 1 optional module.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed in a variety of ways, and these may be different with each module that they take.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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