University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Physiotherapy in Women's Health

This Postgraduate Certificate is aimed at physiotherapists working in the speciality of Women's Health in a variety of health care settings. It offers physiotherapists a range of opportunities to develop an evidence based approach to clinical reasoning through the ability to identify, analyse and interpret the current best available evidence and apply this to the rehabilitation and promotion of Women's Health using appropriate assessment and therapeutic intervention skills. Students will study in-depth issues including pelvic girdle pain, ante- and post-natal care, continence, exercise, bone health and menopause. The modules include teaching blocks at the Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford to encourage shared learning. Further learning and teaching on the practice module occurs in the clinical setting. Students must therefore have access to an appropriate clinical caseload in order to be able to undertake the practice module. Each student will be allocated a clinical mentor for the practice module. Peer physical examination is used during teaching in the practice module, viable alternatives are available if required. The programme is endorsed by the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). Physiotherapists who successfully complete the Certificate are eligible for full membership of POGP.

Entry requirements

Hold a relevant professional qualification normally at Bachelors degree level (Ordinary or Honours) or equivalent. Be a physiotherapist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) if you are intending to undertake the practice module. Normally have two years post qualification experience. Normally be working in the field of women's health and or continence care. Have access to approriate clinical practice whilst undertaking the practice module (the theory module can be undertaken without this). Admission is on the basis of submission of an application form, curriculum vitae, references, letter of support from your physiotherapy manager (if relevant) and possible advisory interview (to discuss the content and expectations of the programme).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 3 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

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Key information

Faculty of Health Studies Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01274 236367