The MSc in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy is aimed at fully qualified, experienced practitioners who want to make a difference to clinical practice and work in senior clinical roles. It is a clinically focused course designed to equip you with high level critical, evaluative and clinical skills across the four pillars of advanced practice (research, education, clinical and leadership). The course provides you with a coherent programme of study relevant to current advanced MSK physiotherapy practice. It also offers a wide range of educationally transformative learning opportunities that will enable you to explore and extend the skills, knowledge and professional expertise required to be able to lead and influence musculoskeletal service delivery in a wide range of practice settings. The course offers two pathways. One pathway has been established for students who wish to complete a period of mentored clinical practice with a Musculoskeletal Association of Physiotherapists (MACP) qualified mentor. The placement can be sourced for you by the university and there are no additional fees for period of mentored clinical practice (additional costs may apply such as travel and accommodation with respect to the placement). The MACP pathway leads to an additional qualification of membership to the MACP (additional fees to join the MACP apply after successfully completing the course). The placement module facilitates the consolidation and application of university-based learning to the clinical setting and allows for fully authentic development of advanced level clinical practice in MSK Physiotherapy in the work-place.
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Be a registered and fully qualified physiotherapist normally with a minimum of two years’ experience in the musculoskeletal speciality.Normally hold an honours degree in Physiotherapy (2:1 or 60% and above) or equivalent and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at master’s level.Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS >6.5 or equivalent for the non-MACP pathway) or IELTS > 7.0 for the MACP Pathway OR BSc Honours Physiotherapy 2:1 (2:2 considered)1- 2 years post-graduation clinical experience in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapyMembership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or Society of Sports Therapy Non-MCAP PathwayRegistration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) (HLST246) MCAP Pathway
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