Physiotherapy MSc (Post-registration)* suspended for the 2010/2011 academic year (MSc)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 5990

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 12190

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About Physiotherapy MSc (Post-registration)* suspended for the 2010/2011 academic year at Brunel University London

Please note that this course is suspended for the 2010/2011 academic year. It is expected that intake will resume from September 2011.This programme is a post-qualification Master's Degree (MSc) for physiotherapists wanting to continue their professional development. All modules use a combination of online learning and blocks of on-campus time. Associate students may take one or two modules without registering for the degree.Entry RequirementsFirst degree in Physiotherapy (see below for full details) Course AimsEntry RequirementsFirst degree in Physiotherapy (This programme is not a programme that provides initial qualifications for physiotherapy or HPC registration.)Admission RequirementsUndergraduate degree at 2.1 or higher in physiotherapy (or diploma) or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Qualifications as a Physiotherapist required in the UK (HPC registration) OR equivalent EU or overseas qualification as a physiotherapist. Demonstrate level of English language skills - IELTS score of 6.5 or higher, or equivalent in another recognised test of English language. Interview required. Students wishing to take one of the experiential learning modules must also meet the following requirements: 2 years work experience as physiotherapist required; CRB within one year and a signed waiver; Health Professions Council registration as a Physiotherapist required.Programme AimThis programme is a post-qualification Masters Degree (MSc) for physiotherapists wanting to continue their professional development. The aim of this programme is to increase the theoretical knowledge of postgraduate physiotherapists using a problem-solving and critical analysis approach in order to develop the skills necessary to be able to evaluate practice and so contribute towards evidence-based practice in the profession of physiotherapy. This programme is not a programme that provides initial qualifications for physiotherapy or HPC registration.Course ContentThe programme is designed in a flexible learning format that incorporates an on-line learning environment with short blocks of on-campus classroom learning. With this format students can study full or part-time and days off from work will be limited to a few days per term. Fifteen credit modules will require two days on campus per module and 30 credit modules will require three days on campus per module. On campus time will occur approximately halfway through the term. Accommodation at reasonable rates may be available on campus during the on-campus time. Online learning can be done via the computer at a time and place of the student’s choosing.ModulesCore ModulesThe programme will incorporate four core learning modules (75 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). Assignments within these modules can be focused on the student's area of speciality.Research Methods (30 credits)Main topics of study include: philosophical underpinnings of research methodologies, searching and reviewing the literature, ethical issues in research, qualitative and quantitative research, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and statistical analysis.Evidence Informed Practice (15 credits)Main topics of study include: evidence informed practice vs. best practice, examining the structure of research papers, examining published outcome measures, responsible use of evidence, understanding the purpose and process of meta analyses.Teaching and Learning in Healthcare (15 credits)Main topics of study include: creating appropriate learning environments to facilitate a challenging and critical approach to practice, identifying specific learning needs of staff and students, planning, teaching and supervisory programmes, monitoring, assessing and reporting progress, evaluating teaching programmes, critical reflection and evaluation of performance, developing mentor and mentee relationships.Clinical Leadership (15 credits)Main topics of study include: models of leadership, qualities and functions of leaders in the clinical environment, motivating and influencing others, leading teams of equals, clinical engagement in NHS commissioning, developing extended roles.Dissertation (60 credits)Students must undertake a dissertation project which is a major element of the Masters Degree. This project will be done in an area of the student’s choice and should reflect the student’s interests and specialisation. Dissertation supervisors will be Physiotherapy staff members who are skilled researchers and reflect diverse areas of speciality.Optional ModulesStudents will choose 45 credits of optional modules in areas of interest to them. Optional modules may be within one speciality area or among different speciality areas. Specialities offered by the MSc Physiotherapy Programme will include cardio respiratory, musculoskeletal, neurology and management. The programme reserves the right not to offer all speciality modules every year. Additional elective modules may be available within other MSc Programmes within the School of Health and Social Care depending on student’s area of interest. Students must complete either three 15 credit modules from the list below or one 15 credit module and one 30 credit module. Modules may be within one speciality or students may choose modules from different specialities.Human Resource Management and Diversity in Healthcare (15 credits)Main topics of study include: theories and concepts of effective people management, human resources planning, diversity within healthcare delivery, skill mix and its effectiveness and efficiency in context of wider healthcare delivery.Financial and Operational Management in Healthcare (15 credits)Main topics of study include: long and short term budget management, methodological tools and techniques for analysing and evaluating the financial performance of a department and organisation, relation between operations/service design choices and performance imperatives including quality, time and flexibility, funding for healthcare services.Strategic and Change Management in Healthcare (15 credits)Main topics of study include: effectiveness and efficiency in context of rehabilitation, strategic management and its effect on healthcare service delivery, issues and challenges associated with strategic management of departments and organisations, methodological tools and techniques for analysing the impact of the strategic direction of an organisation, effective implementation of strategy and change management.Physiological and Cognitive Basis of Motor Control (15 credits)Main topics of study include: clinical neurophysiology and clinical neuropsychology relevant to movement control in health and disease, current research on neural, cognitive and muscular components of movement using both a cellular and systems based approach, critical examination of the concept of neuroplasticity across the human lifespan.Clinical Neurology (15 credits)Main topics of study include: pathophysiology, aetiology, epidemiology and associated clinical features relevant to impairments associated with common neurological conditions and the consequences of these neurological conditions, clinical neurophysiological and neuropsychological measures used to investigate the impairments associated with common neurological conditions.Clinical Application in Neurological Rehabilitation (15 credits)Main topics of study include: rehabilitation definitions, models and theoretical frameworks including the International Classification Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and health behaviour, research evidence and clinical guidelines for rehabilitation of neurological conditions, scientific basis for rehabilitation of motor control, clinical assessment and outcome measures used in practice.Acute Cardiopulmonary Management (15 credits)Main topics of study include: common respiratory diseases, how respiratory disease alters normal physiology, normal response to exercise, common respiratory complications of the critically ill, physiotherapy adjuncts and treatment techniques, manual and ventilator hyperinflation, suction and saline instillation, ventilation, airway clearance techniques, IPPB / CPAP, NIV, critically appraisal of the research in these areas and links between the research and clinical practice.Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (30 credits)Main topics of study include: cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation and vascular rehabilitation including guidelines and recommendations, evidence based intervention, preventative care, models of care, lifestyle modification, education; rehabilitation of the critically ill, critical evaluation of the current evidence for the efficacy of rehabilitation techniques.Cardiopulmonary Experiential Learning (30 credits)In this module students will under take a 4 week placement within the UK. Placements will be organized by the teaching team in conjunction with the student. Students undertaking this module will have the opportunity to identify and agree specific learning objectives with the module leader and the clinical supervisor, which will constitute the focus of student learning for the duration of the placement. (pre-requisite Acute Cardiopulmonary Management)Core Science in Musculoskeletal Practice (15 credits)Main topics of study include: pain theory: transmission, adaptive changes in pain states at peripheral and central levels, maladaptive changes following injury and pathology; tissue pathology: arthropathy, neuropathy relevant to musculoskeletal medicine, soft tissue injury and repair, healing and basic immunology; exercise physiology: adaptive changes as result of exercise, muscle and cardiovascular, exercise as a basis for rehabilitation, links between research in these areas and clinical practice.Advanced Clinical Management in Musculoskeletal Practice (30 credits)Main topics of study include: imaging techniques in musculoskeletal disorders, gait and biomechanics, pathology and management of common musculoskeletal disorders, tendinopathy: pathology and management, arthropathy: pathology and management, taping and soft tissue treatment techniques, sports rehabilitation, integration of current research findings into the clinical environment.Musculoskeletal Experiential Learning (30 credits)In this module students will under take a 4 week placement within the UK. Placements will be organized by the teaching team in conjunction with the student. Students undertaking this module will have the opportunity to identify and agree specific learning objectives with the module leader and the clinical supervisor, which will constitute the focus of student learning for the duration of the placement. (pre-requisite HH55010) Additional elective modules may be available within other MSc Programmes within the School of Health and Social Care depending on student’s area of interest.Short CoursesThere are many short courses/modules that may be studied individually to update professional knowledge or may be used as part of the credit accumulation and transfer scheme to provide advanced standing awards or to advance diplomas to degrees for registered professionals.AssessmentAssessments have been designed to reflect the knowledge of the programme. Through the process of assessment, the student will be required to demonstrate scholarly achievement commensurate with postgraduate study. Formal assessments will encourage students to critically analyze theory and research and evaluate relevance to clinical practice.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5990International course feesGBP 12190
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2995International course feesGBP 6095

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