UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

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MSc in Advanced  Physiotherapy ( Neuromusculoskeletal) - Eligible for Associate membership at the commencement of the course. Membership of the MACP upon successful completion of the MSc. Students with a pre-registration MSc maybe eligible on completion of the Postgraduate Diploma stage

The programme has been developed specifically for qualified physiotherapists working in neuromusculoskeletal practice. Its aim is to enhance existing knowledge and skills to facilitate a critical approach to neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy theory and practice from an evidence-based perspective and to apply advanced clinical reasoning skills to the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Overview of the course philosophy
The philosophy underpinning the programme is one of facilitation of independent learning, personal and professional development, exploring the evidence base for practice whilst enhancing clinical expertise. Implicit within the philosophy is the need for physiotherapists to value continuing professional development, understand the importance of reflection in practice and the place of research in the continued development of the profession.

Mode of attendance
Part time only. Students have up to six years to complete the programme.

Methods of assessment
A variety of assessment methods are used including written coursework, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), oral presentations, a research project and clinical examinations.

Clinical practice component
The clinical practice module (30 credits) is a full time 4 week, or part time equivalent, clinical placement with an MACP mentor.

Exemptions to MACP membership
Eligible for Associate membership at the commencement of the course
Membership of the MACP upon successful completion of the MSc.

Contact

Mary Sexton
Department of Allied Health Professions, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield Herts AL10 9AB
Tel: 01707 284689
M.T.Sexton@herts.ac.uk