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Advancing Physiotherapy Practice MSc 2018/19 entry

Course code:

HLST162

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time (UK/EU only)

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

This clinically focused course will develop your knowledge and skills in assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment, in the core areas of physiotherapy practice.

The course aims to produce therapists who have strong clinical and communication skills, who can also influence practice and service delivery, working in line with government initiatives.

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Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

We have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

 

Modules

Overview

All modules are mandatory and the programme is structured so that whether you choose to take the part-time or full-time route, the first stage of the course will enhance your knowledge and understanding of research and evidence based practice. Thus, you will be equipped to develop a more critical approach to clinical practice, through the core skills modules. You will complete 6 modules (each carrying 20 credits) and finally undertake the 60 credit dissertation module.

Modules

  • Developing Expertise in Therapy Professionals

    The aims of this module are to enable students to understand the professional context of therapy and the nature of therapy expertise. Students will consider the development of therapy from the perspectives of both the profession and the individual therapist. The module encourages each individual practitioner to consider his or her own current and future development within the context of the broader professional picture. The module content covers tools for development such as reflection and evidence based practice, clinical reasoning, knowledge, novice and expert continuum and continuing professional development.

  • Research Methodology, Methods and Design

    This module aims to provide an overview of the key approaches to designing practice based health care research. The module’s objective is to develop students’ ability to construct a cogent and reasoned research proposal in their field of academic study or area of professional practice. The module enables students to consider the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings to research design across a spectrum of methodologies. This includes primary research associated with quantitative, qualitative and survey methods, and secondary research associated with literature based studies. Research ethics and principles of data analysis are introduced.

  • Evidence-Based Practice

    Evidence-based medicine (EBM), evidence-based practice (EBP) and evidence-based management are all prominent issues on the contemporary healthcare agenda. This module is designed to examine the theoretical and philosophical basis of EBP and to explore the practical implications involved in achieving EBP in a clinical or health and social care setting. The development of EBP as a concept and more recently as a 'movement' is traced and the inter-relationship of the differing and competing fields of knowledge inherent in EBM are analysed in depth. The overall intention is twofold. Firstly, to build a critical awareness of the complex nature of the concept which warrants attention if EBP is to have an effect on the reality of practice. Secondly, to provide the opportunity for students to develop a thorough understanding of the process of EBP (from the formulation of a problem or question to answer, through to the evaluation of activities intended to disseminate and implement the recommendations from the evidence).

  • Advancing Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Practice

    The aim of this module is to develop the breadth and depth of students' theoretical and clinical knowledge of the assessment and management of patients with cardio-respiratory dysfunction. The module will explore the concepts underpinning current approaches to the assessment and management of cardio-respiratory dysfunction. There will be analysis of the supporting theory and available evidence alongside some practical application of assessment and management techniques. A strong emphasis will be placed on the development of clinical reasoning in the evaluation and management of patients with cardio-respiratory dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to critically appraise and evaluate the underpinning theory, evidence base and practical application of current cardio-respiratory physiotherapy practice.

  • Advancing Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice

    This module aims to develop the breadth and depth of students' theoretical and clinical knowledge of the wide range of approaches currently used within manual therapy in the holistic assessment and management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to appraise and evaluate the underpinning theory, evidence base and practical application of each approach and to integrate this into their clinical practice through the use of clinical reasoning skills. The module provides the opportunity for students to learn a wide range of current manual therapy techniques from specialists teaching in these clinical areas. A strong emphasis will be placed on the development of clinical reasoning and handling skills in the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal dysfunction to an advanced level.

  • Advancing Neurological Physiotherapy Practice

    The aim of this module is to develop the breadth and depth of students' theoretical and clinical knowledge of contemporary neurological physiotherapy practice. It aims to develop skills in assessment and clinical reasoning in the holistic management of people with neurological dysfunction. Students will be encouraged to appraise and evaluate the underpinning theory, evidence base and practical application of neurological physiotherapy and to integrate this into plans for clinical practice. Analysis of the supporting theory and available evidence for each approach will be included, alongside the practical application of associated assessment and management techniques. A strong emphasis will be placed on the development of clinical reasoning and handling skills in the evaluation and management of neurological dysfunction to an advanced level. Whilst specialising in neurophysiotherapy the module provides an opportunity for students to explore a range of therapy approaches within the MDT.

  • Research Dissertation

    This module provides an opportunity for the student to propose, design, conduct and report on a research project of relevance and with potential benefit to their named area of study.  It enables the student to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the philosophy and principles of research and show competence at each stage in the research process. The module makes an important contribution to the research training provided in the Master’s degree. In addition, it enhances the students’ ability to deal with complex issues systematically and creatively and engenders self-direction and originality in tackling problems.

In more detail...

  • Evaluate clinical practice.
  • Critically analyse relevant literature.
  • Reflect and apply theoretical knowledge to physiotherapy practice.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the theory underpinning evidence based physiotherapy.
  • Gain the appropriate intellectual skills, in order to meet the demands of a more advanced professional role.
  • Gain the skills, concepts and knowledge related to advanced physiotherapy practice to strengthen a career in physiotherapy.
  • Understand the importance of research and the evaluation of clinical outcomes in the development of professional knowledge and practice.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we've been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,264

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2014/15



12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a UK equivalent of 2:1 degree in Physiotherapy.
Applicant with 2:2 degree equivalent and relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants will normally hold a UK equivalent of 2:1 degree in Physiotherapy.
Applicant with 2:2 degree equivalent and relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Applicants will normally hold a UK equivalent of 2:1 degree in Physiotherapy.
Applicant with 2:2 degree equivalent and relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£6,500 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£6,500 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£12,500 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Career prospects

This course will equip you with advanced physiotherapy skills to develop your clinical practice and service delivery. It will enhance your employability and potential to move into higher positions in physiotherapy.

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement. Please note that we set fees for individual courses, and fees from previous years are no indication of fees for future years.