Clinical Practice in Manual Therapy (Clinical Placement)
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Coventry University


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This module is designed to synthesise the theoretical and practical components developed through the core physiotherapy module and the specialist modules. Students will have the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings in order to further develop their skills in clinical reasoning and the integration of theory and practice.

Course detail

  • This module meets the international standards for manipulative therapy and allows the students to apply for MACP (Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) membership.
  • The module will assist students in the development of their expertise within their own working environment.
  • To reflect upon and evaluate own approach to practice.
  • To develop a range of psychomotor skills.
  • To evaluate interpersonal and communicational skills.
  • To perform patient examination in a safe and effective manner.
  • To further develop clinical reasoning skills.
  • To demonstrate appropriate selection and progression of a holistic and effective patient-centred management plan.
  • To demonstrate the appropriate integration of theory, practice and research in the context of clinical practice.

How will this course be taught

Throughout the module, student activity will comprise of lectures, a placement and self-directed study. A range of specialist placements will be available and students will be allocated a  placement in order to suit their individual needs. The clinical work place environment will facilitate the acquisition of further clinical skills and knowledge.

Lectures – 5 hours

Placement – 175 hours

Self-guided student activity – 20 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Registered healthcare practitioners (HPC/NMC)
  • CSP membership
  • Pass in coursework 2 inM29PH and M30PH


  • Coursework 1: Clinical Viva (100% of module mark)
  • Coursework 2: Clinical Management Portfolio

How will this course enhance my career prospects? How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of master degree modules can enable students/practitioners to proceed with their development as professionals within the field of their own clinical practice/speciality.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess essential qualities and knowledge within the clinical practice of manual therapy, which can expand their career prospects.