Manual Therapy MSc 2019/20 entry

Course code:

HLST209 (Clinical Pathway)
HLST240 (Non-Clinical Pathway)

Study options:

1 year full-time
2-5 years part-time (UK/EU only)

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2019

 

Fees:
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Overview

This clinically focused course aims to enable physiotherapists and sports therapists to develop and extend their knowledge and skills.

The course is designed to provide advanced management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and to assist in the delivery of effective health care services.

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We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

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Our facilities include a mock ambulance, which students can use as part of their studies, to help simulate the patient journey. This gives students the opportunity to learn in situations that mirror real life scenarios.

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Strength and Conditioning Suite

Our multi-purpose suite is equipped with multiple Olympic lifting platforms, a 20m gait analysis track, an anti-gravity treadmill and even a 3D motion capture system!

Course information

This course aims to advance students' professional practice, preparing them for senior and specialist roles within the neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports therapy fields.

The course aims to equip students with a foundation in the critical analysis of current manual therapy practice and the underpinning evidence. Students' problem solving, evaluative and clinical skills will be challenged and developed to an advanced level ensuring a sound, effective and reasoned approach to clinical practice. Innovation of thought and practice are encouraged, supporting the development of clinical leadership skills.

Course Specification
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We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Career enhancement.
  • An academic and professional qualification.
  • Teaching excellence: all of our tutors are experts in their field.
  • Equal emphasis on theoretical and practical elements of manual therapy.
  • An enriched learning experience: nationally renowned specialists are invited to lecture on the course.
  • A flexible learning pathway: you can tailor your route through the course to suit your needs and those of your workplace.
  • A high level of mentored clinical practice: skills and knowledge gained on the course can be applied in practice (MACP route only).
  • An excellent range of clinically relevant option modules: you can shape your programme of study to your own personal or professional needs.

After successfully completing this course, you will gain:

  • A deep and extensive knowledge of the current theories, approaches and research evidence, which underpin contemporary manual therapy practice.
  • A high level of clinical reasoning skills essential to advanced practice including reflection, analysis and self-evaluation.
  • The ability to critically appraise the current evidence base for clinical practice.
  • Expertise in the assessment and management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.
  • A sound working knowledge of research methodologies and their application.
  • A high level of communication skills essential for specialist roles and for working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • An understanding of the importance of clinical outcome measures in the development and justification of professional knowledge and clinical practice.
  • Increased confidence in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Clinical expertise within the musculoskeletal field.

The Manual Therapy programme of study consists of three awards:

  • MSc Manual Therapy (180 credits)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Manual Therapy (120 credits)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Manual Therapy (60 credits)

 

The course is available either as full-time study, or as a part-time course where you study up to 5 years.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

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In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

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.

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international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

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

12

global programmes

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


Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy, and one year’s postgraduate experience in the musculoskeletal field of practice. Applicants with a 2:2 and relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants wanting membership of the UK Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) must also be both:

  • a member of the UK Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy, and one year’s postgraduate experience in the musculoskeletal field of practice. Applicants with a 2:2 and relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants wanting membership of the UK Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) must also be both:

  • a member of the UK Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

English as a Foreign Language an IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5. 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 should hold the equivalent of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy, and one year’s postgraduate experience in the musculoskeletal field of practice. Applicants with a 2:2 and relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants wanting membership of the UK Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) must also be both:

  • a member of the UK Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

English as a Foreign Language an IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5. 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.

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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 2019

£8,350 (per year)


UK 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 2019

£8,350 (per year)


EU Scholarships

We're investing 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!

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Fee


September 2019

£14,000 (per year)


International Scholarships

We're investing 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!

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Career prospects

The course aims to enable students to advance their careers by preparing them for a wide variety of senior and specialist roles within the neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy fields of practice.

Graduates from this course have secured posts in clinical, research and educational areas including roles as lecturer-practitioners; consultants; extended scope practitioners; clinical specialists, clinical managers  and research therapists.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, the University may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.

Admission to this course is subject to satisfactory health clearance, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a successful interview. Find out about the application process

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