Advancing Physiotherapy Practice MSc 2020/21 entry

Course code:

HLST210

Study options:

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

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £8,350

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Course code:

HLST210

Study options:

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

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £8,350

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Course code:

HLST210

Study options:

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

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £14,000

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

The content of this course for September 2020 entry is still being updated.
The information on these pages relates to September 2019 entry and is for guidance only. September 2020 entry content will be updated here in due course.

Overview

This clinically focused course is offered to qualified physiotherapists who wish to develop their practice to a higher level. It provides you with the opportunity to develop your assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment skills in the three core areas of practice: cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy.

It also aims to improve your employability by enhancing clinical, management and leadership skills, so that successful graduates can influence practice and service delivery, working in line with government initiatives.

See the facilities available in our brand new Alison Gingell Building. 

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
Mock Operating Theatre

Mock Operating Theatre

Our Alison Gingell building includes a full-size mock operating theatre, containing scrub sinks and theatre lights. We also have a mock hospital ward so that we can study a complete patient pathway.

Hospital Wards

Hospital Wards

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.

Strength and Conditioning Suite

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!

What our students say...

I consider that during this year I learnt a huge amount of information that will surely make me a better physiotherapist in practice. I especially discovered the importance of research, how to develop clinical reasoning in practice and I also developed a critical awareness of evidence based practice. Overall, the experience was extremely rewarding and fun!

Elena Dolcan, 2017

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.

 

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

This course includes the Professional Development module. Each of the participating postgraduate courses have an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Professional Development module.

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

  • Evidence-Based Practice

  • Advancing Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Practice

  • Advancing Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice

  • Advancing Neurological Physiotherapy Practice

  • Research Dissertation

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...

  • 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.

Physiotherapy, focusing on developing clinical reasoning in the three core areas of practice: musculoskeletal, neurology and cardiorespiratory

A wide range of teaching methods will be used during the course, such as lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops; all supported by the university intranet (Moodle) which offers a broad selection of support materials. The clinically focused modules will be taught be clinical specialists and will be based in clinical skills labs, with access to state of the art equipment including gait assessment lab, assessment tools and simulation models.

Case studies and videos are used to help you apply your learning to practice. In addition, service users contribute to teaching and learning so that you gain an authentic perspective on the effect of disability on a person’s quality of life.

You will learn alongside other qualified physiotherapists in the clinical skills modules and during the theoretical modules, you will learn alongside professionals from a range of professional backgrounds. Group discussions and presentations will allow you to develop your communication skills and cultural competence.

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.


On successful completion you will be able to demonstrate:

  • In-depth knowledge of the theory underpinning physiotherapy practice;
  • Skills and knowledge related to advanced physiotherapy practice;
  • The ability to reflect and apply theoretical knowledge to practice; 
  • The ability to critically analyse relevant literature; 
  • The ability to evaluate clinical practice; 
  • An understanding of the importance of research and clinical outcomes in the development of professional knowledge and practice; 
  • Intellectual skills to meet the demands of a more advanced professional role; 
  • Skills in strategic leadership which are designed to enhance employability

If you chose the full time route you should expect to attend face to face classes for two half days each week during term time. In addition to this are mandatory support sessions which aim to facilitate your transition to PG study. Content includes sessions on searching the literature, academic writing, planning assignments. International students also have access to an in-sessional academic English course.

MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice recruits students from many different countries. Previous students have come from the UK and Europe India, Japan, Thailand and the Middle East.  Each student brings their own experience of physiotherapy from their home country so which they have shared with fellow students, enabling them to gain a global experience of physiotherapy as they learnt alongside physiotherapists from different backgrounds.  Within the course there are opportunities for you to learn with physiotherapy students from our partner Universities in other countries.

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 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.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

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


What our students say...

I see my experience at Uni as unbelievably rewarding.  It was tough, as we were required to raise our professional abilities from those of an undergrad to a high-profile academic level.  What I found extremely helpful was all the support we received from our tutors, everybody was so kind, professional, patient and helpful that I loved every minute spent in class.

Bianca Albert, 2017

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

What our students say...

I like the fact that Coventry offers a range of scholarship opportunities for international students, and Coventry university is ranked highly in the physiotherapy department.

Nicole Muuondjo, Namibia, 2015

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 2020

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £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 2020

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £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!

Starts

Fee


September 2020

2020/21 fees TBC*
2019/20 fees - £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

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.

As well as providing opportunities to develop advanced clinical physiotherapy skills, the course well enhance your understanding of research and evidence based practice.  In addition, you will develop your communication and leadership skills to a higher level.  

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

The objectives of the programme, is to provide practical career workshops and enable you to experience different business cultures. Additional fees apply. For more information visit the global leaders programme webpage

Where our graduates work

Previous graduates have gained advanced clinical physiotherapy positions in the UK and in places as far afield as India, Thailand, Canada and the USA. Some graduates have progressed into teaching or research positions; others have enrolled in doctoral studies.

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.

*2020/21 course fees have not yet been determined by the University, however once confirmed the course webpage will be updated accordingly. Please continue to revisit the course web page to identify the fee and/or check the fee contained your offer letter before you accept your place and enrol at Coventry University.

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