Physiotherapy and Leadership (pre-registration) MSc 2020/21 entry

Course code:

HLST242

Study options:

2 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

January 2021

 

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Course code:

HLST242

Study options:

2 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

January 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Course code:

HLST242

Study options:

2 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

January 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Overview

Coventry University has a long-standing history in providing outstanding physiotherapy education, both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. We are constantly reviewing our courses to reflect the latest knowledge and practice in the field and to produce innovative and creative physiotherapy leaders of the future.

This MSc Physiotherapy and Leadership (pre-registration) course is designed for people with a relevant previous degree and patient-facing experience. It is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Therefore upon graduation from this course you will be eligible to apply for membership of CSP and registration with the HCPC (additional costs apply).

The course is delivered using state-of-the-art facilities, including mock wards with interactive manikins, a high dependency unit, a strength and conditioning suite and gym, and community houses. These facilities allow the use of active teaching approaches including immersive high-fidelity simulation exercises which contextualise your learning

Simulation events are delivered throughout the course and inter-professional education is interwoven throughout the course to allow you to develop an understanding of integrated working and learning which is essential to becoming a collaborative, practice ready healthcare professional. By recording these learning experiences in an e-portfolio, you create a foundation for a professional lifelong learning commitment, fulfilling the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council, and enhancing your employability upon graduation.

The ever-changing healthcare environment requires graduates who are critical thinkers and complex problem solvers. The course aims to elevate your existing understanding of research to apply evidence-based practice to clinical decision making. In addition to this, the Chartered Management Institute qualification in Coaching and Mentoring which is embedded in the course, aims to enhance your contribution to improving the quality of the services you and others provide.

Coventry University employs service users and carers to facilitate collaborative working with our service users as co-creators for course development and delivery. This provides you with an insight into the patient, service user and carer experience.

Our strong partnership with placement providers enables you to practice in a diverse range of environments such as acute and community services, and public, private and charitable organisations. Placements exceed the total number of hours specified by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are sequential, building upon knowledge, skills and behaviours, culminating with a final placement where you complete a project to identify improvements to existing services.

The highlights of this course include:

  • Leadership development which is embedded throughout the course, enabling you to gain an additional qualification in Coaching and Mentoring accredited by the Chartered Management Institute
  • You will have the opportunity to plan your own service development project in a healthcare setting
  • Exposure to expert patient groups employed by the university, enhancing teaching and learning
  • You will have the opportunity to work inter-professionally in simulated real-life scenarios using our state-of the art facilities

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.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we are currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.

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

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited by the following bodies:

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The course is approved by HCPC and accredited by the CSP. On successful completion of MSc Physiotherapy and Leadership (pre-registration) course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a physiotherapist (additional costs apply).


Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The course also includes the Global Professional Development – Coaching and Mentoring, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Upon successful completion of this module and meeting the CMI evidence requirements, you will gain a level 7 Award in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring, from the CMI. Please visit the CMI website for full details on the CMI accreditation. Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules, but is frequently reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems.

If any changes occur with respect to our accreditation related to the CMI module or the approvals and accreditations on this course, we will notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Clinical placements and service users.

Course information

This programme aims to develop you into an innovative and effective physiotherapist who has the skills of problem solving, enterprise, resourcefulness and leadership to respond to the changing needs of future healthcare.

In addition to developing the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to be an effective physiotherapist your learning experience will help you to adopt the professional values and behaviours expected of you in the role; working respectfully within a multidisciplinary team, providing healthcare underpinned by current evidence and placing the clients in the centre of the therapeutic process.

It is acknowledged that working as an allied health professional requires emotional intelligence, resilience and a dedication to lifelong learning. Throughout the course you will be supported in your personal and professional development in order to meet these demands; allowing you to develop strategies to protect your own personal health and wellbeing as well as identify opportunities to flourish in your career.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

In year 1 of this course you will develop the fundamental principles of physiotherapy. You will gain an understanding of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics and how this knowledge is applied in the treatment of patients. Through taking a problem-based learning approach you will explore the impact of health and disease and prescribe a range of physical activities and exercises to both individuals and groups.

Modules

  • Anatomy and Movement Analysis

    Anatomical knowledge is an essential foundation in supporting the effective clinical practice of a physiotherapist. What is also an essential requirement for a competent and effective physiotherapist is the understanding of functional movement and human biomechanics. This module develops palpatory, handling, observational and analytical skills which are required to enable the application of anatomical and biomechanical theory to clients. These skills will enable you to competently analyse movement for therapeutic intervention.

  • Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Skills

    The module is delivered using a problem-based learning approach to allow you to develop as an independent lifelong learner with an ability to apply fundamental pathological terms and general pathomechanisms to a variety of conditions. Through problem-based learning you will explore the impact of health and disease at a physiological, individual and societal level.

  • Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription

    The promotion, prescription and teaching of physical activity and exercise is a fundamental skill required by physiotherapists for the prevention and rehabilitation of injury, disease and disability. This module aims to develop the skills required to prescribe, evaluate and progress a range of physical activities and types of exercise to individuals and groups in both the health and patient populations. Understand the range of public health initiatives aimed at increasing physical activity and exercise.

  • Health and Wellbeing

    This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the social, politico-economic, cultural and environmental factors that influence individual and community health and wellbeing. The module will draw upon key international, national and local initiatives to support learning and learning will take place within an inter-professional context. To achieve this aim, you will explore and apply concepts of wellbeing, disability, disease and illness, health inequality and inequity. In addition, you will examine key health and social care initiatives that will enable you to understand the importance of person-centred approaches to wellbeing, prevention, care and support. As you progress through the module you should develop inter-professional capabilities of communication, role clarification, decision making and team working enabling you to practice and promote healthy conversations about lifestyle.

  • Global Professional Development Coaching and Mentoring (CMI)

    The aim of this module is to give you a practical and theoretical understanding of how coaching and mentoring can be used in a range of settings in different organisations and sectors. You will have the opportunity of working together across disciplines to facilitate an appreciation of how different sectors approach coaching and mentoring and how it is possible to learn from each other to come up with novel approaches. You will devise a coaching and mentoring plan and consider how its impact may be evaluated. Alongside coaching and mentoring, you will study the principles and practice of strategic leadership. The topics of leadership and management, leadership styles and issues such as empowerment and trust will be considered. In particular, you will consider how leadership can set or influence an environment in which coaching and mentoring can flourish. The module is designed to engage you in wide-ranging debates and problem solving exercises using examples from organisations, small businesses, communities and the third sector.

  • Clinical reasoning and therapeutic skills

    This module aims to provide an integrated and holistic approach to theory and practice relating to physiotherapy. It will build upon previous modules, developing clinical reasoning and your skills and practical competencies in assessment and intervention. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to critically appraise clinical principles and apply them to service users of all ages in a variety of contexts. An evidence- based approach will allow you to relate theoretical principles to contemporary physiotherapy practice within multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Theory and Practice Placement 1 (Entering Practice)

    The initial four weeks of this module is taught in university and is the theoretical underpinning which aims to prepare you for professional life as a physiotherapist. You will then go on placement (which is sourced for you by the university) for 9 weeks. Successful completion of the module will develop your awareness of the registration and monitoring process in order to maintain your professional status as a physiotherapist. It also aims to develop awareness and promote discussion around various professional, legal and ethical issues within physiotherapy. The main aim of the practice element of this module is to enable you to consolidate your theoretical knowledge by integrating and applying it in practice. It will help you to develop your understanding of treating and communicating with clients while demonstrating the judicious use of current and relevant evidence in making clinical decisions. You will also develop your personal and professional insight and an ability to constructively reflect on your own performance within interprofessional and multicultural health contexts. During the practice element of this module you will be prepared to assume responsibility for patient management and be involved in the whole process from assessment to discharge. Please note that placements may be subject to additional costs (for example travel).

Overview

The first semester is taught within the university and the course then finishes with an eight week placement, the dissertation and a final nine week placement. All placements are sourced for you by the university.

Modules

  • Professionalism, Leadership and Creativity

    This module aims to support the development of the leadership behaviours and management skills required to function effectively as a newly qualified registered physiotherapist delivering high-quality health care. You will examine leadership and followership models and the concept of empowerment and distributed leadership to gain understanding of ethical leadership, culture, and values-based health care. This is all central to effective and ethical practice, forms the basis of contemporary practice and drives professional standards. Professional bodies, such as HCPC, CSP and NHS, place values at the heart of practice. Through the application of reflective models, you will critically reflect on their observed experiences of clinical leadership behaviours and management skills to develop a personal development plan. This will further develop professional skills, attitudes, and behaviours relevant to leadership in values-based physiotherapy and the concepts of service improvement.

  • Evidence-based practice for Physiotherapists

    The aims of this module are to examine the theoretical and philosophical basis of research and to appraise different methodological approaches, designs and methods used in health care related research and related fields of practice. There will be emphasis on the importance of evidence based-practice and applying research and guidelines to enhance clinical decision making. Upon successful completion of the module you will develop a deep understanding of the research process. You will also consider the importance of ethical, social, legal, political and economic aspects of research studies to enable you to become a research confident practitioner.

    The module is designed to prepare and equip you with the skills and knowledge to plan your own research or service improvement project therefore becoming both a consumer and creator of research. The skills acquired during this module will provide you with a general approach to problem solving that is transferable to other health and social care contexts.

  • Theory and Practice Placement 2 (Reflective Practice)

    This module explores the role of reflective practice within professional development, and successful completion equips you to apply the skills of reflective practice to your learning within this course and ongoing learning in the workplace. The module aims to develop your capacity to be an effective learner throughout your career. The primary aim of this module is to consolidate your ability to apply advanced communication skills in order to integrate reflection and evidence-based assessment and treatment in your professional practice. You will be prepared to assume increasing responsibility for the effective management of client caseloads including efficient time management and resource allocation. You will make positive contributions to interprofessional team functioning, understand the importance of continuing professional development in maintaining quality and standards of practice, and demonstrate your ability to utilise a diversity of evidence in clinical decision-making in the context of a client-centred care.

  • Theory and Practice Placement 3 (Service Enhancement)

    The primary aim of this final clinical education module is to support you in demonstrating your ability to undertake the role of an independent, autonomous and reflective practitioner in such a way that reflects the practice of a newly qualified physiotherapist. You will be expected to efficiently manage a client caseload, consistently demonstrate evidence-based practice, and effectively integrate the professional and interpersonal skills acquired during the course.

  • Applied Research and Service Improvement

    This research module is designed to allow you to undertake an in-depth individual study in an area of interest relevant to your practice which will demonstrate an understanding and application of research at an advanced level. You will be expected to demonstrate an ability to synthesise information and communicate a critical and evaluative understanding of the research process including the ethical, theoretical and methodological issues associated with research in your area of interest. You will have the opportunity to work with real-life practice issues to identify service improvements within a relevant clinical area and work alongside clinicians in practice to design and plan a service improvement project.

In more detail...

Anatomy and movement analysis, pathophysiology and clinical skills, clinical reasoning, leadership, research, professionalism, reflective practice, creativity and service improvement.

This course is taught utilising a variety of methods including the use of simulation, role play, and service users. You will have a mixture of lectures, workshops and practical sessions and a problem-based learning approach is taken to enhance your understanding. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to participate in interprofessional events with other heal care students.

A variety on assessments including written coursework, practical viva exams, production of poster and leaflet outputs, interview and a written dissertation.

This course aims to produce competent and effective physiotherapists with leadership capabilities who are confident problem solvers and future leaders with the skills to influence healthcare delivery and innovative practice It is designed to meet the academic, clinical and personal requirements of the HCPC and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

In a typical week you will have between 10-23 hours per week in University, depending on the semester. When on placement you will work 8 hours per day in your placement setting.

You will have the opportunity to work with students at another university overseas is a Collaborative online international learning opportunities are embedded into the course.

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


Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold an upper second-class honours degree or above in a health, sport or relevant science related subject. Other degree level qualifications may be considered with relevant work experience which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Enrolment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and occupational health screening assessment.

 

  • Achieve the entry requirement for the course, including level 6 English and mathematics
  • Undertake the course selection process in accordance with the Faculty Policy and procedures
  • Have satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance in accordance with the Faculty policy and procedures 
  • Have satisfactory Occupational Health Screening Check clearance in accordance with the Faculty policy and procedures

English as a Foreign Language Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS 7.0 or above (with no component less than 6.5).

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

English as a Foreign Language Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS 7.0 or above (with no component less than 6.5).

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
  • All students who meet the admission criteria are interviewed following a values-based recruitment process. Achieve the entry requirement for the course, including level 6 English and mathematics
  • Undertake the course selection process in accordance with the Faculty Policy and procedures
  • Have satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance in accordance with the Faculty Policy and procedures
  • Have satisfactory Occupational Health Screening Check clearance in accordance with the Faculty Policy and procedures

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


January 2021

£9,200 (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


January 2021

£9,200 (per year)


Scholarships

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

Starts

Fee


January 2021

£14,700 (per year)


Scholarships

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

This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, travel, accommodation and visas).

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Coventry University postgraduate physiotherapy graduates have developed their careers in the NHS and private practice, with many attributing their career progression to higher pay bands to their course.

Where our graduates work

Physiotherapy graduates from Coventry University work in a range of settings including the NHS, private practice and sports clubs at both grassroots and professional level. Some students use their qualifications to work overseas in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

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 2020/21 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 course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.