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MScAdvanced Manipulative Physiotherapy

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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This programme enables exploration of the theoretical basis of manipulative physiotherapy and its application to the development of your clinical reasoning. Using the process of clinical reasoning as its framework, this programme integrates the many approaches to practice in this specialist area. It facilitates an evaluation of existing evidence through the exploration of the assessment and management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.

Programme structure

You will take the following six mandatory modules:

Developing Evidence Based Practice (20 credits) OR Research Methods (Distance Learning) – 20 credits
Advancing Practice through Personal and Professional Development (20 credits)
Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1: Lower Quadrant (20 credits)
Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2: Upper Quadrant (20 credits)
Evidence Based Clinical Practice (20 credits)
Research Dissertation – MSc only (60 credits)
In addition, you will choose one option module to the value of 20 credits (subject to availability and viability).

This is the module list for 2012, but the programme continues to evolve and you should check the website regularly for any changes for next year.

For this programme, it is also possible to take relevant M Level modules from within the College. These would form part of the optional modules you are to choose as part of the MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy programme. Our optional modules are each worth 20 credits, therefore, if you wish to take modules on offer within the College, these will also need to equate to 20 credits.

Career opportunities

Physiotherapy graduates have entered careers both in the NHS and private sector. They work in hospitals, in the community as well as sports clubs and the military. An increasing number of Physiotherapy graduates are working on a freelance basis alongside their work in the NHS. Some choose to pursue further studies in education, research or undertake further training.

Here are just a few ways in which we can help postgraduates to get ahead:

Careers Networking opportunities
Effective careers strategy toolkit
Year planner for all postgraduate students
Masters Career Coaching Workshops
One to one careers guidance

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States