- Study while you work - block part-time delivery encompasses three short blocks (three or four days) of attendance in September, January and April at QMU.
- Structure your study focus in your modules to ensure relevance to your clinical areas or interests.
- Clinically relevant dissertations; recent graduates have published their work in scientific journals, and presented their work at international conferences.
This course is for physiotherapists who want to develop intellectual and transferable skills required for evaluating and advancing clinical practice. You can consider the context in which physiotherapy is delivered, and aim to make significant and innovative contributions to advance practice within your own organisation.
On completion, you will be able to demonst rate the ski lls of critical thinking, the ability to be an informed consumer of research, and demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practical applications underlying measurement and evaluation of practice.
This course attracts physiotherapists from all over the world, with the majority of part-time students based in the UK or Europe. The course challenges you to reexamine your professional convictions, to be sceptical of current clinical practice and to implement positive changes in the workplace. The learning experience is relevant to physiotherapists working in clinical, educational, research and leadership settings and assists students on the course to develop relevant skills to become leaders in their field.
*This course is due for review in March 2016. Please check back here for updates.
MSc (180 credits) PgDip (120 credits) PgCert (60 credits)
Part-time: 3 - 7 years
Teaching, learning and assessment:
A variety of teaching and assessment methods will be used. This course is highly student-centred with occasional keynote lectures. You will also be involved in individual and group based activities in seminar, tutorial and laboratory settings. Assessment is based on course work, which may involve individual course work submissions, poster and oral presentations. No practical clinical skills are taught or assessed on this course. Class sizes are approximately five students.
Teaching hours and attendance:
If completing this course part-time over three years, you would complete two modules per semester. This would result in three blocks of three days on campus classes during the year, supported by 540 hours of independent learning at distance. It is estimated that each module will require 300 hours of your time, either in class or on independent study.
Links with industry/professional bodies:
The course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. It does not lead to a licence to practise in the UK or to Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration as it is not a qualifying course.
BSc Physiotherapy or equivalent. Diploma holders are considered (contact the admissions tutor for advice). Ideally candidates should have up to one year of fulltime postgraduate clinical experience (although this is not mandatory) and ideally an academic score of 60%, or over, for last two years of their undergraduate degree.
Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.
Home/EU - part-time:
£475 per 15 credit module
Home/EU - part-time, dissertation:
International - part-time:
£1400 per 15 credit module
International - part-time dissertation:
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30 credits: Research Methods/ Current Concepts in Clinical Practice and/or Advanced Paediatric Practice
You will also study a further 30 or 60 module credits and a 60 credit dissertation. Typical modules studied are: Clinical Measurement Science (30 credits); Clinical Exercise Science (30 credits); or Workbased Learning (15, 30 or 45 credit)
The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
This course will enable you to focus your continuing professional development in clinical practice and research and is likely to enhance your career opportunities in these areas and in education. This course attracts both a UK and international cohort. Graduates of this course have gone on to take up senior clinical posts, academic posts, senior clinical research posts and PhD studies both in the UK and abroad.