MSc/PgDip Advancing Practice in Physiotherapy (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)
As part of our Advancing Practice in Health Framework, this award pathway will be of interest if you want to advance your practice in the area of physiotherapy. It is delivered online and available both full- and part-time.
The physiotherapy pathway aims to facilitate the knowledge and skills required for the development of advanced physiotherapy practice. This pathway is based on a model of collaborative multi-professional learning aligned to expectations of the four pillars of advanced practice (Clinical Practice, Leadership, Education and Research).
- We offer a collaborative multi-professional online learning environment.
- Learning and assessment are underpinned by current research and the evolving landscape of health and wellbeing.
- Personalised educational journey.
There are learning opportunities in areas such as fundamentals of advancing practice, critical analysis, evaluation and research methodologies, as well as clinical competency workplace modules.
The Framework also offers opportunities to draw on expertise across the University on subjects such as leadership, social science and education.
The physiotherapy pathway aims to foster and develop QMU’s mission of cultivating intellectual capital with both a theoretical and practical focus.
Learning and teaching is underpinned by research, evidence and scholarship against a background of the current and evolving political and social landscape for health and wellbeing. The physiotherapy pathway offers flexibility in modes of study (part-time, full-time or workplace) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning.
MSc (180 credits)/PgDip (120 credits)
You can opt to study for the full MSc or a PgDip. You can also register as an associate student to complete a single module for CPD. On completion of a single module, you may wish to complete further modules and progress your studies to a named award.
Teaching, learning and assessment
The framework offers flexibility in module choice and modes of study (part-time, full-time, workplace) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning.
All modules are delivered online and can be studied from a distance. Additional support is available for those new to or returning to master’s level study.
Teaching hours and attendance
No on-campus attendance is required at QMU and course material is delivered entirely online. Each 20-credit module will equate with approximately 200 hours of study, which will include regular online contact and independent experiential learning.
- Advanced Competencies I & II* (20/40 credits)*
- Demonstrating Impact in Practice (20 credits)*
- Enquiry-based Practice (20 credits)
- Fundamentals of Advancing Practice (20 credits)
- plus an optional module (20 credits) from any approved Framework modules
For the MSc, you will also complete a Dissertation (60 credits).
*These modules require individuals to be working in the specific area and/or have access to an appropriate workplace setting (paid or voluntary).
The modules listed are correct at time of posting (October 2021) but are subject to change. In the event that modules change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact on students.
Single module study
Available. Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest. Contact Dr Kavi Jagadamma for further information.
All modules will provide learners with enhanced career progression opportunities in leadership roles or within their specialist field of practice.
You will join a multi-profession online community of learners.
Honours degree and professional registration or equivalent in physiotherapy.
Non-standard entry will be considered.
International: You you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0.
Some modules require individuals to be working in the specific area of practice and/or have access to a suitable work place setting along with the support of a line manager and workplace mentor.
For applicants thinking of studying full-time we strongly recommend you contact the Pathway Lead for an initial discussion.
Framework awards do not lead to UK registration with the HCPC or the right to practice within the UK, but aim to foster an intellectual approach to personal and professional development.
September 2022 and January 2023
Opportunities to meet us
Select fees for 2022/23 and look under the online learning tab.
Fees and transitionary scholarships for postgraduate EU students in 21/22 and 22/23
As part of our management of the Brexit transition, for many of our courses, including this one, we have introduced an EU transitional scholarship for EU full-time postgraduate students commencing their studies on campus in academic years 2021/22 and 2022/23. This provides a 40% discount on international tuition fees. The scholarship is available to EU students for whom the international fee rate applies and covers the courses marked with a # in the Postgraduate Fees – Full-Time Study section of our Fees page. This transitional scholarship is not applicable to students from the Republic of Ireland, who will continue to be eligible for the home fee rate.
The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2022/23 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).
Teaching staff is subject to change.
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