Postgraduate study
Health & Social Care

PgCert Neuromusculoskeletal Therapy

This course is ideal for you if you are a physiotherapist in neuromusculoskeletal practice and would like to advance your specialist treatment and assessment skills.

Course information

Part-time

  • within 1 year

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September 2018 entry

  • Daytime and evening
  • Enrolment date: January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £561 per 20 credits
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You attain high levels of autonomy and clinical decision-making skills for application to clinical practice. You also extend your knowledge of manual and manipulative therapy skills to a specialist level. Teaching for each of the three modules takes place over six days (two blocks of three days).

Course structure

Core modules

Clinical Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction of the Lower Quadrant

This module develops your postgraduate skills in manipulative and manual therapy approaches to assessing and treating neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions/disorders of the lower quadrant including the lumbar spine, hip, sacro-iliac joint, foot and ankle. You revisit and develop applied theoretical concepts of anatomy and pathology, integrated with the interventions of manipulation and manual therapy, concentrating on the lower quadrant region of the body. If you complete this module, together with two other named modules, you are given an exemption if you want to apply for membership of MACP (pending approval by MACP).

Clinical Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction of the Upper Quadrant

This module develops your postgraduate skills in manipulative and manual therapy approaches to assessing and treating neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions/disorders of the lower quadrant including the lumbar spine, hip, sacro-iliac joint, foot and ankle. You revisit and develop applied theoretical concepts of anatomy and pathology, integrated with the interventions of manipulation and manual therapy, concentrating on the lower quadrant region of the body. If you complete this module, together with two other named modules, you are given an exemption if you want to apply for membership of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) (pending approval by MACP).

Concepts of Neuromusculoskeletal Manipulative Therapy

This module develops your postgraduate skills in assessing and treating neuromusculoskeletal disorders using manual and manipulative therapy. You are introduced to different concepts of manipulative and manual therapy, enabling you to develop and extend your knowledge and awareness of the mechanical, neurophysiological, and biopsychosocial effects on each patient. This theory helps build your specialised and advanced clinical decision-making processes. If you complete this module, together with two other named modules, you are given an exemption if you want to apply for membership of MACP (pending approval by MACP).

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

You learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including keynote lectures, seminars, practical skills workshops, tutorials and group tasks linked to formative assessment.

How you are assessed

You are assessed through a variety of formative and summative assessment methods to help develop your advanced clinical skills for practice. These include written assignments, patient case studies, practical examinations, reflective accounts, oral presentations and peer review.

Career opportunities

This course enhances your ability to secure employment as an advanced practitioner or extended scope practitioner specialising in the management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

Entry requirements

You should normally:

  • have a 2.2 honours degree in physiotherapy
  • be a chartered physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • have at least two years' of post-registration experience, including musculoskeletal practice
  • be in neuromusculoskeletal practice while enrolled on the course.


Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credits for previous study or related work experience which can be credited towards the course you want to study. Find out more about RPL.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

Course information

Part-time

  • within 1 year

More part-time details

September 2018 entry

  • Daytime and evening
  • Enrolment date: January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £561 per 20 credits
    More details about our fees

Contact details

Further information