PTY-20054 - Physiotherapy Practice: Musculoskeletal (MSci)
Coordinator: Victoria Craig Room: N/A Tel: +44 1782 7 34557
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

This module aims to build on underpinning theory, knowledge and skills to enable the student to clinically reason and manage patients effectively with common musculoskeletal conditions.

Intended Learning Outcomes

utilise underpinning knowledge to explain the pathophysiology and clinical features of common musculoskeletal conditions: 1
demonstrate safe and effective generic and physiotherapeutic assessment, treatment and handling skills for MSK patients: 1
select and apply appropriate physiotherapeutic intervention and management based on analysis of assessment findings: 1
demonstrate, through initial problem solving and clinical reasoning, an understanding of the therapeutic effects of physiotherapy interventions: 1
facilitate patient function, activity and participation in the social and physical world: 1

Study hours

81 tutor led hours (to include 6 hours of associated practice experience) may also include lectures, workshops, tutorials etc. and assessment preparation. This will include approximately 32 hours of lectures, 32 hours of practical sessions/ workshops and 11 hours of tutorials/ assessment preparation.
69 hours independent study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Practical Exam weighted 100%
Thirty minute interactive practical assessment
Thirty minute practical examination (to include 6 minutes preparation) based on formative development of case scenarios within the module. The examination will include an interactive practical demonstration of an element/s of the assessment/treatment strategy already discussed in the oral component.