PTY-40005 - Physiology of the neuromusculoskeletal tissue
Coordinator: Kim Major Room: MAC1.24 Tel: +44 1782 7 34420
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective





The course is aimed at Chartered Physiotherapists but is open to other professions. Candidates should normally have a first or second honours degree in a relevant subject and/or recognised professional qualifications.

Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The course will consist of :
  • Core knowledge of cellular biologu and histology

  • The physiology of inflammation, tissue and degeneration

  • Concepts of autoimmunity,genetics,neuoplasticityand pharacological managment

  • Course content will change in line with recent trends and availability and leading experts

  1. To update and expand the student's physiological knowledge as related to neuromusculoskeletal tissue.
  2. To develop critical appraisal skills.
  3. To facilitate critical analysis of underlying physiological assumptions and established physiological principles within clinical practice.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the physiological knowledge of various components of the musculoskeletal system in relation to inflammation, tissue repair and degeneration.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of specific systems at tissue level.
  • Questioning of established clinical practice in the light of physiological knowledge.
  • Apply critical judgment in analysing physiological arguments and hypotheses in relation to inflammation, tissue repair and degeneration.

Study hours

Student Study Hours: 150 total hours of which 24 hours are class contact.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
5000 WORDS
Reflective assignment integrating theory into practice