PTY-40061 - Enhanced Practice: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Coordinator: Victoria Craig Room: N/A Tel: +44 1782 7 34557
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

This module aims to :
- enable the students to advance their theoretical underpinning, manual therapy and rehabilitation skills.
- encourage students to critically evaluate the current evidence base related to musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
- enable students to provide specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment and management tailored to patients' individual circumstances and informed by evidence based practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes

synthesise and evaluate theoretical knowledge in order to justify evidence based practice in musculoskeletal practice: 1
reflect critically on advanced manual therapy and rehabilitation knowledge, application and skills: 1
critically appraise current practice and recent developments in musculoskeletal physiotherapy to develop a conceptual understanding of the variety of methods used for patient management and their role: 1
rationalise and critically evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of a 'hands on' and 'hands off' approach in the management of musculoskeletal patients: 1

Study hours

40 tutor led hours which may include lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and two hours of assessment preparation classes etc. 110 hours of independent study including 15 hours of guided independent study.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Practical Exam weighted 100%
45 Mins Interactive Practical Exam (30 min Oral followed by 15 mins Practical demonstration of skills)
A 45 minute Interactive practical examination 15 minutes (3 practical skills) 30 minutes oral based on a pre submitted case scenario (following a subjective and objective assessment proforma) & clinical reasoning report (1000 words) 1 week before the exam. The case scenario and report are not graded separately but form part of the overall mark.