Key Facts

Module Title: Physiology of Neuromusculoskeletal Tissue
Mode of Study:Single Module
Contact Details:01782 734551
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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Module Learning Outcomes/Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the physiological knowledge of various components of the neuromusculoskeletal 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.


3, 4, 5 October 2018

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

The course is aimed at chartered physiotherapists but is open to other groups. Candidates should normally have a first or second-class honours degree in a relevant subject and/or recognised professional qualifications. Candidates without degrees will be considered.

The course will consist of:

  • Core knowledge of cellular biology and histology
  • The physiology of inflammation, tissue repair, degeneration and aging of tissues
  • Concepts of autoimmunity, genetics, neuroplasticity and physiology of stress.
  • Course content will change in line with recent trends and availability of leading experts.

Teaching Format

Block sessions: Lecturers, seminars, tutorials, discussion sessions.  The student is expected to complete at least double the amount of self directed study.


4000 word in depth reflective assignment integrating theory into practice.