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  • Entry requirements
    The course is open to physiotherapists who hold HPC registration as a physiotherapist and have a minimum of 1500 hours post-qualification experience in a neurological setting. Students whose first language is not English will normally be asked to meet the standard requirements for University entrance at this level which is IELTS 7 (with no section less than 6.5) or equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    Neurological Physiotherapy Master in Science
  • Course description
    This programme provides a unique opportunity for physiotherapists who wish to develop and extend their knowledge base and professional expertise in the field of neurological rehabilitation. The course aims to help senior practitioners move into more specialist roles within clinical practice, research or educational environments.

    Reasons to choose Neurological Physiotherapy MSc degree

    Teaching excellence: The course has been designed and is regularly updated to be responsive to the challenges of a changing healthcare climate. It is conducted by tutors who are experts in neurological rehabilitation and who are research active. External lecturers with experience in particular specialist areas also contribute to the programme. Many of the modules are shared across the professions, thus, reflecting the inter-professional nature of neurological physiotherapy and providing valuable opportunity for discussion and debate. Students are encouraged to critically evaluate concepts, ideas and research to enable them to establish the evidence base for practice. There are excellent library facilities and IT support.

    Flexible Pathways: The programme has been developed to be flexible to allow you to tailor your programme of study to suit your own individual needs.

    A specialist clinical practice module offers a unique opportunity to apply theory to practice and develop a depth of understanding of a specific area of interest in neurology with the support of a personal mentor. An alternative work-based learning module has been designed to allow students to conduct a project within their own workplace that will lead to a change or development in practice.

    Commitment to student support: Mechanisms are available to support students on the programme, for example, personal tutors, academic support tutorials and the Academic Writing Centre There are excellent library facilities and IT support.
     
    Future prospects

    A Masters degree of this kind is an important prerequisite for a variety of professional opportunities. It is common for our graduates to progress within their chosen career in roles such as extended scope practitioners, clinical specialists, consultant therapists, researchers and lecturers in higher education. 

    Course content

    The course content is reviewed regularly to remain responsive to current practice developments and developments in neurology and neurological rehabilitation. The course facilitates the development of in-depth knowledge and a critical understanding of the theoretical concepts of neural control and the principles of neurological rehabilitation and encourages the application of theory to practice.

    Attendance for this course is flexible. You can take up to five years to complete the course, attending the University from as little as one afternoon or two days per week.. The course content is relevant to current practice and developments.

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