Sheffield Hallam University
Advanced Clinical Practice Musculoskeletal Management MSc
Sheffield Hallam University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Course summary

  • Advance your clinical, therapeutic and reasoning skills in the field of musculoskeletal clinical practice.

  • Develop your skills in communication and leadership to bring about more evidence based, efficient and effective services.

  • Engage in debate and develop skills which enhance your ability to facilitate service development and enhance patient care.

This course is designed for experienced postgraduate healthcare professionals working in musculoskeletal clinical practice. It is also suitable if you have studied manual therapy at a high level on clinically– based courses, such as with the International Maitland Teachers Association. You can have relevant clinically focused learning recognised and the credits transferred via a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

How you learn On this course you engage with evidence, theories and concepts relevant to musculoskeletal practice. You will be encouraged to share ideas, broaden your understanding, reflect on your own clinical practice and also learn from the other people on the course.

You learn through:

  • practical sessions

  • independent guided study

  • student–directed learning

  • completion of formative tasks

  • use of our virtual learning environment (Blackboard)

You can study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification. Visit our continuing professional development website for more information.

Applied learning Work placements

You can choose to take mentored clinical practice (MCP) as part of the course. These are an opportunity to transfer knowledge to practice and gain feedback from expert clinical practitioners.

MCPs are useful if you want to join the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) or pursue advanced clinical practice routes.

Networking opportunities

You learn from enthusiastic tutors and specialist visiting lecturers including academics who have physiotherapy research published in peer– reviewed journals.

Coursework Practical

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
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Academic Qualification Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject. Other formally certified qualifications Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants will be considered on other relevant evidence. Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing their capability for postgraduate study. Level of English language capability If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area. Note that the attainment of an IELTS score of 7 (with no element below 6.5) is required for registration with HCPC. Relevant work or work-related experience Applicants must usually have 24 months full time (or equivalent part time) experience managing and treating musculoskeletal dysfunction and normally be working in a relevant role. Applicants will be motivated and prepared to study independently and autonomously. They must be prepared to embrace the challenges of Masters level study including online distance learning, have access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement and have sound IT skills. Use of Prior Credit (RPL): prior certificated credit or prior experiential credit may be used within the programme in the following ways: Through the University's recognition of prior learning (RPL) process it may be possible for applicants to be exempt from some modules of the programme.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Sheffield Hallam University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Sheffield Hallam University

Founded in 1969, Sheffield Hallam University is located in the city of Sheffield, in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. Sheffield is the UK's fifth largest urban centre, 60% of which consists of vibrant green spaces such as city parks, gardens and countryside. SHU prides itself on the important position it occupies in Sheffield as a pillar of the local economy, workforce, and infrastructure. This is reflected in the fact that almost half of this university’s enrolled students are from low-income backgrounds.

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Where is this programme taught

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