The pathway is designed to optimise flexibility for learners and enables experienced musculoskeletal to advance their practice. A range of professions including physiotherapists, podiatrists and rheumatology nurses who work in either the NHS or private practice will be able to select modules appropriate for their professional needs. Modules include material related to clinical decision making and advancing clinical skills including injection therapy and independent prescribing. There is a great deal of flexibility within this pathway for students to direct their learning to topics and regions of personal interest
- Provide you with a critical understanding of the key concepts underlying advanced musculoskeletal clinical skills beyond your normal professional scope of practice
- Provide you with the opportunity to acquire advanced musculoskeletal clinical skills beyond your normal professional scope of practice
- Provide you with skills to access and critically appraise research findings to develop your own evidence-based practice
- Enhance your understanding of the essential principles of research design and to conduct an extensive piece of independent research including: planning, formulating, designing, choosing research methods, collecting data, analysing, interpreting and writing-up
- Ensure you acquire a range of transferable employment-related skills
The Musculoskeletal Practice programme at the University of Essex sits within our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences. This allows us to bring together our internationally recognised research, share knowledge, and enhance placement and vocational opportunities for our students and graduates.
We are committed to embedding the NHS Constitution Values (which are strongly reflected in our University values) into everything we do. They define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students underpinning the work we do in the university, clinical arena and other workplaces.
We understand that not all of our students and staff are employed within the NHS but these values uphold the underlying principles of excellent care as a standard, and as such we expect that anyone who cares for others will aspire to uphold these values.
For us, involving not only our students, but service users, experts by experience, carers and NHS/non-NHS professionals in the creation and delivery of all programmes is vital.
- Musculoskeletal Research: Data collection and analysis
- Technical considerations in ultrasound imaging
- Understanding and managing complex musculoskeletal conditions
- Soft tissue and joint injection therapy
- Musculoskeletal ultrasound
- Advanced musculoskeletal assessment
- 60 months
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- Applicants should have a relevant first degree OR a relevant professional experience or qualifications that demonstrates ability to study at Level 7.
Applicant should also have:
- 3-5 years postgraduate experience in the field of musculoskeletal health
- Be experienced clinicians only who are already working clinically in their area of practice at level 7
- Current Registration with the relevant UK or equivalent professional body
- This degree pathway is not available to students who require a Student visa to study in the UK.
- Fees are to be confirmed.
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