This module critically evaluates the assessment and management of the complexity of neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction of the lower quadrant to enable evidence-based management. This is achieved through a focus on the development of clinical reasoning and clinical expertise. Each region of the lower quadrant is considered critically by integrating all approaches to manipulative physiotherapy. This module is part of the programme approved by the MACP.
By the end of the module you should be able to:
Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills in the assessment and management of lower quadrant dysfunction
Critically evaluate the existing approaches to the assessment and management of lower quadrant dysfunction in the context of Best Practice Evaluate and further develop their communication skills and manipulative physiotherapy manual skills
Justify decision making within the process of patient assessment and management
Evaluate and progress the management intervention in lower quadrant dysfunction
Critically analyse the psychosocial issues relevant to the assessment and management of lower quadrant dysfunction
Module Attendance Required
2000 word essay exploring issues of assessment and management of lower quadrant dysfunction; 50%.
Seminar presentation of a lower quadrant case history (and facilitation of discussion); 50%.
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Dr Alison Rushton
Stand Alone Course
This module can also be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact the Programme Administrator:
Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 3126
Fee if taken as a stand alone course
The Home/EU module fee for 2014/12 is £1170, the overseas fee £2067.
Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course
Applicants must provide documented evidence of a minimum of 1500 hours experience post qualification of using manipulative physiotherapy within a neuromusculoskeletal context. (This is in line with the IFOMPT guidelines.)
Supporting evidence of appropriate continuing professional development during this experience will be required.