Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2: Upper Quadrant Module Overview This module facilitates analysis of your prior experience in manipulative physiotherapy to enable the exploration of this specialist area in the context of evidence based practice. It builds upon your existing knowledge and experience of the assessment and management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction of the upper quadrant to enable understanding and effective management of the complexity of clinical presentations. This is achieved through the establishment of a framework of Continuing Professional Development and a focus on the development of clinical reasoning and clinical expertise. Learning Outcomes By the end of the module you should be able to: Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills in the assessment and management of upper quadrant dysfunction Critically evaluate the existing approaches to the assessment and management of upper 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 upper quadrant dysfunction Critically analyse the psychosocial issues relevant to the assessment and management of upper quadrant dysfunction Credits 20 credits Module Attendance Required 99 hours Module Dates 2016/17 dates 19, 20, 21 September 2016 17, 18, 19 October 2016 16 November (Data collection) 2016 12, 13, 14 December 2016 16, 17, 18 January 2017 + prosectorium date TBC Assessment Poster presentation of a negotiated mini research project exploring an aspect of upper quadrant assessment or management; 50% Viva voce examination that explores the theoretical basis and clinical reasoning of a case history; 50% Academics involved in the delivery of this module Dr Nicola Heneghan 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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.