The module aims to prepare you for clinical practice within the field of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. A key feature of the module will be the use of problem based learning; in order to enhance student ability to gain a clinically relevant knowledge base utilising the principles of evidence-based practice. Practical sessions will involve acquisition of relevant assessment and treatment skills centred on the principles of clinical effectiveness. A client-centred view will be encouraged facilitating students to make decisions in partnership with clients; carers; health professionals; stakeholders and others.
By the end of the module you should be able to:
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the normal structure and functioning of the neuromusculoskeletal system (upper and lower quadrants)
Discuss consequences of disruptions to normal structure and function as a result of pathology, injury and ageing
Critically evaluate the pathological and healing processes of the above dysfunctions, discussing their relationship to management
Demonstrate practical knowledge of key skills appropriate for assessing and managing neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction, with due regard for safety, legal and ethical issues
Critically evaluate the use of key skills for assessing and managing neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions
Critically appraise the evidence supporting or negating the use of key modalities in the management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions
Critically evaluate clinical reasoning in the assessment and management of neuormusculoskeletal dysfunction
Discuss the use of an holistic approach in the management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions
Module Attendance Required
88 hours staff/student contact
Year 1 January – March; May
A seminar based on a case study provided by the module will be presented (70%) accompanied by a 500 word written component (30%); reference list and handout from the seminar.
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Mr Nick Bent