This module aims to extend the practice of physiotherapy in the management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. It builds upon the module taken in year one of the programme. Students will be introduced to a breadth of approaches for managing such dysfunctions. The emphasis will be upon evaluating and critiquing various approaches from a perspective of analysing the available evidence, developing skill in the approach and deepening their clinical reasoning. Students will also be introduced to the theories, principles and practice of ergonomics as an adjunct to effective physiotherapeutic management. A key feature of this module will be the use of visiting lecturers who are experts in different approaches to the management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions.
By the end of the module you should be able to:
Evaluate different approaches to the management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions
Critically analyse each approach with respect to the evidence available supporting / negating the approach
Apply these approaches and the evidence to clinical reasoning about patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions
Discuss the causation and management of pain states
Apply ergonomic principles to the practice of physiotherapy
Evaluate the application of ergonomic principles to physiotherapy
Evaluate the role of physiotherapy in the management of specific pathologies
Carry out safely, effectively and with due regard for indication and contra-indications specified manipulative thrust techniques
Module Attendance Required
7 January 2015
8 January 2015
14 January 2015
15 January 2015
21 January 2015
22 January 2015
27 January 2015
28 January 2015
3 February 2015
4 February 2015
11 February 2015
Assessment date TBC
Poster reporting a review of empirical evidence ofan approach to management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Brief presentation (5 minutes + 5 minutes for questions) This is 100% of the module weighting. This is 100% of the module weighting.
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Dr Nicola Heneghan
Specialist visiting lecturers
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 2014/15 is £1260, the overseas fee is £2184.
Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone module
Evidence of ability to undertake M level study.