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
Poster reporting small investigation into one approach evaluating some aspect of an approach to the treatment and management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Brief presentation (5 minutes + 5 minutes for questions) evaluating the theoretical basis for the approach, situating and critiquing the specific study.
This is 100% of the module weighting.
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
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 2013/14 is £1170, the overseas fee is £2067.
Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone module
Evidence of ability to undertake M level study.