Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2: Upper Quadrant

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Module Overview

MACP-logo_RGBThis 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


20 credits

Module Attendance Required

99 hours

Module Dates (provisional)

  • 10th, 11th, 12th February 2021
  • 10th, 11th, 12th March 2021
  • 24th, 25th, 26th March 2021 
  •  31st March 2021, 1st April 2021 (manips)
  • 28th , 29th, 30th April 2021
  • Final assessment Thursday 6th May 2021 
  • May TBC (prosectorium date)

Assessment method

  • Viva voce examination that explores the theoretical basis and clinical reasoning of a case history and practical skills assessment

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

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

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.


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