Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation


Year Two

20 Credits

This module prepares students for physiotherapy practice in clinic-based settings focused on the care of patients presenting with musculoskeletal problems. This is a major area of physiotherapy practice and undergraduate physiotherapy students are typically allocated at least one practice-based placement in these settings during the programme. Students will build upon foundational knowledge developed in Year 1 of the programme (e.g. anatomy and physiology) by applying this knowledge to address typical problems experienced by people referred to outpatient physiotherapy settings with musculoskeletal conditions (e.g. lateral ankle sprain, neck pain, frozen shoulder), developing common principles and core skills that may then be applied across a range of clinical conditions. Development of knowledge and skills relevant to musculoskeletal assessment and treatment will be facilitated by a case-based learning approach built around scenarios which reflect the complexity of current musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice. The module has an emphasis on fostering the student’s problem-solving and self-directed learning skills through engaging active-learning approaches and a substantial practical component.


Practical assessment, 20 mins
Written coursework, 1500 words


Repeat components as required
Practical assessment
Written coursework