The Advanced (Neuromusculoskeletal) Physiotherapy MSc programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to comprehensively assess and manage individuals with neuromusculoskeletal problems. You will learn how to design, implement and evaluate care and rehabilitation programmes tailored to the needs of your individual patients.
The course offers you flexibility, with a choice of whether to study for a full master’s qualification or a Postgraduate Diploma. The MSc programme is made up of modules totalling 180 credits including a clinically based research project and dissertation worth 60 credits. You will complete the course in one year from September to September,
The Postgraduate Diploma pathway requires completed modules with a total of 120 credits to meet the requirements of the award.
Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).
King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
The majority of learning for this degree takes place at the King’s College London Guy’s Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary.
Research projects can take place in a variety of locations including King’s, occasionally other local universities and also in local hospitals, clinics or sports clubs.
Work placements can be held in any healthcare setting with a suitable MACP qualified mentor and mainly take place in the UK; Predominantly NHS outpatient physiotherapy departments, some private hospitals, private physiotherapy practices and sports clubs.
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This programme provides the educational opportunities that will enable physiotherapists to develop the knowledge, research understanding, clinical, analytical and reasoning skills required for advanced physiotherapy assessment and management of people with neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
You can expect to receive approximately 385 contact teaching hours through the programme, and this will include lectures, seminars, practical and laboratory based research sessions. You may typically expect the time to be split as per below:
Seminars/ Lab sessions
You will also go on clinical placements totalling at least 150 hours and will have direct contact time with your mentor for at least 50% of this time.
You are also expected to spend approximately two days a week studying independently and preparing for assignments during Term 1 and 2, and to spend approximately 150 hours consolidating learning from clinical placements and preparing for clinical assessments.
Students on the MSc course will also undertake the Research project module which involves approximately 20 contact hours with their project supervisor(s) and approximately 600 hours self study.
The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of oral, practical and clinical assessments, written assignments, and written examination. MSc students will also be assessed through a written thesis.