Interested in studying at the University of Birmingham in the UK?
MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy
School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Services
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT
Dr Nicola Heneghan, Programme Lead
+44 (0) 121 415 8367
Member Organisation of IFOMPT that the programme links to:
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists)
This programme enables exploration of the theoretical basis of manipulative physiotherapy and its application to the development of your clinical reasoning. Using the process of clinical reasoning as its framework, this programme integrates the many approaches to practice in this specialist area. It facilitates an evaluation of existing evidence through the exploration of the assessment and management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.
Why study this course?
Successful completion of the programme to the level of PGDip qualifies you for membership of the Musculoskeletal
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) and the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).
The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy is awarded with successful completion of six 20 credit masters level modules.
Advancing Practice through Personal and Professional Development
Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy 1: Lower Quadrant
Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy 2: Upper Quadrant
Evidence Based Clinical Practice
In addition one option module needs to be successfully completed from the range of modules on offer (subject to availability and viability). For a full list of optional modules please go to our website.
The award of Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy will be awarded following successful completion of the Research Dissertation (60 credits) module to provide a cumulative total of 180 M level credits.
Accreditation of prior learning or experience
The generic term AP(E)L is used to encompass both Accredited Prior Learning and Accredited Prior Experiential Learning. The AP(E)L scheme means that we can consider accreditation of previous formal certified and experiential learning for modules within the programme. Further information can be found at: www.admissions.bham.ac.uk/apl
Duration of study – Flexibility in mind
We understand the pressures of juggling your work and home life and therefore this programme is offered on a flexible basis. The programme can be completed on a full-time basis within 13 months or on a part time basis within a maximum period of six years. If you are unable to commit to the full MSc, you can also choose to take the shorter qualification of Postgraduate Diploma. Individual modules are also available and credits gained from individual assessed modules can then be used towards a full qualification at a later stage.
Please ensure that you visit our website for the full entry requirements. These include:
Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (includes professional indemnity)
A BSc/BA honours degree or equivalent
Documented evidence of a minimum of 1500 hours experience post qualification of using manipulative physiotherapy within a neuromusculoskeletal context. Supporting evidence of appropriate continuing professional development during this experience will also be required.
For further information including full details of all modules, application deadlines and how to apply, as well as access to our online application form, please visit our website www.birmingham.ac.uk/advancedmanips