This course is designed to develop postgraduate skills and enhance the contribution of health professionals to the effective assessment and management of individuals with musculoskeletal disorders.
You will build on your current knowledge of musculoskeletal/connective tissue disorders/diseases and examine contemporary research and evidence relating to risk assessment, preventative strategies, diagnosis and therapeutic management of musculoskeletal disorders and have the opportunity to apply to practice through the flexible and negotiated learning in the workplace.
You will study three compulsory 20 credit modules:
• Musculoskeletal Diagnosis
• Musculoskeletal Disorders
• Specialist Negotiated Practice
You should be a qualified and registered healthcare professional and be currently employed in your professional capacity.
Applicants will normally be expected to have a first degree; applicants without a first degree will be considered if they can satisfactorily demonstrate through their application an aptitude and ability to study at postgraduate level. E.g. Level 6/7 study achieved at or above a minimum pass grade.
If English is not the applicant’s first language they will need to have a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 7.0 or above.
Prior to the course commencing you will be expected to attend a Course Induction Day where you will receive a bespoke preparation to the course including preparation for academic writing and study skills.
2018/9 fees for this course have not yet been agreed.
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.