The MSc in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) is a qualifying course for graduates with a relevant first degree, providing the opportunity to undertake a physiotherapy course leading to registration at master’s level.
You will benefit from an interprofessional approach to learning in which some modules will be shared with other health and social care students. This type of learning will help to prepare you for work in the current health care environment.
The course is taught full-time over two years alongside the well-established and highly-regarded BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy three year course offered by Oxford Brookes University.
Working at master’s level, you will focus on developing a knowledge base in physiotherapy, which is evidence-based and strongly underpinned by research.
The course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be:
Research minded in your attitude to knowledge and the evidence base to physiotherapy
Self motivated, proactive and equipped to make informed judgements in clinical practice
Experienced in multi and interdisciplinary working.
The core modules are:
Applied Research Methods
Physiotherapy Management of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
Physiotherapy Management of CV and Respiratory Dysfunction
Physiotherapy Management of Neurological Dysfunction
5 practice placement modules
Specialist Physiotherapy Practice
Operational Management in Health and Social Care or Leadership in Health and Social Care
In health and social care no professional group works in isolation. Oxford Brookes teaches a very wide range of pre-qualification and foundation courses including health and social care, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, operating department practice, paramedic emergency care, and social work. You will share your learning with students on all these other health care courses. This is a key component of the course as it is essential in developing your teamwork skills and your understanding of the other roles you will encounter in practice.
We offer a very friendly and supportive environment in which to learn; we consistently receive very high satisfaction ratings for our student support and learning resources in student surveys. We have excellent teaching facilities, dedicated clinical skills suites and simulation resources, which include a very well-equipped movement laboratory, a family of computerised simulation manikins (including a simman, simbaby and birthing mother), an extensive range of anatomy models and fully networked computer rooms.
We have excellent library resources, accessible both through the web and through a range of locally-based facilities on university and NHS sites.
Information technology plays an important role in health care courses and a very extensive range of learning resources can be accessed through ‘Brookes Virtual’, an online repository of lectures, handouts, information and learning exercises.
Various teaching and learning methods are used, such as peer-group presentations, lectures and seminars, with information technology playing an increasingly important role.
Assessment strategies include examinations, practical vivas, coursework (assignments range from essays and critical reviews of practice to individual and group presentations) and assessment of clinical practice.
International Student Requirements:
An IELTS score of 6.5 (a minimum of 6.5 in any component).