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Rehabilitation Studies: Physiotherapy in Women's Health MSc / PGDip / PGCert

University of Bradford

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Bradford

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

This programme is aimed at physiotherapists working in the speciality of Women's Health in a variety of health care settings.

  • MSc Rehabilitation Studies: Physiotherapy in Women's Health
  • PGDip Physiotherapy in Women's Health
  • PGCert Physiotherapy in Women's Health

It offers physiotherapists a range of opportunities to develop an evidence based approach to clinical reasoning through the ability to identify, analyse and interpret the current best available evidence and apply this to the rehabilitation and promotion of Women's Health using appropriate assessment and therapeutic intervention skills.

Students will study in-depth issues including pelvic girdle pain, ante- and post-natal care, continence, exercise, bone health and menopause. The modules include teaching blocks at the Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford to encourage shared learning. Further learning and teaching on the practice module occurs in the clinical setting.

Students must therefore have access to an appropriate clinical caseload in order to be able to undertake the practice module. Each student will be allocated a clinical mentor for the practice module. Peer physical examination is used during teaching in the practice module, viable alternatives are available if required.

This is the only programme of its kind in the UK offering this specialist area of study. The Certificate was developed jointly and is regularly reviewed by Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP), (formerly the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health) and the University of Bradford.

Learning and assessment

Teaching is delivered through any number of the following:

  • Lectures: To a group of students where information will be presented and discussed whilst informed by the core values.
  • Facilitated seminars and group discussion: Where learning will be through the interpretation and critical application of information and grouplearning.
  • Tutorial: Where small group number of students reflect and discuss issues related to their learning.
  • Work-based learning: Where learning is directed within the work environment and is reflected upon and then reported on.
  • Work-based learning: Where skills are taught in relation to theory andbest practice enabling students to develop advanced competence and clinical practice skills in their field of practice.

Career prospects

This programme offers the physiotherapist a range of opportunities to develop advanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to their role in Women's Health the chance to extend and enhance their clinical practice and career pathway.

The programme is endorsed by the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). Physiotherapists who successfully complete the Certificate are eligible for full membership of POGP.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,890per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Bradford

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, England

The University of Bradford is one of the most diverse, inclusive universities in the UK. It is proud of the warm welcome that international students receive.
Expert support staff are on hand to help international students from their first contact with the university, throughout their time in Bradford and beyond.
The campus is within a 10-minute walk of the city centre, with accommodation and all student facilities within the grounds.

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  • Graduate prospects

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.50 70%

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    / Max 215
    156 77%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    98 98%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    4.63 93%

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    4

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