MSc Physiotherapy – Advanced (Cardio-respiratory)

MSc Physiotherapy - Advanced (Cardio-respiratory)

The structure of the core modules meets the needs of individuals to review and evaluate the cardio-respiratory field of physiotherapy and to integrate this into their clinical practice where appropriate. The optional modules allow students to devise a program to suit their own specific requirements in terms of professional and personal development. The Research Methods in Health module and postgraduate dissertation, together with core/optional modules such as Evidence-based Practice and Assessment and Measurement, develop the student’s research capabilities and critical evaluation skills. It has strong connections both with local clinical units and with other Schools within the University such as the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, Medicine, and Pharmacy and Bioengineering. The part-time MSc program can be completed in up to three years on a part-time route, but students may take up to five years if they wish (modular route). The structure of the course, therefore, allows flexible learning in accordance with individual student interests and needs



Core modules (every 15 credits totaling 60 credits plus the dissertation):

  • Research Methods in Health
  • Acute Respiratory Deterioration and Critical Care
  • Behavior Change for Health and Well-being
  • Advanced Management of the Respiratory Complications of Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Assessment and Measurement OR Evidence-Based Practice – this is delivered electronically entirely via distance learning
  • Dissertation

Optional modules (60 credits):

  • Applied Clinical Anatomy 1
  • Applied Clinical Anatomy 2
  • Dynamic Ultrasound Imaging
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Pain
  • Physiology and Pharmacology of Pain
  • Physiology of Neuromusculoskeletal Tissue
  • Concepts of Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Assistive Technologies in Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
  • OR another from the Faculty Module listing