The programme examines Ergonomic principles within the context of the prevention and management of work related musculoskeletal disorders. It aims to equip the student with the core skills and competencies to ensure a working knowledge of ergonomics. At the same time, ensuring practice is underpinned by a strong understanding of theoretical of practical issues, including compliance with relevant legislation.
The programme is designed to enhance students current clinical practice in the management of work related musculoskeletal disorders by ensuring all facets of these disorders are assessed and managed effectively. It is anticipated students will come from a variety of sources such as private practice, commercial business and occupational settings, which will bring diversity and innovative approaches to the management of what can be very difficult to manage disorders.
Topics covered include:-
The programme is interdisciplinary and students work together exploring the contribution each discipline makes to patient care. Through this approach students will develop a better understanding of other disciplines and develop approaches to working together to provide a patient led service.
The programme forms part of our Post Graduate Framework for Health Professionals which offers a wide range of accredited short courses and modules focused around patient centred care and evidence based practice.
Full time Students complete the programme in 6 months.
Part time students may take one to three years undertaking modules at a pace to suit their busy lives.
Students are required to complete two core modules:-
The modules are studied through a variety of activities including keynote lectures, Seminar, tutorials, practical sessions, workshops, laboratory sessions, web-based learning. Self direction is encouraged from the beginning and develops throughout the modules.
The modules use:-
This Masters level programme has been developed in accordance with underlying principles currently held at the forefront of the professional and academic disciplines. Students are asked to show originality in the application of knowledge and understanding of how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through practice.
Full-time mode PGC: 5 months (Sept - Jan or Feb - June)
Participants wishing to study full-time begin studying in September or February (as offered). International students are advised to attend the Preparation of Higher Education programme offered by the University. The full-time participant will complete the 2 modules
Part-time mode MSc: One to Three Years
Participants wishing to study part-time may begin studying in either September or February. The modules are distinct entities in themselves and student will register for each module individually. Both modules must be completed within three Calendar years.
It is possible to move from full-time to part-time study to accommodate any external factors such as financial constraints or domestic commitments. Many of our students make use of this flexibility and this may impact on the overall duration of their study period.
Students will all have:-
We anticipate that the programme and modules offered may be of interest to a range of health disciplines including Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Nurses, and Medics.
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.
Students who apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement. Therefore such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption.
No work experience is required.
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