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This postgraduate programme in Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy integrates the clinical, academic and research components of physiotherapy practice. The emphasis is on the management of patients with cardiorespiratory disorders. Flexibility in selection of courses allows for physiotherapists with particular interests to be accommodated. What and how will I learn? This MSc offers physiotherapy students the opportunity to extend their understanding of key areas in this field, including challenging the foundations of established but poorly justified treatments, developing and undertaking clinical research, learning about new and emerging treatment options, and enjoying the mentorship of recognised experts in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of five core courses (75 credits) three option courses (45 credits) and the research dissertation (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months, flexible 3-5 years) is offered. A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, part-time nine months) is offered. Core modules Clinical Education in Advanced Physiotherapy Part I Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Skills Respiration Research Methods & Statistics Physiotherapy Research & Dissemination Options Clinical Education in Advanced Physiotherapy Part II Paediatric Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Clinical Exercise for Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Exercise for Pulmonary Disease Muscle & Exercise Physiology in Health & Disease Heart & Circulation Leadership & Professional Development Clinical Knowledge & Decision Making Information Law and Governance in Clinical Practice Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Dissertationreport All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a substantial report and an oral examination. The programme is delivered through a combination of teaching and self directed learning, and includes six weeks of clinical placements. Assessment is through clinical assessments, written assignments, oral presentations, multiple choice tests, submission of the literature review and research proposal, assessed coursework, unseen and prior disclosure written examinations, and the dissertation and viva. Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukadvanced-physiotherapy Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Institute of Child Health, in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital, is the largest centre in Europe devoted to clinical and basic research and postgraduate teaching in children's health. Our academic structure closely mirrors the hospital's organisation, and consists of eight research themes, facilitating interdisciplinary research and allowing flexibility for developing new areas of investigation. Graduate students benefit from excellent facilities in both laboratory and non-laboratory subjects. The institute is also engaged in research in population health sciences in the UK and overseas activity. First career destinations of recent graduates include: ?Oxford Radcliffe Hospital: Physiotherapist ?Singapore National Hospital: Physiotherapist ?Imperial College Healthcare Trust: Physiotherapist ?Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital: Clinical Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist ?Oxford Brookes University: Associate Lecturer How to apply You may choose to apply online or download application materials, for details visit http:www.ucl.ac.ukprospective-studentsgraduate-studyapplication-admission Applications are preferred by end of July, but high quality late applications may be considered. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? This MSc is suitable for students with a first degree in Physiotherapy who have a wide knowledge of biomedical sciences allied to clinical skills but w
This postgraduate programme in Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy integrates the clinical, academic and research components of physiotherapy practice. The emphasis is on the management of patients with cardiorespiratory disorders. Flexibility in selection of courses allows for physiotherapists with particular interests to be accommodated. What and how will I learn? This MSc offers physiotherapy students the opportunity to extend their understanding of key areas in this field, includi...