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Advanced Clinical Practice CPPD courses

Brunel offer a range of Continuing Personal Professional Development (CPPD) modules for practitioners in physiotherapy, occupational therapy or nursing.

These modules will prepare you for a leadership role in developing and improving the care and experience of service users, along with improving service provision across the range of health and care settings.

Find the right CPPD module for you:

Anatomy and Physiology (PH5616)

Course Code

 PH5616

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

September

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

Written examination (2 hours)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module will allow students to develop theoretical knowledge of the anatomy and physiology underpinning critical illness, in order to profile the critical care patient. The module aims to develop students critical awareness of clinical evidence related to the critically ill patient. This module covers:

The respiratory system: anatomy and physiology, respiratory muscle function and assessment, lung function (flow, compliance, resistance, and volumes) and clinical lung function testing, gas exchange and gas transport, and control of breathing in health and disease.

The cardiovascular system: structure and function, electrophysiology, control of cardiac output, tissue perfusion, control of blood pressure and cardiac reflexes. 

The renal system: structure and function of the kidney and renal regulation.

The neurological system: The brain and disorders of consciousness. (Additional body systems will be covered in the Rehabilitation After Critical Illness module, and The Specialist Patient modules.)

 

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Qualitative Research in Health and Social Care (PH5604)

Course Code

 PH5604

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

September

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

500 word assignment (50%)
1.5hr MCQ examination (50%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

Qualitative research is focused on understanding the depth and complexity of human experience. In health research, it's often used to explore how people experience conditions and interventions, and investigate behaviours including that of health professionals. Through prioritising the voice of those who are within health care, as patients, carers and/or professionals, it has a valuable role to play in service evaluation, development and quality improvement.

There are many theoretical traditions that underpin qualitative research and methods for gathering and analysing data. Rigour in process is a core feature of all. In this module, students will be introduced to some of these background theories and approaches, the key methods used, techniques of analysis and necessary ethical considerations. Opportunity to do data collection and analysis will be included as well as considering ‘quality’ in qualitative papers and important considerations when planning a qualitative research project.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Rehabilitation after Critical Illness (PH5618)

Course Code

PH5618

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

September

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word critical appraisal essay

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module will allow students to develop theoretical knowledge and critical understanding of the physiological processes underpinning chronic critical illness, including the neuromuscular effects of critical illness, the effect on the respiratory system and weaning from mechanical ventilation, and psychological consequences of critical illness.  In addition, students will develop a critical understanding of early mobilisation strategies, rehabilitation interventions, and outcome measurement in critical care; as well as the importance of inter-disciplinary working and a long term follow up.

Students will also develop analytical clinical assessment and reasoning skills in the treatment of impairment, disability and participation from the intensive care unit through to the community setting. The module aims to develop students critical awareness of clinical evidence related to the rehabilitation and recovery of the critically ill patient.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Facilitating Learning and Teaching in Clinical Practice (PH5615)

Course Code

PH5615

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

September

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

Video presentation (50%)
3,000 word portfolio of reflective practice (50%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module aims to provide practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills for the planning, organisation, delivering, teaching and evaluation of effective programmes for clinical training in specialist practice. Current research and theory underpinning the educational process which support a challenging and supportive teaching and learning environment for clinical practice will be explored. This aims to enhance practitioners’ individual ability to critically appraise and augment their skills and knowledge and actively contribute to the education awareness for members of their healthcare team, patients, service users and carers.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Pain: Contemporary Science and Practice (PH5624)

Course Code

PH5624

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word assignment based on a complex clinical scenario

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

In this module, students will engage with contemporary pain science and up-to-date principles of management for the person in pain. The module is designed for clinicians working with people with pain in any clinical setting. It aims to improve students understanding of pain science and management and help to better embed this knowledge into everyday practice.

Students will look at the issue of pain from multiple perspectives, including knowledge from neurobiology, psychology and epidemiology and other disciplines. Throughout, there will be a focus on developing clinical skills that can be embedded into practice. 

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Contemporary Theory and Clinical Application in Musculoskeletal Practice: The Lower Quadrant (PH5625)

Course Code

PH5625

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

1,500 word essay around a complex case scenario (70%) 
Oral presentation (15 mins) (30%)

Please note, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, assessments for the academic year 2019/20 are altered as follows:
Essay weighting increased to 100%
Oral presention removed 

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module aims to develop advanced critical understanding of the current theory and science of current lower quadrant musculoskeletal practice. Students will develop advanced examination and intervention skills for the management of patients with lower limb, and lumbo-pelvic (lower quadrant) musculoskeletal conditions.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Working as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in Musculoskeletal Medicine: Advanced Assessment and Management Skills (PH5641)

Course Code

PH5641

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

September

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

Work-based learning portfolio (pass / fail)
Case presentation (100%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc
Advanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship MSc

Module Details

The NHS, public health and social care system and the delivery of prevention, treatment and care will continue to change over the coming years. An increased focus on managing complex co-morbidities will place a greater emphasis on the skills of the generalist as will the move towards increased care provision outside of dedicated care settings and professional boundaries.

An increase in the demand for Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner roles is occurring to address complex MSK patients, both within secondary and primary are settings. This module has been developed to address the learning needs of these clinicians who otherwise struggle to get the training they need to fulfil their roles.

Pre-requisites:

  • CV to be reviewed. 
  • Be HCPC registered.
  • Have four years experience working as a qualified physiotherapist.
  • Minimum of two years specialising in musculoskeletal practice.
  • Have formally identified and entered an agreement with a mentor and / or supervisor for the learning-in-practice elements of a programme, prior to commencing the programme.

Contact Details

Tara.Potier@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Neurophysiological Basis for Rehabilitation of Movement (PH5630)

Course Code

PH5630

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word essay on selected topic in rehabilitation / movement research

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

On this module, students will develop their knowledge of clinical neurophysiology and motor control, relevant to rehabilitation of movement. This will be achieved by critical examination of key advances in research of movement disorders and neurorehabilitation, and students will explore how this research leads to advances in  clinical practice of neurorehabilitation. Key topics include rehabilitaion research for gait, upper limb plus posture and balance in a number of neurological conditions.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Quantitative Methods and Design for Health Science Research (PH5603)

Course Code

PH5603

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

September 

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

Written examination (2 hours)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module will critically explore, reflect and develop students' understanding of statistical approaches to the analysis of quantitative data in health science research. Students will gain practical skills in analysing key research designs using standard statistical software package appropriate to biomedical and health research (University supported package).

The module aims to explain observational and interventional study designs and discuss the use of appropriate measures of health, relative and absolute risk, and treatment effectiveness for each design. Students will critically evaluate quantitative research to inform evidence based practice in health sciences. 

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Contemporary Theory and Clinical Application in Musculoskeletal Practice: The Upper Quadrant (PH5626)

Course Code

PH5626

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

September 

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

1,500 word essay around a complex case scenario (70%)
Oral presentation (15 mins) (30%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module aims to develop students advanced critical understanding of the current theory and science of current lower quadrant musculoskeletal practice. Students will develop advanced examination and intervention skills for the management of patients with upper limb, cervical and thoracic (upper quadrant) musculoskeletal conditions.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Injection Therapy (PH5647)

Course Code

PH5647

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

Portfolio: 10 reflective case studies (50%)
Practical exam (25%)
Viva (25%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc
Advanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship MSc

Module Details

This is a post-registration module is aimed at physiotherapists working at an advanced level who wish to practice injection therapy. This course combines clinical and academic learning with an emphasis on the development of technical skills, clinical reasoning and critical evaluation of current research for injection therapy.

The module provides the relevant continuing professional development training of skills for physiotherapists that are necessary to meet the expectations of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy educational training for injection therapy.

This module is subject to approval by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Pre-requisites:

  • CV to be reviewed by module lead.
  • Be HCPC registered.
  • Have four years experience working as a qualified physiotherapist.
  • Minimum of two years specialising in musculoskeletal practice.
  • Provide evidence of current appropriate indemnity insurance to practise. 
  • Have formally identified and entered an agreement with a mentor and / or supervisor for the learning-in-practice elements of a programme, prior to commencing the programme.
  • Be able to access the relevant medicines through a setting-appropriate lawful medicines framework in order to offer injection-therapy.

Contact Details

• Tara.Potier@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Functional Neuroscience for Rehabilitation (PH5629)

Course Code

PH5629

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

September 

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word critical essay

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module focuses on developing and updating student’s knowledge of functional neuroscience underpinning neurorehabilitation. Students will critically evaluate neuroscientific research in health and treatment of neurological disorders. They will also explore how advances in basic and clinical neuroscience research impact on professional practice in neurorehabilitation.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Clinical Applications in Neurorehabilitation (PH5631)

Course Code

PH5631

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

September 

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

20 minute oral presentation case study and short abstract of presentation

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

By exploring the link between theory and practice, and through critical evaluation of current evidence for the effectiveness of selected rehabilitation techniques in common use, this module aims to enhance the students’ ability to critically reflect upon their day to day practice and to objectively rationalise and justify their clinical decision making, their choice of techniques and approaches, and how to critically evaluate their effect when working with people with neurological disorders. Students will be made aware of new and current applied research in the field and be able to critically evaluate its usefulness for new and existing therapeutic procedures.  

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Science of Rehabilitation and Movement (PH5620)

Course Code

PH5620

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

September 

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

15 minute case presentation (50%)
2,000 word review (50%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module examines the science underpinning effective rehabilitation and exercise prescription. There will be a focus on the science of strength and conditioning, physiological adaptation to exercise in multiple systems and motor learning. This will include principles of exercise dosing and the evidence underpinning the effectiveness of approaches to exercise prescription in both prevention and rehabilitation of long-term conditions and non-communicable diseases.

Students will be introduced to the tools used to measure various aspects of movement and performance. The module will consider the full spectrum of activity from the inactive to the higher functioning individual. 

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Acute Management of the Critically Ill Patient (PH5617)

Course Code

PH5617

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

Viva voce on case study

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module will allow students to develop skills in the advanced clinical assessment of the critically ill patient, as well as a critical understanding of the acute management of critically ill patients, advanced clinical reasoning skills, human factors and non-technical skills.

The module aims to develop students critical awareness of clinical evidence related to the acute management of the critically ill patient.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

The Specialist Patient (PH5619)

Course Code

PH5619

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word case study report (80%)
15 minute presentation (20%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module will allow students to develop theoretical knowledge of specialist ICU populations. They will gain knowledge and understanding of the specific pathophysiological processes of trauma, burns, spinal cord injury (SCI), brain injury, liver and transplant, cardiothoracics, HIV / oncology, and the complex medical surgical population. In addition, students will develop analytical, clinical assessment and reasoning skills in the management of these populations, with particular focus on the specialist components of assessment, rehabilitation and care. The module aims to develop students critical awareness of clinical evidence related to the management of these specialist groups.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Advanced Lifestyle Management in Long-Term and Chronic Conditions (PH5622)

Course Code

PH5622

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

2,000 word case study report (50%)
15 minute oral presentation (50%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to apply multi-factorial lifestyle approaches to the management of long term and chronic conditions. Students will obtain a critical understanding of behaviour change techniques, approaches to smoking cessation, and approaches to weight management. This module will promote the use of the current evidence base, current national and international guidelines, and underlying principles to develop advanced knowledge of multi-factorial management of risk factors and disease.

This module has a strong practical focus aiming to equip students with skills to translate theory to practice. Students will develop skills to apply advanced behaviour change interventions, incorporating motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy, to individuals in health and disease. They will also develop skills needed for safe and effective professional practice of dietary and physical activity management in the prevention and management of long term and chronic conditions.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Reflective Clinical Practice in Long-Term and Chronic Conditions (PH5623)

Course Code

PH5623

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

2,000 word reflective essay (50%)
2,000 word essay-portfolio (50%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module aims to develop students’ reflective skills both in application of their learning to their own patient care and through observations of current preventive and rehabilitation practice. This module requires students to visit a range of relevant areas delivering prevention and rehabilitation services in chronic disease management. The student culminates these visits in the form of a reflective practice portfolio. Development of skills to critique and evaluate different clinical interventions and hence identify recommendations for improving or changing practice to is core to this module. 

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Advanced Clinical Leadership (PH5612)

Course Code

PH5612

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word case-based critical reflection on clinical leadership

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module aims to develop advanced knowledge, skills, qualities and behaviours of leadership for clinical healthcare professionals working in a range of roles in healthcare settings in the NHS. This knowledge and skills literacy will nurture and enhance existing team-working skills and clinical leadership requirements in order to evidence advanced level skills.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Assessment and Management of Challenging Behaviours Across the Lifespan (PH5636)

Course Code

PH5636

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

September

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word case-based critical essay

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module aims to develop advanced and critical understanding of the factors underlying challenging behaviours from early childhood to older age. This knowledge will encourage the development of advanced skills in conducting individualised, functionally-based assessments of challenging behaviours for successful monitoring and management of a person-centred and evidence-based professional practice.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Cognitive and Behavioural Issues in Neurorehabilitation (PH5632)

Course Code

PH5632

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word essay

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

Students will draw from their own clinical experience and practice in cognitive neurorehabilitation to explore current application of biopsychosocial models and rehabilitation guidelines. Students will undertake focused critical appraisal of research and evidence based neuropsychology for application to rehabilitation in brain injury or neurological conditions. Students will explore both barriers and opportunities related to translational clinical cognitive rehabilitation practice.  

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Children, Young People, Families and Carers’ Practices (PH5633)

Course Code

PH5633

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word case-based coursework

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module will advance practitioner's existing knowledge and skills in employed multifactorial intra- and inter-personal processes in the promotion of health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families / carers. Current working practices, nationally and internationally, will be reviewed with a focus on improving service provision for these populations.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Older People and Healthy Aging (PH5634)

Course Code

PH5634

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word eassy

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module aims to develop practitioner's critical awareness of the broader concepts and influences impacting upon older people, their families and carers to maintain their health and wellbeing. Practitioners will critically review current and pertinent political, social and theoretical influences associated with demographic change, health promotion and internationalisation.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Mental Health Recovery and Wellbeing (PH5635)

Course Code

PH5635

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word eassy

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module aims to develop a critical understanding of the contemporary issues that impact on mental health service delivery and how the advancing level of practice influences the provision of high quality, service user centred care. This knowledge will enhance the skills and confidence of practitioners working with people who have mental health problems to enable recovery.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PH5637)

Course Code

PH5637

Module mode of attendance

Full-time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word eassy

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

The aim of this module is to provide knowledge and skills in palliative and end-of-life care from an interdisciplinary perspective. Key module aims include:

  • Developing specialist knowledge in the state of the art for palliative and end-of-life care to enable working in multiple healthcare settings, meeting a range of patient/service user needs.
  • Developing an understanding of the dynamics of inter-professional practice and learn skills to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Developing the ability to monitor and assess care delivery and outcomes together with professional colleagues, service users, and carers.
  • Applying evidence-based approaches to care and evaluation of that care.
  • Building leadership skills to advance policy and practice and to contribute to ongoing improvement in health care at the end-of-life.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

The Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (PH5638)

Course Code

PH5638

Module mode of attendance

Part-time

Course Dates

16th, 17th and 18th September 2020, 7th and 8th November 2020 and 9th December 2020

Credits

 30

Fee

UK / EU: £1,643
International: £3,000

Assessment

Completion of mandatory online lectures, objective structured clinical examination and multiple choice questions

Full Course

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound PgCert (CASE accredited for UK situational learning experiences only)

Module Details

This module aims to develop the practical skill of performing a diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound examination. Intensive, focussed teaching time developing practical skills will be provided with high quality ultrasound systems and low student numbers to machine ratios. Extensive use of AV equipment will enable an engaging and stimulating learning environment. 

Core foundation topics such as science and technology including physics, knobology, image optimisation will be addressed in taught lectures and through supporting online material. We will cover reporting and communication and professional issues discussing the impact that this can have on patient pathways and overall management. Relevant clinical governance documents and policies will be discussed along with quality assurance. 

Contact Details

• Tara.Potier@brunel.ac.uk 
• Stuart.Wildman@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Integrating Musculoskeletal Ultrasound into Practice (PH5639)

Course Code

PH5639

Module mode of attendance

Part-time

Course Dates

13th and 14th January 2021, 20th and 21st March 2021 and 5th May 2021

Credits

 30

Fee

UK / EU: £1,643
International: £3,000

Assessment

VIVA presentation of a case study, logbook submission (250 cases) – included audit of cases, final assessment on placement – assessed by independent assessor 

Full Course

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound PgCert (CASE accredited for UK situational learning experiences only)

Module Details

This module aims to develop students ability to recognise pathology on imaging, report it accurately but also develop an understanding of the evidence base surrounding the impact that those sonographic findings have upon a patient pathways. Considering normal ageing changes and determining relevance of imaging findings.

A significant focus of the module will be clinical mentorship, but taught contact days to refine skills and develop an understanding of tissue appearances will be provided. Group based working, online resources and learning materials will further supplement this.

Contact Details

• Tara.Potier@brunel.ac.uk 
• Stuart.Wildman@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Management of the Pelvic Health Patient (PH5643)

Course Code

PH5643

Module mode of attendance

Part-time

Start Date

January

Credits

 15

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

3,000 word work based portfolio

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module will develop the practical skills for the treatment and management of the pelvic health patient (including antenatal and postnatal care, urology, gynaecology and colorectal conditions). Students will learn practical skills such as catheterisation, vaginal pessary application, exercise, manual therapy, biofeedback and electrotherapy skills. Rehabilitation will be a large focus of this module and the focus will be on holistic patient management of pelvic floor dysfunction. Critique of the literature will be completed with in-depth evaluation on clinical effectiveness.   

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Fundamentals of Pelvic Health (PH5642)

Course Code

PH5642

Module mode of attendance

Part-time

Start Date

September

Credits

 15

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

Practical examination VIVA / OSCE (50%)
3,000 word critical assignment (50%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

This module will provide the students with knowledge of common pelvic health pathologies. Students will develop the assessment skills necessary to manage and rehabilitate pelvic health patients including, the obstetric, gynaecological, urology and colorectal patient.

This module will also focus on the critical appraisal of current assessment skills and techniques, working towards individual view of clinical best practice. Initial management of common pathologies will be discussed, with further critical review of the current practices. 

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Working as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner within Pelvic Health (PH5644) 

Course Code

PH5644

Module mode of attendance

Part-time

Start Date

April

Credits

 15

Fee

Fees for associate module students

Assessment

Oral case study presentation (50%)
3,000 word work based portfolio (50%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice (all specialist pathways) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Module Details

The aim of this module is to give students an overview into the change of clinical practice when moving from a physiotherapy post in to an extended scope/advanced physiotherapy practitioner position.

This module is aimed at Physiotherapists who have already started or are looking to start a role as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist / Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner. 

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

 

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