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Physiotherapy CPPD courses

Post-registration courses for professional development

Brunel offer a range of Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) courses for practitioners in, and even those who are new to, Physiotherapy.

If you’re looking for professional development post-registration, there are a number of modules on offer that will prepare you for a leadership role in developing and improving the care and experience of service users, along with improving service provision across a range of health and care settings.

Qualitative Research in Health and Social Care PH5604

CourseCode

 PH5604

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

£645 (please note fees are subject to change)

Assessment

3000 word porfolio

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

Qualitative research is focused on understanding the depth and complexity of human experience. In health research it is 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

John.Gratrick@brunel.ac.uk

Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Rehabilitation after Critical Illness PH5618

CourseCode

PH5618

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

£645 (please note fees are subject to change)

Assessment

3,000 word critical appraisal essay

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

Rehabilitation within the critical care environment is now considered a fundamental component of clinical care.  This module will cover the pathophysiology of chronic critical illness, including neuromuscular, respiratory and psychological sequelae. Students will develop a critical understanding of ventilator weaning, early mobilisation and rehabilitation strategies, outcome measurement and interdisciplinary working, allowing them to further their analytical clinical assessment and reasoning skills from the intensive care unit through to the community setting. 

The module is underpinned throughout by the current evidence base related to the rehabilitation and recovery of the critically ill patient, and learners will be encouraged to view all topics in this light.

Contact Details

John.Gratrick@brunel.ac.uk

Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Fundamentals of Prevention and Rehabilitation in Long term and chronic conditions PH5621

CourseCode

PH5621

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

£645 (please note fees are subject to change)

Assessment

2,500 word literature review

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

This module aims to provide students with a strong theoretical knowledge base of a range of long-term and chronic conditions and their management. Students will develop their skills in the application of evidence-based prevention and rehabilitation strategies in those affected by chronic long-term health conditions. This module also addresses primary prevention and equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to proactively screen for a range of chronic conditions that are largely avoidable.  

Contact Details

John.Gratrick@brunel.ac.uk

Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Pain Contemporary science and practice PH5624 

CourseCode

PH5624

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

£645 (please note fees are subject to change)

Assessment

3,000 word assignment based on a complex clinical scenario.

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

In this  module we want students to 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 your understanding of pain science and management and to help you better embed this knowledge into everyday practice. We 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 you can embed into your practice. 

Contact Details

John.Gratrick@brunel.ac.uk

Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Contemporary Theory and Clinical Application - the lower quadrant PH5625

CourseCode

PH5625

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

£645 (please note fees are subject to change)

Assessment

1500 word essay around a complex case scenario  (70%)  Oral Presentation (15mins) (30%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

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

Contact Details

John.Gratrick@brunel.ac.uk

Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Working as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Medicine: Advanced Assessment and Management Skills PH5627

CourseCode

PH5627

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

£645 (please note fees are subject to change)

Assessment

3000 word evidence based essay case study, oral case presentation and clinical portfolio submission

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/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 Extended Scope Physiotherapist/Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner roles is occurring to address complex MSK patients, both within secondary and primary are settings.

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 practitioner position.

Pre-requisites:

• Be HCPC registered

• Have 4 years experience working as a qualified physiotherapist

• Minimum of 2 years specialising in MSK

• Provide letter from manager and APP/ESP mentor to support completion of the module

Contact Details

John.Gratrick@brunel.ac.uk

Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Neurophysiological Basis for Rehabilitation of Movement PH5630

CourseCode

PH5630

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

£645 (please note fees are subject to change)

Assessment

3000 word essay on selected topic in rehabilitation/movement research

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

Develop student’s 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 explore how this research leads to advances in clinical practice of neurorehabilitation.  Key topics include rehabilitaion research  for:  gait, upper limb, and posture and balance  in a number of neurological conditions.

Contact Details

John.Gratrick@brunel.ac.uk

Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk