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Advanced Clinical Practice CPD

Course code


Start date

September, January

Subject area

Advanced Clinical Practice




International £1,785

Entry requirements

Pre-registration degree in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, or nursing

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Brunel offer a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules for allied health practitioners delivered by experienced professionals and academics.

These modules are designed for the allied health professional, primarily working as a specialist physiotherapist or occupational therapist, who has at least one year of post-qualification work experience. They 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. They are designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop your clinical reasoning in the chosen specialist area, as well as apply current guidelines for practice. You will also have an opportunity to consider patient care approaches which are multidisciplinary.

Teaching takes places across 2 terms, in line with the University calendar. The timetable of scheduled sessions for each module utilises designated days of the week for either 4 x full days, or 4-6 x half days during working hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), dependent on the module.

As an associate student, you may take one 15-credit module per term. 

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

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Choose your modules

Advanced Clinical Leadership – PH5612

Acute Management of the Critically Ill Patient – PH5617

Advanced Lifestyle Management in Long-Term and Chronic Conditions – PH5650

Anatomy and Physiology – PH5616

Assessment and Management of Challenging Behaviours across the Lifespan – PH5636

Children, Young People, Families and Carers’ Practices – PH5633

Clinical Applications in Neurorehabilitation – PH5631

Cognitive and Behavioural Issues in Neurorehabilitation – PH5632

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

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

Facilitating Learning and Teaching in Clinical Practice – PH5615

Functional Neuroscience for Rehabilitation – PH5629

Fundamentals of Pelvic Health – PH5642

Fundamentals of Prevention and Rehabilitation in Cardiovascular Health – PH5649

Injection Therapy – PH5647

Management of the Pelvic Health Patient – PH5643

Neurophysiological Basis for Rehabilitation of Movement – PH5630

Pain: Contemporary Science and Practice – PH5624

Palliative and End of Life Care – PH5637

Qualitative Research in Health and Social Care – PH5604

Quantitative Methods and Design for Health Science Research – PH5603

Reflective Clinical Practice in Cardiovascular Health – PH5651

Rehabilitation after Critical Illness – PH5618

Science of Rehabilitation and Movement – PH5648

The Specialist Patient – PH5619

Working as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Medicine: Advanced Assessment and Management Skills – PH5641

Working as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner within Pelvic Health – PH5652

How to apply

Click the 'Apply now' button on this page. You’ll be prompted to tell us the module you’d like to apply for in your application form. Make sure you tell us about your module choice so we can make a decision on your application more quickly. You’ll be able to find the details of the different modules you can apply for on this webpage. Once we have received your completed application we will assess it and contact you by email with the outcome.

If you have enrolled on a CPPD course previously and would like to join another module, there is no need to submit another application. Instead, you should contact the Taught Programmes Office for the department you want to join and provide them with the details of the module you want to study. They will be able to provide you with more information on what you need to do.

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A fee will be charged for each module of study.

The cost of the fee will depend on the size of the module (10 credits, 15 credits, 20 credits or 30 credits).

Please refer to the Fees for Associate module students for the latest fees.

If you choose to apply we will confirm the fee to you when we make you an offer and you will be invoiced for the fee once you enrol.

Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2023/24 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to continue our support during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course.  

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Entry requirements

These modules are intended for practitioners in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, or nursing. As such, persons interested in doing one of these modules should hold a pre-registration degree in either one of these allied health professions.

English language requirements: Whilst there are no formal English language entry criteria, because these modules are taught and assessed in English applicants should be able to communicate fully in English to the standard of GCSE grade C (IELTS 6.5 with 6 in all skills).