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MSc/PgDip Advancing Practice in Physiotherapy (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)

MSc/PgDip Advancing Practice in Physiotherapy (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)

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Online | Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh | 1 year | SEP-23

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

As part of our Advancing Practice in Health Framework, the MSc/PgDip Advancing Practice in Physiotherapy pathway aims to facilitate the knowledge and skills required for the development of advanced physiotherapy practice. It is delivered online and available both full-time and part-time.

There are learning opportunities in areas such as fundamentals of advancing practice, critical analysis, evaluation and research methodologies, as well as clinical competency workplace modules.

Why QMU?

Educationally and practice relevant postgraduate framework: This award will enable those working as a physiotherapist to develop their knowledge and skills and advance their practice.

Flexible study options: The course offers flexibility in modes of study (part-time, full-time or workplace) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning. Single module study is also available.

Multi-professional learning and cross institutional input: Based on a model of collaborative multi-professional learning and housed in the Division of Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography, the Framework also offers opportunities to draw on expertise across the University on subjects such as leadership, social science and education.

Make a difference to people’s lives: Framework modules will allow you develop your skills and knowledge and contribute to the health of our nation and beyond.

Theoretical and practically focused: Learning and teaching is underpinned by research, evidence and scholarship against the background of current and evolving political and social landscape for health and wellbeing.


These modules enable you to attain pre-agreed workplace competencies and to critically evaluate the evidence base underpinning the selected area of work.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Honours degree and professional registration or equivalent in physiotherapy.