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Rehabilitation Studies: Continence for Physiotherapists MSc /PGDip / PGCert

Rehabilitation Studies: Continence for Physiotherapists MSc /PGDip / PGCert

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

JAN-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Orthopedics Gastroenterology Physiotherapy Prosthetics (Medical Technology) Urology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This programme is aimed at physiotherapists working in the speciality of continence care and rehabilitation in a variety of health care settings.

  • MSc Rehabilitation Studies: Continence for Physiotherapists
  • PGDip Continence for Physiotherapists

  • PGCert Continence for Physiotherapists

It offers physiotherapists a range of opportunities to develop an evidence based approach to clinical reasoning through the ability to identify, analyse and interpret the current best available evidence and apply this to practice of continence care using appropriate assessment and therapeutic intervention skills. Students will study in-depth issues related to both male and female continence and pelvic floor rehabilitation.

The modules include teaching blocks at the Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford to encourage shared learning. Peer physical examination is used during teaching, viable alternatives are available if required. Further learning and teaching on the practice module occurs in the clinical setting. Students must therefore have access to an appropriate clinical caseload in order to be able to undertake the practice module. Each student will be allocated a clinical mentor for the practice module.

This is the only programme of its kind in the UK offering this specialist area of study. The Certificate was developed and is regularly reviewed jointly by Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) (formerly the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health) and the University of Bradford.

This ensures the continued clinical relevance of the programme. A further strength of the programme is the use of external lecturers who are specialists within their field and continue to have a clinical caseload.

Learning and assessment

Students learning will be assessed through a range of different assessment techniques, which may include one or more of the following approaches:

  • Written assignment
  • Reflective case study
  • Development of a reflective portfolio
  • Practical examination (OSCE/OSPE)
  • Computer based open book examination
  • Seminar presentation
  • Written project report
  • Completion of a dissertation
  • Research paper/executive summary

Career prospects

This Postgraduate Diploma offers the physiotherapist a range of opportunities to develop advanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to their role in continence care and pelvic floor dysfunction and thus extend and enhance their clinical practice and career pathway. The programme is endorsed by the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). Physiotherapists who successfully complete the Certificate are eligible for full membership of POGP.

Modules

Continence Theory for Physiotherapists - Core
Continence Practice for Physiotherapists - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,772

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Students should: Hold a relevant professional qualification normally at Bachelors degree level (Ordinary or Honours) or equivalent; Be a physiotherapist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) if you are intending to undertake the practice module; Normally have two years post qualification experience; Normally be working in the field of women's health and / or continence care; Have access to appropriate clinical practice whilst undertaking the practice module (the theory module can be undertaken without this).

University information

The University of Bradford is a progressive institution which aims to have a positive impact on society through embracing technology-oriented teaching methods and applied research. The university invests heavily in its facilities, and its city-centre campus is built with sustainability at the forefront of its design, such as using hemp-based building materials, edible gardens and even beehives on-site. Bradford has won several awards for its...more