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MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology

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Full time | Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Medicine Physiology (Human) Sports Physiotherapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About this course

The Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc focuses on the practical application of research, including an introduction to phlebotomy and immediate life support.

  • Choose this course developed by world-leading academics in our pioneering School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Benefit from a small class size - student numbers are capped at 20 for this highly competitive course to give you dedicated access to staff and facilities
  • Use state-of-the-art laboratories in our award-winning Tom Reilly Building
  • Enjoy a combination of invaluable practical experience (including a substantial clinical placement) and theoretical learning

Access cutting-edge equipment, including 12-lead ECG and cardiopulmonary stress exercise testing equipment. We also house several ultrasound machines – echocardiography and vascular physiology – and we are world leaders in utilising this equipment in a practical-based setting
Look forward to enhanced job opportunities in NHS and private clinical physiology

There has never been a more exciting time to undertake an MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Exercise now represents one of the world’s major businesses and scientists have an increasingly prominent role in working with healthy and clinical populations to maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce disease.

This Masters programme is ideal if you want to go on to specialise in exercise physiology in a clinical setting. The course provides a detailed knowledge of physiology applied to clinical contexts, but is also designed to extend your knowledge beyond ‘classical’ exercise physiology studies and into novel techniques and theories underpinning exercise physiology and health.

You will gain extensive practical experience in key physiology laboratory tests such as ECG and cardiopulmonary testing. You will also develop a good understanding of modern and novel ultrasound assessments of cardiovascular function. Academic development is provided in fundamental scientific techniques including research methods, statistical analysis and scientific communication.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

On this course you will be assessed in a variety of ways, including: interactive problem solving exercises; oral presentations in front of a peer group; coursework and essays, in some cases combined with oral defence.

The case report and literature review is a substantial piece of work based on your 140 hour clinical placement.

Modules

This module focuses on the pathophysiological processes underlying several non-communicable diseases. The main focus is on cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases and metabolic diseases. The role of exercise in primary and secondary prevention and treatment of these diseases is discussed. The module follows on from the Advanced Exercise Physiology module and then leads onto the Exercise Prescription and Promotion module to provide a full understanding of the physiological system, how diseases can develop and how to best treat them using exercise.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£16,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need: Candidates will be required to have academic qualifications commensurate with entry to postgraduate study, and be able to demonstrate an aptitude for scientific study. Candidates would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (i.e., upper second or first) in sport science, science or a related discipline.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more

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