MSc in Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Program Description

MSc in Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences

MSc in Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health

Details

The course is aimed at life science graduates interested in gaining an in depth understanding of the ageing process and how it specifically affects musculoskeletal function and health. It is suitable for those considering a research career as this Masters programme has a significant research component and the course is taught exclusively by active researchers in a national centre of excellence.

Designed also to appeal to allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists, dieticians and those working with the elderly in a clinical context, the part-time study and mentored practice options are specifically in place to support such students.

Supplying students with an in depth understanding of musculoskeletal ageing, equipping them with practical skills to assess and research the topic and learning practical approaches to minimise the impact of ageing on this major body system are the aims of this course.

Modules

The modules available are all 20 credits (with the exception of the research project which is 60 credits):

Compulsory modules:
-Research methods (distance learning)
-The Musculoskeletal System in Health and Disease
-Maintaining Mobility, Fitness and Function in health and disease
-Research project

Optional modules:-Integrated body systems
-Biology of Ageing
-Psychology of physical activity promotion
-Nutrition and metabolism
-CPD and mentored practice
-Advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy 1 and 2
-Musculoskeletal anatomy and analytical methods

Students have to gain 120 credits for the PGDip using the 20 credit modules only.

MSc students have to gain 180 credits which must include a research project.

Fees andFunding

2014/15 course fees

UK/EU students

Full-Time – MSc £6500 / PG Dip £5000
Part-Time - MSc £3750 per year for 2 years / PG Dip £3000 per year for 2 years

Non UK/EU students
Full-Time - £15,000

Entry Requirements

For all applicants: BSc/BA honours degree normally classified at 2(i) or above or equivalent in a life science or physiotherapy.
For applicants undertaking clinical practice in the UK as part of the Continuing Professional Development and Mentored Practice module:

  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for physiotherapists (includes professional indemnity).
  • Satisfactory current Disclosure and Barring Service (previously Criminal Record Bureau) check.
  • Satisfactory health declaration and immunisation record.

For applicants undertaking observation and supervised practice (where legal and professional responsibility rests with the mentor) within the UK, as part of the Continuing Professional Development and Mentored Practice module:

  • Satisfactory current Disclosure and Barring Service check.
  • Satisfactory health declaration and immunisation record.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated July 5, 2016
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