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Clinical Biomechanics - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy

Start Date(s): February


One Semester intake February - 6 days attendance, 2 days February, March and April. Part time attendance with online learning.

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,425 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Develop insight into role of biomechanics in orthopaedic management
  • Experience use of basic biomechanic interventions in management of common conditions
  • Develop research skills to support future research
  • A part-time only course
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

The University of Salford has a strong background in biomechanics teaching and research. You will have access to World leading facilities and experts who will develop your knowledge and skills in how the latest biomechanics research can enhance your clinical practice. Areas covered include applications in common orthopedic conditions, paediatrics and in sport.

Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from international students.

Prospective students will usually be required to have achieved a 2.1 Honours Degree, but consideration will be given to students with a 2.2 Honours Degree with appropriate experience and satisfactory references.

Students applying for the part-time programme must be in clinical practice.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English – IELTS – a minimum overall score of 6.5 in any component is required with no element below 6.

Suitable For

  • All health professionals in particular doctors in medicine, physiotherapists, podiatrists wishing to specialise and/or work in orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic doctors with MBBCh or equivalent
  • BSc (Hons) graduates with an appropriate allied health care degree and clinical role including nurses in an appropriate specialist role

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,425 per 30 credit module

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.


The course is delivered by a combination of key note lectures, tutorials and practical demonstrations. The emphasis on clinical application with a case based approach. Formative assessment strategies are also embedded via the University virtual learning environment with significant support given towards summative elements of assessment from the team.


The assessment is a two part process:

  • A case presentation on the biomechanical principles of the assessment and management of a patient, followed by a viva.
  • A computer aided assessment.


Career Prospects

Ideal for those wishing to develop as extended scope practitioners and orthopaedic specialists. Ideal as a starting point to commence further post graduate research in the area of orthopaedic medicine.

Links with Industry

This course works with renowned companies in orthopaedics to allow you to develop and gain skills in up to date orthopaedics using equipment and techniques that are at the forefront of practice.

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