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Neuromuscular Function and Dysfunction- Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy

Start Date(s): September


One Semester, intake September

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Develop systematic knowledge of the assessment and management of movement dysfunction
  • Appraise contemporary models of movement dysfunction
  • Delivered by staff who are experts in their field
  • A part-time only course
  • NHS funding available

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of MSc Advanced Physiotherapy course.

This module will explore:

  • Contemporary models of movement dysfunction
  • Assessment of factors that may contribute to musculoskeletal and neurological dysfunction
  • Concept of uncontrolled movement within translational and physiological range of motion analysis
  • Application of motor control assessment
  • Diagnosis and classification of motor control changes associated with pain and uncontrolled motion strategies for facilitation of motor control retraining
  • Treatment interventions for the correction of movement dysfunction
  • Mechanical considerations for maintaining joint /segmental stability
  • Motor control rehabilitation
  • Clinical reasoning to prioritise the choice of exercise in motor control retraining of movement dysfunction
  • Critical evaluation of research in the above areas

Entry Requirements

A Registered professional working in health care/a graduate or graduate equivalent.

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

If English is not your first language you must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 6.5 band score or above are proof of this.

Suitable For

Aimed at a wide range of health professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, strength and conditioning coaches, complementary therapists, reflexologists, osteopaths and nurses.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,260 per 30 credit module

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

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 module is delivered using a range of methods including lectures, masterclasses, practical workshops, directed study, blended learning and discussion boards.


Viva practical 30 minutes 50%

Oral presentation 30 minutes 50%


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development.

On completion of this module you will be able to appraise contemporary models of movement dysfunction and apply this new knowledge to your practice.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in a number of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

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