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Reasoning and Management for Advanced MSK Clinical Practice

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Diagnostic Imaging
Manual Therapy

Who the course is aimed at

This module is aimed at Physiotherapists specialising in musculoskeletal conditions particularly working within an advanced practice role within Primary Care settings.

Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient

The aims of the module are to enhance your expertise and management of musculoskeletal conditions within an advanced clinical practice (ACP) musculoskeletal setting and to facilitate you in the development of complex reasoning and decision-making skills.

This will include the presentation and interpretation of related diagnostic images and tests, with an emphasis on the application of this information to safely, effectively and collaboratively plan patient treatment and onward referral.

What you learn

What you learn will be supported by face to face teaching sessions including workshops and practical sessions. In order to prepare for the teaching sessions, learning materials and specific tasks will be delivered via distance learning.

  1. Develop and systematically apply critical, analytical and evaluative skills to recognise normal and abnormal presentations in diagnostic images and tests related to pathologies and normal variants of the musculoskeletal system within your advanced clinical practice role.
  2. Synthesise clinical information with diagnostic images and tests to formulate and justify a diagnosis or differential diagnoses and plan future treatment, imaging, further tests or intervention.
  3. Critically evaluate and justify clinical management and/or alternative imaging modalities or tests within the patient pathway.
  4. Formulate and communicate a professional opinion or inform a relevant query, based on the interpretation of diagnostic images and tests applied to the patient presentation.

Skills gained for the workplace

You will be able to pass on your gained knowledge to others, improving overall effectiveness and patient outcome.

Fees and Funding for 2021/22

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £1,415

EU / International students: £2410 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.


This module attracts Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF by the following schemes

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • Relevant Professional Qualification
    • Relevant Work experience
    • Currently working within a neuromusculoskeletal workplace setting
    • You must have a clinical mentor and have access to relevant workplace opportunities to be able to successfully complete the RMACP module

    The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form.

    International students must have reliable internet access and supply IELTS scores.

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered at our Collegiate Crescent Campus

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    The module is planned to commence delivery in Semester 2. Please contact the module leader for further information.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one assessment tasks. The assessment task for this module is:

    • Written assignment

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Charlotte Pedley - or contact the student experience team:

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