Masters | Postgraduate Course - Musculoskeletal Podiatry Practice MSc Course Details within University of East London

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Musculoskeletal Podiatry Practice MSc

Study Details

MSc Full time, Part time

This programme has been designed to advance your knowledge of musculoskeletal (MSK) practice and inform current approaches to care delivery. You will undertake detailed study of advanced MSK practice and, through exposure to current work being conducted at the University of East London (UEL), begin to appreciate the complexities of clinical measurement and technology and their role in the assessment of human movement and management of MSK injury. To enable this, the programme is undertaken in collaboration with the Human Motor Performance Group within the Professional Health Sciences subject area at UEL. This programme offers access to a range of specialist facilities and expertise and through completing this programme, you will have the knowledge and expertise to advance your practice and contribute toward the emerging evidence base.

Key Facts

  • A flexible credit based programme leading towards a higher degree.
  • The option of interim awards at certificate and diploma level for students who do not wish to, or are unable to, complete the programme
  • The flexibility to pay for modules on an individual basis
  • Developed and delivered by experts from a broad spectrum of health disciplines
  • Delivered at the only school of Podiatry in London

Why Choose Us?

The MSc Musculoskeletal Practice for Podiatrists may be completed in 1 year full time and two years part time. The programme has 1 intake a year in September.

The minimum and maximum registration periods for the programme for full time students is 1 year and 2 years respectively.  For part time students the minimum registration period is 2 years and the maximum 4 years.

The programme consists of four taught modules and an individual research project/dissertation module equivalent to 60 credits. Three of the taught modules and the dissertation are core to this programme. The three core taught modules are Foundations in Research, Gait Balance and Posture and Musculoskeletal Practice for Podiatrists. Your option module can be selected from a number of post graduate modules offered by the School reflecting aspects of your clinical development

Module details

The MSc Musculoskeletal Practice for Podiatrists may be completed in 1 year full time and two years part time. The programme has 1 intake a year in September.

The minimum and maximum registration periods for the programme for full time students is 1 year and 2 years respectively.  For part time students the minimum registration period is 2 years and the maximum 4 years.

The programme consists of four taught modules and an individual research project/dissertation module equivalent to 60 credits. Three of the taught modules and the dissertation are core to this programme. The three core taught modules are Foundations in Research, Gait Balance and Posture and Musculoskeletal Practice for Podiatrists. Your option module can be selected from a number of post graduate modules offered by the School reflecting aspects of your clinical development.

You must complete and pass foundations in research before you can register on your dissertation module

You may wish to only study two of the core modules in order to be awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Practice for Podiatrists.

Entry Requirements

◦An undergraduate honours degree in Podiatry/Podiatric medicine with a minimum 2.2 classification
◦Regulatory body membership/registration e.g. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for UK podiatrists
◦A written application outlining academic and professional background, career objectives and reasons for choosing the programme
◦A minimum of one year post qualification experience
◦Two supporting references, one of which is preferably academic.
 
Students that apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement. Therefore such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption.
 
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, the University’s English Language requirements as detailed on the website at time of application must be met – see http://www.uel.ac.uk/international/application/english-language-requirements/
 
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required in all components.
 
At UEL we are committed to working together to build a learning community founded on equality of opportunity - a learning community which celebrates the rich diversity of our student and staff populations. Discriminatory behaviour has no place in our community and will not be tolerated. Within a spirit of respecting difference, our equality and diversity policies promise fair treatment and equality of opportunity for all. In pursuing this aim, we want people applying for a place at UEL to feel valued and know that the process and experience will be transparent and fair and no one will be refused access on the grounds of any protected characteristic stated in the Equality Act 2010.
 
Entry requirements for 2-subject degrees vary depending on the combination chosen. Please see individual course entry requirements for further information.
 
As a guide, we would normally expect you to have the higher requirement from the combination that you select.   
 
Entry requirements for 2-subject degrees vary depending on the combination chosen. Please see individual course entry requirements for further information.
 
As a guide, we would normally expect you to have the higher requirement from the combination that you select.

Programme Assessment

All the assessments are by coursework rather than examination. Each taught module of the programme will be assessed both formatively and summatively and the various forms of assessment are outlined for each module in the module guide. A variety of assessment procedures is used including written and oral presentations, and peer and self-assessment as part of the development of a lifelong independent learner who has the ability to assess their own work. The assignments are also designed so that students can pursue interests related to the specific programme of study and their area of practice. Each module will be assessed by differing means but the overall assessment of each module will not exceed the equivalent of 6,000 words e.g. 3500 word essay (70%) plus 20 minute class presentation (30%). No more than two pieces of work will contribute to the summative assessment of a module.

Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Programme Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the programme.