Coventry University

MSc Physiotherapy and Leadership (pre-registration)

Coventry University has a long-standing history in providing outstanding physiotherapy education, both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. We are constantly reviewing our courses to reflect the latest knowledge and practice in the field and to produce innovative and creative physiotherapy leaders of the future.

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This MSc Physiotherapy and Leadership (pre-registration) course is designed for people with a relevant previous degree and patient-facing experience. It is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Therefore upon graduation from this course you will be eligible to apply for membership of CSP and registration with the HCPC (additional costs apply).

The course is delivered using state-of-the-art facilities, including mock wards with interactive manikins , a high dependency unit, a strength and conditioning suite and gym, and community houses. These facilities allow the use of active teaching approaches including immersive high-fidelity simulation exercises which contextualise your learning

Simulation events are delivered throughout the course and inter-professional education is interwoven throughout the course to allow you to develop an understanding of integrated working and learning which is essential to becoming a collaborative, practice ready healthcare professional. By recording these learning experiences in an e-portfolio, you create a foundation for a professional lifelong learning commitment, fulfilling the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council, and enhancing your employability upon graduation. 

The ever-changing healthcare environment requires graduates who are critical thinkers and complex problem solvers. The course aims to elevate your existing understanding of research to apply evidence-based practice to clinical decision making. In addition to this, the Chartered Management Institute qualification in Coaching and Mentoring which is embedded in the course, aims to enhance your contribution to improving the quality of the services you and others provide.

Coventry University employs service users and carers to facilitate collaborative working with our service users as co-creators for course development and delivery. This provides you with an insight into the patient, service user and career experience.

Our strong partnership with placement providers enables you to practice in a diverse range of environments such as acute and community services, and public, private and charitable organisations. Placements exceed the total number of hours specified by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are sequential, building upon knowledge, skills and behaviours, culminating with a final placement where you complete a project to identify improvement to existing services.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold an upper second-class honours degree or above in a health, sport or relevant science related subject. Other degree level qualifications may be considered with relevant work experience which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS 7.0 or above (with no component less than 6.5).

Career Prospects

This course qualifies you to work as a physiotherapist in a range of settings including hospitals, community care and sport settings.

Where our graduates work

Physiotherapy graduates from Coventry University work in a range of settings including the NHS, private practice and sports clubs at both grassroots and professional level. Some students use their qualifications to work overseas in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Course Details

This programme aims to develop you in to an innovative and effective physiotherapist who has the skills of problem solving, enterprise, resourcefulness and leadership to respond to the changing needs of future healthcare.

In addition to developing the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to be an effective physiotherapist your learning experience will help you to adopt the professional values and behaviours expected of you in the role; working respectfully within a multidisciplinary team, providing healthcare underpinned by current evidence and placing the clients in the centre of the therapeutic process.

It is acknowledged that working as a allied health professional requires emotional intelligence, resilience and a dedication to lifelong learning. Throughout the course you will be supported in your personal and professional development in order to meet these demands; allowing you to develop strategies to protect your own personal health and wellbeing as well as identify opportunities to flourish in your career.   

Year 1

Anatomy and movement analysis
Applied pathophysiology and clinical skills
Global professional development coaching and mentoring (cmi)
Health and wellbeing
Physical activity and exercise prescription
Clinical reasoning and therapeutic skills
Theory and practice placement 1 (entering practice)

Year 2

Professionalism, leadership and creativity
Evidence- based practice for physiotherapists
Theory and practice placement 2 (reflective practice)
Theory and practice placement 3 (service enhancement)
Applied research and service improvement

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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