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Physiotherapy CPPD courses

Brunel University offers a range of Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) courses for practitioners in, and even those who are new to, Physiotherapy.

If you’re looking for professional development post-registration, there are a number of modules on offer that will prepare you for a leadership role in developing and improving the care and experience of service users, along with improving service provision across a range of health and care settings. Please note, a limit of 30 credits can be studied as an associate, after this, you'll need to enrol onto one of our PgCert or PgDip courses

Please note that the deadline to apply for Advanced Clinical Practice modules starting in January 2020 is 16 December 2019.

Anatomy and Physiology (PH5616)

Course Code

 PH5616

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

September

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

Written examination (2 hours)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

This module will allow students to develop theoretical knowledge of the anatomy and physiology underpinning critical illness, in order to profile the critical care patient.  The module aims to develop students critical awareness of clinical evidence related to the critically ill patient. This module covers:

The respiratory system: anatomy and physiology, respiratory muscle function and assessment, lung function (flow, compliance, resistance, and volumes) and clinical lung function testing, gas exchange and gas transport, and control of breathing in health and disease.  

The cardiovascular system: structure and function, electrophysiology, control of cardiac output, tissue perfusion, control of blood pressure and cardiac reflexes The renal system: structure and function of the kidney and renal regulation.

The neurological system: The brain and disorders of consciousness (Additional body systems will be covered in the Rehabilitation after Critical Illness module, and The Specialist Patient modules).

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

 

Qualitative Research in Health and Social Care (PH5604)

Course Code

 PH5604

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

September

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

Written examination (2 hours)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

Qualitative research is focused on understanding the depth and complexity of human experience. In health research it is often used to explore how people experience conditions and interventions and investigate behaviours including that of health professionals. Through prioritising the voice of those who are within health care, as patients, carers and/or professionals it has a valuable role to play in service evaluation, development and quality improvement. 

There are many theoretical traditions that underpin qualitative research and methods for gathering and analysing data. Rigour in process is a core feature of all. In this module students will be introduced to some of these background theories and approaches, the key methods used, techniques of analysis and necessary ethical considerations. Opportunity to do data collection and analysis will be included as well as considering ‘quality’ in qualitative papers and important considerations when planning a qualitative research project.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Rehabilitation after Critical Illness (PH5618)

Course Code

PH5618

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

September

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

3,000 word critical appraisal essay

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

This module will allow students to develop theoretical knowledge and critical understanding of the physiological processes underpinning chronic critical illness, including the neuromuscular effects of critical illness, the effect on the respiratory system and weaning from mechanical ventilation, and psychological consequences of critical illness.  

In addition, students will develop a critical understanding of early mobilisation strategies, rehabilitation interventions, and outcome measurement in critical care; as well as the importance of inter-disciplinary working and a long term follow up.  Students will also develop analytical clinical assessment and reasoning skills in the treatment of impairment, disability and participation from the intensive care unit through to the community setting.  

The module aims to develop students critical awareness of clinical evidence related to the rehabilitation and recovery of the critically ill patient.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Fundamentals of Prevention and Rehabilitation in LongTerm and Chronic Conditions (PH5621)

Course Code

PH5621

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

September

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

2,500 word critical literature review

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

This module aims to provide students with a strong theoretical knowledge base of a range of long-term and chronic conditions and their management. Students will develop their skills in the application of evidence-based prevention and rehabilitation strategies in those affected by chronic long-term health conditions.

This module also addresses primary prevention and equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to proactively screen for a range of chronic conditions that are largely avoidable.  

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Pain Contemporary Science and Practice (PH5624)

Course Code

PH5624

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

3,000 word assignment based on a complex clinical scenario

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

In this  module we want students to engage with contemporary pain science and up to date principles of management for the person in pain. The module is designed for clinicians working with people with pain in any clinical setting. It aims to improve your understanding of pain science and management and to help you better embed this knowledge into everyday practice. 

We will look at the issue of pain from multiple perspectives, including knowledge from neurobiology, psychology and epidemiology and other disciplines. Throughout there will be a focus on developing clinical skills that you can embed into your practice.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Contemporary Theory and Clinical Application in Musculoskeletal Practice: The Lower Quadrant (PH5625)

Course Code

PH5625

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

1,500 word essay around a complex case scenario (70%) 
Oral presentation (15mins) (30%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

To develop advanced critical understanding of the current theory and science of current lower quadrant musculoskeletal practice.  To develop advanced examination and intervention skills for the management of patients with lower limb, and lumbo-pelvic (lower quadrant) musculoskeletal conditions.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Working as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Medicine: Advanced Assessment and Management Skills (PH5627)

Course Code

PH5627

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

3,000 word evidence based essay case study, oral case presentation and clinical portfolio submission

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

The NHS, public health and social care system and the delivery of prevention, treatment and care will continue to change over the coming years. An increased focus on managing complex co-morbidities will place a greater emphasis on the skills of the generalist as will the move towards increased care provision outside of dedicated care settings and professional boundaries.   

An increase in the demand for Extended Scope Physiotherapist/Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner roles is occurring to address complex MSK patients, both within secondary and primary are settings.

The aim of this module is to give students an overview into the change of clinical practice when moving from a physiotherapy post in to an extended scope/advanced practitioner position.

Pre-requisites:

• Be HCPC registered
• Have 4 years experience working as a qualified physiotherapist
• Minimum of 2 years specialising in MSK
• Provide letter from manager and APP/ESP mentor to support completion of the module

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Neurophysiological Basis for Rehabilitation of Movement (PH5630)

Course Code

PH5630

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January 

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

3,000 word essay on selected topic in rehabilitation/movement research

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

Develop student’s knowledge of clinical neurophysiology and motor control relevant to rehabilitation of movement.

This will be achieved by critical examination  of key  advances in research   of movement disorders  and neurorehabilitation, and explore how this research leads to advances in clinical practice of neurorehabilitation.  

Key topics include rehabilitation research for: gait, upper limb, and posture and balance in a number of neurological conditions.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Quantitative  Methods and Design for Health Science Research (PH5603)

Course Code

PH5603

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

September 

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

Written examination (2 hours)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

To critically explore, reflect and develop understanding of statistical approaches to the analysis of quantitative data in health science research. 

To gain practical skills in analysing key research designs using standard statistical software package appropriate to biomedical and health research, (university supported package). To explain observational and interventional study designs and discuss the use of appropriate measures of health, relative and absolute risk, and treatment effectiveness for each design. To critical evaluate quantitative research to inform evidence based practice in health sciences.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Contemporary Theory and MSK Practice: Upper Quadrant (PH5626)

Course Code

PH5626

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

September 

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

1,500 word essay (70%)
Oral presentation (30%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

To develop advanced critical understanding of the current theory and science of current lower quadrant musculoskeletal practice.  To develop advanced examination and intervention skills for the management of patients with upper limb, cervical and thoracic (upper quadrant) musculoskeletal conditions.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Injection Therapy (PH5628)

Course Code

PH5628

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

September 

Credits

30

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

1,500 word essay (70%)
Oral presentation (30%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

This is a post registration Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) approved course aimed at physiotherapists working at an extended scope level who wish to practice injection therapy. This course combines clinical and academic learning with an emphasis on the development of technical skills, clinical reasoning and critical evaluation of current research to the level of a masters degree. This course is approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Pre-requisites:
• Be HCPC registered. 
• Provide evidence of current appropriate indemnity insurance to practise. 
• Be currently practising in a country where injection-therapy is recognised as being within the scope of practice of physiotherapy in that country.  
• Be able to demonstrate relevant physiotherapy competence, skills and experience in the assessment and diagnosis of the clinical conditions (generally neurological and/or musculoskeletal) that would benefit from injection-therapy. 
• Be able to identify the benefit to patients/ service users in offering injection-therapy skills. 
• Have formally identified and entered an agreement with a mentor and/or supervisor for the learning-in-practice elements of a programme, prior to commencing the programme. Be practising in a role, or imminently looking to move into a role, in which the use of injection-therapy skills have been identified as an integral component of practice. Where a member is employed, the formal support and engagement of the employer is recommended.  
• Be able to access the relevant medicines through a setting-appropriate lawful medicines framework in order to offer injection-therapy.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Functional Neuroscience for Rehabilitation (PH5629)

Course Code

PH5629

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

September 

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

3,000 word critical essay

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

Develop and update student’s knowledge of functional neuroscience underpinning neurorehabilitation. Critically evaluate neuroscientific research in health and treatment of neurological disorders. Explore how advances in basic and clinical neuroscience research impact on professional practice in neurorehabilitation.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Clinical Applications in Neuro-rehabilitation (PH5631)

Course Code

PH5631

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

September 

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

20 minute oral presentation case study and short abstract of presentation

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

By exploring the link between theory and practice, and through critical evaluation of current evidence for the effectiveness of selected rehabilitation techniques in common use, this module aims to enhance the students’ ability to critically reflect upon their day to day practice and to objectively rationalise and justify their clinical decision making, their choice of techniques and approaches, and how to critically evaluate their effect when working with people with neurological disorders. To be aware of new and current applied research in the field and to be able to critically evaluate its usefulness for new and existing therapeutic procedures.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Science of Rehabilitation and Movement (PH5620)

Course Code

PH5620

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

September 

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

15 minute case presentation (50%)
2,000 word review (50%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

This module examines the science underpinning effective rehabilitation and exercise prescription. There will be a focus on the science of strength and conditioning, physiological adaptation to exercise in multiple systems and motor learning.

This will include principles of exercise dosing and the evidence underpinning the effectiveness of approaches to exercise prescription in both prevention and rehabilitation of long-term conditions and non-communicable diseases. Students will be introduced to the tools used to measure various aspects of movement and performance. The module will consider the full spectrum of activity from the inactive to the higher functioning individual.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Acute Management of the Critically Ill Patient (PH5617)

Course Code

PH5617

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

Viva voce on case study

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

This module will allow students to develop skills in the advanced clinical assessment of the critically ill patient, as well as a critical understanding of the acute management of critically ill patients, advanced clinical reasoning skills, human factors and non-technical skills. 

The module aims to develop students critical awareness of clinical evidence related to the acute management of the critically ill patient.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

The Specialist Patient (PH5619)

Course Code

PH5619

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

3,000 word case study report (80%)
15 minute presentation (20%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

This module will allow students to develop theoretical knowledge of specialist ICU populations. They will gain knowledge and understanding of the specific pathophysiological processes of trauma, burns, spinal cord injury (SCI), brain injury, liver and transplant, cardiothoracics, HIV/oncology, and the complex medical surgical population.  In addition, students will develop analytical, clinical assessment and reasoning skills in the management of these populations, with particular focus on the specialist components of assessment, rehabilitation and care.

The module aims to develop students critical awareness of clinical evidence related to the management of these specialist groups.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Advanced Lifestyle Management in Long-Term and Chronic Conditions (PH5622)

Course Code

PH5622

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

2,000 word case study report (50%)
15 minute oral presentation (50%)

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to apply multi-factorial lifestyle approaches to the management of long term and chronic conditions. Students will obtain a critical understanding of behaviour change techniques, approaches to smoking cessation, and approaches to weight management.

This module will promote the use of the current evidence base, current national and international guidelines, and underlying principles to develop advanced knowledge of multi-factorial management of risk factors and disease.

This module has a strong practical focus aiming to equip students with skills to translate theory to practice. Students will develop skills to apply advanced behaviour change interventions, incorporating motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy, to individuals in health and disease. They will also develop skills needed for safe and effective professional practice of dietary and physical activity management in the prevention and management of long term and chronic conditions.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Reflective Clinical Practice in Long-Term and Chronic Conditions (PH5623)

Course Code

PH5623

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

2,000 word reflective essay (50%)
2,000 word essay-portfolio

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

This module aims to develop students’ reflective skills both in application of their learning to their own patient care and through observations of current preventive and rehabilitation practice. This module requires students to visit a range of relevant areas delivering prevention and rehabilitation services in chronic disease management.

The student culminates these visits in the form of a reflective practice portfolio. Development of skills to critique and evaluate different clinical interventions and hence identify recommendations for improving or changing practice to is core to this module.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Advanced Clinical Leadership (PH5612)

Course Code

PH5612

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start Date

January

Credits

15     

Fee

£820 (please note fees may be subject to change)

Assessment

3,000 word case based critical reflection on clinical leadership

Full Course

Advanced Clinical Practice  PGCERT/ PGDIP/MSC

Module Details

This module aims to develop advanced knowledge, skills, qualities and behaviours of leadership for clinical healthcare professionals working in a range of roles in healthcare settings in the NHS. This knowledge and skills literacy will nurture and enhance existing team-working skills and clinical leadership requirements in order to evidence advanced level skills.

Contact Details

• Sophie.Hunter@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

The Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (PH5638)

Course Code

PH5638

Module mode of attendance

Part-time

Course Dates

2019 course dates: 18th, 19th and 20th September 2019, 9th and 10th November 2019 and 11th December 2019

2020 course dates: 16th, 17th and 18th September 2020, 7th and 8th November 2020 and 9th December 2020

Credits

 30

Fee

UK / EU: £1,643
International: £3,000

Assessment

Completion of mandatory online lectures, objective structured clinical examination and multiple choice questions

Full Course

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound PGCert (CASE accredited for UK situational learning experiences only)

Module Details

This module aims to develop the practical skill of performing a diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound examination. Intensive, focussed teaching time developing practical skills will be provided with high quality ultrasound systems and low student numbers to machine ratios. Extensive use of AV equipment will enable an engaging and stimulating learning environment. 

Core foundation topics such as science and technology including physics, knobology, image optimisation will be addressed in taught lectures and through supporting online material. We will cover reporting and communication and professional issues discussing the impact that this can have on patient pathways and overall management. Relevant clinical governance documents and policies will be discussed along with quality assurance. 

Contact Details

• Tara.Potier@brunel.ac.uk 
• Stuart.Wildman@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk

Integrating Musculoskeletal Ultrasound into Practice (PH5639)

CourseCode

PH5639

Module mode of attendance

Part-time

Course Dates

2020 course dates: 15th and 16th January 2020, 21st and 22nd March 2020 and 6th May 2020

2021 course dates: 13th and 14th January 2021, 20th and 21st March 2021 and 5th May 2021

Credits

 30

Fee

UK / EU: £1,643
International: £3,000

Assessment

VIVA presentation of a case study, logbook submission (250 cases) – included audit of cases, final assessment on placement – assessed by independent assessor 

Full Course

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound PGCert (CASE accredited for UK situational learning experiences only)

Module Details

This module aims to develop students ability to recognise pathology on imaging, report it accurately but also develop an understanding of the evidence base surrounding the impact that those sonographic findings have upon a patient pathways. Considering normal ageing changes and determining relevance of imaging findings.

A significant focus of the module will be clinical mentorship, but taught contact days to refine skills and develop an understanding of tissue appearances will be provided. Group based working, online resources and learning materials will further supplement this.

Contact Details

• Tara.Potier@brunel.ac.uk 
• Stuart.Wildman@brunel.ac.uk
• Enquiries@brunel.ac.uk