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MSc

Musculoskeletal Management

Duration
1 Year
Start
January 2023
Delivery
Campus Taught

Designed for medical and healthcare professionals, the MSc Musculoskeletal Management course will equip you with the advanced knowledge and skills you need to successfully care for patients with MSK conditions.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders are a prevalent and major cause of ill health and physical disability in the UK as well as globally. They can reduce quality of life, impacting on family and relationship, as well as limiting people’s capacity to work and lead a full life. This is a growing area of healthcare which takes up 30% of UK GP caseloads.

On this Musculoskeletal Management programme, which is targeted as medical and healthcare professionals, you’ll learn how to assess, triage and care for patients. You’ll discover how to apply the clinical theory, practice and associated research in the prevention, assessment and management of MSK conditions.

By the end of the course you’ll have an advanced understanding of the structure and provision of care in this area and the role of multidisciplinary teams in managing MSK disease and exploring new ways of working.

Why study with us

  • Delivered by leading medical consultants, therapists and academics working in conjunction with Blackpool Teaching Hospital Trust and East Lancashire Hospital Trust.
  • The on-campus block delivery is taught at weekends to fit around your professional work commitments.
  • This programme supports NHS approaches such as Five Year Forward View and MSK strategies to integrate and deliver new sustainable models of care which promote prevention, self-care, and health and wellbeing.
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What you'll do

  • You’ll critically engage with contemporary issues and developments in this field, gaining a deeper understanding of clinical practice.
  • Share, challenge and analyse specialist skills and practice of your own and related professional groups in order to foster collaborative working.
  • Develop effective decision making skills for primary care practice and commissioning and demonstrate self-awareness within personal and professional development.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.

85%Face-to-face
15%Online

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Accreditations

  • The centre is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons, a professional membership organisation and registered charity which exists to advance patient care.

Future careers

This course is ideal as a development opportunity for current medical and health professionals who wish to advance their knowledge and skills related to the treatment of MSK conditions.

Fees and Funding

2021/22
UK
Full-time£7920 per year
Part-time£880 per 20 credits
EU
Full-time£13500 per year
International
Full-time£13500 per year
2022/23
UK
Full-time£8500 per year
Part-time£945 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

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This course is based in the School of Medicine located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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