Key features

This 20 credit masters-level module has been developed to explore gait and balance alongside theoretical and practical approaches to rehabilitation in a wide variety of conditions.

You will advance your professional understanding of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for managing patients with gait and balance problems.

You will also have the opportunity to critically evaluate therapeutic interventions and analyse the associated limitations and benefits with respect to clinical practice.


Course details

On completion of the module you will be able to:
  • critically analyse and explain normal gait and balance
  • critically evaluate gait and/or balance dysfunction in a range of patients
  • plan timely and appropriate therapeutic interventions for patients with gait and balance problems
  • select appropriate outcome measures for the evaluation of gait and balance interventions
  • critically evaluate a range of therapeutic interventions for gait and balance problems and propose areas for future research.

Module dates

**Please note this module is now fully booked for 2024** 
17, 18 April and 2, 3 May 2024.
(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit. 


The assessment for this module is a 4,000 word assignment.
(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).
This module can be studied as a standalone professional development module or towards the following awards:

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • Application forms. 
  • Change of name forms.
  • Pre-course information.
  • Downloadable guides.
  • Student card.
Admissions information Additional information and documentation required for the application process.Access to application forms, download guides and confirmation information. Visit our admissions homepage.

Entry requirements

You will normally be a registered Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) professional with a first degree or a related academic degree (BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above, or European first cycle equivalent). Overseas students require IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent required.
You will need to be able to draw on a current clinically advanced neuromusculoskeletal case load to inform the course assessment.