Assessment and management of foot and lower limb musculoskeletal conditions (masters level)

Key features

This 20 credit masters-level module will develop your appreciation of the strengths and limitations to community and outpatient setting assessment and management of foot and lower limb musculoskeletal conditions. Through critique, analysis and reflection of your personal practice, you will refine your daily practice to offer a more sensitive assessment and directed management of such conditions.

You will analyse methods of assessment to determine clinical impressions and learn to apply critical reasoning to the management of foot and lower limb musculoskeletal conditions. You will also explore multidisciplinary working within the community, emerging practice and traditional methods in the context of combining therapeutic approaches and modalities to achieve your desired clinical outcomes in a variety of patient groups.

Course details

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • analyse and evaluate current trends in foot and lower limb musculoskeletal assessment.
  • conduct a critical and analytical review of the impact of foot and lower limb musculoskeletal conditions relating to psychosocial impact and adherence to rehabilitation regimes and application of mechanical therapies.
  • critically analyse emerging practice with reference to existing practice in the assessment and management of foot and lower limb musculoskeletal conditions.
  • evaluate contemporary approaches to management and evaluation of clinical outcomes in the patient with foot and lower limb musculoskeletal conditions.
  • reflect upon the effects of interpersonal relationships in the process of assessment and management of foot and lower limb musculoskeletal conditions.

This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards most of our MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is an analytical and reflective case report of the assessment and management of a patient with foot and lower limb musculoskeletal condition.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Module dates

The taught dates for this module are 18 and 19 June and 2 and 3 July 2018.

(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.

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on this module:

  • you must have previously studied to graduate level
  • you must be a registered health and social care professional or a health and social care worker.

You'll be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2017/18 academic year

Please see our professional development module fees page.

Funding

Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. To apply please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.