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Physiotherapy Management of Spinal Dysfunction


Attendance mode

Start date(s)

4 months

City Campus

UK students can apply

Entry requirements

Students should:

  • Hold a relevant professional qualification normally at Bachelors degree level (Ordinary or Honours) or equivalent.
  • Be a physiotherapist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Normally have two years post qualification experience
  • Be working in the relevant field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice
  • Have access to appropriate clinical practice for the duration of the modules (the University has the provision to offer some practice placements in the onsite Physiotherapy clinic)

Admission is on the basis of submission of an application form, curriculum vitae, references, letter of support from your physiotherapy manager (if relevant), and possible advisory interview. An advisory interview may be used to discuss the content and expectations of the programme.

English language requirements

You must have an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) if English is not your first language.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Learning and assessment

Lectures will introduce you to the principles of clinical reasoning and evidence based practice in relation to spinal dysfunction. This will be followed by theory/practical sessions which will enable you to explore and apply theory to practice in relation to spinal dysfunction.

Each session will be concentrated on one anatomical region. The emphasis will be on the development of advanced practical and theoretical skills. You will have the opportunity to undertake formative practical examinations in the clinical setting and have the opportunity to receive both mentor and academic feedback.

Students will normally be working in musculoskeletal outpatients which will include weekly sessions with a mentor in order to facilitate the development of advanced clinical reasoning skills.

The assessment for the module is based on the integration of theory and practice in the assessment of a new patient and in the submission of an evidence based case study

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.