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Advanced Clinical Practice - 20 credits (HCT229)

Module leaders

Sue Richardson / Phillipa Coales


Shared module for Healthcare Professions

Programme Pathway

Optional core module for MSc in Neurorehabilitation. Compulsory module for  MSc in Neuro-musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Optional module for MSc in Healthcare Science , MSc in Physiotherapy,  MSc in Occupational Therapy. This module would be taken in conjunction with HCT 240 and HCT 042.

Prior learning

Students must possess a first degree or UK diploma, have current HPC registration in the relevant health profession and have at least two years post registration experience with evidence of continuing development.  They must also be currently working in the specialist field for a minimum of 16 hours per week.  Students working with children need to ensure that they have a current enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.

Credit rating

20 at M level 

Notional learning time

200 hours 

Contact hours



The aim of this module is to provide an opportunity for the application, and critical evaluation of theory, and for the development of innovative clinical assessment and management of specific disorders in the clinical setting, under the supervision of a suitable clinician (MACP approved for MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy). It will allow for synthesis of the theoretical and practical components of the pre-requisite modules. The module will allow for further development of clinical reasoning, problem solving and reflection skills through discussion and clinical practice. Communication and interpersonal skills will be developed alongside the further development of the psychomotor skills required for the management of specific disorders.

For the MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy these aims are aligned with requirements for membership of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.