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HCT348 - Musculoskeletal Advanced Practice First Contact Practitioner

This module enables students to build the capability required to successfully perform as a First Contact Practitioner with musculoskeletal specialism.

It aims to build theoretical knowledge and practical skills to allow any appropriate health care professional to screen and effectively manage patients presenting at the point of first contact with potentially complex, and multifactorial clinical conditions which have a strong musculoskeletal bias.

The curriculum encourages a holistic ethos to patient management, incorporating a blend of biopsychosocial and traditional biomedical approaches. While there is a practical and skill focus to module content and delivery, an ethos of critical practice evaluation and evidence-based practice will be facilitated throughout. Students will be encouraged to utilise this in their current and future roles.

The module will also consider the evolving role of ‘Telehealth’ or virtual healthcare in First Contact Practice, which has been adopted widely since the COVID-19 pandemic and has become a key component of current practice.

Module dates

Find out when this standalone module is running by downloading our Level 7 Standalone Modules Calendar:

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Module lead

Peter Daffada

Peter Daffada

Lecturer: Physiotherapy

+44 (0)29 225 11680

Further information

Module  codeHCT348