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Diploma Physiotherapy Studies: Cardiorespiratory

 Course Level
Certificate / Diploma
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
23020 USD
National
10400 USD
EU
75 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
EU 75 USD
Department
Population Health Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

This MSc offers physiotherapy students the opportunity to extend their understanding of key areas in this field, including challenging the foundations of established but poorly justified treatments, developing and undertaking clinical research, learning about new and emerging treatment options and enjoying the mentorship of recognised experts in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits), and the research dissertation (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months, flexible 2-5 years) is offered.

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, part-time nine months) is offered.

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Eligibility Criteria

Entry Requirement

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in physiotherapy; or an approved Diploma in physiotherapy together with evidence of appropriate clinical and/or teaching experience and a commitment to continuing professional development.

English Language Requirements

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied.

This requirement is specified in order to ensure that the academic progress of students is not hindered by language difficulties and that students are able to integrate socially while studying at UCL and living in the UK.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard 

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Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Skills
  • Physiotherapy Research and Dissemination
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Respiration Through Life, Health and Disease

Options

  • Cardiorespiratory Theory for Physiotherapists
  • Clinical Knowledge and Decision-Making
  • Health Management and Clinical Exercise for Pulmonary Disease
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Information Law and Governance in Clinical Practice
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Muscle and Exercise Physiology in Health and Disease
  • Paediatric Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
  • Patient Safety and Clinical Risk
  • Physical Activity and Clinical Exercise for Cardiovascular Disease

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a substantial report and an oral examination.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of teaching and self-directed learning. Assessment is through written assignments, oral presentations, multiple choice texts, submission of the literature review and research proposal, assessed coursework, unseen and prior disclosure written examinations, and the dissertation with an oral presentation.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

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