Pathomechanics and rehabilitation of gait and balance (masters level)

Key features

This 20 credit masters-level module has been developed to explore gait and balance alongside theoretical and practical approaches to rehabilitation in a wide variety of conditions.

You will advance your professional understanding of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for managing patients with gait and balance problems.

You will also have the opportunity to critically evaluate therapeutic interventions and analyse the associated limitations and benefits with respect to clinical practice.

Course details

On completion of the module you will be able to:

  • critically analyse and explain normal gait and balance
  • critically evaluate gait and/or balance dysfunction in a range of patients
  • plan timely and appropriate therapeutic interventions for patients with gait and balance problems
  • select appropriate outcome measures for the evaluation of gait and balance interventions
  • critically evaluate a range of therapeutic interventions for gait and balance problems and propose areas for future research.

Module dates

The taught dates for this module are 20, 21, 22 and 23 May 2019.

(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.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is a 4,000 word assignment.

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

This module can be studied as a standalone professional development module or towards the following awards:

Module lead – Emma Cowley

The module aims at advancing the professional practice of health professionals who work in this field.

Learn more about Emma Cowley

Entry requirements

You will normally be a registered Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) professional with a first degree or a related academic degree (BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above, or European first cycle equivalent). Overseas students require IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent required.

You will need to be able to draw on a current clinically advanced neuromusculoskeletal case load to inform the course assessment.

Funding and fees

Funding

This module is commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and you may, therefore, be eligible for funding through your employing trust.

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.

Fees

For those who are self-funding, please see our professional development module fees page.