Are you a physiotherapist, midwife, nurse specialist or doctor working within pelvic health? If so, this advanced clinical practice pathway in pelvic health, is designed to provide you with the solid academic foundation that you’ll need to progress as an advanced clinician in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction.
1 year full-time
3 years part-time
2 years (PgCert PgDip) part-time
1 year (staged study) part-time
On this course you’ll learn to understand the relationship between the musculoskeletal support systems of the pelvis and pelvic part of the body and related areas of practice. You’ll study antenatal and postnatal management of pelvic floor dysfunction, male and female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, the management of defecatory dysfunction, faecal incontinence and pelvic pain. The aim is to improve your understanding of pain science and management and help to better embed this knowledge into everyday practice. The programme integrates theory with practice and you’ll learn skills such as advanced abdominal, vaginal and anorectal examination.
This course will challenge your diagnostic capabilities to ensure you’re able to competently work at an advanced practice level. As you progress to the final stages of the MSc, this degree will further integrate healthcare leadership and research within the pelvic health area.
The full master's course can be studied 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time starting in September. If you don’t want to commit to full or part-time study of the entire master's, you can develop your educational portfolio over a longer period of time by undertaking staged study that leads to the award of Postgraduate Certiﬁcate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and MSc in separate stages. Each stage can be studied 1 year part-time starting in September. You can also study the combined PgDip (PgCert and PgDip) as a 2 year part-time course starting in January. The MSc stage (dissertation) can also be studied 1 year part-time starting in May.
Must have a pre-registration degree in a relevant allied health profession with at least one year of specialist clinical work experience.
This course is designed to develop your skills and understanding of pelvic health. In particular, you’ll learn to assess and manage continence and pelvic floor dysfunction in men, women and children. Through critical appraisal of research and clinical evidence you’ll develop an evidence-based approach to clinical assessment skills needed for the pelvic health patient.
As well as studying key modules in advanced clinical practice, leadership, evidence-based practice and research, you’ll be able to select modules to define your specialist pathway in pelvic health. You’ll learn practical skills such as abdominal, vaginal and anorectal examination, exercise prescription and biofeedback of the pelvic floor muscles, manual therapy, catheterisation, perineal wound care management, biofeedback, vaginal pessary application and electrotherapies. This is a developing area of medicine and you'll be provided with support to investigate the evidence behind your specific area of working in pelvic health.
You'll also be able to support your study learning portfolio by choosing from a range of optional modules from our Advanced Clinical Practice named specialist pathways; Cardiovascular Health, Critical Care, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Neurological Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy.
At Brunel, we understand the challenges of fitting study around work and family life. For this reason, we have designed this course to be flexible, so that it can fit around your current commitments. You can study full-time, part-time or even just take one or more CPPD modules for your professional development and return to complete your course at a later date.
This course can be studied 1 year full-time, 3 years part-time or 1 year (staged study) part-time, starting in September. Or this course can be studied 2 years (PgCert PgDip) part-time, starting in January. Or this course can be studied 1 year (staged study) part-time, starting in May.
Year 1 Compulsory
PH5612 - Advanced Clinical Leadership
PH5604 - Qualitative Research in Health and Social Care
PH5603 - Quantitative Methods and Design for Health Science Research
PH5611 - Dissertation
PH5615 - Facilitating Learning and Teaching in Clinical Practice
PH5642 - Fundamentals of Pelvic Health
PH5643 - Management of the Pelvic Health Patient
PH5644 - Working as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner within Pelvic Health
UK Staged Master £2,825 per stage.
Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase.
Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.
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