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Overview

Summary

This module will develop the students? awareness and understanding of current concepts in lower limb and foot biomechanics. Functional anatomy and the pathophysiology of pain will also be explored. Students? skills in the assessment of bone and soft tissue injury of the foot and lower limb will be developed and the relationship between injury and gait compensation mechanisms will be examined. Critical self-reflection of practice is an expectation of students at this level and this is reflected in the delivery and assessment of the module.

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About this course

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About

This module will enable the student to develop an in-depth understanding of the theories and principles of lower limb biomechanics relevant to modern clinical practice. It will also provide a critical understanding of the pathophysiology of bone and soft tissue injury and a detailed awareness of diagnostic gait analysis using technological methods.

Linked programmes

PgCert/PgDip/MSc Advancing Practice

Assessment

100% Coursework

Attendance

Module runs over a 12 week period in total. Students are expected to attend all classes and complete all coursework associated with the module.

Exact Teaching dates are TBC

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

(a)(i) Have a second class Honours degree or better in an Allied Health Profession subject from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

(ii) Have an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and

(iii) Where applicable be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

(iv) Where applicable have continued employment in an area relevant to the chosen modules.

(v) Have a minimum of one year's post-qualification experience (excluding course attendance).

(b) Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and for non-native English speakers, IELTS 7.0 (with no contributing band at less than 6.5) or, as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b):

(c) In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 6.5.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Start dates

  • 29 January 2018
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

SELF FUNDED PLACES
Interested self-funded candidates should make a direct application using the University's online application system which can be accessed via the University homepage or by using the following link: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline.

COMMISSIONED PLACES
Anyone who will be receiving a Commissioned place from the Department of Health (DoH) in Northern Ireland via their HSC Trust should contact their Line Manager in their Health and Social Care Trust in order to obtain a Commissioned Application Form. Please DO NOT apply directly via the University online application system.

Commissioned application forms are distributed from Ulster to HSC Trust representatives normally in July/August for Semester 1 modules and November/December for Semester 2 modules.

Start dates

  • 29 January 2018

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£882.00
England, Scotland & Wales:
£882.00
International:
£2,206.50

Fees information

Please note fees displayed are for 2017/18 Academic Entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing.

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1718.pdf

Contact

Module Co-ordinator:​

Dr Jill Cundell

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6307

E: jh.cundell@ulster.ac.uk

Faculty contact regarding admissions and application process:

Mrs Julie Nesbitt

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6029

E: jh.nesbitt@ulster.ac.uk