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Summary

This module will provide students, who have experience in the care and management of the patient with various Rheumatological disorders, with the specialist theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to assess the person with Rheumatological disorders of the lower limb. It will help students to identify and formulate care plans for this group of patients with emphasis on multidisciplinary teamwork and timely specialist referral.

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About

The clinical manifestations of Rheumatological disorders are often the result of various pathophysiological mechanisms, and they frequently present in the lower limb and specifically the foot. Clinical assessment and management requires an integrated multidisciplinary approach. This module will provide clinicians with an advanced theoretical basis for the management of people with Rheumatological disorders that may affect the lower limb. The module is designed for clinicians with experience in the care and management of the patient with various Rheumatological disorders. This will prepare specialist practitioners to provide a high quality service to people presenting with Rheumatological pathologies which affect the lower limb.

This module is available as a credit bearing module and can also be taken as Attendance Only.

Linked programmes

PgCert/PgDip/MSc Advancing Practice, PgCert/PgDip/MSc Advancing Practice, 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.

Teaching Dates for 2017/18 will be 5th - 9th February 2017 (inclusive).

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

Fees information

Fees Information

Please note fees displayed are for 2017/18 Academic Entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing.http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/2017-18/

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