UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This postgraduate programme integrates the advanced clinical, academic and research components of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy practice. The emphasis is on the management of patients with cardiorespiratory disorders. Flexibility in selection of modules allows for physiotherapists with particular interests to be accommodated. The programme is delivered through a combination of teaching and self'directed learning, and includes up to six weeks of clinical placements.

Course Modules

Core modules: Clinical education in advanced physiotherapy part 1; cardiorespiratory physiotherapy skills; respiration through life, health and disease; research methods and statistics; physiotherapy research and dissemination. Options: Cardiorespiratory theory for physiotherapists; clinical education in advanced physiotherapy part 2; paediatric cardiorespiratory physiotherapy; physical activity and clinical exercise for cardiovascular disease; health management and clinical exercise for pulmonary disease; muscle and exercise physiology in health and disease; heart and circulation; leadership and professional development; clinical knowledge and decision making; information law and governance in clinical practice; patient safety and clinical risk.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK undergraduate 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. We expect students to have had at least 2 years post'qualification clinical experience and UK state'registration is preferred.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £24,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,400  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 5 years
Variable
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Part Time
PgCert £7,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Part Time
PgCert £3,350  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £14,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £6,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 5 years
Variable
PgDip