Coventry University
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       Programme Speci...
9 Course Tutor

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Neurological Physiotherapy               ...
11 Intended Learning Outcomes

This programme is consistent with the QAA qualification descriptors for Masters (M) level a...
11.2 Cognitive (thinking) Skills



On successful completion of the programme the student should be able to:
Generic Outco...
The principal teaching, learning and assessment methods used to enable outcomes to be achieved and
demonstrated are identi...
12 Programme Structure and Requirements, Levels, Modules, Credits and Awards
Modules within the programme, their status (w...
13 Support for Students and their Learning
Student support mechanisms are as detailed in the University Code of Practice o...
15 Method for Evaluating and Enhancing the Quality and Standards of Teaching and Learning

The Programme is managed by the...
18 Notes
Key sources of information about the course and student support can be found in:


Faculty/School Handbook
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ANNEX 1
Mandatory and Option Modules

Pg Dip Neurological Physiotherapy

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Neurological Physiotherapy *Option Modules Available

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  1. 1. Coventry University Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Programme Specification: NEUROLOGICAL PHYSIOTHERAPY Masters Postgraduate Courses 1 Available Award(s) and Modes of Study Title of Award Mode UCAS Code FHEQ Level PgDip/MSc Neurological Physiotherapy P/T & F/T M (PgCert not available) F/T – One year & one term P/T – Up to four years *Qualification descriptors can be found at http://www.qaa.ac.uk/crntwork/nqf/ewni2001/annex1.htm 2 Awarding Institution/Body Coventry University. 3 Teaching Institution Coventry University. 4 Internal Approval/Review Dates Date of first approval/latest review: Date for next review: Neurological Physiotherapy July 2007 July 2012 5 Programme Accredited by Neurological Physiotherapy Not Applicable 6 Accreditation Date and Duration Neurological Physiotherapy Not Applicable 7 QAA Subject Benchmark Statement(s) and other external factors Neurological Physiotherapy 8 Date of Programme Specification Neurological Physiotherapy July 2007 L:REGQuality Enhancement UnitQualityProgramme SpecificationsCurrent Web VersionsHLSCurrentPost GradMode PWord DocsNeuro Physio MSC July 07.doc 1 / 12
  2. 2. 9 Course Tutor Course Tutor Neurological Physiotherapy Julie Sellars 10 Educational Aims of the Programme Postgraduate Diploma Neurological Physiotherapy This course aims to: • Develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of neurological physiotherapy. • Contribute to the continued development of a students’ clinical practice by further developing their understanding, integration of theory and practice, and their evaluation of practice • Develop students critical thinking and evaluative skills in the specialist area of neurology to enable advancement of their own professional practice • Recognise the centrality of research and the evaluation of clinical outcomes in the development of professional knowledge and practice • Facilitate the continued professional development of clinical colleagues and the advancement of clinical practice Masters Award In addition to the aims of a Postgraduate Diploma: • Produce a research-based dissertation in a topic area related to neurological rehabilitation. L:REGQuality Enhancement UnitQualityProgramme SpecificationsCurrent Web VersionsHLSCurrentPost GradMode PWord DocsNeuro Physio MSC July 07.doc 2 / 12
  3. 3. 11 Intended Learning Outcomes This programme is consistent with the QAA qualification descriptors for Masters (M) level and the University’s Code of Practice for Academic and Professional Skills Development. Annex 2 maps the learning outcomes described below to the programmes mandatory and core option modules 11.1 Knowledge and Understanding On successful completion of the programme the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: Generic Outcomes KU1 The underpinning principal conceptual and theoretical issues with regard to the named course KU2 The ways in which evidence is used and could be used to shape the organisation and delivery of health and social care. Additional Course Specific Outcomes Neurological Physiotherapy KU-PHN1 Debate current issues and developments within neurological physiotherapy KU-PHN2 Explore the relationship between expertise, education, continuous professional development and reflective practice. KU-PHN3 Explore the basis of evidence based practice in relation to neurorehabilitation The principal teaching, learning and assessment methods used on the programme to achieve these learning outcomes are identified below. Generic: Teaching and Learning Assessment KU1 Lectures, seminars, published literature, module Individual written coursework, oral and poster webs presentations, dissertation KU2 Lectures, seminars, published literature Individual written coursework Neurological Physiotherapy: Teaching and Learning Assessment KU-PHN1 Lectures, seminars, published literature and Individual written coursework, oral presentations, student led presentations dissertation KU-PHN2 Lectures, seminars, published literature and Individual written coursework, oral presentations, student led presentations dissertation KU-PHN3 Lectures, seminars, published literature and Individual written coursework, oral presentations, student led presentations dissertation L:REGQuality Enhancement UnitQualityProgramme SpecificationsCurrent Web VersionsHLSCurrentPost GradMode PWord DocsNeuro Physio MSC July 07.doc 3 / 12
  4. 4. 11.2 Cognitive (thinking) Skills On successful completion of the programme the student should be able to: Generic Outcomes CS1 Critically analyse, evaluate and interpret knowledge and practice with regard to the named area of study Additional Course Specific Outcomes Neurological Physiotherapy CS-PHN1 Analyse the relative merits of various approaches and treatment strategies used within neurological physiotherapy CS-PHN2 Exhibit critical understanding of professional practice in relation to neurological physiotherapy The principal teaching, learning and assessment methods used to enable outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated are identified below. Generic Teaching and Learning Assessment CS1 Lectures, workshops, published literature, Written essays seminars, case studies Neurological Physiotherapy Teaching and Learning Assessment CS-PHN1 Seminars, tutorials, published literature, mentored Individual written coursework, seminar clinical practice presentation, clinical report form CS-PHN2 Lectures, tutorials, published literature, mentored Individual written coursework, seminar clinical practice presentation, clinical report form 11.3 Practical Skills On successful completion of the programme the student should be able to Generic Outcomes PS1 Formulate and present a critical argument using a variety of methods (e.g. report, portfolio, presentation, essay, patient examination) that would stand up to critical review and scrutiny in academic and professional settings Course Specific Outcomes Neurological Physiotherapy PS-PHN1 Analyse physiotherapy assessment, treatment and evaluation in the context of neurorehabilitation PS-PHN2 Develop expertise in clinical reasoning skills PS-PHN3 Evaluate the issues central to teamwork and interagency working within the speciality of neurorehabilitation PS-PHN4 Develop expertise in a specialised area of neurological physiotherapy L:REGQuality Enhancement UnitQualityProgramme SpecificationsCurrent Web VersionsHLSCurrentPost GradMode PWord DocsNeuro Physio MSC July 07.doc 4 / 12
  5. 5. The principal teaching, learning and assessment methods used to enable outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated are identified below. Generic Teaching and Learning Assessment PS1 Lectures, problem based learning, workshops, Written essay, presentation seminars, published literature PS-PHA2 Lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, published Case studies, essay, OSPE, dissertation literature, student led case scenario presentations, journal clubs Neurological Physiotherapy Teaching and Learning Assessment PS-PHN1 Lectures, seminars, tutor and student led tutorials, Coursework, presentation, clinical report published literature, mentored clinical practice form PS-PHN2 Lectures, seminars, tutor and student led tutorials, Coursework, presentation, clinical report published literature, mentored clinical practice form PS-PHN3 Lectures, seminars, tutor and student led tutorials, Coursework, presentation, clinical report published literature, mentored clinical practice form PS-PHN4 Lectures, seminars, tutor and student led tutorials, Coursework, presentation, clinical report published literature, mentored clinical practice form 11.4 Transferable Skills On successful completion of the programme the student should be able to Generic Outcomes TS1 Critique the published work of others (e.g. reports, journal articles) and reflect critically on practice TS2 Execute Project Management Additional Course Specific Outcomes Neurological Physiotherapy TS-PHN1 Adapt approach to patient management according to clinical reasoning TS-PHN2 Critically evaluate one’s own clinical, professional and academic performance. Transferable/key skills are generally incorporated within modules and related to relevant assessments as appropriate. Self-directed learning forms an element of all modules and the necessity to work within tight deadlines is an essential requirement across the curriculum. The ability to communicate orally and in writing will be developed across the range of modules. The wide range of assessment techniques will ensure that the student is given every opportunity to demonstrate their skills in these areas. L:REGQuality Enhancement UnitQualityProgramme SpecificationsCurrent Web VersionsHLSCurrentPost GradMode PWord DocsNeuro Physio MSC July 07.doc 5 / 12
  6. 6. 12 Programme Structure and Requirements, Levels, Modules, Credits and Awards Modules within the programme, their status (whether mandatory or core options), the levels at which they are studied, their credit value and pre/co requisites are appended in Annex 1. Course specific requirements Neurological Physiotherapy Postgraduate Diploma Mandatory Modules M36PH Developing Expertise in Physiotherapy M01HLS Research Methodology, Design and Methods M31PH Clinical Practice or M01DT Work Based Learning (with a neurological focus) Plus 2 of the following modules M32PH The Neural Control of Human Behaviour in Health and Disease M33PH The Principles of Neurorehabilitation M37PH Injection Therapy (Neurological) Plus one additional option module Masters MSc in Neurological Physiotherapy Modules for Postgraduate Diploma plus M25HLS Masters Dissertation (in topic related to neurology) A range of core option modules are available within the faculty masters provision. Masters with merit is awarded for an overall mean mark of 60% but less than 70%, in line with University regulations Masters with distinction is awarded for an overall mean mark of 70% or higher, in line with University regulations. L:REGQuality Enhancement UnitQualityProgramme SpecificationsCurrent Web VersionsHLSCurrentPost GradMode PWord DocsNeuro Physio MSC July 07.doc 6 / 12
  7. 7. 13 Support for Students and their Learning Student support mechanisms are as detailed in the University Code of Practice on the Personal Support of Students. In addition, programme and support is offered within the Department of Physiotherapy and Dietetics by, Course Tutors, Module Leaders, Module Tutors, and Dissertation Supervisors. Personal tutors are assigned at the beginning of the course and are an additional means of support to students on the programme. Clinical mentors are appointed to support the student during the clinical placement. An induction programme provides background information regarding key services such as library, CU-Online, computing, student services; enrolment; making the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate education; writing and presenting at Masters level; student representation etc. An induction to the dissertation is provided in a half-day programme that explores the different stages of the process, ethical approval, working with a supervisor and the development of existing ideas. This is followed up by half-day workshops that run each term to cover emerging issues and data analysis. The following written support materials will be provided: • University Regulations • Student Handbook • Course Module Directory • Dissertation Handbook Reasonable adjustments can be made to the teaching, learning, assessment and support of the course(s) to maximise accessibility to students with disabilities. Students may discuss their needs with the Programme Manager, Course Tutor, HLS Learning Support Coordinator, or any other member of HLS staff with whom they feel comfortable. 14 Criteria for Admission Generic The general requirements for admissions are in line with University policy (Academic Regulations 2.7). Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS>7, TOEFL computer-based >250. Applications will be encouraged from non-standard entrants with relevant experiential learning. Course specific requirements are given below. Course Specific Neurological Physiotherapy Applicants must hold a professional qualification in physiotherapy, and be state registered as physiotherapists by Health Professions Council, and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Normally, they will have an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from a recognised institution, which includes a module on research methods or study of an equivalent nature. Student should have evidence of a minimum of fifteen hundred hours of working in the field of neurological rehabilitation. L:REGQuality Enhancement UnitQualityProgramme SpecificationsCurrent Web VersionsHLSCurrentPost GradMode PWord DocsNeuro Physio MSC July 07.doc 7 / 12
  8. 8. 15 Method for Evaluating and Enhancing the Quality and Standards of Teaching and Learning The Programme is managed by the Physiotherapy Board of Studies of the Faculty Health and Life Sciences. The Programme Assessment Board (PAB) for Physiotherapy is responsible for considering the progress of all students and making awards in accordance with both the University and course-specific regulations. The assurance of the quality of modules is the responsibility of the Boards of Studies which contribute modules to the programme. External Examiners report annually on the programme and their views are considered as part of the annual quality monitoring process (AQM). Details of the AQM process can be found on the Registry’s web site. Students are represented on the Course Consultative Committee, Board of Studies and School Board, all of which normally meet two or three times per year. Student views are also sought through module and course evaluation questionnaires. All programmes are subject to a major review involving subject experts external to the University, normally on a five or six year cycle. Current and former students and employers views are sought where appropriate. Additionally, all Course Tutors obtain ongoing, informal feedback from students. 16 Regulation of Assessment The University policy requires the internal moderation of assessments. External Examiners are appointed for all named University awards. The role of the External Examiner at module level is to ensure that academic standards are in line with national norms for the subject. External Examiners undertake the moderation of examination papers, and view representative samples of work for the modules for which they have responsibility. At programme level, External examiners help to ensure fairness in the consideration of student progression and awards. They have the right to comment on all aspects of the assessment system and participate as full members of the assessment boards. The Pass mark for all modules is 40%. This overall module mark may comprise more than one component (e.g. coursework and exam). The individual module descriptors give the precise pass criteria and the weighting of the component marks that contribute to the overall module mark. Awards for Taught Master programmes may be made with Distinction or Merit (i.e. achievement of an average mark of at least 70% or 60% respectively). 17 Indicators of Quality and Standards • Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education reviews have been consistently positive. The Institutional Audit 2004 reported confidence in the University’s management of the quality of programmes and the academic standards of awards. • More specifically the outcome of QAA Major review of healthcare programmes in 2006 reported confidence in all the programmes under the purview of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. • External Examiner reports are positive. • Health and Social Care organisations are satisfied with the level of professional knowledge and skills and transferable skills that students develop through the programmes. • Students are satisfied with their achievements and are positive about their experience of studying at Coventry University. L:REGQuality Enhancement UnitQualityProgramme SpecificationsCurrent Web VersionsHLSCurrentPost GradMode PWord DocsNeuro Physio MSC July 07.doc 8 / 12
  9. 9. 18 Notes Key sources of information about the course and student support can be found in: Faculty/School Handbook Student Handbook Dissertation Handbook Module Guides Module Information Directory (http://mid.coventry.ac.uk) Study Support information is accessible from the students service homepage Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content, and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each module can be found in the Module Information Directory (MID), student module guide(s) and the course handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed by the University and may be verified by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. PaQsSAS June 2002 Amended 28 April 2006 L:REGQuality Enhancement UnitQualityProgramme SpecificationsCurrent Web VersionsHLSCurrentPost GradMode PWord DocsNeuro Physio MSC July 07.doc 9 / 12
  10. 10. ANNEX 1 Mandatory and Option Modules Pg Dip Neurological Physiotherapy Module Module title Credit Pre/Co Status code value requisite M01HLS Research Methodology, Design and Methods 20M - M M36PH Developing Expertise in Physiotherapy 20M - M 2 modules from: M31PH Clinical Practice 20M M32PH, M33PH, M or M37PH M01DT Work Based Learning 20M - M M32PH **The Neural control of Human Behaviour in Health 20M - **O and Disease M33PH **The Principles of Neurorehabilitation 20M - **O M37PH **Injection Therapy (Neurology) 20M - **O *Option Module 20M - *O Key: Status M Mandatory (i.e. must be studied and passed) **Options – Two to be taken *Option – One to be taken from within the faculty provision which will map to students individual needs. MSc Neurological Physiotherapy Module Module title Credit Pre/Co Status code value requisite M01HLS Research Methodology, Design and Methods 20M - M M36PH Developing Expertise in Physiotherapy 20M - M 2 modules from: M31PH Clinical Practice 20M M32PH, M33PH, M or M37PH M01DT Work Based Learning 20M - M M32PH **The Neural control of Human Behaviour in Health 20M - **O and Disease M33PH **The Principles of Neurorehabilitation 20M - **O M37PH **Injection Therapy (Neurology) 20M - **O Option Module 20M - &O M25HLS Masters Dissertation 60M PgDip module M requirements Key: Status M Mandatory (i.e. must be studied and passed) ** Option – minimum of two to be taken * Option – one to be taken from within the faculty provision which will map to students individual needs. L:REGQuality Enhancement UnitQualityProgramme SpecificationsCurrent Web VersionsHLSCurrentPost GradMode PWord DocsNeuro Physio MSC July 07.doc 10 / 12
  11. 11. Neurological Physiotherapy *Option Modules Available Module Module title Credit Pre/Co Status code value requisite M02HLS Data Analysis 20M O M05HLS Independent Study 20M O M06HLS Leadership and Change for Service Improvement 20M O M03HLS Evidence Based Practice 20M O M04HLS Contemporary Issues in Health 20M O M07HLS Learning for Health and Social Care Professionals 20M O M05HLS Independent Study 20M O M18CPD Public Health Policy and Practice 20M O M32PH The Neural Control of Human Behaviour in health 20M O and Disease M33PH The Principles of Neuro-rehabilitation 20M O M34PH Ethics, The Law and Professional Practice 20M O M37PH Injection Therapy (Neurology) 20M O L:REGQuality Enhancement UnitQualityProgramme SpecificationsCurrent Web VersionsHLSCurrentPost GradMode PWord DocsNeuro Physio MSC July 07.doc 11 / 12
  12. 12. Curriculum Map ANNEX 2 Neurological Physiotherapy Intended Learning Outcomes Knowledge and Understanding Cognitive (Thinking) Skills Practical Skills Transferable Skills Module KU1 KU2 KU- KU- KU- CS1 CS- CS- PS1 PS- PS- PS- PS- TS1 TS2 TS- TS- codes PHN1 PHN2 PHN3 PHN1 PHN2 PHT PHT PHT PHT PHN1 PHN2 N1 N2 N3 N4 Mandatory M01HLS M36PH M31PH M01DT Option M32PH M33PH M37PH Other options available from within faculty masters provision L:REGQuality Enhancement UnitQualityProgramme SpecificationsCurrent Web VersionsHLSCurrentPost GradMode PWord DocsNeuro Physio MSC July 07.doc 12 / 12

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