Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy : Evaluating Practice

This module is for students who have an interest in Musculoskeletal treatment and assessment, offering an opportunity for students to reflect, explore, share with each other, and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the clinical reasoning, theoretical and research literature that underpins the practice of musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice.

Module Information

Module code



The module content will include: the principles and practice of examination of joint, nerve and muscle tissues will be explored in terms of information obtained from the tests and how this information is incorporated into the holistic management of people with musculoskeletal dysfunction. The principles and practice of the clinical reasoning needed to develop a treatment and management strategy from the findings of the subjective and physical examination will be explored. Practical handling skills will be incorporated to facilitate discussion of key concepts. Research and theoretical knowledge will be used, as appropriate, to further highlight assessment, treatment and management clinical decision making.

Entry requirements

Applicants at level 7 would normally possess a bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.


The assessment for this module is a 3000 word assignment. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of a specific assessment or treatment technique or management intervention. The focus of this essay is individually selected by students.

Module leader

Clair Hebron

Module dates

2024-25 –  Semester 1  Falmer Campus  (Dates subject to change)

  • October 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Assessment submission date: TBC


If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate or community course, please contact for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module, the fee is:

2024-25 £830

Further information

Please contact for further information about the module

This module is an optional module for MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, MSc Advanced Physiotherapy and other programmes in conversation with the course leader. It is also available as a stand-alone module.

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