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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

PG Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine (Distance Learning)

Programme code:PGC-BSGS/MSKUCAS code:
Duration:9 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Camilla Nykjaer Contact

Total credits: 60

Entry requirements:

Applicants should normally have at least a 2:2 honours degree (or international equivalent). Currently, we are accepting candidates with degrees in medicine, physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports rehabilitation/training, podiatry, osteopathy, or other allied healthcare professions. Appropriate professional registration should also be held with the GMC, Health and Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers. Applicants without professional registration with the GMC, Health and Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers are required to have at least one year of relevant post-graduation clinical experience.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read  English language equivalent qualifications

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Biomedical Sciences

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Masters Taught Students Exam Board

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

There are no specified QAA Benchmarks for Integrated Masters degrees/certificate in Bioscience, however the principle of such programmes in other subject areas is to ensure coverage of Honours level Benchmark requirements plus ensure that elements of the higher Masters levels objectives are met.

There is a recognised Faculty of Sports Medicine (FSEM) syllabus to which we have mapped the programme.

Programme specification:

Musculoskeletal medicine (MSK) is a rapidly developing field of medicine practised by a variety of clinicians including general practitioners and allied healthcare professionals. This online course is specifically designed to provide students with flexibility to tailor their time to their schedule.
The online PGCert in MSK medicine is built to meet the needs of those wishing to work in this field within both primary care and community MSK services. The course has been developed by some of the UK’s leading MSK clinicians, ensuring it provides students with the skills and knowledge to work in a range of MSK settings. The course is aligned with the joint MSK Diploma exam of the Primary Care Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine Society and the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine.
The programme offers:
• Flexible learning via an online education platform;
• Monthly live online tutorials;
• Individual topics taught by UK clinicians who are experts within their specialist field;
• Direct academic and career support from the tutor team.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules: 

SPSC5331MMSK Issues of the Upper and Lower Limbs30 credits1 Oct to 31 Mar
SPSC5335MRheumatology, spine and chronic pain30 credits1 Mar to 30 Jun

Last updated: 12/05/2023 16:51:17


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