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OverviewThis programme is aimed at physiotherapists working in the speciality of continence care and rehabilitation in a variety of health care settings.MSc Rehabilitation Studies: Continence for PhysiotherapistsPGDip Continence for PhysiotherapistsPGCert Continence for PhysiotherapistsIt offers physiotherapists a range of opportunities to develop an evidence based approach to clinical reasoning through the ability to identify, analyse and interpret the current best available evidence and apply
This programme is aimed at physiotherapists working in the speciality of continence care and rehabilitation in a variety of health care settings.
MSc Rehabilitation Studies: Continence for Physiotherapists
PGDip Continence for Physiotherapists
PGCert Continence for Physiotherapists
It offers physiotherapists a range of opportunities to develop an evidence based approach to clinical reasoning through the ability to identify, analyse and interpret the current best available evidence and apply this to practice of continence care using appropriate assessment and therapeutic intervention skills. Students will study in-depth issues related to both male and female continence and pelvic floor rehabilitation.
The modules include teaching blocks at the Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford to encourage shared learning. Peer physical examination is used during teaching, viable alternatives are available if required. Further learning and teaching on the practice module occurs in the clinical setting. Students must therefore have access to an appropriate clinical caseload in order to be able to undertake the practice module. Each student will be allocated a clinical mentor for the practice module.
This is the only programme of its kind in the UK offering this specialist area of study. The Certificate was developed and is regularly reviewed jointly by Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) (formerly the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health) and the University of Bradford.
This ensures the continued clinical relevance of the programme. A further strength of the programme is the use of external lecturers who are specialists within their field and continue to have a clinical caseload.
Learning and assessment
Students learning will be assessed through a range of different assessment techniques, which may include one or more of the following approaches:
Reflective case study
Development of a reflective portfolio
Practical examination (OSCE/OSPE)
Computer based open book examination
Written project report
Completion of a dissertation
Research paper/executive summary
This Postgraduate Diploma offers the physiotherapist a range of opportunities to develop advanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to their role in continence care and pelvic floor dysfunction and thus extend and enhance their clinical practice and career pathway. The programme is endorsed by the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). Physiotherapists who successfully complete the Certificate are eligible for full membership of POGP.
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