MSc Advanced Professional Practice Musculoskeletal Neuroscience*


Course overview

Scheduled to start in September 2018, our new MSc in Musculoskeletal Neuroscience puts you at the centre of neuroscience application, enhancing your knowledge relevant to the management of a number of conditions presenting in primary care. A self-directed course, this pathway includes three
core clinical neuroscience units:

• Neuropathology and Pathophysiology
• Clinical Neuroscience and Diagnosis
• Clinical Neuroscience and Therapeutics

You will benefit from a detailed understanding of advances in modern day neuroscience and integration of these advances into clinical practice. Work independently at an advanced level and develop those evidence-informed practices, and the ability to appraise and conduct your own clinical
research and audit.

Key Information

Course title:
MSc APP Musculoskeletal Neuroscience
4 years
AECC University College

Course leader

George Rix

BSc (Chiro), DC, PhD, FRCC, FHEA, FEAC - Senior Clinical Tutor and Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

George Rix is a Senior Lecturer in clinical sciences responsible for the development, delivery and assessment of clinical neurology in the undergraduate chiropractic curriculum. In addition he is a Senior Clinical Tutor involved clinical supervision and teaching in the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic. He is also currently involved in the development of a new post-graduate advanced professional practice MSc in Musculoskeletal Neuroscience.

Course details

All of our MSc APP courses are split into three stages, and you have the chance to get a qualification even if you can’t commit to the entire MSc course of three or four years of study. At the end of stage one you’ll qualify for a PgCert (60 M credits), at stage two you’ll qualify for a PgDip (120 M credits), and finally an MSc at the end of stage three (180 M credits).

Entry Requirements

Our course is designed for health practitioners in professional practice, so if you’re working and have an undergraduate degree in medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy, exercise science, sport science, nursing, or another health related degree, then you’re almost ready to go. You’ll need a recognised first qualification in line with the admissions regulations, and if English is not your first language, we’d be looking for the following:

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section
  • TOEFL overall score of 79 with minimum scores of 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking
  • Grade B minimum in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

If you’ve already successfully completed the PgCert Professional Development (Chiropractic) then you don’t have to complete the Professional Clinical Practice unit in stage 1. Talk to your Pathway Leader about any prior learning as this could count towards your credits.

If you have an undergraduate degree that’s not listed, it may still be considered - it all depends on the level of human biological science completed in the course. Talk to Admissions by email or calling us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Have more questions? Let us answer them in our application faqs

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