Post Graduate and CPD

Staffordshire University offers Master’s and MPhil/PhD programs in Clinical Biomechanics. These programs are excellent choices for students planning to continue their education in the field of Biomechanics and learn the practical aspects applicable to routine practice.

The team at Staffordshire University is one of the first group to offer postgraduate qualification (MSc) in Clinical Biomechanics for Allied Health Professionals. There are several unique and structured Postgraduate modules offered for various health professionals such as:

  • Gait Analysis
  • Spine Biomechanics
  • Diabetic Foot Biomechanics

In addition to the postgraduate programs, the team aids in providing continued education through continuing professional development (CPD) workshops and training days in the areas of clinical, sport, and exercise biomechanics and disciplines related to musculoskeletal sciences and rehabilitation. We have a substantial track record of scientific peer reviewed journal publications and presentations at conferences, both at national and international levels. We enhance and expand research through collaborations and partnerships with researchers across various countries. These academic and industrial partnerships are constantly broadening across the EU and beyond.

Furthermore, kinematic and kinetic analysis for assessing clinical conditions and to develop treatment protocols and assistive devices are being offered along with musculoskeletal clinics (clinical biomechanics involving all musculoskeletal clinical professionals) for the local clinical practitioners and patients. Our research services have a role within the local health trusts and provides specialist gait analysis services. Typically, the staff at the laboratory will assess the gait pattern and the pressure distribution under the feet to inform the clinical management of various musculoskeletal conditions. The highlight of our clinic is the footwear provision which is not provided anywhere else in the country. We also offer a wide range of Gait and Movement Analysis testing for the prescription and assessment of prostheses and physical therapy intervention both in clinical and sporting situations.

TIMETABLE 2020/21

 

Progress year

 

Semester 1

Online

Semester 2

Contact weekends

Semester 3

Online

Award

1

Critical Appraisal (15) core

SPOR70760

Origins and Principles of Biomechanics

(30) core

SPOR70759

 

Room

 

Option 1

Tissue Stress (15)

SPOR70756

 

 

Pg Cert

SSTK-08400

Option 2

Paediatric Lower Limb Development (15)

SPOR70916

 

2

Option 1

Spinal Mechanics (15) SPOR70768

 

 

 

Option 1

Gait Analysis (30)

SPOR70766

 

Room

 

Research Methods and Methodologies (15) core

SPOR70779

Pg Dip

SSTK-09513

Option 2

Lower Limb Paediatric Pathologies and Therapies (15)

SPOR70915

 

Option 2

Mechanics of the Diabetic Foot (30) SPOR70767

 

Room

 

Option 3

Sports Biomechanics in Injury (15)

SPOR70769

 

3

Dissertation (60) core

SPOR70757

 

 

MSc

SSTK-04889

Induction for new starters Saturday 12th September 2020 (ONLINE)

Please be available to liaise with the course tutor on this day via video or phone

 

 

Delivery

 

Start Date

 

End Date

Assessment hand in

 

Semester 1

 

Friday 18th September 2020

 

Friday 13th November 2020

 

Monday 30th November 2020

 

 

Semester 2

 

Friday 15th January 2021

Contact days

 

Sat/Sun 23rd 24th Jan Sat/Sun 20th 21st Feb Sat/Sun 20th 21st March

 

 

Monday 19th April 2021

 

 

 

Semester 3

 

 

Friday 7th May 2021

 

 

Friday 2nd July 2021

 

 

Monday 19th July 2021

 

 

Dissertation

 

 

18th September 2020

 

Monday 19th July 2021

 

 

Monday 19th July 2021

 

 

  • 15 credit modules are Distance Learning delivered fully
  • 30 credit modules have 3 separate contact weekends that are based at the

 

For contact weekends please plan to arrive between 9.00am & 9.30am ready for a 9.30am start. All sessions are being held in the Science Centre, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DF. Room indicated on module option

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