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Respiratory Physiotherapy

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology Exercise prescriptionClinical Exercise PrescriptionResearch Methods and StatisticsPhysiotherapy in Respiratory MedicineClinical Practice in Respirator PhysiotherapyHealth Policy and ManagementResearch Dissertation.

An individual research project on some aspect of Respiratory Physiotherapy shall be completed by MSc students. Students shall be assigned a supervisor with whom the research topic must be agreed. The proposal must be accepted by the course committee prior to commencement. Ethical approval for research projects will be sought as necessary. The dissertation will involve regular meetings between the student and supervisor. MSc students will present their research findings in a report in a paper format of no more than 3,500 words.

Entry requirements

Physiotherapists with a relevant undergraduate degree that deems them eligible for membership of the ISCP.


1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Further enquiries

Course Director(s): Dr Juliette Hussey
Course Email(s):

Subjects taught

Specialist themes covered include:
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
Exercise prescription
Clinical Exercise
Prescription Research Methods and Statistics Physiotherapy in Respiratory Medicine
Clinical Practice in Respirator Physiotherapy.
Health Policy and Management Research Dissertation.

Assessment method

Students performance will be assessed by coursework that is completed throughout the year and by their performance during a clinical placement. Coursework will include case-based questions, case studies, essays, laboratory reports and literature reviews.

Application date

Applications for September 2017 for International Students open again in November 2016.

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