University of Hertfordshire Upper Quadrant

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University of Hertfordshire Upper Quadrant

University of Hertfordshire Upper Quadrant

Upper Quadrant – Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Lvl 7)

Why choose this course?

Who should attend this course?

The Upper quadrant:neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy course is designed for physiotherapists wishing to develop their skills in the management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction of the cervico-thoracic spine and the upper limb.

You should be a qualified physiotherapist if you take this course as part of a postgraduate award.

A degree, or equivalent, is required.

Course content

The aim of this course is to facilitate a critical approach to neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy theory and practice from an evidence-based perspective and to apply advanced clinical reasoning skills to the assessment and treatment of upper quadrant dysfunction.

On this course you explore, debate and share your clinical experiences to illustrate issues of patient management in the following areas:

  • Anatomy, biomechanics and pathology affecting the cervico-thoracic spine and upper limb
  • The assessment and appropriate management of articular, neural and muscle dysfunction
  • Pain mechanisms including nociceptive, neurogenic, central, sympathetically maintained and affective disorders
  • The theoretical basis and practical application of clinical reasoning
  • Chronic pain management


The assessment is a combination of a written essay and a practical examination.


  • 4 – 6 October 2017
  • 1 – 3 November 2017
  • 29 November – 1 December 2017
  • 17 – 18 January 2018
  • 20 – 21 February 2018
  • 23 March 2018
  • OSCE 24 May 2018

Entry requirements…

This course is open to all qualified physiotherapists.



Start Date Link
29/09/2017 Apply online (Part Time)


Start Date Link
29/09/2018 Apply online (Part Time)

Course fees

See fees for UK/EU students

Contact us for International student fees

Contract funding for NHS staff

The University is contracted by the NHS to provide post-registration education/CPD and training for its health professionals.

If you are an NHS employee contact the senior manager responsible for post-registration education/CPD in your Trust to check if the course you wish to attend can be supported by the Trust’s contract with our University.

Teaching methods

Where is the course taught and by whom?

The course is led by Andrea Moulson and involves both University and external lecturers.

Classes take place at College Lane Campus, Hatfield.