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Sports Injury Rehabilitation opportunity with Sale Sharks and University of Salford

23 May 2019

University of Salford MSc in Sports Injury Rehabilitation

The University of Salford and Sale Sharks are looking to offer an exciting opportunity to a chartered physiotherapist or sports rehabilitator.

We are looking for dynamic a self-motivated physiotherapist or sports rehabilitator, striving for clinical excellence that is interested in moving into sport, to undertake a full-time MSc combined with a placement with a world class sports science and medicine team.

The Masters programme in Sports Injury Rehabilitation at University of Salford is ideally focused towards practitioners who wish to deliver within the high-performance sports environment. The course will commence in September 2019 and be complete by September 2020. Sale Sharks and the University will provide a fee waiver for the MSc course fees.

Placement Experience: Sale Sharks RUFC

It is anticipated that the successful candidate would be placed alongside the Sale Sharks Sports Science and Medicine team based at the Carrington training ground, Sale Manchester. The placement will offer the opportunity for the candidate to observe and be part of the Sale Sharks Sports Science and Medicine team. The Candidate will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to work in the high-performance sports environment. The placement will involve the following activities:

  • Participation in projects and assignments within the Sharks Sports Science and Medicine team.
  • Applied sports injury rehabilitation experience within the high-performance training and competition environment through targeted learning and reflective practice.

MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation

This is a practice based programme, allowing the participant to develop advanced theoretical knowledge, practical and clinical reasoning skills in sports injury rehabilitation. You’ll also learn how to conduct research and then apply it to the real world, with numerous programme graduates successfully publishing their research in peer reviewed journals. 

In order to achieve an award of MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation you must successfully complete the modules Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Injury Prevention and Performance Management, along with producing a thesis for the dissertation module.

Injury Prevention and Performance Measurement: You will develop the ability to critically evaluate the scientific principles and theories of athletic screening and a clear understanding of the science behind performance measurement and appropriate interpretation of those measurements and learn to apply them in a real world context. You will gain research experience carrying out a systematic and structured group/individual project. This will further develop your critical evaluation and research skills in relation to your own professional practice and includes dissemination of research and good practice.

Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injury: You will develop an understanding of the biology of tissue loading and how this significantly influences exercise rehabilitation. Through a series of keynote lectures and online material you will gain greater insight into assessment and management of musculoskeletal injuries, specifically aiming to improve management of acute injury, overuse injury and post-operative management of typical musculoskeletal injuries. This course also covers integration of other non-exercise treatment modalities into the exercise rehabilitation programme for patients. This will include ‘real life’ practical application, in relation to optimising patient management in specific sports.

Dissertation: You will undertake an in-depth, evidence based exploration of a key area aligned to the project needs of Sale Sharks. This is a substantial, independent, research project.     

The MSc study requires attendance at the University for 1 day per week (Wednesday) during university semesters

Entry requirements:

Admission to the programme is on the basis that applicants will have:

  • A BSc honours degree in Physiotherapy or Sports Rehabilitation, normally a 1st or 2.1 honours degree.
  • Evidence of satisfactory current DBS.
  • Evidence of satisfactory health declaration and immunisation record.

Application procedure:

Send cover letter including a personal statement and full CV by email to Dr Lee Herrington at the following email l.c.herrington@salford.ac.uk

Deadline for applications:

12 noon Monday 1st July 2019

Interviews

If you are shortlisted, interviews will take place on Monday 15th July 2019 at the University of Salford. 

Further information contact:

Dr Lee Herrington, Programme Leader, MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation, by email: l.c.herrington@salford.ac.uk

Exciting opportunity for a chartered physiotherapist

1 May 2019

The University of Salford, British Triathlon and the English Institute of Sport are looking to offer an exciting opportunity to a chartered physiotherapist.

We are looking for dynamic a self-motivated physiotherapist, striving for clinical excellence that is interested in moving into sport, to undertake a full-time MSc combined with a 46 days per year placement with a world class sports science and medicine team.

The Masters programme in Sports Injury Rehabilitation at University of Salford is ideally focused towards practitioners who wish to deliver within the high-performance sports environment. The course will commence in September 2019 and be complete by September 2020. The English Institute of Sport will provide a £2,500 contribution towards the course fees.

Placement Experience: English Institute of Sport

British Triathlon

It is anticipated that the successful candidate would be placed alongside the British Triathlon Sports Science and Medicine team based at the Brownlee Triathlon centre in Leeds. The placement will offer the opportunity for the candidate to observe and be part of the British Triathlon Podium and Podium Potential World Class Programs. The Candidate will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to work in the high-performance sports environment. The placement will involve the following activities:

  • Participation in projects and assignments within the British Triathlon Physiotherapy Team with a bias to the Podium and Podium Potential programme.
  • Applied physiotherapy experience within the high-performance training and competition environment through targeted learning and reflective practice.

MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation

This is a practice based programme, allowing the participant to develop advanced theoretical knowledge, practical and clinical reasoning skills in sports injury rehabilitation. You’ll also learn how to conduct research and then apply it to the real world, with numerous programme graduates successfully publishing their research in peer reviewed journals. 

In order to achieve an award of MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation you must successfully complete the modules Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Injury Prevention and Performance Management, along with producing a thesis for the dissertation module.

Injury Prevention and Performance Measurement: You will develop the ability to critically evaluate the scientific principles and theories of athletic screening and a clear understanding of the science behind performance measurement and appropriate interpretation of those measurements and learn to apply them in a real world context. You will gain research experience carrying out a systematic and structured group/individual project. This will further develop your critical evaluation and research skills in relation to your own professional practice and includes dissemination of research and good practice.

Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injury: You will develop an understanding of the biology of tissue loading and how this significantly influences exercise rehabilitation. Through a series of keynote lectures and online material you will gain greater insight into assessment and management of musculoskeletal injuries, specifically aiming to improve management of acute injury, overuse injury and post-operative management of typical musculoskeletal injuries. This course also covers integration of other non-exercise treatment modalities into the exercise rehabilitation programme for patients. This will include ‘real life’ practical application, in relation to optimising patient management in specific sports.

Dissertation: You will undertake an in-depth, evidence based exploration of a key area aligned to the project needs of British Triathlon. This is a substantial, independent, research project.     

The MSc study requires attendance at the University for 1 day per week (Wednesday) during university semesters.

Entry requirements:

Admission to the programme is on the basis that applicants will have:

  • Current registration with the HCPC and CSP
  • A BSc/BA honours degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy, normally a 1st or 2.1 honours degree.
  • Documented evidence of a minimum of 1500 hours experience post qualification of working in a neuromusculoskeletal context.
  • Supporting evidence of appropriate continuing professional development.
  • Evidence of satisfactory current DBS.
  • Evidence of satisfactory health declaration and immunisation record.

Application procedure:

Send cover letter including a personal statement and full CV by email to Dr Lee Herrington at the following email l.c.herrington@salford.ac.uk

Deadline for applications:

12 noon Monday 17th June 2019

Interviews

If you are shortlisted, interviews will take place on Tuesday  25th June 2019 at the University of Salford. 

Further information contact: Dr Lee Herrington, Programme Leader, MSc Sports

Digital Society – free film screening

24 April 2019

Join us at the Digital Performance Lab, MediaCityUK for a free screening of Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.

You will also have the chance to hear from the academic team behind our brand new MSc Digital Society, a programme that takes a sociologically informed approach to critically examine how digital hardware, software and data are shaping our social institutions, social relations, culture and everyday life.

Event details:

Tuesday 7 May 2019, 5 – 7.30pm; refreshments provided. Digital Performance Lab, Ground Floor, University of Salford @ MediaCityUK.

You can find the MSc Digital Society team on Twitter: @MScDigiSociety

For more information about the event or programme, please contact Tom Redshaw: T.Redshaw1@salford.ac.uk

‘I See the Difference’ campaign set to inspire a new generation of allied health professionals

2 November 2018

We are proud to welcome the launch of the aspirational ‘I See the Difference’ campaign, spearheaded by the Health Education of England and Office for Students.

This exciting initiative aims to raise awareness of allied health professions by promoting the inspiring careers within Podiatry, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Orthoptics and Therapeutic Radiography – all of which are areas in short supply.

The campaign is part of the Strategic Interventions in Health Education Disciplines (SIHED) programme, a £3 million, three-year plan to help build sustainability of the allied health professions. For more information on the ‘I See the Difference’ campaign, please visit: https://iseethedifference.co.uk/

Become an allied health professional with the University of Salford

Are you someone who cares and wants to help people relieve their pain or strain? Or maybe even help them live fuller lives?

You can become a Podiatrist or Prosthetist and Orthotist at the University of Salford with a three-year honours degree. Find out more about our degree programmes below:

 

Be a Greater Manchester Nurse – start your journey here

2 August 2018

On 29th June, we helped launch the ‘Be a Greater Manchester Nurse’ campaign.

We are proud to be part of this initiative led by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. The campaign also includes Manchester Metropolitan University, the universities of Manchester and Bolton and Greater Manchester trusts and care providers.

We want to showcase the amazing opportunities available to study to become a nurse in Greater Manchester and celebrate the achievements of an incredible workforce.

Central to the overall campaign is the striking “Bee” logo and an inspiring video, “Unsung”. The script for the film comes solely from song lyrics by Manchester musical icons such as Oasis, The Stone Roses, New Order and Elbow. The lyrics are spoken by GM nurses, including our very own students, against a photographic backdrop of nurses doing their jobs.

You can watch “Unsung” here:

#GreaterManchesterNurses #beagreatermanchesternurse

www.greatermanchesternurses.co.uk

Counselling and Psychotherapy Team CPD event

25 July 2018

The Counselling and Psychotherapy Team  held a CPD event for all our Industry Partners – comprising of our placement providers.

This has been running now for 5 years and is the creation of James Barrott and Dr. Mark Widdowson.  It is an opportunity for our placement providers to sample a taste of the contemporary teaching that is on offer from our fabulous and talented team, to network and get more information about our programmes.  It’s also an opportunity for us to be in tune that what we are teaching our students is what our industry partners require for their employees.

Idyllic Forest

Sample sessions included sessions from Peter Jenkins on the GDPR requirements.  Peter also signed copied of his new book: ‘Professional Practice is counselling and psychotherapy’.  Other sessions included Transactional Analysis for anxiety – Dr. Mark Widdowson, creative supervision – Maria Kefalogianni, group work with young people – Leigh Gardner, compassion focussed therapy for trauma – Dr. Elaine Beaumont, trauma sensitive mindfulness  – Tim Duercen and James Barrott gave participants an opportunity to experience ‘outdoor therapy’  near Peel campus – who knew there was an idyllic forest setting there.

Feedback from our industry partners was excellent and we were able to announce our Supervision course starting in September.

 

“Just to say a very big thank you to you all for such an interesting and creative day on Tuesday. The organising was super and things ran so smoothly. It is lovely that you are able to reward placement providers in such a way and we are both grateful to have been included”

For more info please contact: VEE HOWARD-JONES, Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Email: V.S.Howard-Jones@salford.ac.uk

We welcome #hellomynameis campaign on campus

17 January 2018

The USSU Nursing Society are welcome Chris Pointon from the #hellomynameis campaign to campus on Wednesday 24th January 2018 from 1.30pm in MS g21.

The event is being hosted by the School of Health and Society and the Nursing Society. This campaign grown considerably over the years and has great relevance to all allied health professionals.

This event will be promoted on Twitter via the hashtags #ournameisSUNS and #hellomynameis.

Chris Pointon described the event for us:

This is a very personal, inspiring and heart-warming session that will leave you inspired, reflective and overall in awe of such an amazing individual that we were blessed to have as part of healthcare across the world.

My inspiring wife Dr Kate Granger MBE along with myself came up with a global campaign that was to revolutionise patient care across both the UK NHS and global healthcare. This session will take you on a journey from the conception of #hellomynameis which was born out of a bad patient experience (which I will talk all about) to how it now fits within global healthcare and how Kate’s legacy continues through the work I do and the numerous accolades named after her. I will talk about the background to my inspiring wife and her illness prior to #hellomynameis and what the ongoing support will mean to staff and patients alike in all healthcare settings.

Throughout the evolution of #hellomynameis we focus on patient care being at the forefront of what we do along with making interactions on any level and in any setting more of a human connection as this is the first rung on the ladder of communication. The practicalities of what this involves are fairly straight forward however it can lead to a much more therapeutic relationship.

A very inspiring journey proving that through adversity you can create a legacy. (Chris Pointon, 2017)”