“I felt that the content and structure of the course suited me enormously as I was able to study on a part-time basis. The modules provided ongoing assessment in a number of areas including written work, practical exams and clinical placements as well as the opportunity to carry out a research project. This variety of learning styles certainly helped me develop as a clinician, in particular focusing on my knowledge base, clinical reasoning and promoting reflection on my own practice. I feel this has helped enormously to further my career.
“The most appealing aspect of this programme was the MACP accreditation (Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) and the opportunity to embark on clinical placements. I found this extremely challenging but enormously beneficial allowing me to put the theoretical aspects learned over the taught component into clinical practice.
“At Cardiff University, the teaching environment was a great balance of both academic and clinical staff that all worked together to deliver this course. I strongly feel that life-long learning was promoted which is an integral part of reading, understanding and ultimately delivering evidence-based practice. As a result I felt I had the confidence and motivation to apply for research grants and funding opportunities. This has ultimately led to me being able to combine a part-time PhD, whilst still being able to work clinically.”