This program provides students with an advanced level of skills in planning and implementing appropriate manual therapy treatment programs and build ups a high level of competence in the application of passive treatment techniques for articular and associated structures. Main focus of the program to determine the impact of research evidence in relation to the management of musculoskeletal disorders and how this may impact on treatment prescription in the individual case. Specific importance is given to determining indications for treatment, treatment prescription and progression, and determining prognosis and response to treatment. The program includes clinical placements where students will have the opportunity to develop clinical examination and treatment methods under the supervision of experienced and certified manual physical therapists. Students will become familiar with methods of treatment outcome evaluation and their role in manual therapy practice.