Designing a pre-registration integrated Doctorate in Physiotherapy programme to address future workforce capacity

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As physiotherapy practice has evolved, so too has the demand for strong evidence on which to base the profession. Barriers to embedding research in practice include: organisational culture; lack of time; and difficulty in evaluating and interpreting published research (Grimmer-Somers et al, 2007; Scurlock-Evans et al, 2014). Traditional Physiotherapy pre-registration programmes at undergraduate and Masters levels have developed to address the challenges faced in establishing a professional evidence base; however, confidence in applying research skills in practice is often still insufficient.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberP181
Number of pages1
Issue numberSupplement 1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019



  • Doctorate in Physiotherapy
  • workforce capacity
  • research skills

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