The next intake for this course will be February 2023. The next round of applications for this programme will open on 1st March 2022. Physiotherapy is a science-based health profession that takes a ‘whole person’ approach to improving and maintaining wellbeing. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness, or disability using a range of interventions such as tailored exercise, manual therapy, and advice. The interprofessional components of the course aim to develop skilled and compassionate practitioners who have the confidence to engage with and promote professional, social, and political change in health and social care. Collaborative working with peers from a variety of disciplines promotes team work, and an application of research skills in the transformation of health and social care services. Successful completion of this programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Varied and supported practice placement opportunities are available to develop students' awareness of the scope of physiotherapy. Practice-based learning helps support the development of an understanding of different career opportunities within the NHS, private, third sectors, and beyond in an ever changing healthcare workforce. The University of Lincoln is home to the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU), which is the research centre for the School of Health and Social Care. CaHRU conducts world-leading interdisciplinary research with service users, health service professionals, and organisations to increase health and wellbeing across the health, social, and third sector care services. CaHRU is allied with the Lincoln Institute for Health. The Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH) is a University-wide multidisciplinary research collaboration that conducts internationally excellent and world-class studies from ‘cell-to-community’.
Students will be assessed both formally and informally throughout the course to develop learning and autonomy. The assessments will take place both within the University and practice placement environments. Practice-based learning will be pass / fail, while the Level 7 academic work will contribute towards the final grade. Some assessment will be led by the course tutors, but students may also be encouraged to engage in peer and self-assessment to help develop the skills of reflection and evaluation which are essential for lifelong learning and continued professional development following registration as a Physiotherapist. Some of the assessments will focus on theoretical knowledge and application of theory and others on the practical performance of technical skills and patient management. Detailed guidance of what is expected, and the assessment criteria, will be provided for each module. Assessment Feedback The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days of the submission date (unless stated differently above). Methods of Assessment The way students are assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a service transformation project, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work, or presentations.
Applicants should hold a lower second honours or above. Entry on to the course is subject to meeting the requirements of a profession specific occupational health screening. Certificates and degree transcripts of all previous qualifications will need to be provided before any offers are confirmed.
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