Summary: As a physiotherapist, you make a real difference to the way people function physically, socially and psychologically, using therapeutic intervention to optimise their abilities. This is achieved through health promotion, preventative healthcare and rehabilitation. Course details: As with all healthcare professionals, the public place high levels of expectations and trust in their physiotherapist. To work in this sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution: working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts. You learn to apply your knowledge and understanding of contemporary physiotherapy practice, and you gain the skills to be a safe, autonomous and professional practitioner. Core skills underpinning physiotherapy include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, movement analysis and electrotherapy. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends. After the course: Opportunities are available for employment within the NHS, private sector or charitable trusts – in hospitals, GP surgeries, schools, industry and in the community. You could also consider a career working in clinical research or teaching, in the UK or overseas.
Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.
There is a range of diverse learning and teaching methods used throughout the course which includes keynote lectures, seminars, small group work as well as practical skills sessions. You are given constructive feedback to enhance your learning opportunities. You are encouraged and supported to engage in self-directed learning throughout the duration of the course. You must complete at least 1,000 hours of clinical practice successfully to comply with the regulations of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Clinical placements enable you to assess and treat clients with varied clinical conditions, in a range of hospital and community settings. During placements you are supervised by experienced clinicians and receive visits from University tutors. Clinical placements are arranged by academic tutors and you will be required to travel for some placements. Assessment is varied and reflects module learning outcomes. You are assessed by written assignments, oral presentations and practical examinations. In the interests of professional safety, you must complete all modules successfully to demonstrate: conducting assessment and treatment procedures safely and effectively, satisfactory clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills, satisfactory skills in communication and team working, and evidence of appropriate selection and appraisal of methods of critical enquiry.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Physiotherapy, Chartered Society of
- Health and Care Professions Council
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Satisfactory interview, references, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, completed work based risk assessment required. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the physiotherapist role.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Teesside University, Middlesbrough
Clearing contact details
UK students: our Clearing line is open every weekday, 9.00am - 4.00pm. When you have received your results, call us or visit our website to use our online Clearing enquiry form for September 2022 intake. International students: visit www.tees.ac.uk/international for information on courses available for September 2023 intake.