St George's, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: St George’s, University of London

Physiotherapy BSc

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Course summary

Physiotherapists help people rehabilitate and regain movement after an illness or injury, treating patients across the full spectrum of neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions – from strokes, multiple sclerosis, chronic heart disease, asthma and cystic fibrosis to back pain, arthritis, whiplash and sports injuries and more. Accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council, this Physiotherapy BSc is awarded by St George’s, University of London and run by the Centre for Allied Health (Education) in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, which is a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University London. It explores concepts, principles and theories of anatomy, physiology, movement, therapeutic exercise, manual techniques and health promotion. You will graduate equipped with the knowledge, understanding and assessment and treatment skills needed to work as an effective and autonomous physiotherapist. Learning is hands-on, developing your communication skills and preparing you for practice initially in simulated environments, including our dedicated physio lab which is stocked with hospital beds, simulated stairs and other equipment used in physiotherapy practice. You’ll deepen your knowledge of the human body and how it works, through practical sessions in our anatomy and dissection rooms. In Years 2 and 3 you will then spend 30 weeks on placement in and around London working with a range of different people presenting with a variety of problems, in order to broaden your experience. As well as acute hospitals and major trauma centres, such as St George’s Hospital, students may also be placed within sports clubs, schools, charitable organisations, community health providers and general hospitals. Upon graduation you will be equipped to work in multidisciplinary teams to help people of all ages and in a variety of settings, such as intensive care, mental health, stroke units, rehabilitation centres, and sports and leisure facilities. Course highlights

  • 30 weeks spent on practice placements.
  • Cutting-edge facilities include our state-of-the-art simulation centre, dedicated physio labs, pathology museum, anatomy and dissection rooms, which enable you to learn clinical skills and practise techniques in a safe environment.
  • Upon graduation, you will eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Institute of Physiotherapy (CSP).
About St George’s, University of London Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and is dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions.

Course details

Modules

By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, this course explores concepts, principles and theories of anatomy, physiology, movement, therapeutic exercise, electro-physical modalities and health promotion. Your first year is primarily university-based and involves studying alongside medical, radiography, healthcare science and biomedical science students. This collaborative interprofessional education helps you develop invaluable communication and team-building skills. Years 2 and 3 combine academic modules and clinical practice based on robust scientific evidence. As you learn to integrate the theory with core practical skills, you also learn how to manage the rehabilitation of patients with the help of our specialist clinicians. A comprehensive research project in year 3 also puts your analytical skills to the test, and clinical placements require you to work at high levels of safety, competency and autonomy. You can find further information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/physiotherapy#modules

Assessment method

Methods include a combination of written and practical examinations, academic coursework (including reports and presentations) and assessment of clinical skills whilst on placement. In your final year, we ask you to produce a problembased report on an aspect of interdisciplinary practice, a group research project, and a poster related to holistic patient management and physiotherapy practice. You can find further information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/physiotherapy#study

Professional bodies

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 is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
B160
Institution code:
S49
Campus name:
St George's, University Of London
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/offer-holders/international-student-support. This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applications from applicants around the world. For information on the requirements for your country, please visit the International Qualifications page on our website.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/physiotherapy#entry-criteria

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

You can find detailed information about what to expect from a St George's MMI (multiple mini interview) on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-study/how-to-apply/multiple-mini-interview-mmis


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7Overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in other three components)

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
69%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17250 Year 1
International £17250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Physiotherapy BSc at St George's, University of London - UCAS