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 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 physiotherapy 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 time 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
- Time spent on practice placements treating patients under supervision both in hospital and community settings.
- Specialist facilities include our state-of-the-art simulation centre, dedicated physiotherapy 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).
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
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
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
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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.
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Additional entry requirements
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English language requirements
|Overall score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in other three components)
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