University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physiotherapy

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Course summary

You’re driven to help others and improve their quality of life. You'd like to use scientific knowledge to maximise peoples ability to move and function. You want to become a physiotherapist who provides effective physical, psychological and social care. Our course is designed to equip you with the skills and professional qualifications required for you to become a practising physiotherapist accredited by the CSP and registered with the HCPC. Course Overview Working alongside qualified expert physiotherapists, you will learn profession-specific skills which meet the needs of your future employers. You'll complete 1000 hours of work-based practice, taking advantage of our exceptional industry links. You have the opportunity to take part in a flexible self-directed placement in Year 2 that allows you to explore areas of your specific interest. Our industry-experienced tutors provide you with theoretical backing and hands-on opportunities in our physiotherapy and simulation suites. Whilst learning, you will be able to work with other Institute of Health students, as you would in a professional role. On completion of this degree, you will be eligible to apply for membership to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This will open up a variety of employment opportunities in the NHS, private and sporting sectors. On this course you will...

  • Develop your skills and prepare for clinical environments with practical sessions facilitated by experienced staff in a range of simulated clinical environments.
  • Learn the practical skills needed in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal, respiratory and neurological conditions.
  • Complete a range of practice placements within various settings allowing you to experience the nature of the profession and the different specialisms which it covers.
  • Get to know your classmates well and receive close tuition, support and guidance from our friendly lecturing team.
  • Be able to apply for membership to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council upon graduation, allowing you to become an autonomous practitioner.
What You Will Learn This programme will equip you with the skills you need to practice whether you choose to work in the NHS or the independent sector. You will have the opportunity to experience physiotherapy in a variety of practice placements. First-year modules will give you the foundation for future study by focusing on the core knowledge and skills that are fundamental to physiotherapy practice. In your second year, you will build on previous learning to apply your knowledge and skills to a variety of scenarios both in the classroom and within practice. Your final year prepares you for the start of your career as a graduate physiotherapist. You will learn to integrate previous learning into more complex scenarios and develop management and leadership skills. The emphasis is on developing as an independent, lifelong learner culminating in undertaking a project. Year one
  • Applied Human Science
  • Contemporary Issues in Health
  • Physiotherapy Examination and Assessment
  • Physiotherapy Treatment and Management
  • Promoting Health & Wellbeing
  • Exploring Evidence in Practice
  • Introduction to Physiotherapy Practice
Year two
  • Neuro-Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy Practice 1
  • Physiotherapy Practice 2
  • Collaborative Project Proposal
  • Physiotherapy Self-guided Practice
Year three
  • People with Complex Conditions
  • Enhancing Employability
  • The Graduate Physiotherapist
  • Physiotherapy Practice 3
  • Physiotherapy Practice 4
  • Collaborative Project

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B160
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language, Maths and Biology/Combined Science at grade C/4 or above.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
25%
Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Physiotherapy at University of Cumbria - UCAS