Are you fascinated by how our muscles, joints and bones work together to make us move and how these are affected through illness and injury? Would you like to work with vulnerable people in a rehabilitation setting? On our Physiotherapy degree you’ll get the chance to delve into all the science behind the practice and build the skills and understanding you need to work in this hands-on and rewarding profession.
- You’ll learn in small groups throughout the course, so you can take advantage of the high levels of support on offer.
- Working in our physiotherapy practical rooms and biomechanics laboratory, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your handling skills for assessment and rehabilitation, as well as movement analysis.
- Our excellent links with local healthcare providers; and sports clubs provide opportunities for you to undertake practical placements, where you can apply and build on the skills and knowledge you have learnt.
- You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.
- The course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council, so you can be confident it has independent approval.
Year 1 Core modules: Applied Anatomy and Movement Analysis Introduction to Health and Healthcare Physiology in Physiotherapy Practice Professional Development and Research 1 Year 2 Core modules: Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapy Electrophysical Agents and Exercise Therapy Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Neurological Physiotherapy Practice Based Experience 3 and 4: Year 2 Research 2 Year 3 Core modules: Contemporary Physiotherapy Preparation for Employment and Leadership in Health Care Delivery Management and Health Promotion of Distinctive Client Groups Practice Based Experience 6 and 7: Year 3 Research 3
You'll be assessed through a combination of methods including coursework, practice/competency based learning and examination, in the form of written assignments, presentations, observed assessment of practical skills (OSCE), multiple choice assessments and peer evaluation. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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 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:
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In addition you must have GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification. Your Biological Science qualifications must have been gained within the last 4 years. You must have an understanding of the physiotherapy profession. You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration. We arrange these as part of the application process. You'll be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over. Placement providers for this course may require you to have received a number of vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and provide evidence of these. As a student on a course with a clinical or healthcare placement, we strongly recommend that you complete any courses of vaccinations required under current guidelines for your future profession. Failure to do so may result in your inability to undertake a placement in certain clinical settings, therefore impacting upon your academic progression, and may result in academic failure of your course. Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/apl/ If you have alternative qualifications you may wish to contact us for advice before applying. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. Other suitable experience with a minimum of one third Biological Science content will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/ NHS Funding Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website - https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund
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