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Course summary

With CSP accreditation. Physiotherapists play an essential part in improving people’s wellbeing and quality of life. Our Physiotherapy degree will enable you to develop the core expertise, knowledge and skills demanded of physiotherapy professionals in a number of different clinical settings and environments. The global demand for qualified physiotherapists means that career opportunities are excellent in the UK and further afield. Our programme is developed in partnership with our skilled academic staff, clinical practice partners and experts by experience. The course at Newman University, puts patients at the centre of care delivery. As a nursing student at Birmingham Newman University you will develop into a professional nurse who can assess and manage the health needs of people, at some of the most challenging times of their lives. As a student physiotherapist at Birmingham Newman University you will learn about the structure and function of the human body in the context of health, disease, disorder and dysfunction, across the lifespan. With our expert guidance, you’ll explore the theories and physiotherapy approaches that can be applied to enhance movement and minimise loss of function, focusing on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological systems. Our experienced and skilled team will help you develop knowledge of the biomedical, physical, clinical and behavioural science that underpins physiotherapy practice, and gain skills in physical assessment, treatment and evaluation. We'll support you to develop interpersonal skills, such as respecting and prioritising the needs and choices of individual service users, their carers and families, along with their cultural, social and religious backgrounds. We’ll also focus on helping you gain an understanding of the political, social and economic factors that are influencing the current and future delivery of physiotherapy, health and social care services. As part of the course you will be provided will be provided with practice placements to help you become a more rounded physiotherapist. Your placement learning experiences may be within community, hospital or home environment settings and at a location anywhere within the West Midlands and potentially into neighbouring counties. While on placement you will be supported, supervised and assessed by practice and academic staff to develop your knowledge and skills. We are committed to providing excellent, innovative, learning, teaching and assessment experiences, through lectures, seminars, skills simulation, virtual learning as well as meaningful input from our practice partners and experts by experience. Whilst on the course you will benefit from some of the best university facilities of their kind, including clinical skills suites and our state-of-the-art immersive suite. Our experienced and enthusiastic teaching team will provide full support to help you achieve your ambitions Our BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course has been designed to comply with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy meaning that successful completion of this course will make you eligible to apply and be entered onto the HCPC register as a Physiotherapist.

Modules

Please see the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Assessment method

Please see the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B160
Institution code:
N36
Campus name:
Birmingham Newman University
Campus code:
N

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is currently unable to accept applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE/IGCSE English language and maths grades 9-4/A*-C or equivalent GCSE/IGCSE biology or human biology grade 9-4/A*-C or equivalent* *Pass in a biology-focused module, e.g. anatomy and physiology, human biology, as part of a relevant Level 3 qualification is regarded as an equivalent for entrance. Please refer to the Newman University website for details. Please refer to the Newman University website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

Interview


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
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Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
Physiotherapy at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS