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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: PT19

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSE passes (A*-C, or 9-4) to include Maths, Biological Science and English/Welsh.

UCAS Tariff

120

with a minimum of grade B (A-Level) in Biological Science or Physical Education or Access to HE Diploma or level 3 BTECs (Science or Health Studies).

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physiotherapy

Would you like to play a key role in enabling people to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life? Our BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme may be the perfect course for you.

This course equips you with the knowledge and skills required by physiotherapists to:
•Work with people to identify and maximise their ability to move and function
•Work with people to promote, maintain and restore physical, social and psychological wellbeing
•Diagnose and treat a variety of clinical problems

Students will:
•Be taught by skilled staff who are all registered Physiotherapists with specialist clinical interests
•Access joint teaching sessions with Occupational Therapy students
•Develop excellent problem-solving skills
•Develop professionally and personally over the course of study, benefiting from a combination of academic study and 1000 clinical hours on placement.

On completion of the programme, you will be eligible to apply for initial registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and for full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Key Course Features:
•A small intake of students every year
•Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is provided for all students, giving access to a huge range of resources and networking opportunities
•We have some commissioned places programme, therefore, your tuition fees can be paid and you can be eligible for a one-off annual payment, financial support to cover placement costs and you can apply for a means-tested bursary. (Conditions apply)
•Health and Care Professions Council accreditation

•Chartered Society of Physiotherapy accreditation

Modules

.YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

Studies during the first year lay down the foundation knowledge and skills of problem-solving and clinical reasoning. A three-week placement provides an opportunity for students to reflect on the learning and prepare for Level 5 placement experience.

MODULES


•Professional Studies & Placement 1: an introduction to what it means to be a health and care professional, developing the role and responsibility of being an autonomous and professional physiotherapist.
•Research 1– learning to learn: focuses on study skills and an introduction to utilising research evidence in health and social care.
•Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice One: This module introduces normal physiology and anatomy with a focus on and relevance to musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment, including communication skills and the individual and social factors that contribute to the concept of health and well-being.
•Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice Two: This module introduces normal anatomy and physiology with a focus on the cardiorespiratory and neurological systems, building on the skills of physiotherapy assessment, health behaviours and the wider public health agenda.

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

Year 2 develops knowledge and skills in greater depth during studies in cardiorespiratory, neurology and the spine and provides two, six-week placements to consolidate the skills and knowledge from year one and two.

MODULES


•Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy and rehabilitation: provides the knowledge and skills to apply anatomy, physiology and pathology to develop problem-solving skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of common cardiorespiratory conditions.
•Neurological Physiotherapy and rehabilitation: provides the knowledge and skills to apply anatomy, physiology and pathology to develop problem-solving skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of common neurological conditions.
•Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and rehabilitation: provides the knowledge and skills to apply anatomy, physiology and pathology to develop problem-solving skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of common conditions of the spine.
•Research 2: focuses on building evaluation and research skills with an introduction to utilising research in evidenced-based health and social care.
•Placement 2: a six-week placement developing skills of clinical practice.
•Placement 3: a six-week placement developing skills of clinical practice.

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

Year 3 offers increased opportunities for independent learning and self-reflection in preparation for employment. The complexity of service user presentation will be explored to facilitate critical evaluation and high-level problem-solving.

MODULES


•Leadership and Innovation in Practice: Prepares students for employment to contribute beyond their clinical skills through an understanding of their role in leadership and innovation and can identify what and how to improve services.
•Management of the Complex patient: Encourages students to adapt and modify physiotherapy management for service users who present with a spectrum of social and health conditions, reflecting the complexity of contemporary healthcare practice.
•Research 3 – dissertation: Further consolidation of research skills and completion of a research project.
•Placement 4: A six-week placement consolidating clinical skills.
•Placement 5: A seven-week placement consolidating clinical skills.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Assessments include:
•Multiple choice questions
•Group and individual presentations
•Practical placements
•Viva presentations
•Research projects
•Short written questions

Practical Sessions

Practical sessions form an important part of the teaching and learning for physiotherapists, and develop the skills of how to do the job by putting the theory into practice.

Students will usually work in pairs and will be encouraged to work with different student physiotherapists throughout their three years so that the skills and knowledge can be applied to different body types and genders.

Students will take it in turn to be the physiotherapist and the service user. The student that is taking the role of service user will be required to undress down to shorts/underwear so the student that is in the role of physiotherapist can see, feel and move the service user’s body and apply a variety of physiotherapy techniques of assessment and treatment.

Students will be expected to give feedback to one another during practical sessions.

There is a consent process in place for practical sessions that will be provided at the commencement of study and each year thereafter.

Professionalism in all aspect of the course are extremely important and students will learn about what it is to be a professional early on in the learning and teaching.

Professionalism during practical sessions is pivotal as the clinical environment is being replicated and therefore consideration of themes such as health and safety and infection control will be adhered to. Students will be expected to adhere to uniform policy and for example; wear their hair up, be bare below the elbows and wear their practical uniforms

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

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UK students
0%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
26%
Drop out rate

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Top job areas of graduates

55%
Therapy professionals
7%
Health professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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Physiotherapy

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