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Physiotherapy

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,A,B

Typically BBB-AAB. A science A-level or equivalent at grade B or above. Biology or Human Biology are preferred, but other sciences are acceptable.

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 level 3 credits at D/M with a minimum of 24 level 3 credits at Distinction. Access to be in a Science subject; Social Science or Psychology not accepted.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A strong GCSE profile is expected. This is normally at least 5 GCSEs grade B/6 or above to include Mathematics, English and Science.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DDD

Science subject must be taken.

UCAS Tariff

120-136

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Physiotherapy

The Integrated Masters in Physiotherapy (MPhysio) course is a four year pre-registration integrated master course which has been designed for under-graduates entry. This will course will equip physiotherapy graduates with the skills and knowledge to work in the ever-evolving healthcare sector.

Due to a growing and ageing population with long term conditions and complex presentation in UK, there have been a bigger emphasis and need for physiotherapists in promoting health and wellbeing in primary care setting and supporting users and carers in community settings.

The curriculum is developed meticulously in collaboration between academics, clinical staff and service users, aiming to enable graduates to maximised their potential and meeting the professional competence in physiotherapy. The strong practical elements of this course will be taught in conjunction with relevant theory and background information. Students will gradually acquire a greater depth of learning and increased competency in deadline with people, meeting their needs and deciding on the most effective treatment to offer. This course is a values-based programme, meaning students will be encouraged to foster empathy and compassion for their clients and their problems.

Modules

Year One (Level 4)
Personal and Professional Development – 20 Credits
Physiotherapy Assessment and Intervention – 20 Credits
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology – 20 Credits
Foundation in Physiotherapy Practice – 20 Credits
Anatomy and Biomechanics – 20 Credits
Principles of Activity & Exercise – 20 Credits

Year Two (Level 5)
Integrated Physiotherapy Studies – 20 Credits
Health Behaviour and Psychotherapy – 20 Credits
Community Physiotherapy – 20 Credits
Health and Wellbeing – 20 Credits
Extended Rehabilitation – 20 Credits
Clinical Placement 1 – 20 Credits

Year Three (Level 6)
Clinical Placement 2 – 40 Credits
Leadership and Interprofessional Learning – 20 Credits
Acute Care – 20 Credits
Research Methodology – 20 Credits
Physiotherapy for Long Term Conditions – 20 Credits

Year Four (Level 7)
Masters Research Project – 40 Credits
Complex Patient Management & Pathways – 20 Credits
Clinical Placement 3 – 40 Credits

Assessment methods

Case study - An analysis of a real-life example within the field of Sport, Physical Activity and Health.
Common Placement Assessment - The placement performance will be assessed by utilising the Common Placement Assessment Form (CPAF) which is a standardised assessment form proposed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) . All physiotherapy students out on placement in all practice settings will be assessed with the CPAF.
Critical Review/literature review - A critique of a selected text (usually a chapter from a book or an article from a journal), activity or organisation. An essay style assignment critically evaluating literature pertinent to a topic.
Essay - A written response to a question based on synthesis and analysis. These may be negotiated with an academic tutor.
Examination - Usually takes the form of essay questions, but also other forms, such as multiple choice questions, short answer questions, or any combination, which are taken under examination conditions.
Master thesis - An in-depth independent study of 15000 words (or equivalent), approved by the module leader, following a topic of the students’ choice.
Presentation - A talk illustrated/supported by a variety of audio-visual aids, which demonstrates knowledge and understanding of a selected topic. This can be individual or group.
Practical Examinations - A form of performance-based examination used to measure the clinical knowledge and skills of the students. During a practical examinations, candidates are observed and evaluated in case scenarios.
Poster - A poster presentation using visual cues to highlight important findings and key discussion points.
Presentation - Presentation of data/information/critical analysis in a visual or verbal format to include brief verbal delivery and defence of questions posed on the topic specific to the information contained in the poster. Assesses knowledge of selected topic and communication skills.
Reflective journal - An evaluative or critically reflective piece of writing that identifies key issues, challenges, and ‘learning’ that is the relevant to the students’ experiences. This may be as a result of a placement, event, work experience, etc.
Report - A written response structured in an agreed format, based on individual research of a selected topic. This may include practical research. A structured written account of a laboratory practical with analysis and discussion of results.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,500
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University

Department:

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

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98%
UK students
2%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

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