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Sheffield Hallam University


UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements

Access to HE Diploma


Access to HE Diploma which must have a strong science bias (not social science), such as Access to science/natural science/applied science. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 credits at level 3 of which at least 30 credits should be graded at distinction level. 15 of the level 3 distinction credits must be from biology units.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE passes at grade C or grade 4 or above, including Mathematics, English language or literature and a science subject or equivalent*. The only equivalents we can accept in place of GCSE's are: *GCSE maths and English equivalent •equivalency test from *GCSE science equivalents • OCR science level 2 • science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma Qualification • science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits gained at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3) • science equivalency test from *GCSE Maths equivalents Level 2 Key Skills or Functional Skills/ Application of Number/ Grade D at GSCE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course Maths quivalency test from *GCSE English equivalents Level 2 Literacy Level 2 Key Skills or Functional Skills English Equivalency test from

Sport & Exercise Science ONLY

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From three A levels including at least 40 points from either Biology or Physical Education or BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science We do not accept AS Levels or general studies. For example: ABB at A Level including relevant subject(s). DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject. A combination of qualifications including relevant subject(s).

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About this course

Course option


Full-time | 2020



**Course summary**
- Study core areas of physiotherapy including neurology, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular respiratory.

- Learn the principles and theory of exercise.

- Practise the skills needed to teach exercise to individuals and groups.

- Have the opportunity to gain a level 2 Fitness Instructor award and level 3 Exercise Referral award.

- Physiotherapists treat people with physical problems caused by illness, injury, disability or ageing. On this course you study key concepts of professional practice, building therapeutic relationships and models of health, illness and disability in physiotherapy. You're given examples of real-world case studies to develop your understanding of service users' requirements and explore clinical guidelines for best practice.

Physiotherapists are an integral part of a multi-professional team, so you study part of the course alongside students from other health disciplines such as nurses, paramedics, social workers, radiographers and occupational therapists. This allows you to develop team-working skills and understand the contribution of different professionals to patient care.

You will study at Collegiate Campus whilst undertaking academic modules and in a variety of service provider venues on placement.

You learn through

practical workshops
written assignments
group work
case studies
practical and oral examinations
practice-based assessment
Applied learning
Work placements

During the course you undertake 34 weeks of clinical placements within a range of different settings. Your first four week placement takes place at the end of the first year, for which you prepare with an observational visit to an appropriate healthcare setting. In years two and three placements build from six to eight weeks, allowing you to consolidate knowledge and enhance practical physiotherapy experience.

You have further opportunities in year three including an overseas visit, Master's study taster days and faculty-based programmes such as the leadership training scheme. Hallam Students' Union also offers a variety of volunteering opportunities enabling you to develop your skills and gain further experience relevant to health care.

Live projects

Volunteering opportunities during study include becoming a representative for the course, department or Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; peer mentoring; acting as an ambassador at interviews and open days; taking part in sporting events such as the Sheffield half marathon as a student physiotherapist under supervision from qualified staff; and becoming a member of the Sheffield Hallam University Physiotherapy Society Committee, helping to organise events and guest speakers.


The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

**Year 1**
**Compulsory modules**
Module Credits
Cvr Physiotherapy - 20.00
Developing Professional Practice - 20.00
Exercise Therapy - 20.00
Foundations For Effective Collaborative Practice - 20.00
Msk Physiotherapy - 20.00
Neurological Physiotherapy -20.00
**Year 2**
**Compulsory modules**
Module Credits
Developing Capability For Effective Collaborative Practice - 20.00
Exercise And Physical Activity - 20.00
Patient Centred Practice - 20.00
Physiotherapy Placement - 20.00
Physiotherapy Practice - 40.00
**Final year**
**Compulsory modules**
Module Credits
Advanced Physiotherapy Placement- 20.00
Complex Case Management - 20.00
Employability - 20.00
Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice - 20.00
Physiotherapy Evidence Review - 20.00
Promoting Activity And Social Inclusion- 20.00

Assessment methods

• Written assignments
• Group work
• Presentations
• Case studies
• Practical and Oral examinations
• Practice-based assessment

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