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Physiotherapy

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15

Approved Access to HE Diploma in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course. Normally we require 15 of the level 3 credits to be graded at distinction level with 12 of these distinctions from science units.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents* Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents** English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*** OCR Science level 2 Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma quualification Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3) Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number/ Grade D at GSCE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course Maths quivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk Level 2 Literacy Level 2 Key Skills

UCAS Tariff

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Physiotherapy

- Study neurology, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular respiratory physiotherapy from your first year.

- Learn with, from and about other healthcare professionals.

- Understand the principles and theory of exercise.

- Go on clinical placement at the end of your first year and have the opportunity to go on an overseas visit in your third year.

On this course, you’ll learn to help and empower those affected by physical injury, illness and disability, and maximise their functional ability. You’ll gain valuable skills, qualifications and accreditation — ready to embark on a rewarding career.

**How you learn**

This course is based around structured academic and placement experience. You’ll develop the skills you need to manage diverse health and social care problems — gaining a critical, proactive approach to learning. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to work autonomously as a physiotherapist and make a real difference to the lives of individuals and communities.

You will have the opportunity to gain a level 2 Fitness Instructor award and level 3 Exercise Referral award as part of the course. These enhance your skills in exercise prescription, as well as your employability.

**You learn through**

- tutor-facilitated sessions

- lectures

- specialist visiting lecturer sessions

- group work

- presentations

- tutor-directed learning

- self-directed learning

- flipped classroom

- independent learning

- simulation, workshops and role play

- technology-enhanced learning

- practice-based learning

**Applied learning
Work placements**

During the course you will undertake clinical placements within a range of different settings. Your first four week placement takes place at the end of the first year. In years two and three, placements build from six to eight weeks, allowing you to apply your knowledge and enhance your practical physiotherapy experience.

In year three opportunities include an overseas visit, Master's study taster days and college-based programmes such as the leadership training scheme.

**Networking and volunteering opportunities**

Volunteering opportunities include becoming a student representative or ambassador for the course, department or Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. You can also volunteer at sporting events such as the Sheffield Half Marathon as a student physiotherapist, or help organise events on behalf of the Sheffield Hallam University Physiotherapy Society Committee.

Sheffield Hallam Students' Union offer a variety of volunteering opportunities in healthcare settings enabling you to develop your skills throughout the course and gain further relevant experience.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Cardiovascular Respiratory Physiotherapy 20
Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing 20
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 20
Neurological Physiotherapy 20
Personal And Professional Development 20
Physiotherapy Assessment, Clinical Reasoning And Decision Making 20

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Assessing And Addressing Complexity 40
Evidence And Enquiry For Practice 20
Physiotherapy Clinical Management 20
Physiotherapy Clinical Skills 20
Physiotherapy Placement 20

Final year
Compulsory modules
Advancing Physiotherapy Placement 20
Physiotherapy Complex Case Management 20
Professional Leadership 20
The Advancing Professional 40
Working With Complexity In Practice 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Practicals

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
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Physiotherapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physiotherapy

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
1%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
99%
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Employed or in further education
76%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Therapy professionals
3%
Health associate professionals
1%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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