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Physiotherapy BSc

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Science or social science subjects may be helpful but are not essential. General Studies is not accepted. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Full award diploma (in a science or health subject). 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded). At least 30 of these must be graded at Distinction and a maximum of 15 credits at Merit. Passes are not accepted. All graded credits must be in a ‘related topic’.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M1

Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable. Three principal subjects including one science subject. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

16 points at Higher Level. Science or social science subjects may be helpful but are not essential. At Standard Level, a minimum score of 4 must be attained in Maths and English, if at least a 4 (C) has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English. We accept both Mathematics: analysis & approaches and Mathematics: applications & interpretations.

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

DDD

Must be in a science or healthcare subject. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

Science or social science subjects may be helpful but are not essential. Supplemented by 3 Scottish Highers at BBB. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B

Science or social science subjects may be helpful but are not essential. Supplemented by 2 Scottish Advanced Highers at BB. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

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87-128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists help people rehabilitate and regain movement after an illness or injury, treating patients across the full spectrum of neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions – from strokes, multiple sclerosis, chronic heart disease, asthma and cystic fibrosis to back pain, arthritis, whiplash and sports injuries and more.

Accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council, this Physiotherapy BSc is awarded by St George’s, University of London and run by the Centre for Allied Health (Education) in the?Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, which is a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University London. It explores concepts, principles and theories of anatomy, physiology, movement, therapeutic exercise, manual techniques and health promotion. You will graduate equipped with the knowledge, understanding and assessment and treatment skills needed to work as an effective and autonomous physiotherapist.

Learning is hands-on, developing your communication skills and preparing you for practice initially in simulated environments, including our dedicated physio lab which is stocked with hospital beds, simulated stairs and other equipment used in physiotherapy practice. You’ll deepen your knowledge of the human body and how it works, through practical sessions in our anatomy and dissection rooms.

In Years 2 and 3 you will then spend 30 weeks on placement in and around London working with a range of different people presenting with a variety of problems, in order to broaden your experience. As well as acute hospitals and major trauma centres, such as St George’s Hospital, students may also be placed within sports clubs, schools, charitable organisations, community health providers and general hospitals.

Upon graduation you will be equipped to work in multidisciplinary teams to help people of all ages and in a variety of settings, such as intensive care, mental health, stroke units, rehabilitation centres, and sports and leisure facilities.

**Course highlights**

- 30 weeks spent on practice placements.

- Cutting-edge facilities include our state-of-the-art simulation centre, dedicated physio labs, pathology museum, anatomy and dissection rooms, which enable you to learn clinical skills and practise techniques in a safe environment.

- Upon graduation, you will eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Institute of Physiotherapy (CSP).

**About St George’s, University of London**

Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and is dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions.

Modules

By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, this course explores concepts, principles and theories of anatomy, physiology, movement, therapeutic exercise, electro-physical modalities and health promotion.

Your first year is primarily university-based and involves studying alongside medical, radiography, healthcare science and biomedical science students. This collaborative interprofessional education helps you develop invaluable communication and team-building skills.

Years 2 and 3 combine academic modules and clinical practice based on robust scientific evidence. As you learn to integrate the theory with core practical skills, you also learn how to manage the rehabilitation of patients with the help of our specialist clinicians.

A comprehensive research project in year 3 also puts your analytical skills to the test, and clinical placements require you to work at high levels of safety, competency and autonomy.

You can find further information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/physiotherapy#modules

Assessment methods

Methods include a combination of written and practical examinations, academic coursework (including reports and presentations) and assessment of clinical skills whilst on placement. In your final year, we ask you to produce a problembased report on an aspect of interdisciplinary practice, a group research project, and a poster related to holistic patient management and physiotherapy practice. You can find further information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/physiotherapy#study

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£17,250
per year
International
£17,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St George's, University Of London

Department:

Physiotherapy

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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.

69%
low
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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

55%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
35%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
A*

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.

Anatomy, physiology & pathology

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

72%
Therapy professionals
22%
Health associate professionals
2%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

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.

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£34k

£34k

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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