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Physiotherapy

Entry requirements


A minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points from 3 A levels (minimum grade B) with 40 points from a science subject and excluding general studies or critical thinking.

Pass QAA recognised Access course in a science or health based subject with 27 level 3 credits at distinction and the remainder at merit with a minimum of 125 tariff points. Level 2 English and maths modules must be included if GCSE grade 4 (grade C) is not obtained. Satisfactory interview, references, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and completed work based risk assessment required. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the physiotherapist role. Recent level 3 academic study within the last 3 years required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, or equivalent, in English Language, maths and science.

A minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points from 5 Irish highers/honours subjects including 24 points from a science or social science subject.

144 UCAS tariff points in a science or health subject.

A minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points including any science or social science subject at grade B.

A minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points including any science or social science subject at grade B.

UCAS Tariff

128-144

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Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physiotherapy

**Summary**: As a physiotherapist, you make a real difference to the way people function physically, socially and psychologically, using therapeutic intervention to optimise their abilities. This is achieved through health promotion, preventative healthcare and rehabilitation.

**Course details**: As with all healthcare professionals, the public place high levels of expectations and trust in their physiotherapist. To work in this sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution: working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts.

You learn to apply your knowledge and understanding of contemporary physiotherapy practice, and you gain the skills to be a safe, autonomous and professional practitioner. Core skills underpinning physiotherapy include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, movement analysis and electrotherapy. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends.

**After the course**: Opportunities are available for employment within the NHS, private sector or charitable trusts – in hospitals, GP surgeries, schools, industry and in the community. You could also consider a career working in clinical research or teaching, in the UK or overseas.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

There is a range of diverse learning and teaching methods used throughout the course which includes keynote lectures, seminars, small group work as well as practical skills sessions. You are given constructive feedback to enhance your learning opportunities. You are encouraged and supported to engage in self-directed learning throughout the duration of the course. You must complete at least 1,000 hours of clinical practice successfully to comply with the regulations of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Clinical placements enable you to assess and treat clients with varied clinical conditions, in a range of hospital and community settings. During placements you are supervised by experienced clinicians and receive visits from University tutors. Clinical placements are arranged by academic tutors and you will be required to travel for some placements.

Assessment is varied and reflects module learning outcomes. You are assessed by written assignments, oral presentations and practical examinations. In the interests of professional safety, you must complete all modules successfully to demonstrate: conducting assessment and treatment procedures safely and effectively, satisfactory clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills, satisfactory skills in communication and team working, and evidence of appropriate selection and appraisal of methods of critical enquiry.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions

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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.

80%
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
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

93%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
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
94%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Therapy 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.

£22k

£22k

£31k

£31k

£26k

£26k

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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