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University College Birmingham

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

- Including biology or physical education. - UCB will accept will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15

120 - 128 UCAS Tariff points (a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction) will be required from a vocationally relevant subject matter. To find out if you are suitable to apply to UCB please contact Admissions on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs: Please note all GCSE qualifications must have been achieved prior to applying for this course. Applications submitted without these requirements will not be considered. GCSE/IGCSE maths, English language and science grades A*-C/9-4. GCSE equivalencies are not accepted for entrance.

HNC (BTEC)

P

A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.

HND (BTEC)

P

A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.

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

DDM

From one of the following subjects: applied science, applied human biology, sports and exercise science - must include anatomy and physiology unit. This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications. If you are not studying an Extended Diploma in one of the related course subjects above we will also consider 6, 9 or 12 Unit BTECs in the courses already stated providing you are also additionally studying an AS or A Level in biology or physical education at grade B

You will need a minimum of 120 - 128 UCAS Tariff points - Including biology or physical education.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 120 - 128 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physiotherapy

**Course snapshot**

Whether it's supporting people with disabilities and long-term illnesses or helping patients recover from surgery, accidents, sports injuries or strokes, the role of a physiotherapist cannot be underestimated. UCB's Physiotherapy degree course will give you the advanced training needed to kick-start a career in this rewarding, science-led field. We provide fantastic opportunities for work placements in a range of settings and along with cutting-edge facilities on campus including our purpose-built Health Skills and Simulation Suite. On completing the course, you should be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

**Who’s the course for?**

This course is for anyone who is interested in a career as a physiotherapist working in a variety of health and social settings, as well as other sectors.

**Why should I study the course?**

- **INDUSTRY APPROVED** – You will be able to apply for registration with the HCPC and CSP upon graduation

- **WORK PLACEMENTS** – Experience the dynamic, exciting areas of the profession by undertaking 1,000 hours of work placements across a broad range of settings

- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Perfect your practical skills in our state-of-the-art facilities, along with the chance to develop, advertise, manage and lead a ‘pop-up’ physiotherapy practice at the University

- **EXPERT TEACHING** – Receive excellent support from our experienced academic lecturers and guest lecturers with clinical expertise in a variety of areas

**Great. Tell me some more**

UCB's new Moss House campus includes a purpose-built Health Skills and Simulation Suite, a specialist learning environment that closely replicates real-life settings, while the building also features a strength and conditioning suite. This will enable you to practise and hone your physiotherapy skills in a real-life environment. There will also be other opportunities, including the chance to develop, advertise, manage and lead a 'pop-up' physiotherapy practice at UCB.

Placements are undertaken in a variety of settings, helping you gain a wealth of hands-on experience of the exciting and dynamic areas where a physiotherapist might work. Attendance on your placement is essential, with at least 1,000 hours on practice placement required throughout your degree.

This course will require you to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before you start. However, UCB will co-ordinate and fund the completion of your DBS check prior to enrolment.

**What skills will I gain?**

You will gain the skills you need to diagnose and rehabilitate across a range of conditions affecting the body systems.

You will learn how to prevent illness and disease through education and treatment, applying a wealth of knowledge to complex situations to ensure safe and effective practice, building on the anatomical knowledge you will gain.

You will also develop a range of transferable skills such as leadership and management, as well as the innovation and creativity to respond to challenges in the future of healthcare.

**What about the future?**

This course provides an excellent platform for a career in physiotherapy within a range of settings, including the NHS, private practice, in charities and hospices, schools and community settings.

Should you wish to continue your studies, you can also progress onto postgraduate level courses.

Modules

**Year 1**

- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Academic and Professional Development
- Musculoskeletal Studies
- Health across the Lifespan
- Placements 1 and 2

**Year 2**

- Neurological Studies
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory Studies
- Musculoskeletal Studies II
- Research Skills
- Placements 3 and 4

**Year 3**

- Neurological Studies II
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory Studies II
- Physiotherapy Project
- Placements 5 and 6

Assessment methods

**Teaching**

Teaching is carried out by highly-experienced and qualified teachers including registered physiotherapists. Some may be practising clinicians who are guest lecturers, and some lessons are delivered in a multi-professional context.

Learning strategies include:
- Practical lessons held in specialised rooms with a range of equipment
- Small seminars to allow discussion, peer working and academic discourse
- Self-directed study - students are expected to commit to supporting their studies through their own work, in their own time
- Placement learning opportunities - this rich learning environment will allow you to develop and achieve your own goals, as well as those set out by the course

Students are expected to attend all their timetabled education in UCB, and are expected to attend all of their placement hours.

**Individual study**

You are expected to commit to self-directed learning, in preparation for teaching sessions. Your practical and classroom-based lessons will require you to contribute actively throughout. You will have access to a wide range of resources to support your individual study, including our e-learning platform Canvas, which provides access to learning and support material 24 hours a day.

**Assessment**

Assessment will be carried out throughout and at the end of each module. A variety of assessment formats will be used, including practical exams, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), written multiple choice questions and written assignments.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

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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:

University College Birmingham

Department:

School of Education, Health and Community - BA/BSc

TEF rating:
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9%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students

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Top job areas of graduates

64%
Health professionals
8%
Customer service occupations
6%
Health associate professionals

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Physiotherapy

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