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Physiotherapy

University College Birmingham

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.

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, health and social care - These two subject areas must include an anatomy and physiology unit. DDM 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 subject areas stated providing you are also studying additional level 3 qualifications that would sufficiently meet our tariff requirements.

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 | 2022

Subject

Physiotherapy

**OVERVIEW**
**Whether it’s helping patients recover from surgery, sports injuries, accidents and strokes or supporting people with disabilities and long-term illness, the role of a physiotherapist cannot be underestimated. Our Physiotherapy degree will give you the empowering skills to kick-start your career in this rewarding, science-led field.**

Gaining a strong foundation of anatomical knowledge, you will learn how to diagnose and rehabilitate across a range of conditions, as well as how to prevent illness and disease and apply your wealth of knowledge to complex situations. You will gain substantial practical experience honing your physiotherapy skills through work placements in a range of real-life environments. This hands-on education is not only essential for the course, but enables you to experience the dynamic areas where a physiotherapist may work. Plus you will have access to some of the most cutting-edge training facilities in the country, including our purpose-built simulation suite and strength and conditioning suite.

Crucially, upon successful graduation, you should be eligible to apply for registration for the title of Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), opening up a wide range of career possibilities for you within a whole host of dynamic health and social settings.

**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**
- **Industry approved** – You will be able to apply for registration with the HCPC and for CSP membership when you graduate

- **Practice-based learning** – Experience the exciting and dynamic areas of the profession by undertaking 1,000 hours of practice-based learning across a broad range of settings

- **Practical application** – Hone 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** – Get excellent support from our experienced academic lecturers and guest lecturers with clinical expertise in a variety of areas

**FACILITIES**
You will have access to University College Birmingham's Health Skills and Simulation Suite. This purpose-built facility includes a six-bed replica hospital ward and a simulated community care environment, closely replicating real-life settings you may encounter in your future career.

In addition, our purpose-built Human Performance Centre and Laboratory features the latest equipment and technology to support strength and conditioning.

**PLACEMENTS**
Our course requires you to accrue 1,000 hours of practice-based learning activities by the end of your degree.

Employers we have worked with include University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Solihull Council Social Care Team and Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**
Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
- Physiotherapist

- Senior physiotherapist

- Sports physiotherapist

- Clinical specialist/team leader

You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.

- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Modules

**YEAR 1**

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

**YEAR 2**

- Neurological Studies
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory Studies I
- Musculoskeletal Studies II
- Research for Physiotherapists
- Placements 3 and 4

**YEAR 3**

- Complexity in Physiotherapy Practice
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory Studies II
- Research for Allied Health Professionals
- Placements 5 and 6

Assessment methods

**Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk**

**ASSESSMENT**

Assessment formats include:

- **Practical exams**
- **OSCEs** (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations)
- **Written multiple choice questions**
- **Written assignments**

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

Tuition fees

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

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:

Health - BA/BSc

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
1%
Male students
99%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
C

After graduation


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97%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

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

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