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University of East Anglia UEA

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

including Biology with a pass in the practical element, Human Biology or PE. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

in a Health, Care or Science subject, including 12 credits in Biology.

Principal subjects and A level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

with 6 at Higher Level in Biology or Sports, Exercise & Health Science. If no GCSE equivalent qualifications are held, offer will also include Mathematics, English Language and Science requirements.

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

DDD

Accepted subjects: Applied Science (2010 suite) – must include at least two of the following units: Physiology of human body systems, Physiology of human regulation and reproduction, Diseases and infections. Applied Science (2016 suite) – must include at least two of the following units: Physiology of human body systems, Human regulation and reproduction, Biological molecules and metabolic pathways, Diseases and infections. Applied Science (2020 suite) – must include at least two of the following units: Principles and applications of biology II, Functional physiology of the human body system, Human reproduction and regulation, Biological molecules and metabolic pathways, Diseases and infections. Sport (2010 suite) – must include at least two of the following units: Fitness testing for sport and exercise, Exercise, health and lifestyle, Sports injuries, Sports and exercise massage, Research investigation in sports and exercise sciences, Applied sport and exercise physiology. Sport (2016 suite) – Extended Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma. Sport and Exercise Science (2016 suite) – Diploma or Extended Diploma. Extended Certificate must include: Specialised fitness training and Physical activity for individual and group-based exercise. Sports Coaching and Development (2019 suite) – Extended Diploma only. Sporting Excellence and Performance (2019 suite) – Diploma or Extended Diploma only. Sport, Fitness and Personal Training (2019 suite) – Extended Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma. Sport and Outdoor Activities (2019 suite) – must include: Anatomy and physiology in sport, Sports injuries, Fitness training. Health and Social Care (2010 & 2016 suites) – Extended Diploma only. Applied Human Biology (2018 suite) – must include one of the following unit: Functional physiology or Diseases, disorders, treatments and therapies.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

including Biology, Human Biology or PE. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

including Biology, Human Biology or PE.

UCAS Tariff

136-165

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physiotherapy

**About This Course**

Choose to study physiotherapy and you could have an incredibly positive impact on people’s lives, helping them overcome physical setbacks and get back on their feet – often literally. It’s a career ideally suited to great listeners who are able to piece together the physical with the emotional to build a complete picture – and to anyone one who likes going beyond the theory and actually making things happen.

Our innovative approach is both varied and interactive and is based on the very latest research. Consistently ranked as one of the best courses in the UK, we are ranked 7th for Physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide, 2020.

Our course is fully approved by and prepares you for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

**Overview**

Physiotherapy is a vital caring profession which has at its heart a deep desire to improve the quality of people’s lives and help them maintain physical independence as much as possible. It is a rewarding and varied field of practice which requires in depth knowledge of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

To excel as a Physiotherapist you will need to be dedicated, open-minded, and have good communication skills. Motivation and patience are also essential, as many cases require long-term treatment. You will need to be able to develop excellent communication skills and use these to work with a diverse range of people, including families and other professionals. You will have empathy and a professional yet personable manner.

Our course focuses on body systems, and exploring how they impact on the body’s ability to move and function effectively. Core areas include neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory therapy in both acute and primary care settings. Our interdisciplinary ethos means that you’ll be studying with students from therapies that you’ll encounter in your working life. Inter-professional teamwork will be a central element of your career, and UEA remains one of the only UK universities to offer this approach.

You’ll learn how to apply problem-solving and clinical reasoning to assess and evaluate a client’s health. You’ll master specific assessment and treatment techniques. You’ll gain understanding in how to manage both yourself and those around you. And you’ll develop and hone the interpersonal skills key to enabling the negotiation of action plans, and to engaging effectively with patients, carers, and the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

As part of our recruitment process we’ll explore the values of the NHS Constitution at interview, with successful candidates being able to demonstrate how these are reflected in their own beliefs.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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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.

93%
med
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

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

83%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
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?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
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.

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.

£21,692
low
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.

£21k

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£25k

£25k

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£27k

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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