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University of Huddersfield

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including a Biological Science (Biology or Physical Education), but excluding General Studies and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma with at least 45 level 3 credits, 30 of which must be passed at Distinction and must include distinctions in at least 21 credits in Biological Science.

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

DDD

in Sport and Exercise Science (must contain at least 40% externally examined assessment) or DDD in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (must contain at least 40% externally examined assessment).

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from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including an A level grade B or above in a Biological Science (Biology or Physical Education), but excluding General Studies and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physiotherapy

Are you fascinated by how our muscles, joints and bones work together to make us move? Would you like to work with vulnerable people in a rehabilitation setting? On our Physiotherapy degree you’ll get the chance to delve into all the science behind the practice and build the skills and understanding you need to work in this hands-on and rewarding profession.

* You’ll learn in small groups throughout the course, so you can take advantage of the high levels of support on offer.

* Working in our physiotherapy practical rooms and biomechanics laboratory, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your skills in massage, joint manipulation and hot and cold treatments, as well as electrotherapy, movement analysis and rehabilitation.

* Our excellent links with local healthcare providers and sports clubs provide opportunities for you to undertake practical placements, where you can apply and build on the skills and knowledge you have learnt.

* You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.

* The course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council, so you can be confident it has independent approval.

Exploring all aspects of practice from musculoskeletal physiotherapy and health management to neurological conditions and working with vulnerable client groups, you’ll have the opportunity to build a wide knowledge base. As you progress through the course, you’ll study how to assess, advise and treat individuals with a variety of conditions including spinal and joint problems, respiratory difficulties, neurological problems such as those recovering from strokes and other chronic conditions, accidents and operations.

The Government has announced that from September 2020 new and existing students studying this course will be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the Government's website (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year?) and the Council of Deans Frequently Asked Questions (https://councilofdeans.org.uk/2019/12/new-student-support-arrangements-for-healthcare-students/).

This course has been designed to allow you to develop your skills and knowledge through a logical approach, from understanding normal anatomy and physiology in the first year, to building on this knowledge over the subsequent years of study. The teaching is dynamic and practical, giving you the opportunity to get hands on practice right from the first week of the course. The experienced tutors from a range of clinical backgrounds facilitate your learning, developing your understanding of how pathology can influence the human body and how this can be managed via various physiotherapeutic techniques. The course incorporates 1000 hours of clinical practice which is undertaken in partnership with the National Health Service Trusts in the Yorkshire and the Humber region, alongside private practices and charities. ~ Carley Turner, Lecturer and Admissions Tutor for Physiotherapy BSc(Hons).

Professional links and accreditation:
This course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (http://www.hcpc-uk.org/) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (http://www.csp.org.uk/). This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis.

Whilst studying this course you're currently not required to register as a member with the Health and Care Professions Council, however you must follow their standards of conduct, performance and ethics.

You'll be encouraged to join the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for which you'll be required to pay a fee (http://www.csp.org.uk/membership/join-csp/students/fees). Although membership is not essential it may benefit you whilst studying the course.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Applied Anatomy and Movement Analysis
Introduction to Health and Healthcare
Physiology in Physiotherapy Practice
Professional Development and Research 1

Year 2
Core modules:
Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapy
Electrophysical Agents and Exercise Therapy
Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Neurological Physiotherapy
Practice Based Experience 3 and 4: Year 2
Research 2

Year 3
Core modules:
Contemporary Physiotherapy
Preparation for Employment and Leadership in Health Care Delivery
Management and Health Promotion of Distinctive Client Groups
Practice Based Experience 6 and 7: Year 3
Research 3

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of methods including coursework, practice/competency based learning and examination, in the form of written assignments, presentations, observed assessment of practical skills (OSCE), multiple choice assessments and peer evaluation.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£17,000
per year
International
£17,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Government has announced that from September 2020 new and existing students studying this course will be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the Government's website (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year?) and the Council of Deans Frequently Asked Questions (https://councilofdeans.org.uk/2019/12/new-student-support-arrangements-for-healthcare-students/).

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Health Sciences (HDHS)

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.

83%
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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
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

92%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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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.

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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
96%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

62%
Health professionals
34%
Therapy professionals
1%
Teaching and educational 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.

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