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University of Plymouth

UCAS Code: B162 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

A,B,B

Including A Level Biology, Human Biology, PE, or Applied Science. Excluding Critical Thinking, General Studies, and Citizenship Studies.

Points will be taken into consideration at Confirmation.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction, including 12 in Biology. The remainder of the Level 3 credits must be at Merit or above.

Considered in a relevant subject alongside 3 A Levels or other Level 3 qualifications.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

Including Grade 6 at Higher Level in Biology or Sports, Exercise, and Health Science. English, Maths, and Science accepted within as GCSE equivalent at Higher Level Grade 4 or Standard Level Grade 5.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Including Biology. English, Maths, and Science accepted within as GCSE equivalent at H1-H7 or O1-O4.

CAMTEC qualifications are considered on an individual basis, or alongside A Level Biology, Human Biology, PE, or Applied Science. If you hold a CAMTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the CAMTEC.

Points will be taken into consideration at Confirmation.

BTEC qualifications are considered on an individual basis, or alongside A Level Biology, Human Biology, PE, or Applied Science. If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC.

BTEC qualifications are considered on an individual basis, or alongside A Level Biology, Human Biology, PE, or Applied Science. If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC.

BTEC National Extended Diplomas are considered on an individual basis, depending on the units that have been studied. They may be considered on their own or alongside A Level Biology, Human Biology, PE, or Applied Science. If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC.

BTEC qualifications are considered on an individual basis, or alongside A Level Biology, Human Biology, PE, or Applied Science. If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Including Biology or PE. English, Maths, and Science are required at National 5 for GCSE equivalent.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

Including Biology or PE. English, Maths, and Science are required at National 5 for GCSE equivalent.

Accepted – preference pathways would be Health and Science. Typical offer will be confirmed once an application is received

UCAS Tariff

120-136

Including A Level Biology, Human Biology, PE. Excluding Critical Thinking, General Studies, and Citizenship Studies.

Will be considered alongside A Levels or other Level 3 qualifications, including Biology.

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a hands-on healthcare profession that uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social wellbeing. Our innovative curriculum uses real clinical scenarios and diverse practice settings ranging from neurological rehabilitation to acute respiratory care and sports. Reflecting the conditions that Physiotherapists treat, our approach is designed to bring your learning alive and develop your clinical reasoning.

You will benefit from our established track record of working with local professional sports teams, the armed forces and extracurricular experience such as pop-up clinics for local events. You will graduate armed with the skills and experience to find employment in a variety of environments. You could find yourself working in hospitals, health centres, the local community, with the elderly, the disabled or for charitable organisations both in the UK or abroad.

* Experience excellent placement opportunities in a variety of clinical settings, which have ranged from acute teaching hospitals, to the community, sports clubs and the Armed Forces. This includes a full placement in your first year with all placement marks potentially contributing towards your degree classification.

* Learn to study independently and in small groups with our enquiry-based learning curriculum.

* Achieve your potential as an autonomous practitioner with highly developed problem-solving skills.

* Benefit from extracurricular experience by providing supervised Physiotherapy support at our pop up clinics, such as local sports events.

* Explore, collaborate and contribute to research informed practice, with a Physiotherapy team engaged in research at an international level.

* Train and practice your professional healthcare skills in an inspiring purpose-built environment, InterCity Place.

* Graduate armed with the skills and experience to find employment in a variety of environments – from the NHS to private practice, armed forces to sports clubs working locally or internationally.

* On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. As a successful graduate, you’ll be able to progress from student to full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

**Please note:** In order to successfully complete your course and be eligible to apply for a professional registration you must complete a specified number of practice placement hours along with your theoretical study. This is a requirement of the HCPC. You will only be able to take personal holidays during the specified leave periods for your course. This includes induction week where it is vital you attend ALL sessions.

Modules

In your first year, inter-professional learning with students from other healthcare disciplines will give you an insight into what it is to be a ‘professional’. You will enjoy Physiotherapy modules relating to anatomy and physiology as well as the importance of health promotion and exercise. You will develop your understanding of applied movement science and evidence based Physiotherapy practice and embark on a rewarding clinical placement.

In your second year, you will learn about the rehabilitation of patients with cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. You will take increased responsibility in practice, utilising your theoretical knowledge and developing the confidence and personal skills required to be an autonomous Physiotherapist.

In your final year you will study more complex case scenarios in the key areas of Physiotherapy practice. You will have the opportunity to undertake a supervised project in an area of your choice. During your placements, emphasis is on the levels of professional mastery and fitness for practice that you will require for registration and employment.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry and up to date information can be found on our website.

Assessment methods

For up to date details, please refer to our website or contact the institution directly.

Extra funding

The Government is issuing Health Professions students on courses from 2020 a payment of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not have to pay back. A further £3,000 of funding a year is available for eligible students. Find out more about the bursary at www.gov.uk/government/news/paramedic-students-will-get-5000-support-payment-each-year

The Uni

Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of 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.

82%
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
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

77%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
C

After graduation

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Physiotherapy

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
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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Therapy professionals
28%
Health professionals
18%
Health associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Physiotherapy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

£29k

£29k

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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