What you study:
Year 1: You will study a common foundation of human sciences, core professional and transferable skills and physiotherapy professional skills (including therapeutic skills and discipline specific clinical reasoning).
Year 2: These themes are developed and broadened through a continuation of the above module pattern, including a greater emphasis on practice placement.
Year 3: The final year of study offers you more choice and advanced content. The research dissertation and uni-professional options provide the opportunity for self-determined study of more complex issues. The transition from student to qualified practitioner is achieved throughout the modules as you are encouraged to reflect upon your development to date and prepare for more autonomous practice.
Theory-practice links are developed through clinical placements undertaken across a range of specialties and different health and social care settings. The majority of these practice placements are negotiated and allocated on your behalf by the Placement Team in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences.
You will undertake a total of 34 weeks in a variety of placement settings during your course, interacting with clients and further developing your practice skills. In the final year you get the opportunity to complete an elective placement, which gives you the opportunity to:
- Gain new or further experience in a chosen area of specialism
- Choose the location of placement (within certain agreed boundaries)
- Plan, negotiate and organise your own placement experience.
Placements during the first year are two or four weeks in length and six or eight weeks long in the second and third year.
How you learn:
Our three-year full time Physiotherapy degree combines theory and practice to thoroughly prepare you for a career in healthcare. Training covers the core areas of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory therapy and also explores new and emergent areas of Physiotherapy. Teaching and learning in the University setting is delivered by highly skilled and experienced lecturers using a variety of methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials, practical classes, project work and workshops. Theory-practice links are developed through clinical placements undertaken across a range of specialties and different health and social care settings.
How you are assessed:
The programme offers an integrative approach to its assessment strategy, which is based mainly upon coursework. Course work assessment methods include essays, integrated assignments, posters, verbal presentations, final year dissertation and practice educator assessment. The assessment strategy of each module is designed to reflect its particular teaching aims and outcomes, and to support the students’ progression through the course. Development of problem solving and analytical skills will be monitored throughout all of your modules, which encompasses both theoretical and practice based elements.