This dynamic course gives you the sound knowledgeable and placement experiences to become a skilled, contemporary Physiotherapist. Covering anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, Physiotherapy practice and electrotherapy, the course hones your skills and provides opportunities for you to work with other healthcare professionals. You will carry out a two-week practice placement in Semester A and a four-week placement at the end of the first year in Semester C. During the second year there are two, five-week practice placements and in the final year you will carry out three, five-week practice placements By adding an additional short course to your degree, you can gain level 2 and 3 qualifications with PD:Approval and gain entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals, boosting your employability.
Eligibility to apply for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registration as a Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and optional entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals.
Graduates of this programme will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of professional career opportunities both within the NHS and the private sector.
For more information you can visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) website.
100% of our Physiotherapy graduates went on to employment or further study within 6 months according to the latest national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.
Upon graduation, you'll be eligible to register as a Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council and join the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. This course will lead to career opportunities as a Physiotherapist within the NHS, charities and private sector in the UK or overseas.
By adopting an integrated thematic approach, the Physiotherapy degree offers foundation studies in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, therapeutic practice and electrotherapy. Research and inter-professional working are considered core dimensions of the programme of study with students actively undertaking and engaging with research across the programme. Practical skills are developed throughout the programme and are facilitated by the thematic scenario-based approach to learning and teaching, supported by practical laboratory sessions, specialist simulation sessions, small group discussions and tutorials.
Throughout your studies on the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course, practice placements will be interspersed giving you the all-important valuable experience that you will need when you graduate. More specifically the indicative number of practice placement hours per year are:
These placements will give you the opportunity to link the theoretical knowledge and practical skills learnt in the University setting, to the real life practice situation. During practice placements you will be given support, supervision and education from highly qualified clinicians while maintaining links to tutors back at the University.
|Foundations for Physiotherapy Practice||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|An Introduction to Interprofessional Education||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Cardiorespiratory 1||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Neuromusculoskeletal 1||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Practice Education 1 - Respect and Dignity||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Neurosciences 1||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Research Methods||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Cardiorespiratory 2||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Neurosciences 2||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Practice Education 2: Compassion||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Complex Patient Care||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Practice Education 3 - Everyone Counts||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Enhancing Health & Social Care through Inter-professional Education||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Physiotherapy Practice in Health and Social Care||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Practice Education 4: Working Together for Patients||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Advancing Practice||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Practice Education 5: Improving Lives||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Practice Education 6: Commitment to Quality Care||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Applied Research||30 Credits||Compulsory|
Our international fees include the cost of practice placements, occupational health, Disclosure and Baring Service(DBS) check, and uniform.
Students studying on nursing, midwifery or allied health professional courses funded by Health Education England, who start from September 2017 will have access to the same student loans support package and support for living costs as other students. The new arrangements also apply to students planning to take these courses as a second qualification.
The NHS will no longer grant bursaries. There will be, however, additional funding by the NHS Business Services Authority for some nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students because of the compulsory clinical placement required by these courses. This funding will cover students with child dependants and severe hardship. It will also cover travel and accommodation expenses incurred over and above the daily travel costs to university and for those who need dual accommodation.
For more information about the changes visit the gov.uk website and the Funding Clinic.
Student membership of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy £40.33.
Accommodation costs for clinical placements for students who are not eligible for an NHS Bursary, includes international and Irish students (figures quoted depends upon placement venue and distance travelled). Eligible students can claim back all, or part of their costs, dependant on circumstances. Approximately £1,800.
Transport to clinical placements (students can claim if eligible for NHS Bursary and travel costs). Approximately £600
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
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