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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

56%

Subjects
  • Anatomy, physiology & pathology
Student score
77% LOW
% employed or in further study
99% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBB at A Level to include of Biology, Human Biology, PE, Sport, Psychology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Applied Science, Foot Health. Excluding General Studies

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Must have strong biology element.

BTEC Certificate
DD

Must be in a Health/Science related subject.

BTEC Award
D

Must be in a Science/Health related subject.

International Baccalaureate
28

28 overall to include 5 HL subjects preferably from Biology/Human Biology, Applied Science, Sports Science, PE

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

56%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

You'll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) following successful completion of the course. Spend 1,000 hours in work-based learning over the three year - placements in clinical practice are an integral part of your podiatry training. Learn key concepts and theories at four locations, including our NHS Training Clinic, ensuring exposure to a variety of specialisms. Engage with a small cohort of like minded students.

Modules

Modules include: Introduction to human anatomy and physiology; psychosocial issues in health care; functional anatomy; podiatric clinical practice 1; theory of podiatric practice 1; evidence-based professional practice; systemic disorders and the lower limb; theory of podiatric practice 2; podiatric clinical practice 2; project studies; the older adult in podiatric practice; interprofessional working; podiatric clinical practice 3; professional skills for practice administration; management and leadership for inter-professional practice; research project; local anaesthesia and nail surgery; the high risk patient in podiatric practice; pharmacology for podiatry; podiatric clinical practice 4.

Plymouth University

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Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
31%
67%
2%

Year 1

12%
38%
50%

Year 2

17%
41%
42%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
33%
34%
33%

Year 1

25%
42%
33%

Year 2

58%
34%
8%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
364 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

7%

Graduates who are therapy professionals

20%

Graduates who are health professionals

16%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats here cover not just anatomy, physiology and pathology courses, but also neuroscience and physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is more popular than the other four subjects combined. So, a lot of the data you’re looking at is really for physiotherapists, who have a slightly lower unemployment rate than the other subjects in this topic, having seen job prospects improve significantly in the last 12 months. Anatomy and physiology graduates often take further study – usually moving on to a medical degree, whilst pathology graduates tend to go into work. Physiotherapy graduates mainly go straight into work, and a majority got into physiotherapy roles within six months of graduation in 2012, either in hospitals or private practice. If you fancy working for yourself, physiotherapists are rather more likely than the average graduate to start their career self-employed.
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