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University of Bradford

Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

to include grade B or above in Biology or Physical Education

138 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions or Science with at least 12 credits in Biology which must be at minimum grade Distinction.

136 UCAS tariff points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 7,6,5 to include Biology at HL6. Applicants must also meet English Language and Mathematics requirements at HL3 or SL4.

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

DDD

Applicants will need to successfully complete Anatomy/Physiology Units and these units must be included within the BTEC Extended Diploma

As UCAS tariff to include a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers including grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Sports Science or PE

UCAS Tariff

136

136 UCAS Tariff points from 3 A levels (or equivalent) to include a grade B in Biology, plus GCSE at grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics. Level 2 equivalences are accepted

38%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy plays an essential role in the overall health and well-being of a wide range of patients. Physiotherapists work with a diverse caseload across all healthcare settings, often as part of multidisciplinary teams.

As a student at Bradford you’ll develop the skills you need to take a key role in the management of both acute and long term conditions, helping restore and maintain function and activity, and prevent of injury or illness.

The Bradford approach emphasises the integration and application of theory and practice to produce an adaptable, innovative graduate with excellent professional skills who can use a research based, evaluative, problem solving approach to physiotherapy practice.

You will develop strong leadership skills enabling you to manage and lead teams often working in emerging roles with new providers.

**Professional accreditation**
This course is approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory body for Allied Health Professionals. By the end of your studies, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC, and will be eligible to apply for full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

**Rankings**
We are ranked 8th in the UK for Physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide 2020.

The Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation team at the University of Bradford has been recognised nationally with a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) from AdvanceHE, the most prestigious team award available for learning and teaching in Higher Education.

Modules

Year 1
Neuromusculoskeletal - Peripheral (Core)
Developing and Promoting Health and Wellbeing (Core)
People Populations and Contemporary Physiotherapy (Core)

Year 2
Neurological Practice (Core)
Cardiovascular Respiratory Practice (Core)
Neuromusculoskeletal - Spinal (Core)
Research Methods in Health and Sport (Core)
Work Based Learning 1 (Level 5) (Core)

Final Year
Evidence Based Practice (Core)
Employability and Professional Development (Core)
Work Based Learning 2 (Core)

Option
Aspirational Research Proposal
Evaluating Service Delivery
Literature Review
Primary Research Project

Assessment methods

Lectures are supplemented with small group tutorials and practical sessions to facilitate an active and collaborative approach to learning. Case based scenarios are used to facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills alongside a skills-rich curriculum. These skills are ultimately evidenced in the practice setting measured by success in meeting the learning outcomes detailed in the professional practice assessment booklet.

Year 1 emphasises practical learning; you will be encouraged to participate in practical sessions both as therapist and model to develop professional skills. Theory is taught in an integrated manner to allow you to link theory and practice. The student-led clinics are another opportunity to put your skills into practice.

In year 2 the emphasis is on the development of more advanced and specialised skills directed towards the common areas of physiotherapy practice. Your research knowledge and skills will be developed in readiness for year 3 modules. There are ‘practice preparation’ sessions to ensure that you are as well prepared as possible for work based learning, which at this level consists of three placements totalling 540 hours.

In year 3 the emphasis is on independent learning. You will complete a research module which will offer four options – a literature review, a piece of primary research, a research proposal or an audit of an aspect of practice. Work Based Learning placements at this level are worth a total of 60 credits and overall placements contribute a maximum of 46.7% to the overall degree classification.

Please note that for 2019 entry, the module information is subject to change.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,850
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery

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.

90%
med
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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

95%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

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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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low
Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
71%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Health professionals
16%
Therapy professionals
3%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

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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.

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