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University of Central Lancashire

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including Biology, Human Biology, Psychology or PE. Chemistry, Physics and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Acceptable Access Courses are Allied Health Professions, Biology and Health Sciences, Health and Physiotherapy, Health Care Professions, Nursing, Allied Health Professions

GCSE/National 4/National 5

7 GCSEs at Grade B/5 or above including Maths, English and a Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-32

including Biology, Human Biology, Psychology, or PE at HL6

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

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

including Biology, Human Biology, Psychology, or PE. Chemistry, Physics and General Studies not accepted.

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

DDM

Acceptable subjects are Sports Science, Sport and Exercise Science, Health and Social Care, Applied Science

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

including Biology, Human Biology, Psychology, or PE. Chemistry, Physics and General Studies not accepted.

UCAS Tariff

128-141

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

22%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy plays a key role in enabling people to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life and is a very rewarding career. This demanding, full-time programme teaches you how to diagnose and holistically treat a wide variety of clinical problems and is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Successful completion of this course will ensure you are eligible to apply for initial registration as a Physiotherapist with the HCPC and for full membership of the CSP. Combining university based and practical based modules you’ll complete approximately 1,000 hours of assessed clinical practice. The Physiotherapy programme is committed to the values and principles of the NHS Constitution and these are integral to our course delivery. The approaches to delivery and the content of our programme aim to foster a culture which embraces the NHS Values of: Working together for patients; Respect and dignity; Commitment to quality of care; Compassion; Improving lives and, everyone counts. The majority of our graduates take up employment within the NHS, some work in private practice and others continue their study at postgraduate level.

You’ll have the opportunity to apply for the chance to develop your clinical skills in practice in a variety of locations including Blackburn Rovers Academy. We’ve also had students on placement in Florida, whilst many spend a week at UCLan’s Cyprus campus.

Modules

Year 1: Anatomy, Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 1, Culture and Context of Physiotherapy Practice (includes 7 days of placement), Exercise in Rehabilitation, Physiology and Pathology, Physiotherapeutic Skills

Year 2: Promoting Public Health, Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice, Physiology, Pathology and Physiotherapy Management (Cardiovascular-Respiratory), Neurological and Neuromedical Physiotherapy Practice, Physiotherapy in Practice 1 (includes 12 weeks of placement), Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 2

Year 3: Semester 1, Physiotherapy in Practice 2 (includes 5 weeks of placement), Physical Activity and Public Health, Physiotherapy in Practice 3 (includes 5 weeks of placement), Skills for Leadership and Business, Physiotherapy in Practice 4 (includes 5 weeks of placement). Research Project: Option 1 – Mentoring in the Workplace, Option 2 – International perspectives of Healthcare

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Sport and Health Sciences

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.

99%
high
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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

100%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
96%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
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.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Therapy professionals
17%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
6%
Natural and social science 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.

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.

£21k

£21k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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