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Bsc hons physiotherapy

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

A hands-on, problem solving approach to healthcare

Presented by: Alec Rickard

Bsc hons physiotherapy

Session Outline

  • What is Physiotherapy?

  • The course at Plymouth

  • Your application

  • Ask questions!

What is physiotherapy
What is Physiotherapy?

  • Helps restore movement, function and wellbeing to as near normal as possible following injury, illness or developmental or disability.

  • Science-based, committed to applying, evaluating and reviewing the underpinning evidence

  • Clinical reasoning and interpretation of evidence is at it’s core

Why a career in physiotherapy
Why a Career in Physiotherapy?

  • A “hands-on” career

  • Achievement and job satisfaction

  • Your days are never the same

  • Professional development and recognition

  • Opportunities to work abroad and in a range of industries and specialties

The qualification
The Qualification

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

  • Eligibility to apply for registration with:

    • Health Professions Council (HPC)

    • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Course overview
Course Overview

3-year, highly integrated and focused course

Shared learning with other Allied Health Professionals

3 core areas: Cardiorespiratory, Neurology and Musculoskeletal

Course aims
Course Aims

To develop practitioners that are:

  • Safe, competent and confident

  • Accountable and autonomous

  • Life long learners

  • Research active

  • Non-judgemental and anti-discriminatory

Problem based learning pbl
Problem Based Learning (PBL)

  • Simulated case scenarios from clinical practice

  • Deeper learning of applied material

  • Learning from each other - Co-operation and group work

  • Independent learning skills

  • Utilise students’ own experiences

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Clinical placements
Clinical Placements

Placements across Devon & Cornwall

You WILL have placements away from Plymouth, therefore:

  • Need for travel, or

  • Need for second accommodation

Practice clinical placements
Practice/Clinical Placements

  • Must complete a minimum of 1000 hours of assessed clinical practice

  • Supervised and assessed by experienced Physiotherapists

  • Means-tested NHS bursaries

    • travel & accommodation for placements

    • Visit our funding for Health Students talk for more info

Bsc hons physiotherapy

Value Added

  • Additional opportunities

    • Boardmasters

    • Ten Tors

    • Plymouth Half Marathon

    • Campaigns

    • Volunteering/charity links

    • Student award

Bsc hons physiotherapy

Value Added

  • Career service advice

    • Application forms

    • CV’s

    • Interview techniques

  • Portfolios

  • Engagement with private practitioners / community services / heads of service / Armed Forces

  • Facilities and locations online electronic resources
    Facilities and locations- Online/electronic resources

    Facilities and locations online electronic resources1
    Facilities and locations- Online/electronic resources

    Facilities and locations the peninsula allied health centre
    Facilities and locations - The Peninsula Allied Health Centre

    Academic qualifications
    Academic qualifications

    • Strong GCSE profile, or equivalent:

      • 5 grades C or above

      • must include English, Maths and Science

    • 340 points A level, or equivalent

      • at least 100 points in Biology

      • preference will be given to applicants with science based qualifications

    • Access to higher education diploma

      • 45 credits at level 3 including 15 biology credits

    Personal statement
    Personal Statement

    • Demonstrate an interest and knowledge for the profession

    • Evidence of related work experience

    • Demonstrate evidence of good communication skills

    • Ability to empathise with others

    • Problem solving and use of initiative

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    Personal Statement

    • Ability to study/work independently and in groups

    • Extra curricular/outside interests

    • Willingness to learn

    • Quality of written work

    If offered a place
    If Offered a Place

    • Commitment to the profession/course

      • Be sure before you start

    • Attend Preview Day

    • You will have:

      • Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check

      • Occupational health assessment

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