What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Anatomy and Physiology for Physiotherapy Practice
This module will develop your core knowledge of the structure and function of the major body systems, evolving your understanding of systems across the life stages.
Foundations of Professional Physiotherapy Practice
You’ll enhance your communication skills and learn about physiotherapy values and professional standards. You’ll then put these skills into practice on a one-week placement.
Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
You'll be discussing research, reviews and guidelines, learning how to assess each to best influence your care for patients.
Acute and Community Rehabilitation
This module prepares you for working in acute and community rehabilitation settings. It covers assessment and management approaches to help you prepare for your first placement.
Exercise, Physical Activity, and Health Promotion
You’ll develop your understanding of human movement, biomechanics and health promotion. This knowledge will be applied in the context of exercise therapy in a range of areas.
Clinical and Professional Development 1
This module combines a six-week placement with continuing professional development (CPD) and the importance of critical reflective practice.
Second year modules
Enhance your skills in working with people with cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. Learning how to support people in the long-term management of their conditions will help you become excellent in person-centred practice.
You’ll develop your assessment and management skills in working with those with neurological conditions and helping promote their independence. You’ll learn to deliver safe and effective neurological physiotherapy rehabilitation.
Clinical and Professional Development 2 and 3
These modules involve six-week placements where you get to develop your clinical practice skills. They also include continuing professional development components for you to enhance your reflective skills which are key to lifelong learning.
You’ll build on your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and pathology in the context of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. You’ll develop your reasoning skills central to assessment and management of a variety of problems.
Applying Research Methods
Apply your research skills by working in small groups to identify an area you wish to investigate. You’ll learn about the process of carrying out research including how to collect and analyse data.
Final year modules
Physiotherapy Literature Review
This is your opportunity to make an original contribution to research by undertaking a critical review of the literature on an area of professional practice of interest to you. The format of the module will be primarily through independent study with support from your research tutor and peers.
Service Development Project
Collaborative working skills are essential in physiotherapy practice and this module will help you grow these skills as you work in small groups to develop an idea which will improve practice.
Complex Integrated Rehabilitation
You’ll enhance your physiotherapy skills and knowledge of working with more complex patient groups. You’ll develop clinical reasoning skills and embed evidence-informed approaches to practice.
Innovations and Enterprise
This module will prepare you to work in the ever-changing world of health and social care by exploring innovation and enterprise in professional practice from a business perspective. This will set you up with the critical thinking and leadership skills you need to be an innovative practitioner.
Clinical and Professional Development 4 and 5
Being in clinical practice for two six-week placement blocks will enhance your practical skills and prepare you to qualify as a confident, autonomous professional. You’ll also develop your employability skills in preparation for applying for graduate jobs.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.