University of Essex

University of Essex

Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

This course develops our students' knowledge, skills and attributes to enable them to work with clients in a health care profession concerned with maximising the potential of human function and movement; physiotherapy involves working with people to promote their own health and wellbeing and restore movement and function, where possible, when someone has been affected, by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability; successful completion leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) as a physiotherapist; HPC registration is required to work as a physiotherapist in the UK; our programme aims reflect the general learning outcomes and the requirements for professional practice; these are to produce graduates who are: fit for practice; eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council and membership of the professional body, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; reasoning, reflective, sensitive practitioners with the requisite knowledge, skills and professional attributes to provide an effective service to all population groups; equipped with the skills and flexibility of thinking necessary to function effectively in the complex, ever-changing environment of the health service setting; committed to undertaking continuing professional development; and able to work effectively, both individually and in groups, across a variety of settings and within multi-professional teams; we also educate pre-registration nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, clinical psychologists and oral hygienists as well as providing on-going professional education for qualified health and social care staff; this means that students not only study alongside other health professionals learning with them, but they also get the opportunity to learn expert knowledge from them!; all of our Masters level pre-registration programmes are offered as accelerated programmes, meaning students have the advantage of interprofessional learning (IPL), encouraging professionals to learn with and from each other - an understanding that helps to ensure our students have the expertise to respond adequately and effectively to the complexity of their service user needs, and ensures that care is safe, seamless and of a high standard.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a relevant honours degree, minimum classification of lower second (e.g. in a life science - psychology, sociology, biological science or equivalent or sports science degree); IELTS score of 7.0, with no element below 6.5 (if required); successful performance at interview; evidence of recent academic study (By this we mean a course or module with an assessable component). You must also have: two satisfactory references (including an academic reference and a work based one), a satisfactory Work Health Assessment/Occupational health Check and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS formerly known as CRB) - both of these are organised by the University.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules: cardiorespiratory physiotherapy; inter professional collaboration and development; musculoskeletal physiotherapy; neurological physiotherapy; patient pathways 1; research in health care.
Year 2 core modules: advancing physiotherapy practice; contexts for contemporary practice; patient pathways 2; research activity

Assessment methods

Course work, vivas, presentations and essays. You will also be assessed through a research project/dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Subject to residency, fees are paid by the Workforce Development Confederation and students are eligible for a means tested NHS bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Whole course (EU) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, School of Health and Human Sciences
Telephone number: 
01206 872719