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University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £16,800 per year
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Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with maximising the potential of human function and movement. It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain, and restore physical, psychological and social wellbeing, taking account of the variations in health status. At Essex this is a science-based subject in which we are committed to applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs practice.

At the core of physiotherapy practice is the making of clinical judgement and informed interpretation of clinical information. Physiotherapists are autonomous professionals, able to act as first-contact practitioners, as well as accepting referrals from other health care professionals. Through partnership and negotiation, physiotherapists work with people to optimise their functional ability and potential.

This four-year part-time course provides you with an opportunity to access a professional qualification in physiotherapy. It is designed for those who prefer an alternative to the more traditional three-year course (or two year route).

Programme structure

Year 1

Interprofessional Working and Development
Anatomy for Physiotherapy Practice
Pathophysiology Concepts for Physiotherapy Practice
Core Physiotherapy Skills

Year 2

Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Neurological Physiotherapy
Cardiovascular Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Practice 1
Physiotherapy Practice 2

Final year

Professional Enquiry
Complexities in Musculoskeletal Practice

Year 4

Professional Inquiry Proposal
Evidencing Practice and Continuing Professional Development
Physiotherapy Practice 5
Physiotherapy Practice 6

Career opportunities

Successful completion our BSc Physiotherapy leads to eligibility to apply for registration as a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), which allows you to practise as a physiotherapist in the UK.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States