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Physiotherapy (preregistration) (MSc)

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Oxstalls Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Do you want to take your career to the next level and become a registered Physiotherapist? Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession where practitioners use their skills to improve and manage a wide range of medical conditions.

Physiotherapists help people affected by illness, injury or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Physiotherapists take a ‘whole person’ approach to health and fully involve the patients in their own care through education, awareness and empowerment.

On this course you will study the core areas of physiotherapy and apply these to clinical situations in this hands-on programme. Your study will include practice-based learning in a variety of NHS and private settings to give you a diverse experience to prepare for your future career as a physiotherapist. You will also build up valuable experience in supporting long-term condition management programmes and a musculoskeletal clinic at the University or in a local clinic.

The course benefits from using state-of-the-art facilities including treatment rooms, rehabilitation space, a hospital ward, a skills laboratory, a biomechanics laboratory, physiology laboratories, a strength and conditioning suite, fitness suite and a simulated ‘home’ environment.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and is being reviewed for approval by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). On completion of the course you will be eligible to apply to the CSP and HCPC to practice as a registered physiotherapist.

Practise-based learning

An integral part of the programme is practice-based learning where you will gain experience in clinical settings under the supervision of experienced Physiotherapists. We aim to give you a varied offering of placement settings so that you have a broad experience of Physiotherapy roles and skills at the end of the two year programme.

Year One

You will undertake a year-long placement in long-term condition management at or close to the University campuses. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience of managing group rehabilitation programmes in cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, arthritis management, cancer rehabilitation and other areas.

You will also undertake two 6-week placements at a hospital, clinic, community or other setting in one year.

Year Two

You will undertake a year long placement in musculoskeletal practice within the University's Physiotherapy Clinic and the local private practice settings. You will learn to assess, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders under supervision.

You will also undertake a further two 6-week placements in at a hospital, clinic, community or other setting.

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University of Gloucestershire

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    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

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