You’ll develop a foundation in anatomy and pathophysiology, normal structure, function, movement, exercise and behaviours. You’ll learn the ethos of improving health and supporting behavioural change through working in partnership with individuals and groups. Students will develop assessment and treatment skills with the opportunity to consolidate these skills on clinical placement at the end of year 1.
You’ll develop knowledge, analysis and evaluation of abnormal function and its impact upon movement and function as well as physical, psychological, and social aspects of rehabilitation. Skills in assessment, treatment, health promotion, research, team working, leadership and clinical reasoning will also be developed. Two placements will consolidate your learning.
You’ll integrate academic and clinical areas to develop skills in managing complex long term conditions, treatment modifications using more independent study skills. You’ll study effective and evidence based practice along with policy and its impact on physiotherapy practice. From the two clinical placements, one will be elective.
You’ll further develop a critical approach to: practice, clinical reasoning and life-long learning; developing confidence, flexibility in approach and self-evaluation of your skills ensuring you attain clinical competency. You will work collaboratively and in partnership with other health professions students focusing on leadership, management and service evaluation.
2023 entry requirements
Standard entry: 5 Highers at AABBB (two sittings) including English or another English based subject and 2 from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology and Physics.
Widening access entry: BBBBB (two sittings) (BBB from S5) including English or another English based subject and 2 from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology and Physics.
You will need to attend a selection visit and interview.
Medical screening and evidence of immunisation are required before starting the course. You will also require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
School of Health Sciences