Physiotherapy with Foundation Year BSc
If you would love to study Physiotherapy here at Leicester, but your A-level subjects don’t match our entry criteria, or you don’t quite have the entry requirements to get in, this degree is your bridge to making it happen.
Teaching and learning
To mirror the work of a qualified physiotherapist this course is very hands-on and you will be taught to embrace a vision of patient-centred care within contemporary health and social care environments. Following an initial period of underpinning theoretical teaching in a university setting, you will embark on a series of six-week practice placements. After each practice placement experience you will return to the University for a period of reflection to facilitate development of knowledge and skills, informing performance in your subsequent practice placement.
In University-based teaching there is a balanced mixture of lectures, clinical skills teaching and group work. In each academic year there is an opportunity to learn alongside other health and social care students supported by experienced academic lecturer-practitioners and clinically qualified staff. Your iPad will support your learning throughout.
In your third and fourth years (Years 2 and 3 of the regular course) you will be working with trained physiotherapy practice educators in hospitals, in the community and in a variety of private, independent and charitable practice placements. For each placement you will be given clear learning outcomes defining what you should be able to do by the close of each practice placement.
Physiotherapy is a vocational course requiring a commitment to lifelong learning. Throughout the course you should be prepared to reflect on your skills and organise your own self-directed study.