Practice placements

leicester royal infirmary exterior signThis course is designed to fully prepare you to be a physiotherapist and exceeds the minimum of 1,000 practice placement hours you need to qualify. The course provides observational experience of professional practice in year 1 then 12 weeks of hands-on practice education in year 2 and 17 weeks in year 3, all supervised by trained physiotherapy clinical educators. Our developmental curriculum is designed to empower and teach students how to assess and treat patients and to communicate with both patients and other members of the multi-professional team professionally and effectively. 

Our course has excellent links with our practice placement colleagues who work in a wide variety of clinical settings including NHS wards, outpatients units and clinics, a specialist Brain injury Unit, adult and paediatric palliative care units, private, independent and charitable institutions and a premiership rugby club. During both university based teaching and on clinical placement you will have the opportunity to work and study inter-professionally with other health and social care students.