Explore anatomy, physiology and the sociological side of physiotherapy. Build the skills and hands-on experiences needed to work in this rewarding profession as a competent and confident Physiotherapist.
Three A-levels at grades BBB-AAB or above including a Science; Biology, Human Biology are preferred.
Or BTEC triple grades DMM-DDD.
Or Access 45 level 3 credits at D/M with min 24D including a science subject (does not include Social Science or Psychology).
And at least five GCSEs grade B or grade 5 and above to include Maths, English and Science.
International Baccalaureate to include two Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above, with grade 5 in a science subject.
UCAS points 120
UCAS code IMPH
Duration Four years full-time
The Integrated Masters in Physiotherapy (MPhysio) is a four year pre-registration course for undergraduate entry. Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work in the ever-evolving healthcare sector. Our team also encourage an approach that fosters empathy and compassion for their clients and their problems.
Due to a growing and ageing population with long term conditions and complex presentation in UK, there is an increasing need for physiotherapists. They promote health and wellbeing in primary care settings, such as general practice and hopsitals, and support patients and carers in community settings too.
The curriculum is developed in collaboration between academics, clinical staff and service users, enabling graduates to maximise their potential and achieve professional competence in physiotherapy. It combines strong practical elements with all the relevant theories.
Placements are carefully structured to progress from our on-site clinics out into community settings, working with health organisations such as Livewell South West, St Lukes Hospice and University Hospitals Plymouth. In addition there are opportunities with Devon County Council to provide physiotherapy as a form of social care to people in their own homes.
This MPhysio incorpoartes leadership and quality enhancement modules. This knowledge and experience is attractive to health care providers and recognises that future practitioners need these skills to contribute effectively to flexible and responsive service delivery.
What do Physiotherapists do? They help people affected by injury, illness or disability using physical means such as exercise, movement and manual therapy.
And they provide education and advice to support health and wellbeing, looking at the patient’s whole lifestyle.
They help with recovery and restore movement, helping people to remain independent or stay in work.
What do Physiotherapists help with? Stroke, multiple sclerosis or Parkison’s; back pain, arthritis or sports injuries; and heart disease and respiratory issues, including Covid-19.
Why choose Marjon for Physiotherapy? Long-standing links with health employers; 27 years experience training healthcare professionals; and small university with personalised student experience.
Apply now to train from September. Integrated Masters in Physiotherapy (MPhysio).
Opportunities to learn from a multidisciplinary team including physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, psychotherapists and osteopaths.
Conduct your Master's project in our state-of-the-art biomechanics, physiology or strength and conditioning labs, with expert support from the teaching team.
Develop the knowledge and skills to work across different settings such as acute care, community care, extended rehabilitation and primary care.
Full university experience at a fantastic campus with on-site accommodation.
Develop your skills with real patients in various health care settings.
Leadership and service enhancement modules in this four-year integrated Master's degree.
“ The first year will build up your knowledge in subject areas related in physiotherapy, such as anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. It also includes a two-week observation placement. The second and third year are more focused on physiotherapy studies across different health care settings such as acute care, community physiotherapy, extended rehabilitation. You have one six-week placement in the second year and two six-week placements in the third year. In the fourth year you’ll progress to more complex patient management, explore how to enhance physiotherapy services and practice and complete your Master's project. You will have your final two six-week placements in the fourth year, bringing you to a total of 1000 placement hours. ”
Please note: This course is subject to validation which means that it is either a new course or that the content is currently being updated. You can apply for this course now while some of the details of the course are being finalised by the University. Please contact the course leader if you would like further information.
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“ We are delighted to see innovation in preparing physiotherapy students to work in the community with patients who have long term and complex conditions, as this mirrors our patient profile with the majority of our patient’s palliative and end of life care occurring at home. St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth are committed to supporting Plymouth Marjon University with physiotherapy placements as we work together in developing the health care professionals of the future. ”
This course will qualify you to work as a physiotherapist. Starting salaries for a Physiotherapist within the NHS range from £25,655-£31,534 (band 5); salaries in private practice can be higher.
There are an increasing variety of opportunities for physiotherapists across a variety of healthcare settings and other workplace environments, including the NHS, primary and social care, education, research, sport and private practice. You'll graduate equipped to work in acute, community and extended rehabilitation settings.
Various teaching methods including lectures, online lectures by external speakers, seminars and a strong practical element. Students are required to complete 1000hrs of practice based learning across the four years.
A wide range of assessments including essays, practical exams, written exams, presentation.
Gary is a chartered physiotherapist. Gary is an Honorary Associate Professor for the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust where he conducts research in back pain and nerve biomechanics. He brings a wealth of experience in musculoskeletal injury and diagnosis to share with his students.View full profile
Fees UK students: £9250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,500 per annum
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Saul's research focuses on the prevention and treating non communicable disease through lifestyle interventions. He has established several health and wellbeing clinics in partnership with the NHS and charitable organisations to support patients with back pain, cancer, fibromyalgia and leg ulcers.
Sherrie is a Chartered Physiotherapist and a member of the Acucpuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP). She is an experienced lecturer and has held various positions as senior physiotherapist in the NHS, specialising in pulmonary rehabilitation, acute care and early orthopedic rehabilitation in the community. Her research interest is musculoskeletal injury management and exercise prescription for chronic disease groups.
Lucy has clinical experience is in supporting students within Higher Education as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, a Specialist Mental Health Mentor, and in other Student Support and Welfare roles. She has worked in a variety of mental health charities and services as a counsellor or service manager. Her research focus is student mental health spanning measures perfectionism, anxiety, worry, resilience, wellbeing and social media use in students.
John is an exercise specialist with an interest in lifestyle behaviour change and health services evaluation. He holds an MSc in Preventive Cardiology and REPS accredited qualifications in exercise referral and cardiac rehabilitation.
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Joe has 20 years experience within the area of health and exercise physiology and researches health care interventions, physiology and metabolism. He previously worked as an Occupational Physiologist and Researcher for the UK Ministry of Defence and the Netherlands National Research Office.
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Alister teaches psychology and its applications to sport, exercise, and health. His main research interest is how psychological interventions can be used to improve the performances of people who participate in endurance events, such as middle- and long-distance running, cycling, swimming, and triathlon events.