BSc (Hons)

Physiotherapy

Teaching & Learning

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Explore anatomy and human movement, as you cover key topics in anatomy, histology, and biomechanics which underpin physiotherapy practice.
You will study the professional skills required to be an effective physiotherapist, including evidence-based practice, personal and professional skills, lifelong learning and continuous professional development, professional socialisation and coping skills and the HCPC and CSP professional values and standards, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, the process of assessment, recording of interventions, subjective and objective patient examination, clinical reasoning and understanding research.
Investigate the fundamental physiological principles that underpin physiotherapy practice and basic physiotherapy skills.
Develop your knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy with reference to specific joints, muscles and associated structures. You will consider in detail individual structure and how they contribute overall to normal movement.
Investigate the fundamental physiological principles that underpin physiotherapy practice and basic physiotherapy skills.
Build on your theoretical and practical knowledge of exercise as a health intervention and the broader role of exercise in health promotion as a physiotherapy service. You will also understand the social nature of healthcare and factors influencing health in targeted groups.
Explore anatomy and human movement, as you cover key topics in anatomy, histology, and biomechanics which underpin physiotherapy practice.
You will study the professional skills required to be an effective physiotherapist, including evidence-based practice, personal and professional skills, lifelong learning and continuous professional development, professional socialisation and coping skills and the HCPC and CSP professional values and standards, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, the process of assessment, recording of interventions, subjective and objective patient examination, clinical reasoning and understanding research.
Investigate the fundamental physiological principles that underpin physiotherapy practice and basic physiotherapy skills.
Develop your knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy with reference to specific joints, muscles and associated structures. You will consider in detail individual structure and how they contribute overall to normal movement.
Investigate the fundamental physiological principles that underpin physiotherapy practice and basic physiotherapy skills.
Build on your theoretical and practical knowledge of exercise as a health intervention and the broader role of exercise in health promotion as a physiotherapy service. You will also understand the social nature of healthcare and factors influencing health in targeted groups.

What you'll learn

Gain the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with clients presenting with a range of cardio-vascular or respiratory relayed problems. You will develop theoretical and practical skills of assessment and management for these client groups.
You will learn how to work effectively in a musculoskeletal environment. You will develop theoretical and practical skills of assessment and management of common musculoskeletal conditions.
You will gain an overview of neurological physiotherapy by identifying the underlying relevant principles of rehabilitation.
Build on your knowledge and skills gained within the core modules; cardiovascular and respiratory physiotherapy, neurological physiotherapy and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. You'll integrate your learning to enable development and modification of communication skills with individuals, groups and teams within the varied clinical settings.
Prepare for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer, you'll be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 204 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.
Prepare for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer, you'll be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.
Gain the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with clients presenting with a range of cardio-vascular or respiratory relayed problems. You will develop theoretical and practical skills of assessment and management for these client groups.
You will learn how to work effectively in a musculoskeletal environment. You will develop theoretical and practical skills of assessment and management of common musculoskeletal conditions.
You will gain an overview of neurological physiotherapy by identifying the underlying relevant principles of rehabilitation.
Build on your knowledge and skills gained within the core modules; cardiovascular and respiratory physiotherapy, neurological physiotherapy and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. You'll integrate your learning to enable development and modification of communication skills with individuals, groups and teams within the varied clinical settings.
Prepare for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer, you'll be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 204 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.
Prepare for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer, you'll be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

What you'll learn

You will understand changing NHS policy, organisational, leadership business and enterprise theory as it impacts on physiotherapy practice. An enquiry based ethos, specialist speakers and NHS managers will enable the you to prepare for employability and future practice as a physiotherapy practitioner.
Prepare for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer, you'll be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.
Prepare for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer, you'll be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.
Prepare for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer, you'll be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.
Present a research report that demonstrates the skills required for undertaking, analysing and evaluating research. You will produce a project that explains and justifies the proposed process of the 'research enquiry' and its application to practice.
Build upon your year 2 physiotherapy practice and clinical experience enabling further development of clinical reasoning and your personal communication skills. This will be through a greater self-awareness, looking at philosophy and its relevance to clinical practice, examining and debating ethical decision making in the wider clinical reasoning framework. You'll also explore healthcare communication models with exposure to the patient's perspective of healthcare in complex and marginalised population groups.
You will understand changing NHS policy, organisational, leadership business and enterprise theory as it impacts on physiotherapy practice. An enquiry based ethos, specialist speakers and NHS managers will enable the you to prepare for employability and future practice as a physiotherapy practitioner.
Prepare for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer, you'll be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.
Prepare for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer, you'll be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.
Prepare for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer, you'll be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.
Present a research report that demonstrates the skills required for undertaking, analysing and evaluating research. You will produce a project that explains and justifies the proposed process of the 'research enquiry' and its application to practice.
Build upon your year 2 physiotherapy practice and clinical experience enabling further development of clinical reasoning and your personal communication skills. This will be through a greater self-awareness, looking at philosophy and its relevance to clinical practice, examining and debating ethical decision making in the wider clinical reasoning framework. You'll also explore healthcare communication models with exposure to the patient's perspective of healthcare in complex and marginalised population groups.