QMU-Undergraduate-Prospectus- UG Prospectus 2019 - Page 84

With a range of learning and teaching methods, including placements in each year, this course will equip you with all the knowledge and skills that you require to work as an physiotherapist in a variety of settings. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Physiotherapy is a rewarding healthcare profession which involves working with people to restore movement and function when someone has an injury, illness or other disability. Physiotherapists work with people of all ages and are involved in the management of people presenting with different health conditions, for example arthritis, stroke, heart disease and sports injuries. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to practise as a registered physiotherapist in the private or public healthcare sector. In Year One, you will gain an understanding of the basic and applied sciences which underpin physiotherapy. In Years Two and Three, you will develop patient management and therapeutic skills. Part of your learning will take place in a variety of real health and social care settings where you will be supported by an experienced, registered physiotherapist. You will work (under supervision) with patients, their carers and/or families and with other health and social care professionals who may be involved in their care. These experiences of practice-based learning are integrated throughout each year of study. Practice- based learning (placements) occurs in all levels of the course, and takes place at sites across Scotland, and students are required to cover any associated costs. In the final year, you will work in small groups to undertake a relevant physiotherapy project. Projects are designed to enhance knowledge and skills which will be valuable in the workplace. All project teams will have a dedicated supervisor to guide the process. We have implemented an interprofessional education (IPE) focus within all of our undergraduate healthcare courses to help produce graduates who are confident in their own professional identity but with additional skills that will allow them to work as effective team members. The IPE component will develop your mutual understanding of roles, expertise and values of other team members; skills and strategies in working in teams; problem solving, team decision-making skills; role flexibility; an