I have access to great facilities, including a movement laboratory which many universities don't have, and I have the opportunity to get practical experience in the Faculty's onsite Physiotherapy Clinic.
There are 1000 hours of professional placement built into the programme, meeting HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) requirements.
Of the five clinical practice placements that you will undertake during the programme at least 2 of these will be in non-musculoskeletal settings.
This is to ensure that the breadth of Physiotherapy placements can be covered as part of your placement profile and to ensure you will achieve the relevant learning outcomes.
Across the programme you will complete a placement portfolio which will allow you to record and demonstrate experience across the breadth of physiotherapy settings.
Learning and assessment
Throughout your studies you will be taught by a team of professional physiotherapists, supported by experts from a number of different clinical areas at the Faculty of Health Studies. You will be taught in lectures, seminars, tutorials and in small groups.
Modules are assessed using a range of different methods, including written examinations, practical assessments, poster presentations and case studies. The assessment of clinical practice largely takes place in the clinical environment by clinical staff and university tutors.
The purpose-built Faculty of Health Studies building represents a £10 million investment in health at Bradford.
Our state of the art facilities provide learning environments and simulation equipment that mirrors those found in the NHS.
They are designed to provide the closest possible ‘real-life’ practical experience, under the guidance and supervision of our academic team of experienced healthcare professionals, allowing students to develop their clinical skills ahead of practice placements and employment in the health sector.
The Faculty of Health Studies has a dedicated student support office. MyBradford, based in our main Richmond Building, can also provide advice on course fees and maintenance grants/loans from the Student Loans Company.
As a student at the Faculty of Health Studies, you are also able to access the University’s other student support facilities, including the Academic Skills Advice Service, the Counselling Service and the Disability Service.
There is a growing research base within the Faculty of Health Studies. Many of those who will teach on the programme are research active, publishing and presenting internationally.
There are opportunities for students to engage with this research. The research modules are specifically designed for students to work alongside academic staff to develop vocationally relevant research that has the potential to influence and develop practice in the field, and places students at the forefront of knowledge discovery.