UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

 

Overview

The University of Cumbria’s MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) program offers Canadian students an opportunity to learn essential physiotherapy knowledge and profession-specific skills. Throughout this program, you will enhance your competencies in examination, assessment, treatment, and leadership, enabling you to graduate with a robust skill set. Canadian students will complete over 1025 hours of clinical practice placements, taking advantage of our exceptional industry links across North West England, Southern Scotland, the Isle of Man and more. This will ensure that students will meet the supervised clinical education hours required by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators to become credentialed in Canada.

Our instructors possess extensive professional expertise which enables them to offer you both theoretical foundations and practical experiences within our physiotherapy and simulation facilities. Throughout your education, you will collaborate with fellow Institute of Health students, mirroring the dynamics of a professional setting.

Upon successfully completing this accelerated degree, you will be eligible to apply for membership with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This qualification will allow you to practice physiotherapy in the UK, should you decide to remain and work in the UK.

Highlights

  • Small class sizes allowing for increased support and enhanced feedback.
  • Expert physiotherapy tutors in different areas of physiotherapy practice.
  • Wide range of placement opportunities.
  • Technology and simulation enhanced learning.
  • Varied assessment formats.
  • Credentialing precendents with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators.
  • Walking distance to Carlisle’s city centre where students will find a diverse variety of retail stores, bars, cafes, and restaurants.
  • Close proximity to the world famous Lake District National Park, one of the UK’s most visited and scenic areas.

Program Information

Admission Requirements
  • Honours degree in a relevant science-based subject (students with non science-based degrees who have taken substantial science based courses may be considered on an individual basis).
  • Minimum overall GPA of 5.5 on a 9 point scale or 2.3 on a 4 point scale.
  • Canadian High-School Grade 11 Math and English.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Academic reference.
  • Work or volunteer experience in one or more relevant clinical settings.
  • Students selected based on academic profile, personal statement and academic reference will be invited for a video conference interview. 
  • Students who are given offers must complete a police record check (Canadian equivalent to Disclosure and Barring Services background clearing check) and provide satisfactory immunization records (Canadian equivalent of the Fitness to practise and health requirements).
Admission Timeline

Applications are processed and evaluated as they are received, rather than waiting until a specific deadline to review all applications. As acceptances are granted, spaces in the program will fill up. It is advised to apply as soon as possible in the admission cycle in order to have the best opportunity to potentially secure a spot in the program. The application deadline is typically at the end of May for the MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) program.

Program Structure

HOW YOU WILL LEARN

Learning on our physiotherapy course is comprehensive; you will embark on an inspiring journey of learning and growth in the field of rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Our programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to become a competent and compassionate physiotherapist.

Throughout the course, you will delve into the intricacies of human anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, understanding how the body functions and adapts to various conditions and injuries. You’ll explore a wide range of therapeutic techniques, from hydrotherapy to exercise prescription, and learn how to tailor treatment plans to individual patient needs.

Learning won’t be confined to the classroom; you will have ample opportunities for practical training in real-world settings. Guided by experienced professionals, you’ll observe and engage in clinical practice, gaining invaluable insights into patient assessment, treatment implementation, and progress evaluation. Additionally, our course emphasises evidence-based practice, encouraging you to stay up to date with the latest research and advancements in the field.

Critical thinking and problem-solving will be honed as you analyse complex case studies and work on challenging patient scenarios. As you progress, you’ll also develop essential communication and interpersonal skills, understanding the significance of building trust and rapport with patients, their families, and multidisciplinary healthcare teams. We foster a collaborative learning environment, where you can engage in group discussions, participate in workshops, and exchange ideas with fellow students, fostering a supportive community throughout your journey.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Your assessments will provide a creative and balanced strategy across the programme and provide a range of engaging and challenging opportunities. Individual assessments are designed to test learning outcomes. We aim to provide a varied approach to assessment including:

  • Practical skills assessments
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Academic writing
  • Critical reflection
  • Portfolio
  • Practice placement assessments

Practice placements are assessed using continuous assessment via the Common Assessment Tool (CAT). This is an assessment document, based on the HCPC standards of practice, and is shared between all the higher education Physiotherapy education providers in the North West of England. This ensures a high level of standardisation across the region.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Summative assessments are authentic and aligned to module learning outcomes and programme aims. Summative assessment encourages progressive development through feedback and reflection.

Summative assessments will generally occur at the end of each semester. However, the timetable has been created to ensure that there is a spread of assessments across the year, providing a realistic and manageable timetable. To ensure assessment is equitable for everyone, we have a departmental policy ‘Ensuring Assessment is Fair’, which ensures that you can see how your marks are awarded and how marks from the cohort are moderated both internally and by the external examiner.

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Formative assessments are a key feature of your academic journey. It is work which helps to inform or become part of your final ‘summative’ assessment, and the nature of it varies across modules. Formative work may include in‐class or on‐line activities such as presenting draft assignments. Peer and self‐assessment are also used to give you rapid feedback on formative tasks.

Everything that you undertake, and the products of that learning, are embedded through active participation and formative opportunities for dialogue and feedback. The formative work is developmental and prepares you for summative assessment work.

 

Courses

Year 1:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Foundations of assessment and treatment
  • Musculoskeletal Care Pathways
  • Acute Care Pathways
  • Research Design
  • Practice placements 1 & 2
  • Professional Portfolio

Year 2:

  • Practice Placements 3 & 4
  • Researcher Development
  • Management of Complex Conditions
  • Professional Practice, Business & Enterprise
  • Practice Placement 5
  • Professional Portfolio

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

2023-2024 International Tuition Fees: £16,400 

Please note: Tuition fees are determined on an annual basis and are subject to annual revisions. Consequently, the University may increase tuition fees in the second year or subsequent years of a program, aligning with inflation and/or adhering to the maximum limits allowed by legal or governmental regulations. Any modifications will be promptly communicated to students.


Funding

Canadian students may be eligible for student loans provided by the federal government through the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP). Students may also be eligible for additional loans from their provincial or territorial student loan programs.

Canadian financial institutions offer student lines of credit for Canadians pursuing education abroad. Typically, a co-signer is necessary, so students should anticipate seeking a family member to serve as a guarantor.

International students with a student visa in the physiotherapy program are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic term. Exceeding the permitted work hours on a student visa constitutes a violation of your student visa and can result in serious repercussions.

Accommodations

There are many campus residences available in Carlisle for students to choose from. The cost of campus residences begin at £82.00 per week. You can learn more about campus residence here.

Students may also opt to find their own housing in the local area owned by private landlords.

Physio Abroad will be hosting a pre-departure webinar with current Canadian University of Cumbria physiotherapy students to provide advice and guidance on finding housing and living in Carlisle. This webinar will be exclusive to students who applied through Physio Abroad’s free application services.

Key Information

Program Location Carlisle, England
Program Duration 2 years
Program Start September
International Tuition £16,400
Key Information
Program Location Carlisle, England
Program Duration 2 years
Program Start September
International Tuition £16,400

Overview

The University of Cumbria’s MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) program offers Canadian students an opportunity to learn essential physiotherapy knowledge and profession-specific skills. Throughout this program, you will enhance your competencies in examination, assessment, treatment, and leadership, enabling you to graduate with a robust skill set. Canadian students will complete over 1025 hours of clinical practice placements, taking advantage of our exceptional industry links across North West England, Southern Scotland, the Isle of Man and more. This will ensure that students will meet the supervised clinical education hours required by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators to become credentialed in Canada.

Our instructors possess extensive professional expertise which enables them to offer you both theoretical foundations and practical experiences within our physiotherapy and simulation facilities. Throughout your education, you will collaborate with fellow Institute of Health students, mirroring the dynamics of a professional setting.

Upon successfully completing this accelerated degree, you will be eligible to apply for membership with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This qualification will allow you to practice physiotherapy in the UK, should you decide to remain and work in the UK.

Highlights

  • Small class sizes allowing for increased support and enhanced feedback.
  • Expert physiotherapy tutors in different areas of physiotherapy practice.
  • Wide range of placement opportunities.
  • Technology and simulation enhanced learning.
  • Varied assessment formats.
  • Credentialing precendents with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators.
  • Walking distance to Carlisle’s city centre where students will find a diverse variety of retail stores, bars, cafes, and restaurants.
  • Close proximity to the world famous Lake District National Park, one of the UK’s most visited and scenic areas.

Program Information

Admission Requirements
  • Honours degree in a relevant science-based subject (students with non science-based degrees who have taken substantial science based courses may be considered on an individual basis).
  • Minimum overall GPA of 5.5 on a 9 point scale or 2.3 on a 4 point scale.
  • Canadian High-School Grade 11 Math and English.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Academic reference.
  • Work or volunteer experience in one or more relevant clinical settings.
  • Students selected based on academic profile, personal statement and academic reference will be invited for a video conference interview. 
  • Students who are given offers must complete a police record check (Canadian equivalent to Disclosure and Barring Services background clearing check) and provide satisfactory immunization records (Canadian equivalent of the Fitness to practise and health requirements).
Admission Timeline

Applications are processed and evaluated as they are received, rather than waiting until a specific deadline to review all applications. As acceptances are granted, spaces in the program will fill up. It is advised to apply as soon as possible in the admission cycle in order to have the best opportunity to potentially secure a spot in the program. The application deadline is typically at the end of May for the MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) program.

Program Structure

HOW YOU WILL LEARN

Learning on our physiotherapy course is comprehensive; you will embark on an inspiring journey of learning and growth in the field of rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Our programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to become a competent and compassionate physiotherapist.

Throughout the course, you will delve into the intricacies of human anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, understanding how the body functions and adapts to various conditions and injuries. You’ll explore a wide range of therapeutic techniques, from hydrotherapy to exercise prescription, and learn how to tailor treatment plans to individual patient needs.

Learning won’t be confined to the classroom; you will have ample opportunities for practical training in real-world settings. Guided by experienced professionals, you’ll observe and engage in clinical practice, gaining invaluable insights into patient assessment, treatment implementation, and progress evaluation. Additionally, our course emphasises evidence-based practice, encouraging you to stay up to date with the latest research and advancements in the field.

Critical thinking and problem-solving will be honed as you analyse complex case studies and work on challenging patient scenarios. As you progress, you’ll also develop essential communication and interpersonal skills, understanding the significance of building trust and rapport with patients, their families, and multidisciplinary healthcare teams. We foster a collaborative learning environment, where you can engage in group discussions, participate in workshops, and exchange ideas with fellow students, fostering a supportive community throughout your journey.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Your assessments will provide a creative and balanced strategy across the programme and provide a range of engaging and challenging opportunities. Individual assessments are designed to test learning outcomes. We aim to provide a varied approach to assessment including:

  • Practical skills assessments
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Academic writing
  • Critical reflection
  • Portfolio
  • Practice placement assessments

Practice placements are assessed using continuous assessment via the Common Assessment Tool (CAT). This is an assessment document, based on the HCPC standards of practice, and is shared between all the higher education Physiotherapy education providers in the North West of England. This ensures a high level of standardisation across the region.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Summative assessments are authentic and aligned to module learning outcomes and programme aims. Summative assessment encourages progressive development through feedback and reflection.

Summative assessments will generally occur at the end of each semester. However, the timetable has been created to ensure that there is a spread of assessments across the year, providing a realistic and manageable timetable. To ensure assessment is equitable for everyone, we have a departmental policy ‘Ensuring Assessment is Fair’, which ensures that you can see how your marks are awarded and how marks from the cohort are moderated both internally and by the external examiner.

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Formative assessments are a key feature of your academic journey. It is work which helps to inform or become part of your final ‘summative’ assessment, and the nature of it varies across modules. Formative work may include in‐class or on‐line activities such as presenting draft assignments. Peer and self‐assessment are also used to give you rapid feedback on formative tasks.

Everything that you undertake, and the products of that learning, are embedded through active participation and formative opportunities for dialogue and feedback. The formative work is developmental and prepares you for summative assessment work.

 

Courses

Year 1:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Foundations of assessment and treatment
  • Musculoskeletal Care Pathways
  • Acute Care Pathways
  • Research Design
  • Practice placements 1 & 2
  • Professional Portfolio

Year 2:

  • Practice Placements 3 & 4
  • Researcher Development
  • Management of Complex Conditions
  • Professional Practice, Business & Enterprise
  • Practice Placement 5
  • Professional Portfolio

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

2023-2024 International Tuition Fees: £16,400 

Please note: Tuition fees are determined on an annual basis and are subject to annual revisions. Consequently, the University may increase tuition fees in the second year or subsequent years of a program, aligning with inflation and/or adhering to the maximum limits allowed by legal or governmental regulations. Any modifications will be promptly communicated to students.


Funding

Canadian students may be eligible for student loans provided by the federal government through the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP). Students may also be eligible for additional loans from their provincial or territorial student loan programs.

Canadian financial institutions offer student lines of credit for Canadians pursuing education abroad. Typically, a co-signer is necessary, so students should anticipate seeking a family member to serve as a guarantor.

International students with a student visa in the physiotherapy program are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic term. Exceeding the permitted work hours on a student visa constitutes a violation of your student visa and can result in serious repercussions.

Accommodations

There are many campus residences available in Carlisle for students to choose from. The cost of campus residences begin at £82.00 per week. You can learn more about campus residence here.

Students may also opt to find their own housing in the local area owned by private landlords.

Physio Abroad will be hosting a pre-departure webinar with current Canadian University of Cumbria physiotherapy students to provide advice and guidance on finding housing and living in Carlisle. This webinar will be exclusive to students who applied through Physio Abroad’s free application services.

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