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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Health Studies (Rehabilitation) (1 year top-up)

Full-time Physiotherapy

Convert your overseas rehabilitation, physiotherapy or occupational therapy qualifications to a full UK honours degree on this one year course.

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What is the fee? International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 11 Months
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Gain a thorough understanding of global healthcare challenges.
  • Become equipped with knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities.
  • Build on your existing skills and qualifications, and become an effective healthcare professional.
  • Develop the skills you need to spread your knowledge, and make a contribution to nursing practice.

This one year course has been designed for students who have completed a rehabilitation, physiotherapy or occupational therapy (or equivalent) overseas — allowing them to enhance their skills, and gain an honours degree. You'll consider modern nursing and its challenges in depth, and prepare to make a worthwhile contribution to the field.

How you learn

On this course, you'll reflect on the challenges faced by modern rehabilitation, physiotherapy and occupation therapy, and develop the skills to innovate, lead and improve services. While doing so, you'll enable others to improve their own health, wellbeing and lives.

You learn from positive and enthusiastic academic staff who have varied clinical expertise and experience.

Throughout the course, you'll engage in personal and professional development, and will have the opportunity to explore career paths.

You are encouraged to link the theory and practice of nursing through active reflection, discussion on case studies and engaging with independent learning.

You learn through

  • workshops
  • seminars
  • simulation
  • role play
  • key skills practice

Course leaders and tutors

Alison Macfarlane
Alison Macfarlane
Senior Lecturer

Alison works as a private practitioner at Hallamshire Physiotherapy Ltd and also as a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Hallam where she teaches on the undergradu … Read more

Applied learning

Networking opportunities

Some of the modules undertaken on this course will be with UK nursing students. This provides further opportunities to explore global health issues from different perspectives.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • physiotherapy, occupational therapy and careers
  • further studies
  • specialist nursing
  • education

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • simulated learning environments
  • clinical suites

Entry requirements

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Clinical Reasoning And Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Public Health Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research 3: Using The Rehabilitation Evidence Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Undertaking Service Improvement Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applying Occupational Therapy To Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Complex Case Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Physiotherapy courses (PDF)

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How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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