Teaching on the Physiotherapy programme brings together excellence in research and practice led by education, clinical and research staff who are experts in their field. We have a strategic partnership with clinicians from our local NHS trust partners, to provide some of the College based clinical and practical teaching. Interprofessional learning with students from other healthcare disciplines (including medicine, nursing, midwifery, dietetics, pharmacy and physiotherapy) and clinical simulation working in high and low fidelity environments and with actors and patient educators is highly valued by our students.
The programme is organised over 2 calendar years and comprises 180 Level 7 credits (totals approximately 1800 hours of student endeavour) plus a minimum of 1000 hours of professional practice clinical placements.
College-based teaching is arranged over 3 days a week using a blended-learning approach that integrates face-to-face campus-based activities (eg lectures, seminars, practicals, clinical simulation, workshops) with structured online and self-directed learning (e-learning, individual and in groups). A series of case-based learning opportunities exposes students to real-world scenarios that need to be solved using reasoning and existing theoretical knowledge.
Practice education is arranged in Clinical Placement blocks that are full time and take place in a variety of health and social care settings. Specific clinical placement hours are dictated by the placement setting and whilst typically are Monday to Friday they may also require students to undertake shift work, 7-day working etc.
Students can expect that for the majority of taught modules they will spend between 30 - 40% of their time in blended learning and 60% in self-directed learning.
For the 45 credit Research for Physiotherapy Practice module you are expected to undertake approximately 450 hours of self-directed learning under supervision.
Typically, one credit equates to 10hours of work (excluding clinical placement hours).
Assessment is by a variety of methods including:
- Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
- Written examinations (multiple choice questions, short answer questions, clinical problem solving)
- Coursework (oral and poster presentations, essays, video/podcast, written dissertation)
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Guy’s and Waterloo Campuses. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the choice of modules offered at the time. Practice education is arranged in work-based placements in a variety of settings primarily in Greater London although some placements are based further afield in the South East of England.