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  • Foreign: $ 14.3k / Year
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  • English

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    Global health care is changing rapidly alongside social and economic development. This course has been designed specifically for physiotherapists wishing to explore cross-cultural and diverse health care provision to develop a broader knowledge and understanding of the global context of physiotherapy practice. Physiotherapy is a major pillar of health care and in particular rehabilitation.

    The WHO and the WCPT are driving initiatives to develop community-based rehabilitation programmes as well as developing advanced acute service delivery.

    This course is for qualified physiotherapists and combines intellectual rigour with the consolidation of clinical skills. It provides physiotherapists with the knowledge and abilities to work autonomously in diverse areas of practice and meet the demands of changing roles.

    How you learn
    Learning material is delivered in a variety of ways including interactive lectures, practical skills workshops, small-group seminars using a problem-based learning approach and individual tutorials. You also work with the virtual learning environment through Blackboard.

    How you are assessed
    Assessment varies across the modules incorporating practical, written and oral presentations.

    Professional accreditation
    This course does not provide eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council to practise as a physiotherapist in the UK, but it does provide the skills and attributes to develop a career pathway in the management, design and delivery of physiotherapy services in a global context.

    Career opportunities
    Successful completion of this course will give you the skills and attributes to meet the changing demands of global health care and enhance your ability to progress within your profession. It will enable you to improve current practice, seek promotion and/or develop a wider role in relation to leadership or policy positions.

    Core modules

    * Advancing Learning and Leadership for Effective Clinical Practice
    * Clinical Science 4 Integrated Management
    * Contemporary Issues in Global Health and Social Care Practice
    * Evidence-based Concepts of Contemporary Physiotherapy Practice
    * Major Project
    * Practical Research Methods for Allied Health Professions

    Modules offered may vary.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    This course is available to international applicants.You will need to be qualified as a physiotherapist (normally for at least six months) with a licence to practise in your home country. In addition, international students will need IELTS level 6.0. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    Postgraduate funding support
    From September 2013 benefit from a 10% fees discount towards your postgraduate taught course (part-time or full-time) if you:

    * are a continuing Teesside University student progressing from an undergraduate to postgraduate course or
    * have graduated from an undergraduate course at Teesside University within the last two years (2011-12) or
    * graduated with first-class honours from an undergraduate course at any other university within the last two years (2011-12).

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