The programme's assessments will meet the attainment requirements of the HCPC and Professional Body, enabling you, on successful completion of your programme to be eligible to apply for registration with the UK HCPC as a physiotherapist.
There are formative (informal) opportunities for you to test your knowledge and understanding of subject matter and assessment requirements before completing the formal assessments where marks count towards your final module mark. You will normally receive feedback, verbal or written, depending on the assessment, from your tutor on formative work.
Assessment formats vary according to the module requirements, but should allow you to demonstrate you can meet the module learning outcomes. These assessments include examinations, observed structured clinical exams (OSCEs), written assignments and presentations, either individually or in groups.
Assessment in practice is continuous; your practice educators (PE) will observe your progress and provide both informal and formal feedback in your practice learning document. If there are concerns about your progress, a member of the team will hold a meeting at the practice placement that will include you and your PE, to negotiate next steps for your practice development. You are required to pass all elements of the programme, including practice, to be eligible to apply for registration as a physiotherapist with the UK HCPC.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
As the programme is still in development, we do not yet have precise detail on assessments.
You must achieve a mark of 40% minimum in all components of all modules to pass.
You must pass all components before you can progress to the next year.
Practice module 1
Continuous assessment with Pass/Fail by the end of the module plus a 1000 word assignment reflecting on your practice learning experiences. Together assessments for the practice module form 16.6% of your year 1 marks
One module OSCE (observed structured clinical exam)
Remainder of modules
written assignment or presentation (group or individual)
Practice modules 2 and 3
Continuous assessment with Pass/Fail by the end of the module plus for each module, a 2000 word-equivalent assignment
Remainder of modules
Written assignment or presentation (group or individual)
Practice modules 4 and 5
Continuous assessment with Pass/Fail by the end of the module plus for each module a 2000 word-equivalent assignment
Written assignments or presentations (group or individual)
You will receive feedback, either verbal and/or written, on all practice assessments and on formal coursework assessments undertaken. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to help you develop your learning, in particular, applying this to your future modules. You are encouraged to discuss with your personal and/or module tutors.
We normally aim to provide you with feedback on assessments within 3 working weeks of hand-in (this will be longer for dissertation feedback). Review with your practice educator is (formative) at mid and end (summative) of your practice learning period.