Physiotherapy and Paramedicine

Department of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine

The Physiotherapy subject area at Glasgow Caledonian University delivers a suite of innovative pre-and post-registration programmes, each designed to prepare graduates to deliver high quality, professional services in a range of health and workplace environments.

As a chartered physiotherapist you’ll be eligible to work in NHS hospital physiotherapy departments, health centres or private practice. GCU graduates have also gone on to pursue research activities or work in the local community or sports medicine.

Overall, the University is ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for 2019 for health research at world-leading and internationally excellent standards.

Degree courses

Courses 1 - 6 of 6 card list
  • Advanced Practice

    • 2020/21
    • 2021/22
    • MSc
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Sep 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Physiotherapy and Paramedicine
    Progress to advanced clinical, leadership, education and research-based roles with the NHS, public and independent sectors. Take existing skills in health and social care and apply them to research, clinical assessment, analysis and insight.
  • Awards:
    • DPT
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Physiotherapy and Paramedicine
    Apply your existing degree in kinesiology or sport science and develop clinical reasoning of assessment and rehabilitation. Progress your career as a physiotherapist with the NHS, private clinics or in other health and social care settings.
  • Paramedic Science

    • 2021/22
    • BSc
    Award:
    • BSc
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Physiotherapy and Paramedicine
    Become a paramedic and develop your skills in strong decision-making in a variety of situations. At degree level, study how to provide a range of healthcare, including emergency, urgent and non-urgent care, outside of the hospital environment.
  • Physiotherapy

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • HCPC
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Physiotherapy and Paramedicine
    Accreditation:
    • HCPC
    Study the treatment and care for people with physical difficulties at degree level. You can become a physiotherapist working closely with others to restore movement and function to the body.
  • Physiotherapy

    • 2021/22
    • MSc
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Physiotherapy and Paramedicine
    Progress your career as a physiotherapist with the NHS, private clinics and other health and social care settings.
  • Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

    • 2020/21
    • 2021/22
    • MSc
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Physiotherapy and Paramedicine
    Use your existing degree in kinesiology or sport science to develop clinical reasoning of assessment and rehabilitation and progress your career as physiotherapist with the NHS, private clinics and other health and social care settings.
Courses 1 - 6 of 6

Meet the department

Our teaching and support staff are here to help (see below).

For Course and programme enquiries: T: +44 (0)141 331 8630 / E: studentenquiries@gcu.ac.uk

Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Department of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine

Alison currently works as an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist in the Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit, which is the regional specialist neurorehabilitation centre in Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

Sharron graduated from the Oswestry and North Staffordshire School of Physiotherapy in 1993. She undertook her basic rotations at the University of North Staffordshire before moving to spend two years at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Department of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine

Miss Jayne Coleman is an Academic Physiotherapist, who has spent the last 4 years within Higher Education supporting future generations of Physiotherapy students to achieve their career aspirations.

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Department of Physiotherapy & Paramedicine

Dougie Lauchlan is currently the Subject Lead for Physiotherapy and is a member of the Departmental Management Group within the Department of Psychology & Allied Health Sciences.

Lecturer and Clinical Academic in Physiotherapy
Department of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine

Emma-Jane specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy after graduating from Manchester University in 2002. Her teaching is mainly on the Neuromusculoskeletal modules of the MSc and Doctorate (pre-registration) programme.

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Department of Physiotherapy & Paramedicine

Dr Shiv Shanmugam's specialisms are in upper limb function in neurological patients, physical activity and health, and education: enhancing student learning, teaching, assessment and feedback.

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