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BSc (Hons) Complementary Therapies for Healthcare

Wrexham Glyndwr University
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Course UCAS code: B343
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
Our Complementary Therapies for Healthcare degree concentrates on giving you practical experience as well as developing your knowledge and skills in the areas of massage, reflexology and aromatherapy. Wrexham Glyndwr University has its own Complementary Healthcare Clinic which accepts referral from a range of healthcare providers. This well-established facility is run by clinical supervisors with a wealth of experience in the field of complementary and orthodox medicine, and you will get to observe and learn from qualified practitioners in the field. A significant part of the course will develop your practical skills through experience in this clinic. The scope of this area creates opportunities for professionals in health, well-being, exercise and sport. As well as developing an understanding of complementary medicine philosophy, you will also gain knowledge of a holistic approach to care, evidenced based practice and therapeutic skills. This course is professionally accredited with the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) This year builds on the foundation to your studies aimed at is equipping you with the skills required to be successful in level 5 and 6 and within clinical practice. Within this year you will also be given opportunities to explore subjects such as research, communication, academic writing skills, reflective practice and the therapeutic relationship. MODULES Foundation in Bodyworks Foundations in Research Developing Academic and Personal Skills Nutrition Anatomy and Applied Physiology YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) The second year is more intense learning as you increase you knowledge and understanding of the theory and continue your clinical practice in the clinic at Glyndŵr. MODULES Bodyworks Personal and Personal Skill Development Therapeutic Interventions for Musculo-Skeletal Injuries Research Pathophysiology YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Learning at level 6 enhances theoretical knowledge and practical skills. It also aims tostimulate the critical evaluation and judgment formation skills of the student through consolidation of the research knowledge and skills acquired at Levels 4 and 5. The overall aim is to enable graduates to become a competent and confident in practice. MODULES Bodyworks in Practice Dissertation Applied Business Practice Health Psychology for Therapists The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Assessment Methods:
Incorporated within the assessment strategy are a wide range of methods of assessment appropriate to the module outcomes. The programme team aim to ensure that there is balance between the use of both formative and summative elements of assessment across the programmes. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. Methods employed include assignments, portfolio, written and practical examinations, poster presentations, tutorial and group tasks, case studies, dissertations and supervised clinical practice, a number of which are aimed to examine the student's ability to recognise the relationship between theory and clinical practice.
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15 January

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Great lectures and teaching, the staff are so friendly. The two libraries are huge, too, and the dedicated humanities library in particular is a big help. The racecourse stadium also holds the rugby world cup, which is really exciting! You'll spend a lot of great nights at Central Station and Liquid and Envy. There's also a load of great theatres, like Grove Park, and loads of great gigs on down The Old Swan and Penny Blacks. There's so much to do!

Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,000
Admissions and Enquiries:
Tel. 01978 293439
Email. [email protected]

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  • LauMichelle's avatar by LauMichelle on 20th November 2018
    Lovely uni, easy to get to, friendly staff and interesting courses.
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    I think the campus is a suitable enough side to easily become accustomed to. All staff I have come across are friendly and always willing to help. The site has many facilities such as a sports centre and clubs to join in on to help you adjust to uni life more efficiently. Town is only a short distance away with many shops and places to chose from. Large car parking space and bus stop right outside the gates of the university.
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