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Glasgow Caledonian University 4.0 / 21 reviews
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This is a good degree overall but it is hard to find job opportunities specifically for this course. You get a good overall knowledge of both electrical and mechanical field altogether. Course has a wide focus on industry needs as well.

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I have found the degree overall very interesting and applicable to the area of study I would like to follow in my career. The degree covers many aspect of environmental management, from planning, to environmental assessment, aswell as practical tools like GIS and health and safety. The low number of students on the course means a better relationship forms between us and lecturers, so better feedback is given in addition to a better understanding of the course. The assessment structure is focuses more towards coursework as opposed to exams, which I feel is a better representation of how well the course has been understood.

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This course is enjoyable to an extent as alot of it is learning from a global perspective. I did not enjoy the economics side of things but i do find the marketing modules enjoyable. This course could be made better if we were put on a practical placement at some point during the 4 years.

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Anonymous

First Year at GCU is good, the course has a wide range of modules covered from maths to programming games.

Second Year focuses more on programming with web programming

Third year is a bit harder and more focuses on programming in C#

Fourth year is a smack in the face, honours is hard and it takes a lot

But good luck

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Overall, the BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy course is a very enjoyable course at GCU. The first and second years are very much theory based alongside with practical classes. Anatomy, physiology, cardiopulmonary and neurorehabilitation are taught during these first two years so there is a lot of reading and learning. The first two years are the most difficult years I would say but if you do the reading before coming to class and are involved during practical classes, it is a very enjoyable course. At the end of first year, when you have enough knowledge, you will have an observational placement which is very good to get an idea of how a physiotherapist works. In second year, a three week placement is organised at the end of the year. It is scary but good practice as by the end of second year you will have all the basic knowledge needed. Although the basic learning is covered in class, a lot of the work needs to be done in your own time, especially once you go onto placement you will realise you need to do a lot more work. Third year is mostly based on placement as you need to undertake three placements with the last one being the one of your choice which is a very good thing as it helps you gain confidence and requires you to prepare you to find a job in some way (writing letter, cv…). Fourth year is mainly placement and writing your dissertation. Assessments can either be in the format of a viva, for the first two years only, and courseworks (reflective, annotated bibligraphy…). For the courseworks, they are quite straightforward during first year and a lot of guidance is given but as the years go by you are left to do them by yourself which I find is quite normal. This course is a difficult course but it is very rewarding once you go on placement and soon realise that all this hard work is worth it. Even though everything doesn't always make sense when you are in university, everything just naturally blends together once you are faced with real life patients.

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Overall, the BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy course is a very enjoyable course at GCU. The first and second years are very much theory based alongside with practical classes. Anatomy, physiology, cardiopulmonary and neurorehabilitation are taught during these first two years so there is a lot of reading and learning. The first two years are the most difficult years I would say but if you do the reading before coming to class and are involved during practical classes, it is a very enjoyable course. At the end of first year, when you have enough knowledge, you will have an observational placement which is very good to get an idea of how a physiotherapist works. In second year, a three week placement is organised at the end of the year. It is scary but good practice as by the end of second year you will have all the basic knowledge needed. Although the basic learning is covered in class, a lot of the work needs to be done in your own time, especially once you go onto placement you will realise you need to do a lot more work. Third year is mostly based on placement as you need to undertake three placements with the last one being the one of your choice which is a very good thing as it helps you gain confidence and requires you to prepare you to find a job in some way (writing letter, cv…). Fourth year is mainly placement and writing your dissertation. Assessments can either be in the format of a viva, for the first two years only, and courseworks (reflective, annotated bibligraphy…). For the courseworks, they are quite straightforward during first year and a lot of guidance is given but as the years go by you are left to do them by yourself which I find is quite normal. This course is a hard course that requires a lot of work but it is very rewarding once you go onto placement and actually realise that all you have been doing up until now makes so much sense.

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The course includes a good amount of theory which you then apply to the practical labs and clinics. You start these right from year 1, with the clinic time increasing the more you are able to do!! Overall a great course for anyone who likes physics and biology. 

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I am currently in my third year of study. All of my placements have been very good and I have learnt so much through them but there is a large level of anxiety from all the students due to not being allocated these placements until last minute. Also, as much as I enjoy so many days off and free time, I feel that the course could be covered in three years or that we could have longer/more intense placements and that this would be of much more benefit than all the wasted time. Overall I have enjoyed the course and am finally appreciating it more and I think most of the modules have been relevant and useful.

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The institution has effective arrangements for managing academic standards and the student learning experience. These arrangements are likely to continue to be effective in the future. This is a positive judgement, which means the institution has robust arrangements for securing academic standards and for enhancing the quality of the student experience.

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To be honest, I was expecting more from this course. It's great, in terms of giving you lots of access to equipment, but I wish there was MORE to it. There isn't a lot in the way of direct, hands on experience and when there is, youo don't really get all that much help. The lecturers are great though and really understanding of personal circumstances.

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