• Physiotherapy

    The overall aim of the physiotherapy programmes at Oxford Brookes is for students to develop the knowledge, skills, behaviour and values required to practise physiotherapy at newly qualified level; promoting and nurturing skills, behaviour and values that will enhance career long development and practice. Learning is underpinned by an educational philosophy which is enquiry based. This offers student engagement with the subject, facilitating deep and transferable learning whilst also providing essential building blocks for academic development. Practice education is an integral part of the physiotherapy degree programmes; the placements enable the students to become immersed in the practice environment, facilitating the full development of the knowledge, skills and attributes required of a qualified physiotherapist.

  • Advice for Students about Personal Safety:

    Advice on Vigilance Whilst Terrorist Threat Level is Critical in England:

    The following link is useful for all students on placement:

    Guidance on Responding to Unexpected Incidents or Emergencies:

    Keeping up to date as a Practice Educator

    Our placement leads, Katy Baines and Jo Pierce, provide training for Practice Educators who are taking our students. The training happens twice a year and is currently held over zoom.

    you would like to attend this course, please contact the course administrator at physiotherapy-peu@brookes.ac.uk for further details.


    Reasonable Adjustment

    Health Impairment and Disability Guidelines (All):

    Risk Assessment

    There are various reasons for when a placement provider will need to undertake a risk assessment for a student entering practice. 

    Pregnant Students on Placement

    Covid-19 Vaccination Information

    Risk Assessment Process due to Covid-19

    Sickness/ Absence (All)

    Religious Practices (All)

    Meeting the Religious and Cultural Practices of Health and Social Work Students:

    A student’s identity can have a significant and profound impact on their placement learning experience and assessment in practice, these guiding principles help to explain how the faith/non-faith traditions, cultural practices, and linguistic diversity of students can be met in practice placements.

    Dress Code

    Students on placement/ in the practice setting are considered to be ‘employees' of the placement provider and must adhere to all local policies e.g. Dress code for employees or Uniform and Dress Policy for clinical staff.

    In the Event of the Student Failing Competencies in Practice


    Communication with External Organisations

    Statement in Relation to Supernumerary Status of Students on Pre-qualifying Courses/Programmes

    Student Practice and Study Hours

    These guidelines are prepared for students, placement partners and programme teams. They are informed by considering student health and safety and the potential impact on public safety.

    Useful References/Links:

    Attendance Policy: