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PSIO6028 Systematic Complex Clinical Practice

Module Overview

The module aims to develop an evidence-based approach to the physiotherapy management of more complex clinical problems.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To develop a comprehensive, evidence based approach in the management of the most complex clinical problems

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • a systematic evidence-based approach to evaluating the health and life sciences that relate to human functioning through the application to the most complex clinical problems
  • a systematic and evidenced approach to the assessment, management and evaluation of the most complex clinical problems.
  • applying a systematic and comprehensive clinical reasoning rationale where the evidence is lacking
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • a well-defined professional identity in decision making with a strong sense of ethical risk taking and limitations of practice
  • integrating previous learning into the framework of theoretical knowledge and defining your own life-long learning needs
  • generating and appropriately testing new ideas and knowledge cognisant of the associated risks
  • advanced and specialised communication skills that promote collaborative working relationships with patients, carers and the inter-professional team
  • Identifying and assuming different roles that facilitate the development of the group/teams and evaluating the impact on group process
  • critical and deliberate reflection on learning and professional practice that impacts on the quality of future practice
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • applying a comprehensive range of evidence based clinical skills in relation to the most complex clinical problems demonstrating safety & the capacity to assess the efficacy and outcomes of such intervention, innovating where appropriate in an accountable, non-discriminatory and responsible manner.

Syllabus

• Comprehensive study of biological, physical, behavioural and clinical sciences and creative application of this knowledge base in an iterative manner to patient centred care • Appropriate application of the clinical sciences across complex clinical cases and life spans and venues • Consistent integration of health promotion and health education concepts • Client autonomy and informed consent. Confidentiality & truth telling • Integration of ethical, moral and legal issues • Apply relevant UK legislation and policy in health and social care to aspects of therapeutic practice • Duties of the therapist. Unenviable choices • Risk assessment and risk management • Scope of practice and professional self-regulation including appropriate judgement/action in the absence of evidence • Reflective practice and CPD, patient partnerships, research and evidence based health care • Advanced and specialised communication skills that promote collaborative working relationships with patients, carers and the inter-professional team • Analysis of the culture of health and social care providers and assess the impact on service delivery

Special Features

The teaching and learning involves attendance for a number of sessions that are delivered to students on the BSc physiotherapy pathway. The mastery level of this module is achieved through a number of case studies that students work on, with M-level learning outcomes. Students are guided appropriately through the case studies as well as during the plenary sessions. The assessment marking criteria are also at M-level.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Learning will be achieved through the study of simulated case studies that will facilitate the GDL process. Examples of such cases at this level to guide the development of the professional attributes, identity and relationships might include: • An HIV positive patient who is known to have infected her daughter by sharing needles with her who presents needing terminal care in a hospice environment with a persistent pneumonia and difficulties breathing. • A patient with 30% burns including inhalation burns and bilateral os-calcis fractures having jumped from a burning building in which several of her friends have died. • A patient in intensive care with multiple fractures, a head injury and associated flail chest requires ventilation for a prolonged period of time. • Dave, now 62 years old has just undergone a triple coronary artery by-pass but who is affected by an embolism that causes a right side CVA. He has a large family and is the managing director of a company that manufactures and exports munitions Small tutorial groups Clinical skills labs Inquiry seminars Self directed learning Reflective Practice

TypeHours
Preparation for scheduled sessions15
Lecture20
Seminar40
Follow-up work15
Completion of assessment task20
Wider reading or practice59.5
Tutorial18
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

There are no key texts. Students have subject-specific text books from previous learning. Appropriate, relevant references are given per session: latest article via PubMed etc. Students are encouraged to present recent publications within each session.. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Knowledge and Understanding - Cognitive and Conceptual Critical Review Presentation and Viva - on a particular body of knowledge in an area of interest relating to clinical practice Subject Specific Intellectual & Practical skills - Clinical and Technical Critical Review Presentation and Viva - on a particular body of knowledge in an area of interest relating to clinical practice Social and Personal Context Critical Review Presentation and Viva - on a particular body of knowledge in an area of interest relating to clinical practice Transferable/general skills - Generic and Enabling Skills Critical Review Presentation and Viva - on a particular body of knowledge in an area of interest relating to clinical practice Critical Review Presentation & Viva and reflection 100% Both components of this assessment need to be successfully completed, the module mark is an un-weighted mean of the components above

Formative

Reflection

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Critical review 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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