This module provides an opportunity to experience current practice in physiotherapy. It will take place in a variety of locations across the south of England. Principle providers of placement will be in community, secondary or primary care settings. You will be linked to an experienced therapist who will act as placement educator for the entire period of study. You and the placement educator will be allocated an academic contact (a member of the academic staff in the physio team) who will provide a link to the academic programme and will talk to you at least once during the placement. You are supernumerary to the staff on the unit in which you are placed.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- choose and apply appropriate interventions with consideration for individual patient/client needs, privacy and confidentiality
- maintain accurate records appropriate to the needs of the patient and the team
- show organisational skills with regard to personal workload and patient/client need
- reflect on how a practical skill has been developed in practice
- apply appropriate communication styles when working as a therapist, an educator and a professional
- examine and assess patients/clients and plan treatment programmes with regard to individual patient/client need with guidance from practice educators
- develop personal learning objectives appropriate for practice placement and future theoretical study
- identify the effects of intervention and discuss possible modifications to treatment/management
- recognise and adhere to the principles of safe treatment and practice utilising appropriate risk assessment procedures where necessary
- produce a case study from practice that uses theoretical and practical skills learnt throughout the academic year
Practice placement in health and/or social settings includes the study of:
- People and their narratives/experiences
- Occupations and activities important in maintaining health and well-being
- Informing sciences that impact on service user’s lives including bio-psycho-social and patho-physiological sciences
The integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes specific to the specialty area of the placement and reflecting the five sections of practice: safe/professional conduct, professionalism, interpersonal, therapeutic and management skills as defined in the pre-set practice placement assessment criteria.
Introduction to the Continuous Professional Development process: including developing learning outcomes/objectives, reflecting on a learning experience and producing a practice case study/piece of work.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Your learning will be facilitated by a placement educator(s) who will use a variety of learning and facilitation methods, including:
- demonstration by a recognised placement educator in the placement facility
- supervised service user contact using mentorship
- staff and learner led presentations
- case study/presentations
- ward rounds/case conferences
- attendance at clinics and opportunities to observe specialist treatments such as surgical interventions
- departmental in-service programmes
- peer support in the university and practice-based setting
- support from placement educators and visiting academics (locality contacts)
- eLearning resources: blackboard site
- learning resources in practice area
- practice Placement handbook
|Total study time||240|
Resources & Reading list
Hough (2017). Cardiorespiratory Care: an evidence-based, problem-solving approach. Elsevier.
Sheila Lennon, Geert Verheyden, Gita Ramdharry (2018). Neurological Physiotherapy Pocketbook. Elsevier.
Broad M.A, Quint.M, Thomas.S., Twose. P (2012). Cardiorespiratory Assessment of the Adult patient A clinicians guide. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (2009). Code of Professional Conduct. London: CSP.
Hengeveld and Banks (2013). Maitland's Vertebral Manipulation: management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders - Volume 1. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
Hengeveld and Banks (2013). Maitland's Peripheral Manipulation: management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders - Volume 2. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
Higgs J & Jones M (2008). Clinical Reasoning in the Health professions. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann.
Students are required to achieve 50%.
Only two total attempts are allowed, irrespective of the regulatory conditions under which it is attempted. Any student who must re-attempt this module in a subsequent academic year must do so in attendance, as there is no external option.
If this is the only module taken in a specific academic year then the student will be suspended when not directly on placement. The attempt will be subject to pro-rata fees liability, which will be calculated based upon the credit total of the module. Any student choosing to re-attempt the module accepts the conditions described above and the fees liabilities defined, this includes any student who attempts this module as part of the conditional progression policy.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Evaluation
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.