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:
- Assess a patient/client, negotiating and analysing the information with the patient/client, prioritising problems and planning an appropriate management programme independently, recognising their physical, psychological and social/cultural needs
- Critically appraise the range of therapeutic interventions to implement a management programme safely, effectively and efficiently
- Utilise previous experience and adapt therapeutic/management practice to meet varying circumstances and the health/social care environment
- Develop constructive working relationships with members of the multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive accurate records and reports as necessary
- Manage themselves, a caseload and others to optimise results
- Provide evidence of a search strategy and effectiveness criteria related to a complex case and/or area of practice
- Evaluate and reflect on the outcome of clinical decisions with the patient/client and be able to appropriately alter or discontinue treatment, or to make referrals to other services
- Provide evidence of personal and professional reflection and planning appropriate to continuing professional development and re-registration
- Communicate effectively with patients and other professionals and work in partnership with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, taking account of ethical considerations and respecting their rights, dignity, and confidentiality
The integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes specific to the specialty area of the placement reflect the five sections of practice: safe/professional conduct, professionalism, interpersonal, clinical/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.
You will receive guidance and prompting a placement educator and take an active role in, and where appropriate be responsible for a caseload under their supervision. You will have opportunity to work with and learn from other health professionals and appropriate staff within the placement setting as well as the named placement educator to facilitate understanding of the multidisciplinary and complex nature of health and social care provision.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Your learning will be facilitated by a placement educator(s) who will use a variety of 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
Broad M.A, Quint.M, Thomas.S., Twose. P (2012). Cardiorespiratory Assessment of the Adult patient A clinicians guide. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.
(2011). Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Code of Members Professional Values and Behaviour. London: CSP.
(2017). Hough's Cardiorespiratory Care: an evidence-based, problem-solving approach. Elsevier.
Higgs J, Jenson G, Loftus, S & Christensen, N (2018). Clinical Reasoning in the Health professions. Oxford: Elsevier.
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.
Sheila Lennon, Geert Verheyden, Gita Ramdharry (2018). Neurological Physiotherapy Pocketbook. Elsevier.
Students are required to achieve 40%
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Formative 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.