This module aims to develop an evidence-based approach to how an understanding of the foundation sciences influences the physiotherapy management of problems commonly encountered by individuals in clinical practice. You will be introduced to the basic assessment process and treatment of commonly occurring presentations of cardiorespiratory, neurology and musculoskeletal conditions and which aims to prepare you for placement 1 and 2. Your learning will be facilitated by patient case studies and you will also learn about treatment options, with a focus on advice, activity participation and exercise to manage a range of different conditions. As far as possible, service users (patients) will contribute to your learning, through demonstration of assessment and treatment techniques, and/or by discussing their lived experiences of their condition. This taught component (theory and practical) of this module interfaces with the BSc Clinical Assessment and Treatment Module, maximising opportunities for peer learning.
This module also involves a combined approach of small group tutorials, self-directed learning and plenaries, using the guided discovery process to prepare you for Masters level critical thinking and interpretation of research evidence. It also promotes team working and develops presentation skills critical to the progression into the further MSc modules.