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Student supervision at the School of Physiotherapy Clinics

Overview

One of the key roles of the School of Physiotherapy Clinics is to lead and guide students in professional clinical practice. We take supervision seriously, and staff are always nearby to help guide students.

Most of our clinical staff are engaged in student supervision, and are able to mentor them in the provision of high-level care. Our patients often tell us how much they enjoyed being in the care of our gifted young students.

Students are dedicated to best practice, and offer you their full attention and expertise.

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Undergraduate students

Our undergraduate students are exposed to clinical practice at several stages during their studies. Second year students are usually observing, practicing taking a history, or carrying out basic tests.

Third year students take a more active role in your care, alongside the supervisor to assess and treat basic conditions.

Finally, in their fourth year, students are working full-time in the clinical environment, where they are responsible for the entire procedure from start to finish. While still working closely with their supervisors, they are able to work more independently, resourcefully, and in more complex situations.

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Postgraduate students

The School of Physiotherapy Clinics hosts physiotherapists undertaking postgraduate work in orthopaedic manual therapy and sports physiotherapy. These are fully-qualified physiotherapists supervised by our clinical staff.

During their supervised practice postgraduate students are expected to show high-level skills in assessing and treating complex conditions.

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Can I see a staff member instead?

Yes! You are more than welcome to see one of our staff directly, or switch to seeing a staff member at any time.

Please indicate your preference to reception when you are making an appointment.

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