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PHTY530 Theoretical Constructs in Clinical Practice

Clinical practice structured to extend the physiotherapist’s theoretical knowledge and reasoning skills and to develop an advanced level of competence and critical evaluation in their specialised fields of practice.

The purpose of this paper is to enable physiotherapists currently working in a dedicated area of clinical practice to develop critical thinking skills applicable to professional practice in the area to an advanced-practitioner level of knowledge and competence.

Paper title Theoretical Constructs in Clinical Practice
Paper code PHTY530
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Restriction
PHTX 530, PHTY 561, PHTX 561
Limited to
MPhty, PGDipPhty
Paper Structure
This paper is based around four key pieces of internal assessment:
  • An annotated bibliography
  • An oral presentation of a case report (via video link)
  • The written case report
  • Completion of a logbook in two components
Course outline
Eligibility
Paper and qualifications restricted to Physiotherapists
Contact
physio.academic@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Margot Skinner
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught by distance. Students must be practising physiotherapy with access to a clinical caseload whilst undertaking this paper as logbooks are completed as part of the assessment.
Textbooks
There are no textbook requirements for this paper. You will be guided to relevant reference material throughout the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The aims of this paper are to further develop the student's ability to critically review and evaluate current physiotherapy clinical practice trends, to apply this information in the evaluation and management of patients, and to contribute to the development of effective and efficacious physiotherapy management.

On successful completion of this paper students will be able to
  • Critically review and appraise the literature and apply knowledge in the management of patients
  • Critically explore approaches to the management and treatment of the patient with complex needs and to reduce the risk of secondary complications or conditions from occurring
  • Understand the objectives in the areas of health and health promotion in the context of demographics relating to the field of physiotherapy practice
  • Utilise reflective processes to self-evaluate clinical practice
  • Generate new learning approaches to inform changes in clinical practice

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Clinical practice structured to extend the physiotherapist’s theoretical knowledge and reasoning skills and to develop an advanced level of competence and critical evaluation in their specialised fields of practice.

The purpose of this paper is to enable the physiotherapist currently working in a dedicated area of clinical practice to develop critical thinking skills applicable to professional practice in the area to an advanced-practitioner level of knowledge and competence.

Paper title Theoretical Constructs in Clinical Practice
Paper code PHTY530
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
PHTX 530, PHTY 561, PHTX 561
Limited to
MPhty, PGDipPhty
Eligibility
Paper and qualifications restricted to Physiotherapists
Contact
physio.academic@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Margot Skinner
Paper Structure
This paper is based around four key pieces of internal assessment:
  • An annotated bibliography
  • An oral presentation of a case report (via video link)
  • The written case report
  • Completion of a logbook in two components
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught by distance. Students must be practising physiotherapy with access to a clinical caseload whilst undertaking this paper as logbooks are completed as part of the assessment.
Textbooks
There are no textbook requirements for this paper. You will be guided to relevant reference material throughout the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The aims of this paper are to further develop the student's ability to critically review and evaluate current physiotherapy clinical practice trends, to apply this information in the evaluation and management of patients, and to contribute to the development of effective and efficacious physiotherapy management.

On successful completion of this paper the student will be able to
  • Critically review and appraise the literature and apply knowledge in the management of patients
  • Critically explore approaches to the management and treatment of the patient with complex needs and to reduce the risk of secondary complications or conditions from occurring
  • Understand the objectives in the areas of health and health promotion in the context of demographics relating to the field of physiotherapy practice
  • Utilise reflective processes to self-evaluate clinical practice
  • Generate new learning approaches to inform changes in clinical practice

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard