An evidence-based approach to professional practice where students are introduced to the integration of theory and practice with an emphasis on professional, ethical, cultural and legislative issues.
|Paper title||Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 1|
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$939.11|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,301.11|
- Limited to
Dr Daniel Ribeiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- More information link
- View more information on the School of Physiotherapy's website
- Teaching staff
Paper Coordinator: Dr Daniel Ribeiro
Clinical Education Programme Lead: Chris Higgs
Clinical Coordinator: Rebecca Armstrong
UMove Coordiator: Claire Hargest
Case Studies Coordinators: Emily Gray, Sarah Rhodes
- Paper Structure
Students undertake a range of supervised clinical practice in a variety of practice settings. There is a series of supporting lectures providing a foundation for clinical practice including:
- Principles of assessment and management
- Hauora Māori
- Communication and clinical reasoning
- Behavioural science
- Working with other cultures
- Evidence-based practice
There are two additional modules:
- Sports medic training
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper is taught on-campus, with students undertaking their clinical at a range of placements within Dunedin.
- Textbooks are not required for this 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.
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- Learning Outcomes
- The goals of this paper are
- To introduce and expose students to physiotherapy skills of assessment and treatment in a variety of clinical practice settings
- To integrate and underpin this clinical experience with the acquisition of knowledge in the fields of communication and clinical reasoning; ethics; cultural diversity and safe practice; evidence-based practice; and behavioural science
- To provide an introduction to the theory and application of professional and legislative issues in supervised clinical practice