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PHTY355 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 2

An evidence-based approach to professional practice where students integrate theory and practice with an emphasis on professional, ethical, management and legislative issues.

Paper title Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 2
Paper code PHTY355
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.2917
Points 35 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,219.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to

Dr Sarah Rhodes & Lizz Carrington

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Sarah Rhodes & Lizz Carrington
Clinical Education Programme Lead: Chris Higgs
UMove Co-ordinator: Claire Hargest

Case Studies and Research Module Co-ordinator: Lizz Carrington
IPE Co-ordinator: Dr Emily Gray

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:

  • UMove placements
  • Clinical placements
  • Case-study blocks
  • Research modules
  • Interprofessional Education module
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.
Course outline

The clinical application and integration of the principles of biological, social and health sciences and evidence-informed practice, underpinned by the Te Whare Tapa Whā model of healthcare, into physiotherapy rehabilitation and practice.

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

Successful completion of this paper aims:

  • To build upon the clinical experiences in PHTY 255 to help students further develop their physiotherapy skills of assessment and treatment in a broader range of clinical practice settings with a wider variety of patient conditions
  • To integrate and underpin this extended clinical experience with the acquisition of knowledge in the fields of communication and clinical reasoning, ethics, cultural awareness, evidence-based practice and behavioural science
  • To progress the understanding of the theory and application of professional and legislative issues in supervised clinical practice
  • To prepare third-year students for the clinical skills, reflective practice and evidence-based practice required to successfully complete year four
  • To ensure students have a good understanding of national and global health trends and issues and where the physiotherapy profession sits within this

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 11:00-11:50 29
Thursday 11:00-12:50 14


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A2 Monday 09:00-11:50 10-11, 16-18, 30-32, 38-40
Monday 10:00-10:50 13
Wednesday 09:00-10:50 20
Wednesday 09:00-11:50 9-11, 16-18, 30-32, 38-40
Friday 09:00-11:50 10-11, 16-18, 30-32, 38-40
Friday 10:00-10:50 13
A3 Monday 09:00-11:50 12-14, 19-21, 27-29, 35-37
Wednesday 09:00-10:50 17
Wednesday 09:00-11:50 12-14, 19-21, 27-29, 35-37
Friday 09:00-09:50 10
Friday 09:00-11:50 12-13, 19-21, 27, 29, 35-37
Friday 10:00-10:50 10


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A4 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 13-14, 16, 36-38
Thursday 09:00-10:50 28-30
A5 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 28-30
Thursday 09:00-10:50 13-14, 16, 36-38
A6 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 10-12, 39-41
Thursday 09:00-10:50 31-33
A7 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 31-33
Thursday 09:00-10:50 10-12, 39-41