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|
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,059.69|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$11,626.58|
- Limited to
Prasath Jayakaran (email@example.com)
- More information link
- View more information on the School of Physiotherapy's website
- Teaching staff
- 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:
- Communication and clinical reasoning
- Behavioural science
- Cultural awareness
- Evidence-based practice
- Physiotherapy in the New Zealand and global environment
- 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 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;
- To introduce students to aspects of managing physiotherapy practice in the public and private sector: including financial management, employment issues, business management, service-development and quality-assurance activities.