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 (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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- More information link
- View more information on the School of Physiotherapy's website
- 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