An evidence-based approach to professional practice where students integrate theory and practice with an emphasis on physiotherapy management in the musculoskeletal setting.
|Paper title||Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 3|
|Points||24 points 24 points 24 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year (3 February 2020 - 7 November 2020), Full Year (3 February 2020 - 7 November 2020), Full Year (3 February 2020 - 7 November 2020)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,681.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$8,370.20|
- Limited to
Dr Ewan Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- More information link
- View more information on the School of Physiotherapy's website
- Teaching staff
Clinical Education Programme Lead: Chris Higgs
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Ewan Kennedy
Centre Co-ordinator (Dunedin): Rebecca Armstrong
Centre Co-ordinator (Christchurch): Sandy Ferdinand
Centre Co-ordinator (Wellington): Liz Kemp
- Paper Structure
- Six-week placements in which clinical practice is undertaken full-time in a variety
of practice settings
Students are based in one of the Dunedin, Christchurch or Wellington Centres or associated Clinical Hubs.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Students are supervised in their placements by clinical supervisors who are registered physiotherapists working in the area. They are supported by University of Otago clinical educators. Additional teaching is undertaken prior to and in between placements in Professional Studies Weeks.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
- On meeting the requirements to pass the paper, the student will be able to practise
physiotherapy autonomously at an entry level. Specifically, the student will be able
- The knowledge base appropriate to musculoskeletal/neurology/cardiopulmonary/tertiary-care physiotherapy management;
- The ability to communicate, observe, assess and interpret findings relevant to the management of the patient;
- Clinical reasoning skills relevant to the assessment and treatment of the patient;
- An appropriate level of skill in carrying out the physiotherapy management;
- The ability to adapt the ongoing management appropriately;
- Reflective processes in order to evaluate clinical practice;
- Critical review of literature and ongoing learning that will inform changes in practice.