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PHTY458 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 6

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An evidence-based approach to professional practice where students integrate theory and practice with an emphasis on physiotherapy management in the community/primary care setting.

Paper title Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 6
Paper code PHTY458
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.2
Points 24 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year (31 January 2022 - 11 November 2022) (On campus)
Full Year (31 January 2022 - 11 November 2022) (On campus)
Full Year (31 January 2022 - 11 November 2022) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,728.20
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,537.60
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,537.60

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Limited to
BPhty
Contact

Dr Ewan Kennedy (ewan.kennedy@otago.ac.nz)

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. Additional teaching is undertaken prior to and in between placements in Professional Studies Weeks.
Textbooks
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

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 to demonstrate

  • The knowledge base appropriate to community 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
  • Professionalism
  • Reflective processes in order to evaluate clinical practice
  • Critical review of literature and ongoing learning that will inform changes in practice

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Timetable

Full Year (31 January 2022 - 11 November 2022)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Full Year (31 January 2022 - 11 November 2022)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Full Year (31 January 2022 - 11 November 2022)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard