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PHTY468 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice for Honours

An integrated approach to professional practice based on research informed learning in tertiary care, rehabilitation and community environments and physiotherapy management of cardiovascular-pulmonary, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions across the lifespan.

Paper title Physiotherapy Clinical Practice for Honours
Paper code PHTY468
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.7500
Points 90 points
Teaching period Full Year (4 February 2019 - 8 November 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,180.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $29,893.50

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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.
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, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
On meeting the requirements to pass the paper the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate, in core clinical settings, competence in the areas of professional behaviour; communication; assessment; analysis and planning; interventions; evidence-based practice; and risk management at the standard required for autonomous physiotherapy professional practice at the entry level;
  • Demonstrate a high level of ability to critically review the literature and integrate the evidence base into clinical practice;
  • Demonstrate self-reflection and learning to inform changes in physiotherapy practice;
  • Demonstrate awareness of the place of physiotherapy as a contributor to health outcomes globally and nationally.

Dr Ewan Kennedy (

Teaching staff

Clinical Education Programme Lead: Chris Higgs
Paper Coordinator: Dr Ewan Kennedy

Paper Structure
This is a full-year paper and will include clinical practice in Neurology/Cardiorespiratory/Musculoskeletal. These are undertaken in a variety of practice settings based in Dunedin.

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Full Year (4 February 2019 - 8 November 2019)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system