Clinical practice structured to extend the physiotherapist’s theoretical knowledge and reasoning skills and to develop an advanced level of competence and critical evaluation in their specialised fields of practice.
The purpose of this paper is to enable the physiotherapist currently working in a dedicated area of clinical practice to develop critical thinking skills applicable to professional practice in the area to an advanced-practitioner level of knowledge and competence.
|Paper title||Theoretical Constructs in Clinical Practice|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,801.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- PHTX 530, PHTY 561, PHTX 561
- Limited to
- MPhty, PGDipPhty
- Paper and qualifications restricted to Physiotherapists
- More information link
- View further information about the School of Physiotherapy
- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Margot Skinner
- Paper Structure
- This paper is based around four key pieces of internal assessment:
- An annotated bibliography
- An oral presentation of a case report (via video link)
- The written case report
- Completion of a logbook in two components
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper is taught by distance. Students must be practising physiotherapy with access to a clinical caseload whilst undertaking this paper as logbooks are completed as part of the assessment.
- There are no textbook requirements for this paper. You will be guided to relevant reference material throughout the 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.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
The aims of this paper are to further develop the student's ability to critically review and evaluate current physiotherapy clinical practice trends, to apply this information in the evaluation and management of patients, and to contribute to the development of effective and efficacious physiotherapy management.
On successful completion of this paper the student will be able to:
- Critically review and appraise the literature and apply knowledge in the management of patients;
- Critically explore approaches to the management and treatment of the patient with complex needs and to reduce the risk of secondary complications or conditions from occurring;
- Understand the objectives in the areas of health and health promotion in the context of demographics relating to the field of physiotherapy practice;
- Utilise reflective processes to self-evaluate clinical practice;
- Generate new learning approaches to inform changes in clinical practice.