Supervised clinical practice in an appropriate clinical setting structured to extend the knowledge of specific physiotherapy theory and to further develop a high level of practical expertise in the examination and management of patients.
|Paper title||Clinical Practice|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2
Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,018.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- PHTY 530, PHTX 530 and PHTX 561
- Limited to
- MPhty, PGDipPhty
Paper and qualifications restricted to physiotherapists.
Paper runs subject to numbers.
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- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Olivia Galea
Teaching staff: Gerard Farrell
Supported by staff with expertise relevant to individual clinical development.
- Paper Structure
Supervised clinical practice at one of the School of Physiotherapy clinics or programmes or with external health care providers.
- Teaching Arrangements
The Distance Learning offering of this paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.
This paper comprises online and face to face mentoring to support students in the development of their higher level clinical reasoning.
- No textbooks are required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy,
Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this course the student should be highly competent in:
- The integration of theory and practical skills and utilisation of these skills in patient management.
- A comprehensive, culturally sensitive and person/whanau centred approach to assessment of patients consenting to physiotherapy.
- An integrated and high level consideration of relevant body systems when contemplating symptom presentation.
- Effectively and safely managing patients and modifying treatment as appropriate.
- Communicating effectively with all persons involved in the management of the patient’s care.