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|
|Points||30 points 30 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Second Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,801.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- PHTX 530, PHTX 561, PHTY 530
- Limited to
- MPhty, PGDipPhty
- Paper and qualifications restricted to physiotherapists.
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Supervised clinical practice with a student/tutor ratio of 4:1 or less, carried out in the School of Physiotherapy Clinic.
- Teaching Arrangements
- The distance-taught version of this paper includes two 2-week residential blocks held
in Dunedin. Students must be practising physiotherapy whilst studying to complete
The on-campus version is taught in the School of Physiotherapy Clinic in Dunedin four afternoons per week.
- 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
Students who successfully complete the paper should be highly competent in:
- The integration of theory and practical skills into clinical practice and utilisation of these skills in patient management;
- Examining patients with disorders originating in the neuromusculoskeletal system;
- Determining the source of the symptoms;
- Effectively and safely managing patients and modifying treatment as appropriate;
- Communicating effectively with all persons involved in the management of the patient's problems.