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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Clinical Practice
    Subject Physiotherapy
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (Distance learning)
    Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,103.25
    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.

    Teaching staff

    Paper Co-ordinators: Dr Meredith Perry, Prof Gisela Sole, Dr Ally Calder and Dr Olivia Stone
    Teaching staff: Relevant to the programme area

    Supported by staff with expertise relevant to individual clinical development.

    Paper Structure

    Mentored clinical practice at either one of the School of Physiotherapy clinics or programmes, or with external New Zealand health 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

    On completion of this paper, the student should be highly competent in their ability to:

    1. Critically reflect on their role in mitigating inequities arising at the inter and intra-personal, organisational and system levels by considering legislation (including te Tirit), conventions and policy
    2. Critically evaluate contextually relevant knowledge (theoretical or scientific, clinical, and patient values) when assessing and collaboratively developing person and whānau centre management plans
    3. Critically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the health care delivery, modifying the approach and management as required
    4. Demonstrate effective leadership attributes within professional practice
    5. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills to, a) disseminate evidence-based knowledge, and b) appropriately and sensitively participate in clinical conversations that optimise person and whānau centred care


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system

    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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