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PHTY561 Clinical Practice

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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.

Paper title Clinical Practice
Paper code PHTY561
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,938.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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PHTY 530, PHTX 530 and PHTX 561
Limited to
MPhty, PGDipPhty
Paper and qualifications restricted to physiotherapists.
Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Steve Tumilty
Teaching staff: Gerard Farrell

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 this paper.

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

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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