HSPT708 – Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 3

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Module code
HSPT708
Module title
Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 3
Prescription
To undertake physiotherapy clinical practice and integrate basic theory and practical skills to assess and treat clients in a healthcare setting under supervision.
Programmes
  • HS1901
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, practice simulation.
Learning Outcomes
1. Deliver professional, safe and competent practice in the physiotherapy clinical practice area.
2. Communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, whaanau, and other members of the interprofessional team.
3. Determine culturally responsive practice in the physiotherapy clinical practice area.
4. Appraise current and future practice using self-assessment and reflection on practice.
5. Assume competency standards expected of a competent entry-level physiotherapy practitioner.
Content
The module introduces full-time clinical practice and the management of a case load comprising simple mixed clinical problems. The clinical practice will occur in one of the following clinical areas: acute care, cardiopulmonary, rehabilitation/neurology, musculoskeletal, community practice or integrated general.
This module will include clinical practice (minimum of 150 hours across the semester)

For each physiotherapy clinical practice module content will include:
Supervised clinical practice experience in the relevant physiotherapy clinical practice area
Clinical application of skills in history taking in the relevant physiotherapy clinical practice area
Clinical application of physical examination skills in the relevant physiotherapy clinical practice area including interpretation of clinical examination findings
Clinical application of intervention skills in the relevant physiotherapy clinical practice area, including appropriate outcome measures, treatment modification and progression
Clinical application of clinical reasoning skills, including making appropriate assessment and clinical management decisions
Effective application of preventative and educational strategies
Clinical application of oral and non-verbal communication skills
Clinical application of written communication skills, including documentation of client data
Direct experience working in a multi-disciplinary healthcare team in the relevant physiotherapy clinical practice area and contributing to the team
The role of the physiotherapist in the relevant physiotherapy clinical practice area
Clinical application of skills in safe and evidence-based physiotherapy practice in the relevant clinical practice area
Skills in self-review and peer review of clinical performance
Health professional behaviour and responsibilities
Cultural responsiveness
Case report oral presentation
Assessment Criteria
Clinical AssessmentThis assessment must be passed to pass the module.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50 to pass this module.
Students must complete a minimum of 150 hours of clinical practice to be eligible to complete the Clinical Assessment.

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