HSPT745 – Te Matatupu

Module code
Module title
Te Matatupu
To prepare for the transition process of becoming a work-ready, culturally responsive physiotherapist, including skills for the job application process and understanding management and leadership and the quality assurance process.
  • HS1901
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
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, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Learning Outcomes
1. Critically reflect on the positioning of physiotherapy in contemporary hauora settings.
2. Critically examine management and leadership roles in healthcare clinical practice and reflect on own practice in these contexts.
3. Examine a clinical service using a quality assurance process.
4. Explain professional and interprofessional practice relevant for an entry-level physiotherapist in Aotearoa New Zealand.
5. Communicate in an effective manner to facilitate successful transition into the physiotherapy workforce.
Becoming practice ready to work in a hauora setting and working with Maaori and Pasifika in a primary healthcare setting
Understand the quality assurance process in clinical practice
How to design and conduct a clinical audit
Issues, policies and procedures relevant to physiotherapy practice management in both the private and public sectors, including accreditation of services
Advanced professional issues, including government legislation, medico-legal and professional code of conduct
Leadership and Management including leadership styles and workplace culture
Change management
Ongoing professional and personal development, peer review, self-reflection and evidence portfolios
How to successfully enter the workforce
Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and private health insurance
Knowledge and skills for private practice
How to apply for a job, preparing a resume (CV), addressing selection criteria in the job description
Career planning, searching for a job, writing resumes and cover letters
Success at Interview
Ongoing Professional Competence and continuing professional development (CPD) requirements in New Zealand, professional development plans, peer review, goal setting
Soft skills for graduate practice
Registration standards and requirements of registration with Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.

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