PTY-10044 - Practice Experience 1
Coordinator: Helen C Edwards Tel: +44 1782 7 34564
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 0
Study Hours: 134
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2018/19


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Entry requirements for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme as specified in admissions documentation.

Barred Combinations


Description for 2018/19

This module forms part of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme at Keele which is an innovative, integrated programme which prepares the graduate for clinical practice in changing health and social care settings.
Practice experience 1 introduces the student to therapeutic practice in a healthcare setting.
The programme reflects the shifting emphasis away from increasing the quantity of care available towards enhancing the quality of care, moving away from a medical disease model towards a health model based on personal responsibility and prevention of disease and recognising the diverse settings in which future physiotherapists may practice.
The student will study in campus based settings and a variety of practice settings. During the practice experience modules students will be supported by experienced Practice Educators who will assess the practice component of the programme.
Graduates of the three year programme are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

To enable the student to gain an understanding of how physiotherapy fits into the wider healthcare context.
To enable the student to reflect, modify and build on their personal and professional development and communication skills
3. To enable the student to apply basic physiotherapy specific knowledge and skills to meet individual needs of the patient and to relay information to appropriate healthcare professionals.

Intended Learning Outcomes

reflect and compare aspects of effective communication and demonstrate the ability to apply these to patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team; will be achieved by assessments: 1
keep accurate and concise records as required by the practice area; will be achieved by assessments: 1
assist in applying the basic principles of rehabilitation to meet patient¿s individual needs, incorporating: safe implementation of basic assessment and therapeutic skills; monitoring patient progress in relation to the rehabilitation; will be achieved by assessments: 1
begin to recognise own strengths and areas for development and use this information to identify when help from healthcare professionals and peers is required;
will be achieved by assessments: 1
identify and implement the CSP Code of Professional Values and Behaviour and the HCPC Guidance on Conduct and Ethics for Students within this practice experience. will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

112.5 Practice Experience based hours
15 tutor led university based Practice Experience which may include tutorials , workshops and lectures
6.5 guided independent study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Practice Based Assessment weighted 100%
Criteria Referenced Assessment
The student's knowledge, skills and professional behaviour on Practice Experience 1 is assessed using a criterion referenced form.