PTY-10050 - Professionalism and Effective Communication
Coordinator: Michael Mccluskey Tel: +44 1782 7 34254
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2019/20

This module forms part of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science programmes at Keele University which are innovative, integrated programmes that prepare the graduate for further study or employment in health and social care settings. The module builds on content introduced in Year 1 Semester 1 and introduces the student to the principles and practice of effective communication.

The programmes reflect the shifting emphasis away from increasing the quantity of care 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.

Graduates of the three year BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

To begin to explore the importance of communication in an individual's private and professional life.
To begin to develop the skill of reflection as part of their ongoing personal and professional development.

Intended Learning Outcomes

identify and describe key components of effective communication and how these operate in different media and which inform and affect interactions with peers, the public, patients, clients, managers, carers and health professionals: 1
recognise the professional, legal and ethical requirements of effective communication methods and strategies: 1
understand and demonstrate an ability to communicate professionally and work in groups: 1
demonstrate an understanding of the concept and process of reflection: 1
describe the roles of different health professionals: 1

Study hours

30 tutor led hours which may include lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and two hours of assessment preparation classes etc.
120 hours of independent study.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Reflective Analysis weighted 100%
1,000 word reflection on the process of the Interprofessional Education 1 (IPE1) activity.
1,000 word individual (reflective) piece on the process of the IPE1 activity drawing on communication and group theories (100% weighting).