PTY-10051 - Fundamentals of Physiotherapy Practice
Coordinator: Georgina F Eckersley Tel: +44 1782 7 34197
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 734191

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. The module builds on content introduced in Year 1 Semester 1 and introduces the students to the fundamentals of physiotherapy practice.
The programme reflects 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. 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 introduce the student to the physiotherapy assessment process in differing clinical specialties.
To further develop the student's handling and communication skills.
To equip the student with basic problem solving and patient management skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes

undertake a consultation and obtain a clinical history as part of a basic physiotherapy assessment; will be achieved by assessments: 1
conduct a basic physical examination of a person with a simple musculoskeletal (MSK) cardiovascular and respiratory (CVR) or neurological presentation; will be achieved by assessments: 1
recognise, analyse and record assessment findings including abnormal presentation; will be achieved by assessments: 1
formulate a basic problem list and treatment plan. will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

108 tutor led hours which may include lectures, workshops, tutorials etc. and assessment preparation.
42 hours independent study.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Practical Assessment weighted 100%
A 20 minute randomly allocated Interactive Practical Assessment
A 20 minute randomly allocated Interactive Practical Assessment. This assessment will test the student's fundamental physiotherapeutic practice and problem solving skills.