PTY-10057 - Fundamentals of Physiotherapy Practice (MSci)
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective





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Description for 2023/24

The Fundamentals of Physiotherapy module builds on content introduced in Semester 1 of Year 1 of the MSci Physiotherapy programme and enables the student to assess and common musculoskeletal, cardiovascular respiratory and neurological conditions through clinical reasoning and formulation of a problem list.

Students will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to assess and manage common conditions.
The module aims to prepare the student to work in diverse healthcare settings whilst also developing transferable skills (such as communication, basic handling skills, problem solving, goal setting) that can be applied in a variety of healthcare settings and specialities.

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.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

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

Study hours

108 tutor led hours which may include lectures, workshops, tutorials etc. and assessment preparation. This will include 36 hours lectures, 12 hours practical sessions/ workshops and 18 hours of tutorials/ 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.