PTY-10060 - Practice Experience 1 (MSci)
Coordinator: Fran Quinn-Thomas Tel: +44 1782 7 34561
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 0
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

This module forms part of the MSci 4 year Physiotherapy programme at Keele which is an innovative programme of study which prepares the graduate for clinical practice in changing health and social care settings.
Practice Experience 1 prepares the student for the variety of healthcare settings and the roles of different healthcare professions. The module aims to develop transferable skills (i.e. multidisciplinary team working, problem-solving and communication) that can be applied in a variety of healthcare settings and specialities.
This module will involve simulation in new state-of-the-art simulation facilities on campus, including our Health Houses and mock patient ward environments.

1. To enable the student to gain an understanding of how physiotherapy fits into the wider healthcare context and the roles of other healthcare professions
2. To enable the student to understand and reflect upon their personal development and learning needs.
3. To facilitate the student with opportunities to develop their interpersonal skills in a variety of settings
4. To recognise and develop physiotherapy knowledge, decision-making and implementation abilities in a supportive environment

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

With support, begin to identify own personal learning needs, reflect on behaviour and learning accordingly, and use a variety of appropriate learning and development resources and feedback mechanisms: 1
Begin to develop a range of appropriate communication & leadership skills; considering the needs of service users, carers and colleagues: 1
Begin to develop an awareness and understanding of the impact of health inequalities and promoting a sense of inclusion and belonging: 1
Begin to gather and reflect information from various sources, and consider application of evidence-based practice to physiotherapy and healthcare processes: 1
Begin to demonstrate and reflect on a range of approaches & formats in recording information and utilising digital technology: 1
Adhere to legislation, local policy, CSP Code of Professional Values & Behaviour and the HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics: 1

Study hours

~ 2 hours lectures
~ 18 hours workshops/practicals/tutorials
~130 hours placement learning

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

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