PTY-20038 - Practice Experience 2
Coordinator: Helen C Edwards Tel: +44 1782 7 34564
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 318
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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 Programme at Keele University and Practice Experience 2 builds on the healthcare experience in Year One where students have the opportunity through physiotherapy practice experience to further develop communication and apply skills in both assessment and therapeutic techniques. This module is part of an innovative integrated programme which prepares the graduate for clinical practice in changing health and social care settings.
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 studies in campus-based settings and a variety of practice settings. During practice-based experience students will be supported by experienced practice educators who will assess the practice component of the programme.
Graduates of the 3 year programme are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

1. To enable the student to further develop and reflect upon their personal and professional behaviour and modify appropriately in light of their learning.
2. With the support of practice educators the student will further develop physiotherapy knowledge and skills in a relevant external setting to include:
a) Effective assessment strategies
b) Implementation of interventions
c) Analysis of (a) and (b) and implement appropriate action(s).

Intended Learning Outcomes

reflect upon the factors that inform and affect interactions with patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team and modify behaviour to meet individual patient needs;: 1,2,

classify verbal and written information and prioritise it appropriately in terms of its relation to patient management and record keeping;: 1,2,

plan and implement safe and effective assessment and interventions from an agreed problem list with practice educator;: 1,2,

using simple clinical reasoning skills, be able to differentiate between the effectiveness of different physiotherapy interventions and their application to suit the needs of the patient;
: 1,2,

recognise own strengths and areas for development and choose the appropriate individuals from whom to seek help;
: 1,2,

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.: 1,2,

Study hours

300 will be Practice Experience based hours
12 hours tutor led university based Practice Experience
6 hours guided independent study
318 total study hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Practice Based Assessment weighted 50%
Criteria referenced assessment
The student's knowledge, skills and professional behaviour on Practice Experience 2a is assessed using a criterion referenced form

2: Practice Based Assessment weighted 50%
Criteria referenced assessment
The student's knowledge, skills and professional behaviour on Practice Experience 2b is assessed using a criterion referenced form