PTY-20042 - Practice in Specific Populations
Coordinator: Georgina F Eckersley Tel: +44 1782 7 34197
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Successful completion of 120 credits of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy at Level 4 normally at Keele University.

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Description for 2019/20

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 and develops the students' practice in specific populations.
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.

This module aims to:
Explore the contribution of physiotherapy in the management of specific populations, within the context of health and social care.
Enable students to transfer knowledge and skills in assessment and therapeutic management to specific populations.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Utilise underpinning knowledge to explain the pathophysiology and clinical features of specific populations/conditions.
will be achieved by assessments: 1
Demonstrate safe and effective generic and physiotherapeutic assessment, treatment and handling skills for specific populations/conditions.
will be achieved by assessments: 1
Select and adapt appropriate therapeutic intervention and management to specific populations/conditions. will be achieved by assessments: 1
Demonstrate, through clinical reasoning, an understanding of the therapeutic effects of physiotherapy interventions in specific populations/conditions. will be achieved by assessments: 1
Identify and discuss the differing health and social care context in which identified specific populations/conditions may be managed. will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

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

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Seen Exam weighted 100%
Thirty minute oral seen examination
A thirty minute oral seen examination based on formative development of case scenarios introduced within the module. Random allocation of case to be discussed by tutor. The examination will explore element/s of physiotherapy management of the chosen case.