PTY-20044 - Physiotherapy practice: Cardiovascular and Respiratory.
Coordinator: Emily Hardy Tel: +44 1782 7 34553
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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 normally at Level 4 normally at Keele University

Barred Combinations


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 student's practice in common cardiovascular and respiratory conditions.
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 build on underpinning theory, knowledge and skills to enable the student to begin to clinically reason and manage patients effectively with common cardiovascular and respiratory conditions.

Intended Learning Outcomes

utilise underpinning knowledge to explain the pathophysiology and clinical features of common cardiovascular and respiratory conditions;
will be achieved by assessments: 1
demonstrate safe and effective generic and physiotherapeutic assessment, treatment and handling skills for cardiovascular and respiratory patients;
will be achieved by assessments: 1
select and apply appropriate physiotherapeutic intervention and management based on analysis of assessment findings;
will be achieved by assessments: 1
demonstrate using appropriate clinical reasoning, an understanding of the therapeutic effects of physiotherapy interventions;
will be achieved by assessments: 1
facilitate patient function, activity and participation in the social and physical world.
will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

75 tutor led hours which may include lectures, workshops, tutorials etc. and assessment preparation.
12 hours of associated practice experience
63 hours independent study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Seen Exam weighted 100%
Thirty minute oral examination
Thirty minute oral examination based on formative development of case scenarios within the module. The examination will include an interactive practical demonstration of an element/s of the assessment/treatment strategy already discussed in the oral component.