PTY-20048 - Practice Experience 2a
Coordinator: Helen Edwards Tel: +44 1782 7 34564
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 194
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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 2a builds on Practice Experience 1 and the content covered earlier in the MSci Physiotherapy programme and enables the student through physiotherapy practice experience to further develop and apply knowledge and skills. The module aims to prepare the student to work in diverse healthcare settings whilst also develop transferable skills (i.e. multidisciplinary team working, leadership and advance communication) that can be applied in a variety of healthcare settings and specialities.

1. To enable the student to develop and reflect upon their personal development and learning needs.
2. To provide the student with an opportunity to demonstrate and reflect on their interpersonal skills in a placement setting.
3. With the support of practice educators, the student will develop physiotherapy knowledge, decision-making and implementation abilities in a placement setting.

Intended Learning Outcomes

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
Demonstrate effective use of a wide range of appropriate communication & leadership skills; analysing and adapting these to suit the needs of service users, carers, colleagues and the placement setting: 1
Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the impact of health inequalities within the placement setting and promote a sense of inclusion and belonging.: 1
Gather, analyse & reflect on information from various sources and apply evidence-based practice to reason and evaluate appropriate interventions: 1
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
~ 4 hours of workshops/tutorials/seminars
~ 188 placement learning hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Placement weighted 100%
Criterion Referenced Assessment
The student's knowledge, skills and professional behaviour on Practice Experience 2a is assessed using a criterion referenced form