PTY-20053 - Physiotherapy Practice: Cardiovascular Respiratory (MSci)
Coordinator: Emily Hardy-Bosson 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 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The Physiotherapy Practice Cardiovascular Respiratory module builds on content introduced in Year 1 of the MSci Physiotherapy programme and enables the student to manage common cardiovascular respiratory conditions through clinical reasoning and formulation of a problem list.
Students will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required support the prioritisation of physiotherapy management for cardiovascular and respiratory patients and apply principles and practice for sputum clearance, improvement of lung volume, respiratory failure, breathlessness and early mobilisation.
The module aims to prepare the student to work in specific cardiovascular respiratory settings whilst also developing transferable skills (such as prioritisation and problem solving) that can be applied in a variety of healthcare settings and specialities.

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
: 1
demonstrate safe and effective generic and physiotherapeutic assessment, treatment and handling skills for cardiovascular and respiratory patients
: 1
select and apply appropriate physiotherapeutic intervention and management based on analysis of assessment findings
: 1
discuss the therapeutic effects of physiotherapy interventions using appropriate clinical reasoning
: 1
facilitate patient function, activity and participation in the social and physical world
: 1

Study hours

81 tutor led hours (to include 6 hours of associated practice experience) may also include lectures, workshops, tutorials etc. and assessment preparation.
69 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.