PTY-30051 - Practice Experience 3
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 243
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Successful completion of 120 credits of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy at Level 5 at Keele University.

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Description for 2021/22

This module forms part of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme at Keele University and Practice Experience 3 builds on university and practice-based experience in Years 1 and 2. Students have the opportunity through physiotherapy practice experience to further develop and apply knowledge and 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.

This module aims to:
Enable the student to evaluate their personal and professional development focusing on both self and the management of others.

Develop skills to effectively and efficiently assess and critically evaluate patient/client interventions in a relevant external setting.

Intended Learning Outcomes

contribute effectively to integrated care by evaluating factors that inform & affect interactions with patients & carers and members of the inter-professional team; will be achieved by assessments: 1
formulate, perform, justify and modify an assessment and from it, form judgments regarding intervention required to meet the patients┐ needs with supervision as required; will be achieved by assessments: 1
handle and record information with due regard to professional and regulatory guidance/ requirements, placement base policies and legal and ethical requirements; will be achieved by assessments: 1
demonstrate self management skills in order to:- manage own and others work, being able to plan, organise and prioritise work/activities and more complex tasks; will be achieved by assessments: 1
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. will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

243 total study hours
225 hours will be Practice Experience based hours.
6 hours tutor led study
12 hours guided independent study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Practice Based Assessment weighted 100%
Criteria Referenced Assessment
The student's knowledge, skills and professional behaviour on Practice Experience 3 is assessed using a criterion referenced form.