PTY-30060 - Physiotherapy Management of the Complex Patient (MSci)
Coordinator: Adam Winterton Tel: +44 1782 7 33811
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

This module aims to:
1. Develop and advance the students' underpinning theory, knowledge and skills.
2. Enable the student to clinically reason and effectively manage individuals with complex rehabilitation needs; advancing their clinical decision making skills.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

synthesise and apply underpinning knowledge in the management of complex cases: 1
critically discuss and rationalise safe and effective adaptation of physiotherapeutic assessment, treatment and handling skills within the context of a complex patient scenario: 1
analyse and synthesise assessment findings, including differential diagnosis to formulate a clinically reasoned problem list: 1
propose and justify an effective management strategy in a complex patient scenario utilising evidenced based practice and current clinical guidelines: 1
promote patient function, activity and participation in complex cases: 1

Study hours

84 tutor led hours include
~28 hours lectures,
~54 hours formative assessment, workshops, seminars, tutorials
~2 hours of assessment preparation classes

66 hours of independent study including 24 hours of guided independent study.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Oral Exam weighted 100%
60 minute Oral exam
60 minute oral examination (30 minutes preparation time and 30 minutes oral examination) based on an seen case scenario. The examination will include analysis of the assessment findings presented and interactive discussion of the formulated problem list and appropriate treatment strategy relevant to the complex case making use of the current evidence available.