Module Details

HS809-7-FY-CO: Physiotherapy Studies 3

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Year: 2017/18
Department: Health and Human Sciences
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Mrs Izzie Easton
Teaching Staff: Internal and external clinician and speakers
Contact details: Hannah Bodsworth, Interprofessional learning administrator,, tel 01206 874496

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

To allow students to apply the theory and practice of physiotherapy in practice settings
To develop students ability to critically analyse clinical data, make judgement and respond to patients who require physiotherapy.

Learning outcomes
-Assess patients needs and evaluate the potential of physiotherapy interventions to optimise functional capacity, independence and well-being through structured forms of clinical reasoning;
-Demonstrate competence to practice physiotherapy in a range of different settings across the core areas of physiotherapy practice;
-Recognise and evaluate critically the range of possible physiotherapy interventions relevant to identified patient needs and evaluate personal competence to implement these;
-Critically appraise research evidence and apply to practice where appropriate;
-To enable students to critically evaluate physiotherapeutic management of specific population groups, to include the speciality areas of paediatrics, womans health, mental health, learning disability and care of the older adult.

Module content
5 clinical placements (each of 5 or 6 weeks duration).
Clinical reasoning including reflection and the application of theory to practice.
The specific or altered anatomy / physiology related to the specific population groups
The role of the physiotherapist in the speciality practice areas including; paediatrics, womans health, mental health, learning disability, community and care of the older adult.
The function of clinical interest and occupational groups in the development of physiotherapy services in the speciality areas of practice

Learning and Teaching Methods

Lectures, tutorials and practical skills sessions on and off site.


100 per cent Coursework Mark

Other details

5 clinical assessment forms (1 at level 2 & 4 at level 3) 3 short (1000 words) reflective accounts from practice 1 essay (3000 words) based on a case study from practice with a focus on clinical reasoning and continuing professional development related to a specific area of specialism. Seminar presentation Each individual assessment must be passed as there is no compensation allowed.


  • Indicative reading: reading will reflect the nature of the placement experience and the speciality practice areas being studied.

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