Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
The module will include: • Learning styles and evidence based learning, • Reflective practice and professional thinking • Introduction to the profession and standards, competencies and expectations • Intoduction to health and social care policy • Health & Safety, Basic Life Support, infection control (mandatory training) • Scope of practice • Professional conduct and standards • Introduction to vulnerability and safeguarding • Maintaining the profession’s reputation and standing • Legal and ethical aspects of Physiotherapy • Consent and Informed Consent • Patient safety and duty of candour • Record-keeping and clinical notes • Accountability, autonomy and responsibility • The importance of inter-professional working (MDT) • Service user and carer involvment in Healthcare and well being • Communication and clinical effectiveness • Clinical reasoning • Problem-solving approach to patient management • Fitness to Practice • Introduction to keeping a portfolio workbook • Introduction and preparation for clinical placements • Mandatory training (see above).
-good -60% Very good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Good understanding of professional standards, competencies and expectations. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade B- in the Grading Criteria. -excellent -70%> Excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and evidence of additional evidence gained by the student. Very good understanding of professional standards, competencies and expectations. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria -another level-50% Basic understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Basic understanding of professional standards, competencies and expectations. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of C- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module.
- Adopt a critical approach to physiotherapy practice and patient management
- Critically apply and consider legal and ethical issues relating to physiotherapy.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of professional conduct and standards
- Demonstrate an understanding of inter-professional working
Written assignment / essay
20 minute group presentation