CLINICAL PRACTICE (ELECTIVE)
Total Practice: 150 Hrs
Total Marks: 100
Clinical practice: 100
The student will undertake this module as an elective placement. The placement will have objectives specific to the area of work in which the placement takes place.
Student learning outcomes.
On successful completion of the module the student will:
- Be able to assess a variety of patients using information from the patient’s medical records, knowledge, and subjective, objective assessment findings in order to identify therapeutic objectives.
- Set short and long-term goals with the patient/carer and plan a realistic therapeutic programme. Re-assess the patient at suitable intervals and adjust the problem list, goals and management plan accordingly.
- Have the competence and skill to apply physiotherapeutic techniques safely, effectively and with sensitivity, based on a sound understanding of the criteria for selection or non-selection of relevant physiotherapeutic techniques and with an ability to evaluate the effectiveness of their interventions and to vary the programme accordingly. Including the teaching of appropriate home care and/or preventative techniques to patients and/or their carers..
- Have good written communication skills; maintain a clear and accurate record of patient assessment, treatment and progress, with awareness of legal and ethical problems and the need for confidentiality.
- Have the ability to manage time and workload effectively.
- Have an ability to appraise their own performance and recognise their own limitations of knowledge and experience.
- Demonstrate a willingness to consider constructive criticism and to make the appropriate adjustments in practice.
- The elective clinical placement will be assessed using the same Clinical Placement Evaluation Form. The elective module will expose the students to wider contexts of practice and more complex presentations. The students will be required to use clinical reasoning skills and will need the ability to transfer there advanced skills into a variety of situations dependent on need. The elective module offers the opportunity to build on existing knowledge and experience by broadening the client group and the context in which students work.
- The elective clinical placement offers a unique experience in terms of clinical skills, but in whichever area of practice the module is undertaken the student will be expected to demonstrate a high degree of independence, clinical competence and professionalism.