This module aims to develop students' skills and knowledge when working with more complex cases and those in need of longer-term care. Learning and teaching covers the main specialities of cardiorespiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal medicine and health care, however students are encouraged to think and work across the speciality boundaries.Working on simulated and real-life case studies students can promote patient and carer wellness and functional independence in the context of individual psycho-social constraints.
Students are expected to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice, assessment, clinical judgement, and therapeutic intervention selection, and develop them here to demonstrate the link between physiotherapy theory and real-world practice. This process will be facilitated and supported in the safe and controlled environment of the University. Practical and workshop sessions will include the use of hi-fidelity simulation where students can experience the impact of living and dealing with a range of complex conditions that practising Physiotherapists are exposed to.
Critical reflection and evaluation of treatment outcomes will form the basis for ongoing reasoning and decision-making. Students have the chance to develop a patient-centred approach, and demonstrate professional values and behaviours to achieve optimal patient outcomes in an applied legal and ethical framework.
Health improvement is a term used to describe the work done with individuals and communities to enable and encourage healthy lifestyle choices to be made regardless of health and social circumstances. It is one of the three key domains of public health practice.
This second year module has been designed to extend students’ knowledge of public health policy and practice and provide the opportunity to explore how psychological, social, behavioural and environmental factors influence health, illness and healthcare and how these shape the advice given to patients to improve their own health and the health of others around them. Students will be encouraged to question the ethical basis of and effectiveness of health improvement practice in the current health and social care context from global, national and local perspectives.
This module aims to develop and apply the biological, physical, psychological, and sociological sciences in the physiotherapy context of health and social care. Through a series of core lectures, students can use enquiry-based learning seminar activities to align the sciences with physiotherapy practice.
The Applied Sciences module is designed to promote the development of clinically applied knowledge in core health and social science relevant to physiotherapy practice. This knowledge base is the foundation for developing a biopsychosocial approach to patient care.
This module aims to encourage students to develop a comprehensive and inclusive approach to assessing the health and social care status of patients and their carers.
Students can develop a professional and patient-centred approach to assessing patients and their carers in order to arrive at a reasoned and evidence-informed clinical impression. Clinical reasoning and decision-making theory will be covered relative to assessment and diagnosis, and will form a foundation for subsequent modules and practice placements.
A range of approaches to patient assessment and documentation of findings will be explored, with a focus on the role of effective communication as a key skill in modern health and social care. The module will include the analysis and assessment of functional human movement, and the cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems. Students can also explore the role of wider psycho-social assessment measures.
Healthcare professionals share key skills and characteristics around the legal, ethical and values base of professional practice. This first year inter-professional module has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop essential knowledge and understanding about the structure and function of health and social care in the UK; the role of different professional groups and how they can work together to maximise the care experience for service users and their families and the legal, ethical and professional body frameworks that govern practice. The module will also support students in making the transition to Masters level study and assist them in the development of key skills such as critical evaluation, reflection and using evidence to underpin practice.
This module provides an introduction to the scope and skills of Physiotherapy practice. Students can develop a range of interventions used within the physiotherapy profession to treat, educate, support and enable patients and their carers.
Skills and knowledge developed here will form the foundation for the development and application of essential Physiotherapy practice in subsequent modules and on practice placements. Students can develop their critical evaluation skills by exploring the evidence underpinning interventions, whilst developing clinical reasoning and decision-making skills in the selection of therapeutic techniques.
Interventions include the therapeutic use of physical activity and exercise, soft tissue therapy techniques, manual therapy techniques, electrotherapeutic modalities, and techniques and equipment to facilitate functional human movement. Adapting techniques to meet individual needs and specialist populations aims to further develop the clinical reasoning process. Modification of interventions to promote wellness, lifestyle change and self-management will form a foundation of this module.
This second year module provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to systematically evaluate an area of service delivery within their field of professional practice. The module will support students to critically examine current research and audit practices in order to conduct a literature review to find alternative ways of working to improve patient outcomes. Students are then expected to prepare a business case proposal for change within their professional area.
This second year module provides the students with the chance to develop the knowledge and skills required to systematically propose a service transformation project in order to improve service delivery and patient safety within their area of professional practice.
This module aims to enhance the students’ underpinning knowledge, project management, leadership, and problem solving skills in order to undertake a process of service improvement within the delivery of health and social care. The main focus of the taught content is to ensure that care standards, quality assurance mechanisms, improvement methodologies, process and strategies are fully considered and incorporated into the project.