Module title: Physiotherapy Placement 1

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC10105
Module leader: Jane Hislop
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Population and Public Health
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 3, PLACEMENT LEARN,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jane Hislop
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Professional preparation for placement will involve seminars, practical workshops, online learning packages and observational placement experience. Prior to going on placement you will be required to have completed mandatory training in manual handling, SICPs, Basic Life Support (LO7). Independent study time can help you prepare for placement and you are encouraged to work with peers to practice your assessment, communication and intervention skills, through activities such as using role-play (LO1-5).
This module will be undertaken within a practice-based learning setting. While on placement your educator will help facilitate your learning, taking an active, student-centred approach to adult learning which will encourage deeper transformative learning. Part of your learning may involve talking through your clinical reasoning with your educator or peers, undertaking role play or more formalised presentations to the team you are working or to service users and carers. You should also seek informal feedback from your educator, service-users or carers. In addition you will be expected to undertake independent study to develop your in-depth knowledge of your practice area (LO1-6). You will be encouraged to engage in critical dialogue with your educator and peers on placement to develop your reflection on-action and help you develop your clinical reasoning skills and reflection-in action (LO1-6).


Formative Assessment:
At the start of your placement you will be asked to discuss and agree with your clinical educator goals for your placement experience.
Formative assessment will take place at the mid-point of your placement. You will be asked to reflect on your progress and identify an action plan for your learning for the remainder of the placement.
At the summative assessment you will be asked to reflect again on your progress and identify areas to work on for the subsequent placement.

HSC09103 AHP Preparation for Professional Practice module must be successfully completed prior to going on placement 1.


Summative Assessment:
The placement will involve supervised full-time practice education for a minimum of 8 weeks. Supervision may be distance or direct supervision. You will be assessed on your ability to meet the module learning outcomes. A summative assessment of your performance will be undertaken to determine your level of competency in relation to meeting the learning outcomes (LO 1-6).

A minimum of 80% attendance is required in order to be eligible to undertake the assessment for this module. See Practice Education Handbook for further guidance.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other PLACEMENT 200
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Placement (Practical) 100 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 5
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Under the supervision of a physiotherapist, or another appropriately qualified professional, you will develop your knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes in assessing, analysing, applying and evaluating physiotherapy in a range of contexts in a safe and competent manner. The placement offers you the opportunity to build on your University based learning and to apply this to a real world setting. You will continue on placement to develop your understanding of biological, physical and behavioural sciences which underpin physiotherapy practice. You will develop your communication skills, with service users, carers and colleagues and develop your ability to work collaboratively as part of a health and social care team to achieve shared goals. You will have the opportunity to develop your clinical reasoning and evidence-based decision making skills. You will be expected to adhere to Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist’s codes of practice. You will also develop your understanding of the role of audit recognizing your role in quality assurance and review. You will be expected to plan, prioritise and organise your workload, demonstrating autonomy and initiative in the practice based setting.

There is an expectation that you attend 100% of the time allocated. However, students will normally be permitted a maximum of six days of approved absence to allow for unavoidable absences, such as ill health, which equates to a minimum attendance of 85%. This is to ensure that you are able to meet the learning outcomes of the module and that you have sufficient practice placement hours on graduation in order to register with your professional body.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate initiative, autonomy and professional behaviour including ethical, legal and culturally responsive practice, with consideration for client rights, consent, a commitment and to reflective practice and life-long learning, in addition to successful completion of all pre-placement mandatory Professional Preparation
LO2: Apply effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication, including accurate professional documentation, in personal interactions with service-users, carers and other health and social care workers.
LO3: Undertake a thorough, sensitive and detailed assessment by gathering appropriate information, selecting and measuring applicable health indicators and outcomes, and performing relevant physical assessment procedures.
LO4: Create an appropriate intervention plan with personalised goals in partnership with service users and/or carers, having analysed and interpreted assessment findings and identified and prioritised service user’s needs.
LO5: Clinically reason, apply, systematically evaluate and modify interventions, demonstrating an evidence-informed and client-centred approach to practice.
LO6: Exercise responsibility and initiative for safety of self and others through effective risk management and evaluation.

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HSC10105 Physiotherapy Placement 1