Core Module Information
Module title: Physiotherapy Placement 4

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

Module code: HSC10108
Module leader: Elizabeth Anne McKay
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


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.

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.
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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, PLACEMENT LEARN, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jane Hislop
Module Organiser:

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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Placement (Practical) 100 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 14/15
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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