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                        BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy


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Dear Student

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The University is very supportive of...
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Contents
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4.19      Equal Opportunities ................................................................................. 85
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Disclaimer

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Useful information

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Personal Tutor                                          Name:

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Welcome and Introduction

Welcome to the University of Plymouth, and the Faculty of Health. We hope that you will
enjoy th...
Welcome on behalf of the Physiotherapy Team

Welcome to the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme at the University of Plymou...
1.        Information about the Programme


1.1       Award Title

Successful completion of the programme leads to the awa...
1.4     Exceptions to the Regulations

There are some rules and regulations which will differ from the normal university r...
Details of cost can be found on the CSP website (www.csp.org.uk). Student membership
entitles you to a number of excellent...
1.6     Key Contacts

Name, phone and email                      Role              Address
Professor Graham Sewell        ...
Name, phone and email                      Role              Address
Dr Alan Hough                              Lecturer; ...
Name, phone and email                      Role            Address
Gary Shum                                  Lecturer;   ...
     Ability to solve problems
     Ability to study/work independently and in groups

Students with special needs/ disa...
2.3     Stepping on Points

It may be possible to enter the programme after the beginning of year one and/or to return
bac...
3. Create reflective practitioners who are able to identify personal and professional goals for
   continuing professional...
Table 1 Detailed Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the programme, the graduate should be able to:
Programme  ...
Programme                         Graduate Attributes          Skills for Health                  Knowledge and skills    ...
Programme                CSP Framework Outcomes                  QAA Benchmark               HPC Standards of Proficiency ...
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Programme                CSP Framework Outcomes           QAA Benchmark Statements                 HPC Standards of       ...
Programme                   Graduate Attributes          Skills for Health                    Knowledge and skills        ...
Programme         CSP Framework Outcomes                              QAA Benchmark          HPC Standards of Proficiency ...
Programme                  Graduate Attributes           Skills for Health                 Knowledge and skills          R...
Programme               CSP Framework Outcomes            QAA Benchmark Statements                  HPC Standards of      ...
Programme          Graduate Attributes                   Skills for Health                  Knowledge and skills          ...
Programme                 CSP Framework Outcomes                QAA Benchmark             HPC Standards of Proficiency    ...
Programme               Graduate Attributes                Skills for Health                  Knowledge and skills       R...
Programme aims               CSP Framework Outcomes           QAA Benchmark                HPC Standards of          Relat...
Programme aims               Graduate Attributes                 Skills for Health         Knowledge and skills        Rel...
Programme              CSP Framework Outcomes                  QAA Benchmark                  HPC Standards of          Re...
Programme             Graduate Attributes                   Skills for Health            Knowledge and skills       Relate...
CSP Framework Outcomes                        QAA Benchmark                 HPC Standards of
Programme                    ...
Programme Graduate Attributes                           Skills for Health         Knowledge and skills        Related Modu...
3.3      Award Requirements

On completion of all stages of the programme students will be conferred with an award from
th...
     conducting an annual monitoring of the operation of the programme by a process
      established by the Faculty/ to ...
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  1. 1. Faculty of Health School of Health Professions BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Leading to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council and eligibility to apply for membership with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009/2010 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010
  2. 2. If you require any part of this publication in larger print, or an alternative format, please contact Programme Administration at:- Faculty of Health University of Plymouth Room 101 Nancy Astor Building Drake Circus Plymouth PL4 8AA Telephone number: 01752 586964/586999 Faculty of Health University of Plymouth Peninsula Allied Health Centre Derriford Road Plymouth PL6 8BH Telephone number: 01752 588800/588833 Faculty of Health University of Plymouth Knowledge Spa Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro TR1 3HD Telephone number: 01872 256450 Faculty of Health University of Plymouth Somerset Centre Wellington Road Taunton TA1 5YD Telephone number: 01823 366900 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 2
  3. 3. Special Needs Notice Dear Student Important: please note If you have a disability The University is very supportive of students with disabilities, and year–on-year we are making adjustments to assist students with special needs. It may be that we have already put in place changes which will assist you – but unless we know what your needs might be, we cannot guarantee that that will be the case. If we can identify your needs sufficiently far in advance of when you intend to start a programme at the University, we are better able to put in place appropriate arrangements – or, if there is a health and safety issue or an issue about the expectations of students on the programme, to advise you on alternative options. However, we may not be able to do so if we do not know in advance. If you have not told us about your disability please do contact the University‟s Disability Assist Services on Plymouth 01752 587676 to discuss your needs. While we are making reasonable adjustments to our provision, we may not be able to meet your individual needs if we do not have the opportunity to assess them in advance, and that could impact negatively on your experience on the programme or even your ability to take up your place. If you have told us about your disability you may be asked for additional information or invited to attend an interview with Disability Assist Services. This is in order that we can properly assess your individual needs and ensure that we have the best possible chance of meeting them. Please do provide any information requested and come in to see staff if asked to do so, since otherwise you – and we - could find ourselves in a position in which it is difficult or even unsafe for you to take up your place. So please tell us about any disability – even if you do not think it will affect you while you are at the University – and respond positively to any requests for further details or for an information interview. If you do not do so, you may find yourself unable to take up your place or unable to complete the programme because we have not been able adequately to meet your needs. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 3
  4. 4. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 4
  5. 5. Contents Special Needs Notice ................................................................................................... 3 Contents ....................................................................................................................... 5 Disclaimer ..................................................................................................................... 7 Useful information ......................................................................................................... 8 Welcome and Introduction ............................................................................................ 9 Welcome on behalf of the Physiotherapy Team ......................................................... 10 1. Information about the Programme ................................................................... 11 1.1 Award Title .............................................................................................. 11 1.2 Peninsula Health Collaboration ............................................................... 11 1.3 University Regulations ............................................................................ 11 1.4 Exceptions to the Regulations ................................................................. 12 1.5 Regulatory and Professional Bodies ....................................................... 12 1.6 Key Contacts ........................................................................................... 14 2. Entry Requirements ......................................................................................... 16 2.1 Requirements for entry into the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme 16 2.2 Stepping off Points in the Programme ..................................................... 17 2.3 Stepping on Points .................................................................................. 18 3. Programme Overview ...................................................................................... 18 3.1 Aims ........................................................................................................ 18 3.2 Learning Outcomes ................................................................................. 19 3.3 Award Requirements ............................................................................... 38 3.4 Programme Management........................................................................ 38 3.5 Programme Structure .............................................................................. 39 3.6 Assessment Strategy .............................................................................. 61 3.7 Learning Environment ............................................................................. 65 3.8 Personal Development Planning (PDP) and Career Development ......... 74 4. Programme Policies and Guidelines ................................................................ 75 4.1 Programme Attendance and Responsibilities of Students ...................... 75 4.2 Conditions of unsupervised practice ....................................................... 76 4.3 Consent to act as a model in practical classes........................................ 77 4.4 Incidents in the Practice Area.................................................................. 78 4.5 Guidelines for dealing with unsafe practice/inappropriate ....................... 78 professional behaviour ....................................................................................... 78 4.6 Withdrawing from your programme ......................................................... 79 4.7 Returning to your Programme after an Interruption ................................. 79 4.8 Pastoral and Counselling Services .......................................................... 80 4.9 Financial Support .................................................................................... 81 4.10 Fitness to Practice Regulations ............................................................... 82 4.11 Health and Good Character .................................................................... 82 4.12 Students as Lone Workers ...................................................................... 82 4.13 Travel Insurance ..................................................................................... 83 4.14 Student Safety......................................................................................... 83 4.15 Uniform Policy ......................................................................................... 83 4.16 Smoking Policy........................................................................................ 84 4.17 Student Union ......................................................................................... 84 4.18 Jury Service ............................................................................................ 85 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 5
  6. 6. 4.19 Equal Opportunities ................................................................................. 85 4.20 Responsibilities of Students .................................................................... 85 4.21 Statement re Employment Law ............................................................... 85 5. Student Involvement ........................................................................................ 86 5.1 Student Representatives ......................................................................... 86 5.2 Student Role on Programme Committees ............................................... 87 5.3 Student Feedback and Evaluation .......................................................... 87 5.4 Student Staff Liaison Committee ............................................................. 87 Appendices ................................................................................................................. 89 Appendix One - Definitive Module Records ....................................................... 91 Appendix Two – Occupational Health Information ........................................... 145 Appendix Three – Guidelines for Students as Lone Workers .......................... 151 Feedback on the Student Programme Handbook ............................................ 157 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 6
  7. 7. Disclaimer Please Note: All students undertaking programmes delivered by the Faculty of Health are reminded that any alteration to University documentation, including practice portfolios, involving forgery/falsification of a mentor‟s comments or signature/initialling will be investigated. This investigation could lead to disciplinary action, which may lead to a student being unable to achieve professional registration. All the information in this handbook is correct at the time of printing. Programmes are regularly reviewed and updated so details may change. Occasionally, a module listed in the handbook may be replaced or withdrawn. The University of Plymouth is proud of its teaching and research and it undertakes all reasonable steps to provide educational services in the manner set out in this handbook and in any documents referred to within it. It does not, however, guarantee the provision of such services. Should industrial action or circumstances beyond the control of the University interfere with its ability to provide educational services, the University undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services. Update of Records (Criminal Records Bureau/ Occupational Health) A satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) declaration is required to enter the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme (see entry requirements). Students will be asked each year to declare if their criminal/health status has changed as this may jeopardise their ability to undertake the practical elements of the programme and registration with the Health Professions Council. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 7
  8. 8. Useful information University Registration Number Personal Tutor Name: Office: Telephone: Office Hours: Programme Administration office Room FF02, Peninsula Allied Health Centre Derriford Road Plymouth PL6 8BH Telephone: 01752 588800/588833 Office Hours: 09.00-16.00 for students University of Plymouth Library Telephone: 01752 588588 contact numbers and opening hours (General Enquiries) Opening hours: Computing Services contact Telephone: 01752 588900 number and opening hours Opening hours: Health and Welfare Services Student Counselling 01752 587701 Occupational Health 01392 405092 Disability Assist, Babbage Building 01752 587676 Learning Development and Careers Service 01752 587456 Financial Help 01752 587680 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 8
  9. 9. Welcome and Introduction Welcome to the University of Plymouth, and the Faculty of Health. We hope that you will enjoy the physiotherapy programme, gain breadth and depth of knowledge in the subject and clinical experience that will prepare you for the role of an autonomous practitioner at the point of registration as a physiotherapist. This handbook provides information about organisation, assessment and module information that is specific to the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme that you are studying. It complements the general student handbook which provides wider information about the University of Plymouth regulations and policies. The programme is based in the School of Health Professions and has a philosophy that values inter-professional working, education and practice. The School of Health Professions is also committed to inter-professional collaboration in both education and practice, and this will be reflected in the programme offered, and facilitated by working alongside the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry who had their first undergraduate intake in 2002. Within the first year of study in particular, you will learn alongside students studying Adult Nursing, Child Nursing, Dietetics, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry and Speech and Language Therapy programmes. Opportunities for further shared learning with other Health Professions and Medicine may be available in later parts of the programme. The School of Health Professions is committed to academic quality in learning and teaching and to health care research. There is an active Research Development Unit and academic staff are involved in the creation and dissemination of knowledge related to improving patient care and health services in a range of contexts. There are opportunities for graduates with high honours awards from this programme to apply for full time PhD studentships in the Faculty on completion of the programme. This handbook contains a great deal of information about your programme and as such it is an important document you will need to refer to throughout the programme. In addition, it tells you what you can expect from the programme and the staff who contribute to the programme. It also tells you what is expected of you in order to enjoy and successfully complete the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree. With this in mind, please read it carefully, ask for clarification on any points and keep it in a safe place. In addition to this programme handbook you will receive an electronic module handbook for each module you undertake which will provide specific information relating to learning outcomes, assessment and delivery of module. Professor Graham Sewell Head of School School of Health Professions 2009 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 9
  10. 10. Welcome on behalf of the Physiotherapy Team Welcome to the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme at the University of Plymouth. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all the new physiotherapy students and to welcome back returning students into the second and third year of the programme. We hope that you will enjoy studying in our purpose built building; the skills laboratories and teaching rooms have enhanced the learning experience for both students and staff. As a programme we aim to produce competent physiotherapy practitioners who are fit for award and fit for practice. Therefore the programme team regularly reviews and updates the curriculum to reflect changes in current practice, evidence based guidelines, and government policy. The Year Tutor role was introduced so that students had a point of contact to discuss wider year issues. We value student feedback and one of the roles of the year tutor is to organise regular meetings between staff and students throughout the academic year. The year tutor roles have been very successful. For those of you new to the programme they are: Alec Rickard - Year 1 Tutor Gary Shum - Year 2 Tutor Claire Hornsby - Year 3 Tutor Best wishes for a successful academic year 2009/2010. Heather Hunter Programme Lead BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 10
  11. 11. 1. Information about the Programme 1.1 Award Title Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy The BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy is an academic qualification and conferment of the degree will entitle the graduate to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council Register. Development of the award to meet these goals has been through careful, ongoing collaboration between the academic staff, Physiotherapy Managers, the National Health Service Strategic Health Authority, clinical educators and student and user representatives. Intermediate: Certificate of Higher Education Diploma of Higher Education 1.2 Peninsula Health Collaboration This programme was developed in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Exeter and the University College Plymouth (St Mark and St John). A spirit of collaboration is a feature of this programme. 1.3 University Regulations Your physiotherapy programme is governed by University of Plymouth Regulations, which you may refer to at any time during your programme of study. These regulations are updated on a regular basis and are therefore kept centrally at the following website under Rules and Regulations: www.plymouth.ac.uk/studenthandbook  Assessment Regulations  Complaints  Appeals  Examination and Assessment Offences  Regulations on Late Coursework and Extenuating Circumstances  Repeat with attendance In addition to academic regulations, students on health professional programmes of study are also subject to codes of professional behaviour. These relate to the honesty, integrity and professional behaviour expected of you when you become a registered physiotherapist. A breach of an academic regulation may therefore have more serious consequences for you as a student on this programme as it could affect your future registration. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 11
  12. 12. 1.4 Exceptions to the Regulations There are some rules and regulations which will differ from the normal university rules and regulations. Exceptions to university rules are mainly made because of professional body regulations and professional requirements. The following rules and regulations are exceptions to the normal University regulations and apply to the physiotherapy programme: The following are exception to normal university regulations which will apply to the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy: 1. Students are required to pass all elements of a module assessment at 40% 2. Procedure in event of failure (level one, two and three): A student will be deemed to have completed a level if they have passed all modules within that level. There will be no compensation between modules and no compensatory passes will be awarded. No compensation for failure after completed resits can be awarded. 3. In the case of clinical education placement modules a maximum of two attempts at the module and its assessment can be permitted at the discretion of the Award Assessment Board. 4. To qualify for the award of BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy a student must pass all modules, including all clinical education placements, and have successfully completed 360 credits of which at least 120 must be at level 3 and a further 120 at level 2 or above. Furthermore a student must normally complete 1000 hours of clinical education placement experience. 5. An aegrotat award is not permitted for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. Further programme specific regulations can be found under section 4. 1.5 Regulatory and Professional Bodies Policies and Guidelines The BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme is validated by the Health Professions Council (HPC). At inductions students will receive the HPC Standards of Proficiency which details the expectations of a health professional. At least one of our external examiners is from the physiotherapy register of the HPC. Successful completion of the physiotherapy programme will lead to students being eligible to apply for registration with the HPC as a Physiotherapist. Registration with the HPC entitles the member to use the protected title „physiotherapist‟. The general public is also able to check if you are on the register. This will give them some form of assurance that a therapist on the register has undergone education and training at an approved training programme. Further information can be found at the HPC website: www.hpc-uk.org The BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy is also approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). This is the professional body and trade union organisation for physiotherapists. Successful completion of your programme entitles you to apply for membership with the CSP. Again, you will need to take active steps and complete an application form to become a full member at the end of the programme. As a student physiotherapist, you are strongly advised to become a student member of the CSP. Student membership and fees are arranged between you and the CSP. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 12
  13. 13. Details of cost can be found on the CSP website (www.csp.org.uk). Student membership entitles you to a number of excellent benefits: Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) All students have automatic professional liability insurance cover. The policy covers students on all clinical placements including those voluntarily organised in the students‟ own time apart from electives in the USA and Canada. The key condition of this policy is that the student is supervised at all times by a qualified, chartered physiotherapist. Students can obtain proof of cover from the Students Officer where necessary. Being a member of the CSP may facilitate a more diverse range of clinical experience outside the NHS arena. Rules of Professional Conduct All students receive their own copy of the Society‟s Rules of Professional Conduct. All students registered with the Society are bound by its disciplinary procedures and bye-laws. Core Standards of Physiotherapy Practice All students receive their own copy of the Society‟s Core Standards of Physiotherapy Practice, which define the practical application of the ethical principles set out in the Rules of Professional Conduct. Students Officer The Society employs a full-time Students Officer to co-ordinate student services and help with problems students encounter during their course. Subscription to “Physiotherapy” and “Frontline” All students are entitled to a free subscription to “Physiotherapy” and “Frontline” (worth £125 per year). CSP e-Portfolio Pebble Pad All students will have access to an electronic portfolio in order to store evidence of their abilities, skills and achievements as part of their professional development. Student Handbooks/Employment Pack All new students receive a handbook in their first few weeks at university, which is followed by an employment pack during their final year which contains advice about how to secure their first post as a physiotherapist. Learning Resource Centre All students are entitled to use the services of the CSP library and resource centre either by personal visits (by appointment only) or by email/telephone. N.B. This service does not extend to staff undertaking literature searches on the students' behalf. Representation The CSP facilitates representation of students by students at local, regional and national levels, and on the key Standing Committees of the professional body - Learning and Development, Professional Practice and Industrial Relations, to ensure the student voice is heard. Students undertaking these activities are offered a free two day training programme organised by the CSP. In addition the CSP pays for delegates from each year in each institution to attend the annual student conference in January/February. More information about the activities of the CSP can be found at: www.csp.org.uk BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 13
  14. 14. 1.6 Key Contacts Name, phone and email Role Address Professor Graham Sewell Head of School Faculty of Health of Health University of Plymouth Professions Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No. 01752 588817 Derriford Road gjsewell@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth PL6 8BH Bernhard Haas Deputy Head of Faculty of Health School Learning University of Plymouth and Teaching Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No. 01752 588815 Derriford Road bhaas@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth PL6 8BH Samantha Ainsworth Programme Faculty of Health Administrator University of Plymouth Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No. 01752 588802 Derriford Road sam.ainsworth@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth PL6 8BH Heather Hunter Programme Faculty of Health Lead; PHY210 University of Plymouth and PHY311 Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No. 01752 588842 Module Leader Derriford Road hdhunter@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth PL6 8BH Physiotherapy and other Lecturing staff Amanda Austin Lecturer; Faculty of Health PHY312 Module University of Plymouth Leader Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No. 01752 587995 Derriford Road amanda.austin@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth PL6 8BH Dr Jenny Freeman Reader – Faculty of Health Physiotherapy University of Plymouth Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No. 01752 588835 Derriford Road jenny.freeman@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth PL6 8BH Hilary Gunn Lecturer / Faculty of Health Clinical University of Plymouth coordinator Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No. 01752 588825 PHY106 and Derriford Road hjgunn@plymouth.ac.uk PHY208 Module Plymouth PL6 8BH Leader Claire Hornsby Lecturer/ Faculty of Health Year Three University of Plymouth Tutor; PHY105, Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No. 01752 588844 PHY212 and Derriford Road chornsby@plymouth.ac.uk PHY313 Plymouth PL6 8BH Module Leader BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 14
  15. 15. Name, phone and email Role Address Dr Alan Hough Lecturer; Faculty of Health PHY209 Module University of Plymouth Leader Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No. 01752 588837 Derriford Road adhough@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth PL6 8BH Tim Ley Lecturer; Faculty of Health HEAA137 University of Plymouth Module Leader Room 111, 10 Portland Villas Tel. No. 01752 588882 Drake Circus tley@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth PL4 8AA Dee Llywelyn Lecturer; Faculty of Health HEAA218 and University of Plymouth HEAA312 Knowledge Spa Module Leader Royal Cornwall Hospital Tel. No. 01872 256459 Treliske, Truro dee.llywelyn@plymouth.ac.uk Cornwall, TR1 3HD Susan May Lecturer; Faculty of Health PHY108 and University of Plymouth PHY314 Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No: 01752 588818 Module Leader Derriford Road susan.may@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth PL6 8BH Miriam McMillan Lecturer; Faculty of Health HEAA116 University of Plymouth Tel. No. 01752 233876 Module Leader Peninsula Allied Health Centre Derriford Road m.mcmillan@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth PL 6 8BH Tina McGahey Lecturer Faculty of Health PHY211 and University of Plymouth PHY109 Module Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No. 01752 588852 lead Derriford Road tmcgahey@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth PL6 8BH Joanne Paton Lecturer Faculty of Health HEAA219 University of Plymouth Module lead Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No. 01752 588845 Derriford Road Joanne.Paton@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth PL6 8BH Alec Rickard Lecturer, Faculty of Health Year One Tutor; University of Plymouth Admission Peninsula Allied Health Centre Tel. No. 01752 588850 Tutor. HEAA138 Derriford Road arickard@plymouth.ac.uk and PHY107 Plymouth PL6 8BH Module Leader BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 15
  16. 16. Name, phone and email Role Address Gary Shum Lecturer; Faculty of Health PHY309 and School of Nursing and Acute Care PHY307 Module University of Plymouth Tel. No: 01752 588808 Leader Drake Circus gary.shum@plymouth.ac.uk Year 2 Tutor Plymouth, PL4 8AA Address details and telephone numbers for Programme Administration offices can be found on page 2 of this handbook. 2. Entry Requirements 2.1 Requirements for entry into the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Academic qualifications All applicants normally have a strong GCSE profile. The A-level profile is normally 300 points which must come from the A2 units and must include a biological science at grade B or above. Other qualifications and entry for mature students are accepted and welcome. These can include:  Access to Higher Education course. Successful completion of an OCN approved Access course (preferably in Science, Health Professions/Science or Physiotherapy). Applicants should normally have 20 (or 45 under the new credit system) credits at level 3.  BTEC/EDEXEL National Diploma (Science or Health Science). Distinction grades in final year. Applications from Countries of the European Union and Overseas Applicants must demonstrate an academic profile which is equivalent to applicants from the UK. This will be assessed utilising criteria and guidance from UCAS and NARIC. In addition, English Language qualifications are required. Examples of acceptable qualifications are the Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge – Grade C) or the International English Language Testing System (a score of 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any one component) Key requirements In addition to the academic qualifications we carefully screen the UCAS application. Therefore, all applicants should ensure that their personal statement and /or reference address the following issues. These will be rated on a points system and the applicants with the highest points will be given priority.  Interest and knowledge of the profession  Work experience/shadowing in physiotherapy or other health related area  Communication skills  Ability to empathise with others  Ability to integrate information and skills across different subject areas BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 16
  17. 17.  Ability to solve problems  Ability to study/work independently and in groups Students with special needs/ disabilities If students identify on admission they will be invited to an informal introductory meeting with the Admission Tutor or the Programme Lead. This is to allow the disabled student to familiarise themselves with the building, and to discuss any requirements that may need to be put in place prior to arriving. Placement Learning Placement learning will take place across the South West Peninsula and travel to these placement areas is a feature of the programme. This will have financial implications for students. Health Screening The work of a physiotherapist is physically demanding. All prospective students have to complete a health declaration form and some may be invited for an Occupational Health assessment. Applicants with disabilities will normally be invited for interview to assess how the university can support them during the course. Criminal Records Physiotherapists work with children and other vulnerable people and therefore any criminal record must be disclosed. The nature of certain criminal convictions will debar successful students from gaining registration as a physiotherapist. Applicants who have a criminal record are advised to discuss the matter further with the admissions tutor. All prospective students are subject to a police check before (enhanced Criminal Record Bureau CRB declaration) before commencing the course. Update of Records (Criminal Records Bureau/ Occupational Health) Programme Students will be asked each year to declare if their criminal/health status has changed as this may jeopardise their ability to undertake the practical elements of the programme and registration with the Health Professions Council. 2.2 Stepping off Points in the Programme Occasionally a student is unable to complete the full three years of the programme. A student who has successfully completed 120 credits at Level 4 or above but is not continuing on the programme is eligible for the award of a Certificate of Higher Education. A student who has successfully completed 240 credits, including at least 120 credits at level 5 or above but is not continuing on the programme is eligible for the award of a Diploma of Higher Education. Students should also be aware of the University of Plymouth regulations for withdrawal from a programme. Information can be found in the University of Plymouth student handbook and under Rules and Regulations on the website www.plymouth.ac.uk/studenthandbook BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 17
  18. 18. 2.3 Stepping on Points It may be possible to enter the programme after the beginning of year one and/or to return back on to the programme after a brief intermission (see section 4.6 for further information). Applications for stepping onto the programme or returning to the programme are considered on an individual basis. Stepping onto the programme and transfers are considered by an Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) panel. Accreditation of Prior Learning Credit for prior learning, whether certified or experiential, may count towards the requirements of a named award up to the following maxima: Certificate of Higher Education 60 credits Diploma of Higher Education 160 credits Diploma in Professional Studies 160 credits Ordinary Degree 220 credits Honours Degree 240 credits It is important to note that these maxima can only be applied in very specific and rare circumstances. The APEL panel will carefully consider the type of prior learning as well as the manner in which this learning has been achieved. In particular, the panel will have to consider the Problem Based Learning nature of this physiotherapy programme and whether an applicant who has not been exposed to this approach to learning would be able to enter the programme with advanced standing. In all cases the learning for which credit is awarded must constitute a coherent programme of study when considered with the credits gained for study within the University. Accreditation of prior learning is based on the concept of specific credit (that is that the learning outcomes of the prior learning are directly equivalent to those of the modules from which the student will be exempt as a result). Clinical placements successfully completed at another university can be considered for APEL into this course but the overall experience of all core clinical areas must be considered. An APEL panel will meet to assess an application for accreditation of prior learning made by a prospective student. This APEL panel will consist of: • The Programme leader • A subject specialist (or module leader) from the area for which an application of accreditation of prior learning is being made. 3. Programme Overview 3.1 Aims The programme is intended to: 1. Produce practitioners who are able to practice physiotherapy competently and safely upon graduation in a variety of service and practice settings. 2. Develop the full range of generic, graduate and transferable skills in every student. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 18
  19. 19. 3. Create reflective practitioners who are able to identify personal and professional goals for continuing professional development and lifelong learning. 4. Promote enquiring practitioners with the necessary clinical reasoning skills to identify, implement and inform best available practice. 5. Encourage students to develop autonomy and accountability. 6. Generate physiotherapists who are fit for purpose, fit for award and fit to commence employment as a physiotherapist. 3.2 Learning Outcomes A prime objective is that University of Plymouth physiotherapy graduates should have well developed practical skills underpinned by the necessary theoretical and research basis. The programme will use a pattern of interspersing university-based education with clinical placements throughout the three years of the course. This is aimed at integrating clinical practice with theoretical underpinning and enhances the development of autonomous practitioners. Central to this development is the commitment of sufficient time during university based modules to allow students to reach high standards in practical areas. Graduates will have to work in a number of different multi-professional and inter-professional teams and therefore during teaching block one students undertake shared learning with other professions. In years two and three there is a strong element of Inter-professional Learning with the introduction of two Inter-professional Modules in Management and Leadership. The programme team is committed to the education of students for "life long learning". You will gain the knowledge, skills, abilities and personal qualities to function autonomously and flexibly and to continue to develop as an effective practitioner and member of the multidisciplinary team in the ever-changing health care environment. Central to this is the use of a problem based learning curriculum for the physiotherapy specific elements of the course. This encourages collaborative learning with peers; discussion and setting of learning objectives which encourages self-directed learning – an essential aspect of the autonomous practitioner. There are a number of academic and professional threads that you will be introduced to in year one and they will be enhanced and developed over the subsequent years. There is grounding in evidence based practice in year one which is enhanced with further research modules in years two and three. Students are introduced to the concept of inter-professional learning and are encouraged to reflect on their experiences on placement, which is a rich source of inter-professional learning. Through the personal tutoring system students are introduced to Personal Development Planning PDP and this is further enhanced through regular biannual meetings with personal tutors and through modules on inter-professional team working and management and leadership; and evidenced by the use of a Personal Professional Portfolio. Clinical reasoning starts in all physiotherapy specific modules in year one (Cardiorespiratory, Neurological and Musculoskeletal) and is developed and broadened through the subsequent clinical modules and the clinical practice placements. Table 1 shows the detailed learning outcomes and the links with the programme aims. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 19
  20. 20. Table 1 Detailed Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the programme, the graduate should be able to: Programme CSP Framework Outcomes QAA Benchmark HPC Standards of Proficiency Related Aims Statements for Physiotherapy Modules 1, 4, 5, 6 Practise within the core areas of • Be able to practice within the physiotherapy • An understanding of the legal and ethical boundaries of All clinical biological, physical and physiotherapy modules, • Assess and evaluate patient needs, behavioural sciences which • Be able to exercise a HEAA138, taking account of psychological, underpin physiotherapy professional duty of care HEAA137 cultural, social and environmental • An ability to apply • Know the limits of their practice PHY108 • Use the core skills of manual appropriate physiotherapy and when to seek advice PHY105, therapy, therapeutic exercise and the assessment techniques. • Know the professional and PHY106 application of electro-physical • Safe and effective use of personal scope of their practice PHY107, modalities to promote, maintain and therapeutic exercise, manual and be able to make referrals PHY210, restore patients' physical, therapy and of • Know the key concepts of the PHY208, psychological and social well-being electrotherapeutic modalities biological, physical, social, PHY209, • Understand the importance of • An understanding of the role psychological and clinical PHY211 assessment, clinical reasoning, of physiotherapy in the sciences which are relevant to PHY311, problem-solving, goal-setting, prevention of illness and their profession-specific practice PHY312, evaluation injury and in health. • Know how professional PHY313 • Understand the breadth of • The information gained from principles are expressed and physiotherapy practice, appreciating the assessment process translated into action through a opportunities for specialisation after sufficient to assess a patient number of different assessment, qualification, the changing nature of safely and effectively taking treatment and management the profession's scope of practice and into account physical, approaches and how to select or the profession's evolving evidence psychological and cultural modify approaches to meet the base. needs. need of the individual BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 20
  21. 21. Programme Graduate Attributes Skills for Health Knowledge and skills Related Modules Aims framework 1,4,5,6 Assess patient suitability for Health and well-being: All clinical • Systematic understanding of key planned procedure. Plan, develop and evaluate modules, aspects of field of study Prepare individualised programmes to promote HEAA138, • Problem-solving skills treatment plans for health and wellbeing and HEAA137 • Ability to evaluate arguments, individuals prevent adverse effects on PHY108 assumptions, abstract concepts Identify the learning needs of health and well being PHY105, PHY106 and data, make appropriate patients and carers t enable Plan deliver and evaluate PHY107, PHY210, judgements and frame appropriate management of a defined interventions and / or PHY208, PHY209, questions to solve problems condition treatments PHY211, PHY311, • Ability to initiate and carry out Undertake examination and PHY312, PHY313 projects manipulation of the body for assessment purposes. Enable patients to make informed choices / decisions Support individuals to keep mobile Implement physiotherapy and movement programmes Repair muscles, ligaments, tendon and connective tissue BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 21
  22. 22. Programme CSP Framework Outcomes QAA Benchmark HPC Standards of Proficiency Related aims Statements for Physiotherapy Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Manage oneself and work with • Recognise the need for others to optimise results • A sufficient understanding of effective self-management of All clinical individual and team working workload and to be able to modules, Inter- • Manage time effectively through practices to be able to work in practice accordingly professional appropriate caseload management both contexts where • Be able to work, where learning Recognise and manage personal appropriate appropriate, with other opportunities emotions and stress • The use of IT and professionals, support staff, HEAA219 • Promote a safe and healthy information management patients, clients and users, and HEAA309 working environment systems sufficient to maintain their relatives and carers HEAA138 • Evaluate personal professional patient records • Be able to contribute effectively HEAA137 activity against pre-set objectives • An understanding of the role to work undertaken as part of the HEAA116 and the best available evidence of other professions multi-disciplinary team HEAA218 • Demonstrate sensitivity to the • An ability to work as a • Be able to demonstrate HEAA312 needs of others member of a health care effective and appropriate skills in • Secure the commitment of other team. communicating information, people in appropriate ways advice, instruction and • Present oneself and the professional opinion to physiotherapy profession positively colleagues, patients, clients, to others. users, their relatives and carers • Recognise and respect the goals • Understand the need for and priorities of other members of effective communication the health care team throughout the care of the patient • Communicate and co-operate • Understand the need for, and effectively be able to establish and maintain, a safe practice environment BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 22
  23. 23. Programme Graduate Attributes Skills for Health Knowledge and skills Related aims framework Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, • Problem solving skills Develop relationships with Health, safety and security: All clinical 6, • Exercises initiative and personal individuals that support them Promote, monitor and maintain modules, Inter- responsibility in addressing their health best practice in health, safety and professional • Ability to make decisions in needs security learning complex and unpredictable Develop and agree priorities Develop and maintain opportunities contexts for improving health communication with people about HEAA219 Plan activities, interventions difficult matters and/ or difficult HEAA309 and treatments to achieve situations HEAA138 specified health goals HEAA137 Mange information and HEAA116 material for access by HEAA218 patients and carers. HEAA312 Co-ordinate therapeutic programmes for individuals Communicate significant new to individuals Give presentations to groups BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 23
  24. 24. Programme CSP Framework Outcomes QAA Benchmark Statements HPC Standards of Related aims Proficiency for Modules Physiotherapy Enable individual patients and 1, 2,3,4, 5,6 groups to optimise their health • An ability to apply appropriate • Be able to contribute All clinical and social well being physiotherapy assessment effectively to work modules, techniques undertaken as part of the PHY105, • Promote good health and self- • An understanding of the role of multi-disciplinary team PHY106 care, using interventions that lie physiotherapy in the prevention • Know the limits of their PHY107, within the scope of physiotherapy of illness and injury and in practice and when to seek PHY210, practice and that are based on the health. advice PHY209, best available evidence regarding • Communication skills sufficient • Be able to work, where PHY208, their safety and effectiveness. to communicate safely and appropriate, with other PHY311, • Teach and advise individual effectively as a professional with professionals, support staff, PHY312, patients and groups, carers and patients, carers and colleagues. patients, clients and users, PHY313 others and their relatives and PHY211 • Advise individual patients and carers groups, carers and others • Be able to demonstrate (including other health care effective and appropriate professionals and support workers) skills in communicating on the scope of physiotherapy information, advice, practice and its evidence base. instruction and professional opinion to colleagues, patients, clients, users, their relatives and carers BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 24
  25. 25. Programme Graduate Attributes Skills for Health Knowledge and skills Related aims framework Modules 1, 2,3,4, 5,6 Identify the learning needs of Quality: All clinical • Ability to communicate patient and carers to enable Maintain quality in own work modules, effectively to a range of audiences management pf a defined and encourage others to do PHY105, • Problem-solving skills condition so. PHY106 Enable individuals to mange their Promote monitor and PHY107, defined health condition maintain best practice in PHY210, Enable individuals to change their health, safety and security PHY209, behaviour to improve their own PHY208, health and well-being PHY311, Enable patients to make informed PHY312, decisions / choices PHY313 Give presentation to groups PHY211 Develop relationships with individuals that support them in their health needs BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 25
  26. 26. Programme CSP Framework Outcomes QAA Benchmark HPC Standards of Proficiency Related aims Statements for Physiotherapy Modules 1,2,3,4,5,6 Deliver physiotherapy in response to An understanding of the • Be able to contribute All clinical patient need biological physical and effectively to work undertaken modules, behavioural sciences as part of the multi-disciplinary PHY105 • Assess patients' needs to optimise which underpin team PHY106, functional capacity, independence and physiotherapy. • Be able to gather information PHY107, well-being through structured forms of • An integrated effectively PHY108 clinical-reasoning understanding of the • Be able to use appropriate PHY208, • Recognise the range of possible ethical, moral and legal assessment techniques PHY209, physiotherapy interventions issues in relation to • Be able to undertake or PHY210, • Work in partnership, and through physiotherapy practice arrange clinical investigations as PHY311, negotiation, with patients and carers appropriate PHY312, • Plan and implement an appropriate • Be able to analyse and PHY313 physiotherapy programme based on an evaluate the information PHY211 assessment of individual need, the best collected HEAA138, available evidence, the risks involved to • Be able to use research, HEAA137 self and others, and personal capacity to reasoning and problem solving execute safely, effectively and efficiently. skills to determine appropriate • Evaluate the effectiveness of a chosen actions physiotherapy programme • Be able to draw on appropriate • Record all aspects of the physiotherapy knowledge and skills in order to programme fully and accurately make professional judgements • Refer patients to the members of the • Be able to formulate specific healthcare team or other care agencies and appropriate management • Determine and agree in partnership with plans patients and carers the most appropriate time to terminate physiotherapy programmes and manage discharge and/or transfer arrangements effectively, efficiently and with sensitivity. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 26
  27. 27. Programme Graduate Attributes Skills for Health Knowledge and skills Related Modules aims framework 1,2,3,4,5,6 • Problem-solving skills Plan activities, interventions Health and wellbeing: All clinical modules, • Ability to initiate and carry out and treatments to achieve Plan, deliver and evaluate PHY105 projects specified health goals interventions and / or PHY106, PHY107, •Communicate effectively to a Prepare individualised treatment PHY108, PHY208, range of audiences treatment plans for individuals Assess physiological and or PHY209, PHY210, • Ability to make decisions in Undertake examination and psychological function and PHY311, PHY312, complex and unpredictable manipulation of the body for develop monitor and review PHY313 contexts. assessment purposes related treatment plans PHY211 Enable individuals to use and HEAA138, operate healthcare equipment HEAA137 technologies and devices Communicate significant news to individuals Enable patients to make informed decisions / choices Co-ordinate therapeutic programmes for individuals Manage information and material for access by patients and carers BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 27
  28. 28. Programme CSP Framework Outcomes QAA Benchmark Statements HPC Standards of Related aims Proficiency for Modules Physiotherapy Promote equality to all 1,2,3,4,5,6 individuals in physiotherapy • Be able to practice in a practice • The assessment process non-discriminatory manner All clinical sufficient to assess a patient • Be able to maintain modules, • Implement non-discriminatory safely and effectively taking into confidentiality and obtain HEAA137 practice account physical, psychological informed consent HEAA218 • Ensure the confidentiality and and cultural needs. • Be able to demonstrate PHY105, security of information • An integrated understanding of effective and appropriate PHY106 • Promote and support patients' the ethical, moral and legal skills in communicating PHY107, rights and choice in their receipt issues in relation to information, advice, PHY108 of physiotherapy physiotherapy practice instruction and professional PHY208, • Respect patients' personal opinion to colleagues, PHY209, beliefs, dignity and identity. patients, clients, users, their PHY210, • Support patients through relatives and carers PHY311, effective communication and PHY3121, collaboration with others PHY313 • Understand self and personal PHY211 prejudices and manage these appropriately. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 28
  29. 29. Programme Graduate Attributes Skills for Health Knowledge and skills Related aims framework Modules 1,2,3,4,5,6 • Systematic understanding of Develop relationships with Equality and diversity: All clinical key aspects of field of study individuals that support them in Promote equality and value modules, • Ability to initiate and carry out addressing their health needs. diversity HEAA137 projects Manage information and material Develop and maintain HEAA218 • Communicate effectively to a for access by patients and communication with people PHY105, range of audiences carers. about difficult matters and/ or PHY106 Prepare individualised treatment in difficult situations PHY107, plans for individuals PHY108 PHY208, PHY209, PHY210, PHY311, PHY312, PHY313 PHY211 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 29
  30. 30. Programme CSP Framework Outcomes QAA Benchmark HPC Standards of Proficiency Related aims Statements for Physiotherapy Modules 1,2,3,4,5,6 Engage in research and evidence- • Be able to use appropriate based health care • Evaluation and research assessment techniques All clinical processes sufficient to • Be able to undertake or arrange modules, • Have a developed sense of the find and use available clinical investigations as HEAA116, knowledge base of the profession evidence in order to appropriate HEAA219, • Understand the range of research choose and evaluate • Be able to analyse and evaluate PHY309, processes relevant to evaluating treatment intervention the information collected PHY105 physiotherapy practice safely and effectively. • Be able to use research, PHY106, • Have the capacity and aptitude to • An understanding of the reasoning and problem solving PHY107, contribute to the profession's culture performance framework skills to determine appropriate PHY208, of enquiry and quality assurance actions PHY209, • Critically appraise research evidence mechanisms within • Be able to draw on appropriate PHY210, • Evaluate the outcomes of physiotherapy practice. knowledge and skills in order to PHY311, physiotherapy • Capacity to use make professional judgements PHY312, • Recognise the importance of numerical and IT skills to • Be able to monitor and review PHY313 providing cost-effective physiotherapy present, manage and the ongoing effectiveness of PHY211 programmes analyse data planned activity and modify appropriately. accordingly • An ability to implement • Be able to audit, reflect on and clinical practice based on review practice research evidence. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 30
  31. 31. Programme Graduate Attributes Skills for Health Knowledge and skills Related Modules aims framework 1,2,3,4,5,6 • Skills of analysis and enquiry Develop learning tools and Personal and people All clinical • Ability to devise and sustain methods for individuals to development: modules, arguments mange their defined health Develop own skills and HEAA116, • Ability to critique research condition knowledge and provide HEAA219, and advance scholarship Enable patients to make information to others to PHY309, • Ability to initiate and carry informed decisions help their development PHY105 out projects Assess suitability for planned Service improvement: PHY106, PHY107, procedure Contribute to the PHY208, PHY209, Plan activities interventions an improvement of services PHY210, PHY311, treatment to achieve specified PHY312, PHY313 health goals PHY211 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 31
  32. 32. Programme aims CSP Framework Outcomes QAA Benchmark HPC Standards of Related Statements Proficiency for Modules Physiotherapy 1,2,3,4,5,6 Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding • Be able to draw on to issues affecting • An appreciation of the appropriate knowledge All clinical physiotherapy practice complexities of health and skills in order to make modules, • Respond appropriately to the care systems within which professional judgements HEAA218 scope and limitations of physiotherapy is • Know the limits of their HEAA312 personal/professional practice delivered. practice and when to seek PHY105 • Respond appropriately to the • An understanding of advice PHY106, effect of resource limitations performance framework PHY107, • Demonstrate and apply and quality assurance PHY108 knowledge and understanding of mechanisms PHY208, the ethical and professional • An understanding of the PHY209, framework, health and social social and economic PHY210, policies and of legislation factors that impact on PHY311, relevant to physiotherapy health and delivery of PHY312, practice. care PHY313 PHY211 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 32
  33. 33. Programme aims Graduate Attributes Skills for Health Knowledge and skills Related Modules framework 1,2,3,4,5,6 • Systematic understanding of Manage information and Quality: Maintain quality All clinical key aspects of field of study materials for access by in own work and modules, • Conceptual understanding patients and carers encourage others to do HEAA218 • Ability to review, consolidate, so HEAA312 extend and apply the PHY105 knowledge and understanding PHY106, PHY107, PHY108 PHY208, PHY209, PHY210, PHY311, PHY312, PHY313 PHY211 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 33
  34. 34. Programme CSP Framework Outcomes QAA Benchmark HPC Standards of Related aims Statements Proficiency for Modules Physiotherapy Respond appropriately to 1,3,4,5,6, changing demands • An ability to use this • Be able to gather All clinical • Demonstrate the ability to transfer (professional) knowledge appropriate information modules, knowledge, skills and attributes to a and understanding • Be able to draw on HEAA218 variety of settings appropriately in a variety of appropriate knowledge HEAA312 • Recognise the need to adapt practice contexts. and skills in order to make HEAA137 physiotherapy practice to meet • An appreciation of the professional judgements PHY105, varying needs complexities of health care • Be able to monitor and PHY106 • Recognise the evolving nature of systems within which review the ongoing PHY107, physiotherapy practice physiotherapy is delivered. effectiveness of planned PHY208 • Ensure that responses to change activity and modify PHY209 do not compromise the duty of care accordingly PHY210 to individuals. • Be able to audit, reflect PHY311 on and review practice PHY312, PHY313 PHY211 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 34
  35. 35. Programme Graduate Attributes Skills for Health Knowledge and skills Related aims framework Modules 1,3,4,5,6 • Ability to cope with uncertainty, Plan activities, Health safety and All clinical ambiguity and limits of knowledge interventions and security: Promote, modules, • Ability to make decisions in treatments to achieved monitor and maintain HEAA218 complex and unpredictable contexts specified goals best practice in health, HEAA312 Assess patient suitability safety and security HEAA137 for planned procedure PHY105, Manage information and PHY106 materials for access by PHY107, patients and their carers PHY208 Enable individual to PHY209 change their behaviour to PHY210 improve their own health PHY311 and well-being PHY312, PHY313 PHY211 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 35
  36. 36. CSP Framework Outcomes QAA Benchmark HPC Standards of Programme Statements Proficiency for Related Aims Physiotherapy Modules Practise and promote CPD 1,2,3,4,5,6 • Recognise the importance of undertaking • Understand the All clinical career-long CPD for maintaining and enhancing • Reflection and the obligation to maintain modules, the quality of care to individuals and service learning process, in order to fitness to practice HEAA218 delivery and for fulfilling professional and future identify personal and • Understand the need for HEAA312, statutory responsibilities professional goals for CPD career-long self directed HEAA219, PHY309, • Appreciate, and respond appropriately to, the and lifelong learning. learning PHY108 learning continuum across qualifying education PHY105, and post-qualifying practice. PHY106, • Recognise the links between CPD, reflective PHY107 practice and engaging in clinical effectiveness. PHY208, • Take responsibility for personal and PHY209, professional learning and development, seeking PHY210, advice, guidance and support from appropriate PHY311, sources and recognising the diverse ways and PHY312, areas in which CPD can, and should take place. PHY313 • Enhance, update and develop appropriate PHY211, Inter- professional knowledge, skills and attributes, professional balancing personal needs with available learning resources and taking account of the best opportunities available evidence regarding safe and effective practice and its delivery. • Share and disseminate professional knowledge and skills to colleagues, individuals and carers, recognising the responsibility to play a role in educating future members of the profession BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 36
  37. 37. Programme Graduate Attributes Skills for Health Knowledge and skills Related Modules aims framework 1,2,3,4,5,6 • Ability to manage personal learning Communicate significant Quality: Maintain quality All clinical modules, using appropriate resources and news to individual in own work and HEAA218 materials Give presentations to encourage others to do HEAA312, • Ability to review, consolidate, extend groups so HEAA219, and apply knowledge and Personal and people PHY309, understanding development: PHY108 • Ability to cope with uncertainty, Develop own skills and PHY105, PHY106, ambiguity and limits of knowledge knowledge and provide PHY107 PHY208, information to others to PHY209, PHY210, help their development PHY311, PHY312, Service improvement: PHY313 Contribute to the PHY211, improvement of services Inter-professional learning opportunities BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 37
  38. 38. 3.3 Award Requirements On completion of all stages of the programme students will be conferred with an award from the University of Plymouth. The title of the award is BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. You will also be eligible to apply for registration on the appropriate part of the Health Professions Council Register. 3.3.1 Honours Degree The award is classified according to the University of Plymouth Academic Regulations. Year 1 module results do not contribute to the degree classification, but students must achieve 120 level 4 credits. Year 2 modules contribute 30% to the degree classification. Year 3 modules contribute 70% to the degree classification. Classification Bands First Class Honours 70% or above Second Class Honours, Upper Division 60% - 69% Second Class Honours, Lower Division 50% - 59% Third Class Honours 40% - 49% 3.4 Programme Management Programme Leader The programme leader is responsible for the day to day running of your physiotherapy programme. Part of the role of the programme leader is to support and co-ordinate the activities of other key members of staff within the physiotherapy division. The other key roles are the admissions tutor, the clinical education tutor, the year tutors, the module leaders and the personal tutors. Programme Committee The Programme Committee is a vital element of the programme management and quality control. You will be able to elect student representatives to attend this Committee. Other members are the module leaders and teaching staff, representatives from the physiotherapy service and representatives from Information and Learning Services. The Committee has corporate responsibility for the quality of the academic programme that includes:  annual monitoring and evaluating the quality of academic provision through self-critical evaluation and consideration of the opinions of staff, students, external examiners and other relevant parties  maintaining minutes of the Programme Committee  establishing appropriate mechanisms for the evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in each module and reviewing the outcomes of these evaluations  obtaining feedback and evaluating the views of students about their learning experiences  establishing and maintaining effective links with learning support services  approving a Programme handbook for students, and updating it annually BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 38
  39. 39.  conducting an annual monitoring of the operation of the programme by a process established by the Faculty/ to consider the inputs and report on the outputs/ action plans as specified in the University process for annual monitoring  ensuring that matters and issues raised by external examiners are discussed and addressed, with timely responses to externals on any issues raised  ensuring that matters arising from placements, or placement supervision, are discussed with the relevant parties and addressed  ensuring that matters raised by students are addressed and that students receive feedback on any actions arising  proposing nominations for new external examiners and external advisors. Clinical Education Coordinator The Clinical Education Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and monitoring of the clinical education placement component of your programme. Year Tutor A named year tutor will be responsible for each student year group. Specific responsibilities include induction processes for each year group, efficient and smooth running of the timetable for that year, monitoring of student attendance in practical classes and PBL tutorials, arranging and chairing regular staff-student liaison meetings with other year tutors, acting as the contact person for student issues affecting the year of the programme for which they are responsible, overseeing and arranging practical exams and overseeing and arranging specific sessions appropriate to that year, e.g. career development processes; personal development planning. Module Leaders Each module has a designated module leader who is responsible for the day to day running of their module, including delivery, assessment and evaluation. Personal Tutor In year one you will be allocated a personal tutor who has an academic as well as a personal welfare role. Your personal tutor will invite you for a meeting at the beginning of each teaching block. You can of course see your personal tutor in addition to these two invites. Your tutor will support you in your personal and professional development. For more details of this see section 3.7.3 Support for learning. Your tutor is also there in a personal crisis and will be able to identify and refer you to other support agencies. 3.5 Programme Structure 3.5.1 Overview of the Programme The BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy is a three year programme. Each academic year is organised into two teaching blocks and the curriculum is presented within distinct modules. Each module has a certain credit rating and each module is delivered at a particular academic level. Table 2 shows the credit values of each of the modules in the three levels. . BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Programme Handbook 2009-2010 39

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