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    • Physiotherapy A science based healthcare profession
    • Physiotherapy
      • Emphasises use of physical approaches in:
        • Promotion
        • Maintenance
        • Restoration
      • Individuals
        • Physical
        • Psychological
        • Social well being
        • Taking into account the individuals changing health status
    • Physiotherapy
      • Programme equips you with:
        • Knowledge
        • Skills
        • Essential for clinical practice in changing healthcare market
      • Challenging
      • Broad scope of practice
      • Patient groups
      • Client groups
    • Physiotherapy
      • Healthcare delivery settings
      • Intervention
      • Problems
        • Impairment
        • Activity
        • participation
    • Physiotherapy
      • Entry requirements
      • You must satisfy the general entry requirements for a first degree programme and have obtained GCSE passes at grade C or above in Mathematics and a science (or equivalent). All candidates are required to pass a medical examination and undergo a Pre-Employment Consultancy Check. Additional selection methods may used.
    • Physiotherapy
      • A Level
        • Grades BBB for GCE applicants to include one science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. Plus satisfactory performance in selection test (see below).
      • Irish Leaving Certificate
        • Grades BBBBB at higher level, to include two subjects from Maths, Physics, Biology or Chemistry.
    • Selection Test
      • End of January each year on University campuses
      • 3 elements
        • Interpersonal understanding
        • Critical reasoning
        • Written communication
      • Allied Health Professional applicants
      • Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
      • Fee £90
        • Results valid for 2 years
    • Selection Test
      • Application alongside UCAS process
      • Details available on university website http://www.ulster.ac.uk and http://www.hpat.org.uk
      • All applicants must complete the ACER test to be considered for entry to University of Ulster Allied Health Profession programmes
    • Physiotherapy
      • Batchelor of Science (Honours) Degree programme
      • Full time
      • 3 year course
      • Modular
      • Formal lectures and practical sessions
      • The successful student will undertake intensive study, approximately 27 hours per week
        • Ongoing progressive home study is essential equal to that spent in lectures and practical sessions
      • Students will undertake a research dissertation as part of their course
    • Physiotherapy
      • Dress code for practical sessions
      • Lectures and practical sessions delivered by a diverse teaching team including:
        • Physiotherapy lecturers
        • Visiting physiotherapy lecturers
        • Biologists
        • Psychologists
        • Occupational Therapists
        • Nursing lecturers
      • Clinical placement
        • in-service training
    • Physiotherapy
      • Anatomy
      • Physiology
      • Communication
      • Assessment
      • Musculoskeletal
      • Respiratory
      • Neurological
      • Conditions commonly encountered as a physiotherapist
    • Physiotherapy
      • Rheumatological conditions
      • Respiratory conditions; these include chest, heart and lungs
      • Neurological conditions e.g. CVA, MS, GBS
      • Surgical
      • Reduced mobility
      • Elderly care
      • Fractures
      • Moving and handling of patients
      • First aid
    • Physiotherapy
      • To become a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice must be completed
      • 1060 hours is built in to the programme over 5 clinical placements of 6 weeks in duration
      • Assessment of learning include written and practical examinations
      • A portfolio of learning is recommended, this is an important reference for later registration and/or employment
        • Provides evidence of ongoing learning
        • Continual Professional Development (CPD)
    • Physiotherapy
      • Lifelong learners
      • Post Graduate courses
        • MSc
        • PhD
      • Career development
        • ? 10 % of salary devoted to courses
        • CPD
      • Membership of clinical interest groups
      • Subscription to journals
      • Internet forums
    • Physiotherapist work areas
      • National Health Service
      • Hospital
        • Wards
        • Neurology
        • Respiratory
          • Community based rehabilitation programmes
        • Rehabilitation
        • Elderly Care
        • Day Hospital
        • Out Patient
    • Physiotherapist work areas
      • Paediatric
      • Sports Medicine
      • Occupational Health
      • Community care
      • Domiciliary
      • Research
        • Important aspect of physiotherapy
      • Private practice
        • Private health insurance companies require 2-5 years post graduate experience
      • Sports Teams
    • Sports Medicine
      • Sports medicine is defined as:
      • Preparation
      • Training
      • Prevention of injury and illness
      • Diagnosis and treatment of injury and illness
      • Rehabilitation and return to active participation in sport
      • Relates to the athlete, sport, sporting equipment and diagnostic instrumentation (Peterson and Rentr öm, 1998)
    • Sports Medicine Team
      • Consultants
      • Physiotherapists
      • Massage therapists
      • Podiatrists
      • Optometrist
      • Pharmacists
      • Dentist
      • Gender verifiers *
      • Interpreters *
    • Sports Medicine model – professional sport The players agent also features prominently in athlete-coach interaction Doctor Dietician Psychologist Others Podiatrist Masseur Physio Trainer Athlete- Coach
    • Sports Physiotherapist
      • Work with athletes to enable them to compete at the highest level.
      • Participate in pre-competition screening.
      • Education of athletes and coaches - injury risks.
      • Love thy sport – understand the demands
      • Identifying potential risks so reduce injury
      • Injury surveillance
    • Sports Physiotherapist
      • Organise treatment equipment, kit and supplies.
      • Effectively assess and treat injuries part of team
      • Time for assessment is short
      • Tennis allows 180 seconds for assessment and treatment.
      • Rugby allows PT’s onto the pitch without stopping play.
      • GAA games must be called on to the pitch by ref.
      • Refer to medical specialists or emergency services if required.
    • Sports Physiotherapist
      • Provide basic first aid.
      • Keep accurate records of injuries and treatments given.
      • Three Specific Times
        • Before the game/competition
        • During the game/competition
        • At the end of competition
    • Before
      • PREPARATION
      • Pre-games screening
      • Gather information on the size of the team and the nature of the competition
      • Make contact with coaches/managers.
      • Identification of any medical problems that any of the athletes may suffer from - asthma.
      • Organise equipment required for every eventuality (telephone)
    • Before
      • ASSESS THE LOCATION
      • Quality and ease of access to medical facilities.
      • Locate physiotherapy facilities/training ground.
      • If travelling to another country - voltage, health hazards i.e. water and food, vaccinations required, voltage.
      • ONCE YOU HAVE ARRIVED
      • Locate emergency/first aid equipment
      • Is there an emergency plan
      • Other physiotherapy/medical personnel
      • Check out the timetable
      • Set up a treatment area
      • Liaise with coach/manager to prioritise any pre competition treatment and taping
    • During
      • High level of awareness.
      • Assessments of injuries, fast and accurate.
      • Injury management
      • Maintain accurate records of treatments given and injuries received.
      • Stressful?
    • After
      • Initial / early management will influence long term outcome
      • Continue to assess and treat injuries.
      • Possible onward referral.
      • Post-event discussions with athletes and coach, manager.
      • Equipment check and restock
    • Useful websites
      • http://prospectus.ulster.ac.uk/course/?id=4760
      • http://www.ulster.ac.uk
      • http://www.hpat.org.uk
      • www.science.ulster.ac.uk/courses/health/BSc_PhysioG150.pdf