PT5002 - Physiotherapy Placement 2

What will I learn on this module?

This module focuses upon the skills, behaviours, values and beliefs that underpin safe and effective Physiotherapy practice. You will further develop your skills in effective, personal and clinical communication and professionalism, and will explore how these skills are fundamental to the core standards of the profession. You will be guided to become a life-long learner and a reflective practitioner which involves understanding the importance of ongoing self-awareness and a critical approach to your own practice. You will learn about the context of Physiotherapy practice and through this explore your role as both a professional in your own right but also as part of a wider healthcare team. In addition, you will have the opportunity to practice Physiotherapy therapeutic skills in a “real” environment in a variety of practice placement areas with the support of University and Clinically based supervisors. This experience will consolidate the skills that you have developed within the University and enable you to understand the links between theory and practice.

How will I learn on this module?

Your learning in this module will take place between university-based teaching sessions and in three periods of practice within a clinical setting. You will be supported to develop your understanding and skills within the university by experienced Physiotherapy staff, through a series of workshops linked with your clinical placements. HCPC and CSP standards and recommendations for life-long learning will be referred to throughout this module. During placement you will work with an experienced physiotherapist who will guide your professional development in the context of the specific physiotherapy setting. You will use a portfolio of learning to make links between the university and practice-based learning.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Successful academic achievement requires a system of robust support and guidance to help you focus on your learning needs. In addition to
the pastoral support you will receive, the tutors involved in delivering this module will provide guidance and academic counselling to ensure
that you are able to confidently engage with the academic and practical rigour of this module. This dialogue will be face to face in lectures, seminars and workshops with tutorial support available, and is an essential aspect of the programme’s assessment for learning strategy. Extensive support is also accessible online as part of the University’s commitment to technology enhanced learning. This employs the use of the e-learning portal.

A central feature the academic support available to you is the service provided by the University Library. This 24/7 service caters for all your learning needs, has extensive access to electronic texts and tutorials that will directly support the development of academic skills aimed at improving your critical thinking and communication skills.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at:
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team –

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Discuss the evidence-base underpinning skills for safe, effective and collaborative physiotherapy practice.

2. Understand HCPC and CSP guidance in relation to safe and effective clinical practice

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
1. Integrate reflection as an ongoing learning tool for pre, during and post placement

2. Understand components and application of the continuing professional development portfolio for safe and effective practice

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
1. Demonstrate awareness and application of appropriate ethics, non-discriminatory practice, cultural awareness and person-centred care in meeting the requirements of the Health and Caring Professions Council Professional Standards

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment:
You will receive feedback on your professional development during seminars and workshops and in pre and post placement tutorials where you will reflect on and plan for your placement learning. During placement there will be ongoing formative assessment of practice where strengths and areas for development are identified. This will be supported through regular supervision meetings between the student and the practice educator.

Summative assessment
Level 5 Practice Placement Competencies (ALL MLOs)

You will be assessed by your Practice Educator on a pass/fail basis in line with specified level 5 competencies. You will receive written and verbal feedback on your strengths and areas for development from your Practice Educator





Module abstract

This module encompasses your clinical placements for the second year of the programme and allows for development of your skills within the real-world setting. As part of this module, you will consolidate the learning from other modules at level 5 such as ‘Assessment and Management of Acute Care’, ‘Assessment and management of Long-term conditions’ and ‘Assessment and management of movement and function’ which encompass physiotherapy management of a number of different clinical populations and apply this to the real-world setting. Taught components of this module will examine physiotherapy practice through the lens of patient safety and consider your own development in providing safe, effective and collaborative care. You will undergo mandatory training to prepare you for clinical practice, work to develop your Continuing Professional Development portfolio as well as complete pre- and post-placement workshops to prepare and reflect on your clinical practice experience.

Course info

UCAS Code B165

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2024 or September 2025

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Full time Courses starting in 2023 are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but may include elements of online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.


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