SE753-7-PS-CO:
Physiotherapy Led Assessment & Treatment

The details
2024/25
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring & Summer
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Monday 13 January 2025
Friday 27 June 2025
30
14 March 2024

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

MSC B16024 Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

Module description

This module develops students' holistic assessment and intervention skills for a range of patient presentations. The module will focus on the common approaches to physiotherapy led assessment and interventions, whilst highlighting the variations required when assessing different patient groups.

Module aims

1) To develop holistic assessment and intervention skills for a range of patient presentations.

2) To facilitate the learning of common approaches to physiotherapy led assessment and interventions, whilst highlighting the variations required when assessing different patient groups.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

1. Critically explore the approaches and components of physiotherapy led assessment.
2. Demonstrate an ability to undertake an assessment and provide interventions which are appropriate, safe, effective, holistic and adaptable.
3. Communicate clearly in a well-structured manner to convey complex information and ideas, adapting the message to the requirements and level of the target audience.
4. Demonstrate accurate note keeping which is congruent with legal and professional expectations.
5. Undertake an analysis of patient led assessment and interventions, relating to the biopsychosocial aspects for improving patient outcomes.

Module information

Indicative Content

Consent
Flags
Outcome measures
Collaborative goal setting
Assessment of systems
Subjective assessment; communication styles, understanding the individual's context, shared decision making
Physical assessment; observation, posture, range of movement, strength, functional capacity, special tests
Variations for specific patient groups
Communication of assessment findings; Consent, SOAP, POMR, Note writing, Digitalisation
Common sense model and patient education
Manual therapy, education, exercise and use of adjuncts
Application of NHS Values

Learning and teaching methods

A mixture of lectures, seminars, practicals and independent will be used to deliver this module.

Bibliography*

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   2000-word Essay    40% 
Practical   Viva    60% 

Additional coursework information

  • Formative assignment - 500 words submitted in week 23.
  • 70-minute mock Viva in week 32.
  • 70-minute summative Viva in week 35.

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Jay Matthams, email: jay.matthams@essex.ac.uk.
Jay Matthams, Adrian Mallows, Izzie Easton, Bradley Neal, James Roberts
jay.matthams@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

Mrs Madeleine Nicholson
Wrexham Glyndwr University
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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