The aim of this module is to provide the learners with the knowledge and skills necessary for the provision of safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy, under the direction and supervision of a chartered physiotherapist, in a range of healthcare settings.
On successful completion, the learners will be able to describe the nature and scope of physiotherapy practice, the role of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and the role and responsibilities of the physiotherapy assistant.
In relation to background theoretical knowledge, the learners will be able to explain the structure and function of important anatomical systems and describe the clinical conditions which the physiotherapist/physiotherapy assistant is likely to encounter in clinical practice.
With regard to skills acquisition, the learners will demonstrate skill in basic therapeutic handling with particular emphasis on health and safety.
In recognition of the importance of professional development in keeping up to date and maintaining quality care and support, the learners will be able to describe and use a range of practical methods for reflection and continuing professional development.
Who should complete this course?
- Students who wish to receive an Internationally Recognised certificate at Level 5 in Physiotherapy.
- Carers in Residential Homes for adults, Home carers and those working as care assistants in Hospitals and Residential Homes.
- Those working in the HSE or private healthcare sector.
- Care Assistants who wish to work with a Physiotherapist to assess and treat people whose movement is restricted by injury, illness or age.
- Those who wish to work towards the Major Award in Health Service Skills (Level 5) 5M3782.
Topics covered include:
- Unit 1: Physiotherapy
- Unit 2: Anatomy, Physiology and Human Movement
- Unit 3: Conditions
- Unit 4: Physiotherapy Assistant Practice.
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