Current and Emerging Roles in Physiotherapy Practice
Project Description[edit | edit source]
This project has been developed by year 2 students on the MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy programme at Queen Margaret University, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the module ‘Current and Emerging Roles in Physiotherapy Practice’. The aim of the module is to prepare learners for emerging physiotherapy roles in response to changing healthcare needs, evolving contexts of delivery of practice and government health targets.
Objectives[edit | edit source]
This project aims to fulfil the following module learning outcomes:
- Critically evaluate and synthesise the key issues drawn from the literature, relating to an emerging area of contemporary physiotherapy practice
- Identify and justify the knowledge, skills, behaviours and values which are required by physiotherapists to be effective in undertaking a specified role within the selected area of contemporary physiotherapy practice, both now and in the future.
- Use appropriate software to construct evidence of continuing professional development
Students work in groups to build shared wiki resources which can be intended as a resource for physiotherapists, patients or carers.
In 2011-12 , some students explored the role of the physiotherapist in public health and self-management.Others considered recent changes in scope of physiotherapy practice as well as the skills and attributes necessary for successful private practice.
In 201 -13, the students will be exploring contemporary issues including the role of the physiotherapist in prevention and treatment of both adult & childhood obesity and the prevention of falls in the aging population.
Project dates[edit | edit source]
September to December annually.
Course Instructors[edit | edit source]
Previously: Dr Judith Lane & Dr Cathy Bulley Currently: Dr Cathy Bulley; Cliona Purcell
Instructions to Students[edit | edit source]
Within your groups, develop a Wiki resource that can be used to educate and inform others on a selected current or emerging area of contemporary physiotherapy practice. Following the initial session, you will be allocated to a particular sub-theme.
Key References[edit | edit source]
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. 2010. CSP Vision for the future of UK Physiotherapy. CSP: London.
- Department of Health. 2008. A High Quality Workforce: NHS Next Stage Review. DoH: London.
- Department of Health and Skills for Health. 2008. Modernising allied health professions (AHP's) careers: a competence based career framework. DoH: London
- Scottish Government. 2007. Better Health: Better Care Action Plan. The Scottish Government: Edinburgh.
- Scottish Government. 2012. AHP's as Agents of Change in Health and Social Care - The National Delivery Plan for the Allied Health Professions in Scotland, 2012-2015. The Scottish Government: Edinburgh.
- Skills for Health. 2009. Strategic Plan 2010-2015. Skills for Health: London.
Articles[edit | edit source]
Listed below are the Articles which were created as part of this project in 2011 - 12.
- Management of long-term conditions - physical activity, public health, prevention, treatment, maintenance, aging and health
- Management of long-term conditions - self-management strategies - changed to The Four Stages of Multiple Sclerosis
- Service design and delivery - private practice; leadership; entrepreneurship
- Service design and delivery - changes in scope of physiotherapy practice
Listed below are the working titles of the Articles that will be developed as part of this project in 2012-13.
- Promoting independence for people with dementia
- Shaping behaviour and attitude in childhood obesity
- Carer’s guide for dementia
- Second wind: A business case - Title changed to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Rehabilitation Class
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: A Continuing Professional Development Package (page already existed - merged with existing page June 2020)
- The Emerging Role of the Physiotherapist in the Current Obesity Epidemic
Listed below are the working titles of the Articles that will be developed as part of this project in 2013-14.
- An Overview of Physiotherapy in UK Prisons
- Tackling Physical Inactivity: A Resource for Raising Awareness in Physiotherapists
- The Inclusion of CBT in Physiotherapy Education
- Developing a Social Media Resource to Promote Physical Activity in Teenage Girls
- Promoting the role of Physiotherapy in Palliative care: Information for allied health professionals - Title changed to Physiotherapy in Palliative Care
- Volunteering? Keep this in sight…the future is bright
Listed below are the working titles of the Articles that will be developed as part of this project in 2014-2015.
- Breast Cancer
- Benefits of Physical Activity of Children With Cerebral Palsy in Mainstream Schools
- Communication in healthcare
- Use of Technology to Enhance Patient Self-Management
- A parent’s guide to congenital and acquired neuromuscular and genetic disorders
- Effective communication techniques
Listed below are the working titles of the Articles that will be developed as part of this project in 2015-2016.
- Reducing pressures on the NHS: the emerging role of the physiotherapist in healthcare reform
- Telerehabilitation and the use of smartphone physiotherapy applications for home exercise programs
- The effectiveness of gaming technology in neurological rehabilitation
- Fostering behaviour change in the obese adolescent
- The emerging role of Microsoft Kinect in physiotherapy rehabilitation for stroke patients
- Prescribing in physiotherapy for pain: a current and emerging role Title changed to Prescribing in Physiotherapy for Pain
Listed below are the working titles of the Articles that will be developed as part of this project in 2016-2017.
- Growing up with Cystic Fibrosis: a guide for parents and carers - Title changed to Growing up With Cystic Fibrosis
- Diversity of Private Physiotherapy Practice
- Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation for Young People with Physical Disabilities
- Physiotherapists as Advocates for Individuals Living With Dementia
- Using communication to enhance therapeutic interactions with people living with dementia
- Physical Activity and Injury Prevention in Adolescents
Listed below are the working titles of the Articles that will be developed as part of this project in 2017-2018.
- What’s Next? A Guide for Recently Graduated UK Physiotherapy Students
- Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
- Childhood Obesity
- A Proposed Resource to Promote Active Living Through Behavioural Change in Young People
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Deprescription - A Resource for Group 6 PM081 Physiopedia changed to Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Deprescription