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Rational for clinical placements

Clinical education is an integral and significant component of the total curriculum that enables students to demonstrate and achieve competence.  It forms an indispensable part of the learning process. Learning gained in clinical settings is vital to the students’ educational and professional development. Experience gained enables the acquisition of new knowledge and skills as well as the application, consolidation and reflection upon the learning gained in the university environment.

The aims of clinical education are to:

• Prepare students who are fit for practice, purpose and award on eligibility for registration
• Provide relevant experience of a range of health care and social care settings and diversity of client/patient needs
• Enable students to meet the requirements from the HCPC and CSP
• Facilitate integration within the AHP disciplines of both theory and practice
• Facilitate inter-professional learning in practice

The provision includes a large number of geographically diverse clinical learning environments. Physiotherapy students may have the opportunity to gain experience in the following settings:

Acute and Foundation Trusts
Primary Care Trusts
Tertiary Specialist Centres
Voluntary Sector
Private Sector
Charitable Organisations



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