Module Title:Clinical Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught as two practical classes of three hours duration per week. The class will be split into two groups to manage the patient caseload. The students begin term one with observation and will gradually take more responsibility as the terms progress and knowledge builds. The clinic will start with low numbers of patients per clinic session, where the supervisors conduct full assessments, treatments and rehabilitation and students observe and are involved in the process of problem-solving and planning. As the year progresses, students are given more responsibility and eventually their own patient caseload under supervision. Reflection is encouraged with regular self-assessment, peer-assessment and tutor-assessment.
Module Aim: To expose the student to a working clinic and patients with a wide range of injuries. To consolidate theoretical and practical knowledge by observing and implementing clinical skills and to commence application of the problem orientated treatment approach under direct supervision in the clinical setting.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Assess and manage a wide range of individual patients with differing injuries.
LO2 Direct a full assessment of an individual patient.
LO3 Derive pertinent information from patient evaluations and will have developed a fair level of competency in setting realistic and appropriate goals.
LO4 Execute appropriate treatment and rehabilitation protocols to suit the needs of the individual patient.
LO5 Demonstrate professional relationships with colleagues, staff and patients and be competent in patient education
LO6 Manage patient documentation and the upkeep of medical records appropriately.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Successful completion of year 2 or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Exposure to patients with peripheral and spinal musculoskeletal impairments and sports injuries.
Initial observation and gradual attainment of competency and safe use of manual, electro and exercise therapy in a clinical situation.
Consolidation and practical implementation of skills learned in previous and co-semester assessment and treatment modules.
Management, with help & supervision, of patient caseloads.
Documentation of patient records.
Development of communication skills with patients, colleagues and staff.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Assessment will be linked with the stated learning outcomes of the course. 80% attendance is required to pass the module. Each Student will be furnished with a Continuous Assessment Record Book (CARB) to be completed under direct supervision of the clinical tutor. The student must attain minimum levels of competency in all CARB skills; including skills in assessment, goal setting, treatment & rehabilitation and documentation. Formative Assessment will be facilitated via regular self-assessment, peer-assessment and tutor-assessment. Monthly reflective learning logs will be uploaded through Blackboard. This module is graded Pass/Fail. 1,2,3,4,5,6 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 6.00
Independent Learning Every Week 30.00
Total Hours 210.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASRA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 3 Mandatory