Physiotherapy

This area is designed to provide information and resources to help you successfully support, supervise and assess MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Reg) students within the practice setting.

If there is any information that you think would be useful to add, please contact Dr Luca Buzzatti at luca.buzzatti@aru.ac.uk

Reporting sickness and absence

It is your responsibility as a registered professional to inform Anglia Ruskin University of a student's sickness or absence and to ensure this is recorded and signed on the student's timesheet.

The University has a duty to inform the professional body of the exact hours a student has experienced in the clinical area and it is therefore important that accurate records are kept.

Please inform the University of a student's absence by emailing practiceteam@aru.ac.uk or calling 01245 684816, stating: student name, student ID number, clinical site, reason for absence.

About the programme

The programme is a two-year full time MSC (pre-registration) course to enable registration with the HCPC to practice as a physiotherapist. Watch our video about the content of the course and how it is structured.

Placement information

The course includes a number of placement blocks (rotations) that take place in different specialities. The following documents outline how the rotations will work and the block plan for the course:

The students will have a practice assessment document (PAD) that has been developed by the CSP:

Lapses in professionalism (LiP)

Clinical practice is a fundamental aspect of the development of professionalism, with clinical assessors responsible for the assessment of competence which establishes a student's fitness for practice. This is mirrored within the academic environment with Personal Tutors playing a key role in the development of educational proficiency and professional behaviour within the university setting.

Therefore, to ensure a holistic approach to the assessment and management of student professionalism between the practice learning setting and academic institution, our intention is to include a transparent monitoring and recording system that supports the identification of low and higher-level concerns.

The LiP process is a mechanism to report and action any unprofessional behaviour during the student’s period of registration. When a lapse is reported, this will trigger actions between key stakeholders to award tariff points to develop a facilitative action plan together with the student before they lead to more significant fitness to practice issues.

Find out more and report a lapse in professionalism