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QQI Level 5
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Physiotherapy with Health Service Skills, Blended Learning
This Health Service Skills Certificate with an emphasis on Physiotherapy Assistant provides training for care assistants and physiotherapy assistants and equips them with the skills and knowledge to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment. Students study human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system, they become familiar with common medical conditions and the main clinical features of these conditions.
The Physiotherapy Assistant works with the Physiotherapist to assess and treat people whose movement is restricted by injury, illness or age. They use techniques to help with injuries and disorders of muscles and joints. The techniques include exercise, massage, and other treatments such as hydrotherapy, deep heat or ultrasound.
The Physiotherapy Assistant gains an understanding of the principles and practices of rehabilitation to assist in the care of the individual with a Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury or Limb absence. Through practice, the Physiotherapy Assistant becomes skilled in the therapeutic handling of patients in a range of physiotherapy interventions.
Physiotherapy Assistants learn the basic principles of infection control and are taught to apply standard precautions in relation to infection control. Human growth and development is explored so that they are able to relate to people at various levels of personal development.
This is a blended learning course which is a combination of distance learning home study and workshops which are delivered in Dublin. Learners must complete 100 hours work experience to complete the course and must secure this placement themselves.
What is Blended Learning?
If you are working full-time with limited spare time yet you want to achieve your degree qualification, this is very much suited to your needs. During the induction workshop, you will be given your log-in details to the online portal, "Weblearn". Here you will find course notes, reading lists, podcasts, articles of interest and assessment guidelines. The content is structured in an easy to "find and follow" week by week format. You will need basic computer skills such as searching the internet and typing a word document.
Each module commences with an induction seminar and you will meet your lead tutor during this seminar. You can upload your assessments and your tutor will give you feedback on whether you are on the right track before you submit the final version. Blended learning allows you to study at your time with support available throughout your learning journey. Click the link below for how our recent graduates got on studying under the Blended Learning method.
QQI Level 5 Major Award in Health Service Skills (5M3782)
QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Physiotherapy Assistant
Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.
This is a blended learning course which is a combination of distance learning home study and workhosps which are delivered in Dublin. See a schedule of workshops here.
Learners must complete 100 hours work experience to complete the course and must secure this placement themselves.
If students do not wish to study the full award; you can now book onto the Theory and Practice modules separately.
- Care Support
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Human Growth and Development
- Infection Prevention & Control
- Physiotherapy Assistant Theory *
- Physiotherapy Assistant Practice *
- Work Experience
- Occupational First Aid (additional fee)
Course price €1799
Protection for Learners €72