To delineate the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills deemed essential for
completion of the program and to perform as a competent physiotherapist who will
be able to evaluate, plan and execute physiotherapy treatment independently.
Cognitive Skills – to receive, interpret, remember,
reproduce and use information to solve problems, evaluate work,
and generate new ways of processing or categorizing information.
Psychomotor Skills – to perform skillful:
a] Manual Task – to maneuver another person’s body part for evaluation and tools for screening purposes, manipulate in transfers, gait, positioning, exercise, and mobilization techniques, effectively guide, facilitate, inhibit, and resist movement and motor patterns through physical facilitation and inhibition techniques, proper handling of treatment equipment and accurately apply to patients.
b] Fine Motor / Hand Skills – to record and document evaluations, patient care notes and referrals, to apply and adjust the dials or controls of therapeutic modalities and effectively position hands and apply mobilization and therapeutic techniques.
c] Visual Acquity – to read written and illustrated material, receive visual information from patients and the treatment environment.
e] Auditory Acquity – to hear lectures and discussion in academic and clinical settings and distinguish between normal and abnormal breath and heart sounds.
d] Locomotion Ability – to move for lectures and practical’s and in any other emergency situation.
f] Communication – to effectively communicate information and safety concerns with other students, teachers, patients, peers, staff and personnel by asking questions, giving information, explaining conditions and procedures, or teaching home programs.
Affective Learning Skills – to demonstrate respect to all people, including students, teachers, patients and medical personnel, without showing bias or preference on the grounds of age, race, gender, sexual preference, disease, mental status, lifestyle, opinions or personal values, demonstrate appropriate affective behaviors and mental attitudes and to acknowledge and respect individual values.
Acknowledge and respect individual values and opinions in order to foster harmonious working relationships with colleagues, peers, and patients.