Learning and Development Principles for CSP Accreditation of Pre-registration Programmes in Physiotherapy

This paper sets out the principles on which physiotherapy pre-registration programmes should be based in order to obtain Chartered Society of Physiotherapy accreditation.

For CSP accreditation/re-accreditation, programme teams will be asked to clarify how their programmes are designed to:

  • build and consolidate core physiotherapy knowledge, skills values and behaviours to enable students to develop into safe, effective, caring, confident and autonomous physiotherapists
  • reflect the needs of local, national and global populations
  • prepare graduates to work flexibly across care contexts and be prepared to meet challenges associated with population trends and shifting demographics
  • prepare graduates to deliver effective services that are centred around whole-patient care across the lifespan and spectrum of health and well-being, illness/disability and end of life care
  • develop skills to identify and implement best practice
  • develop research skills
  • develop graduate confidence in the application of health informatics and technological advances to support research and improvements in practice
  • clarify expectations of existing and emerging job roles for newly qualified physiotherapy graduates
  • oncorporate scope of practice, develop life-long learning skills and raise awareness of links between continuing professional development and future career pathways
  • develop entrepreneurship and awareness of business services evaluation and related commissioning models
  • engender graduate confidence and resilience.

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