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Wintec

Waikato Institute of Technology

Waikato Institute of Technology is accredited by the Physiotherapy Board for the purpose of delivering physiotherapy education and awarding the qualifications of:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours

This accreditation is in accordance with the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 and is valid until December 2023.

As a new course of study, this accreditation includes the following conditions:

 

Wintec’s accreditation conditions – 2019

2.3   There is relevant external input to the design and management of the program, including from Māori representatives, and representatives of the physiotherapy profession.

Condition: Evidence of local provider, Māori and community input to management of the program in the 2019 Annual Report.

3.5   Learning and teaching methods are intentionally designed and used to ensure students achieve the required learning outcomes.

Condition: Detailed unit outlines for Year 2 to be included in the 2019 Annual Report.

3.8   Teaching staff are suitably qualified, experienced, and have appropriate annual practising certificates to deliver the units/courses that they teach.

Condition: Details of the academics recruited to be included in the 2019 Annual Report.

3.10 Learning environments support the achievement of the required learning outcomes.

Condition: Evidence of a suitable Physiotherapy practical skills teaching space set for teaching and student practice opportunities, to be included in the 2019 Annual Report.

3.11 Facilities and equipment are accessible, well- maintained, fit for purpose and support the achievement of learning outcomes.

Condition: Evidence of purchase of equipment required for first year teaching to be included in the 2019 Annual Report.

4.6   Students are represented within the deliberative and decision-making processes for the program.

Condition: Evidence of student representation within the student forums to be included in the 2019 Annual Report.

5.1   There is a clear relationship between learning outcomes and assessment strategies.

Condition: Mapping of relationship between learning outcomes and detailed assessment items of second year curriculum to be included in the 2019 Annual Report.

5.2   Scope of assessment covers all learning outcomes relevant to attributes and competencies.

Condition: Detailed assessment items of second year curriculum to be included in the 2019 Annual Report.

5.3   Multiple assessment tools, modes and sampling are used including direct observation in the clinical setting.

Condition: Detailed assessment items of second year curriculum; Annual Report 2019.

5.4   Program management and coordination, including moderation procedures ensure consistent and appropriate assessment and feedback to students.

Condition: Examples of moderation and feedback processes within the program to be included in the 2019 Annual Report.

5.5   Suitably qualified and experienced physiotherapists undertake the assessment of physiotherapy specific competence.

Condition: Details of the 1FTE academic recruited in the 2019 Annual Report.

5.6   All learning outcomes are mapped to the required attributes and competencies, and assessed.

Condition: Detailed assessment items of second year curriculum to be included in the 2019 Annual Report.

 

Wintec’s accreditation conditions – 2020

2.2  Quality improvement processes use student, health consumer, tangata whenua, and other evaluations, internal and external academic and professional peer review to improve the program.

Condition: Evidence of student/ staff /external provider feedback and any changes to program instigated in response to this feedback to be included in the 2020 Annual Report.

 

Wintec’s accreditation conditions – 2021

1.4  Students are supervised by suitably qualified and experienced physiotherapy and health practitioners with appropriate annual practising certificates during clinical education.

Condition: Description of clinical educators to be included in the 2021 Annual Report (after initial second year placements).

1.5  Health services and physiotherapy practices providing clinical placements have robust quality and safety policies and processes and meet all relevant regulations and standards.

Condition: Evidence of specific clinical placement sites to be included in the 2021 Annual Report.

3.6  Graduates are competent in research literacy for the level and type of the program.

Condition: Detailed curriculum and assessment items for all modules that focus on research literacy for Honours and non-Honours exit degrees to be included in the 2021 Annual Report.