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PTY3062

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Stephen Maloney

Synopsis

PTY3062 continues to develop the five themes upon which the four year curriculum is based. These are Theme 1 Personal and Professional Development; Theme 2 Population, Society and Health; Theme 3 Fundamental Knowledge of Health Science; Theme 4 Applied Practice; and Theme 5 Research. Problem based learning (PBL) is the cornerstone for integration of the different themes within the course. Students undertake an extended clinical attachment (15 weeks) during this unit, providing them the opportunity to apply integrated knowledge and skills from previous learning in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy to patient care in subacute and community settings.

Objectives

On completion of this unit it is expected students will be able to:

THEME 1: Personal & Professional Development:

  • communicate effectively and appropriately with clients, caregivers, supervisors and professional colleagues;
  • document physiotherapy interventions accurately and succinctly;
  • identify student rights and responsibilities, clinician rights and responsibilities and rights and responsibilities of people who seek health care;
  • review supervision issues and personal learning strategies for effective participation in the clinical affiliation;
  • demonstrate commitment to learning;
  • list organizational factors that impact on clinical practice;
  • demonstrate teamwork;
  • demonstrate practice that is ethical and in accordance with relevant legal and regulatory requirements;
  • identify adverse events and near misses and minimises risk associated with assessment and interventions;
  • discuss quality assurance practices to maintain high standards of health service delivery;
  • develop a discharge plan appropriate to client needs and workplace resources;

THEME 2: Population, Society & Health:
  • identify the need for prevention and education programs appropriate to a clinical attachment;
  • where relevant, assist in the development of appropriate physiotherapy strategies to promote health within the community;
  • plan, implement and evaluate an individualised education program;
  • list the principles involved in the development of health promotion material appropriate to a specific client population;

THEME 3: Fundamental Knowledge in Health Science:
  • review principles of healing related to the management of burns in paediatric and adult populations, hand therapy and plastic surgery;
  • describe the role of physiotherapy in the management of people following burns, plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery of the hand;
  • explore management options for people following burns, plastic surgery. hand surgery and organ transplants;
  • review the management of organ transplants for people with complex medical conditions;

THEME 4: Applied Practice:
  • conduct appropriate patient interviews (subjective assessment);
  • select appropriate methods for measurement of relevant health indicators;
  • perform appropriate assessment procedures (objective assessment);
  • interpret assessment findings according to accepted clinical guidelines;
  • collaborate with patient/carer to select appropriate intervention;
  • progress intervention appropriately;
  • perform treatments appropriately;
  • monitor the effect of intervention;
  • undertake discharge planning;
  • describe strategies for educating individuals and groups;

THEME 5: Research:
  • present appraisal of a clinical practice guideline to clinicians or students during clinical placement;
  • submit the appraisal of the guideline based on the recommendations of AGREE statement.

Assessment

Formative assessments: Formative assessments of clinical performance in each major study area of physiotherapy clinical education will be scheduled at the half way point of each study area of the clinical affiliation and at other subsequent times. The student must submit a self assessment form midway and at the end of each major study area while on clinical placement. All clinical assessment processes will use the same assessment tool. Hurdle requirement - Professional conduct: Students are required to demonstrate professional behaviour in communication (written or verbal) with department staff and clinical educators in order to pass the unit.

Summative assessments: Clinical assessment (based on assessment and changes in performance over the 15 week clinical education period) 60%;Verbal Case presentation (within clinical attachment) 10 %;Reflective Essay 15%; Online Case Based Learning Task 5%, Written Examination 10%.

Students must obtain a minimum of 50% in the clinical assessment, and a pass in each major study area, to progress into fourth year. Decisions about appropriate procedures for students who do not meet this requirement will be made by the Year 3/4 Level Committee which includes representation of the clinical partners.

Hurdle requirements: Attendance and participation in PBL sessions; completion of Learning Needs Form at the beginning and completion of each major area of study; completion of clinical log; pass in each clinical major study area; achieve an overall score of 50% on each of the sum of Items 1-6 (inclusive) and Items 7-20 (inclusive) by Clinician Evaluation using the APP tool for each clinical major study area, and evidence that application has been made for a police check (and working with children check if required).
To reflect everyday workplace practices, and in recognition of the importance of optimizing education in limited clinical placement hours, students are required to achieve 100% clinical attendance. Exceptions will be considered in cases of explained absence through illness, compassionate leave or a pre-arranged agreement with the University and health service facility.

To reflect everyday workplace practices, and in recognition of the importance of optimizing education in limited clinical placement hours, students are required to achieve 100% clinical attendance. Exceptions will be considered in cases of explained absence through illness, compassionate leave or a pre-arranged agreement with the University and health service facility.

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Stephen Maloney

Contact hours

PTY3062 comprises three campus based weeks, and fifteen off campus (clinical attachments). On campus (Weeks 1, 17 & 18) there will be approximately 17 hours per week contact teaching. A campus based learning week will consist of approximately 5-8 hours of lectures; 4 hours of CBL tutorials; and 4-6 hours of physiotherapy practical sessions, master classes and tutorials. For every formal teaching contact hour, students are expected to complete a minimum 2.5 additional hours self directed learning related to content, tasks and further reading as described in the PTY3062 Unit Guide and Practical Manual. Students will spend 34 hours per week in their clinical attachments (Weeks 2-16).

Prerequisites

PTY1011, PTY1022, PTY2031, PTY2042, PTY3051

Co-requisites

Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.monash.edu.au/study/coursefinder/course/3868/