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PTY4172

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Physiotherapy
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2013 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Kristin Lo

Synopsis

PTY4172 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.

Delivery of physiotherapy services and ongoing case based learning provide opportunities for integration of the different themes within the course. Students undertake a clinical attachment (5 weeks) during this unit, providing them the opportunity to apply integrated knowledge and skills from previous learning in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy to acute, subacute or community patient care.

Outcomes

There are 42 specific objectives for the year four clinical units that address the five themes outlined in the unit synopsis

Assessment

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. Students must submit valid police check, WWC check, first aid certificate and annual CPR update documents to be signed off by administrative staff by the Wednesday prior to the first scheduled clinical placement in order to participate in clinical placements.
Hurdle requirements: attendance and participation, learning needs form, clinical log, self assessment using APP. Achieving 50% on Items 1-6 and on Items 7-20 inclusive on the APP for each clinical core placement.
Hurdle requirement: achieve a pass in all summative tasks

Summative assessment:
Clinical (APP) assessment: 80%
Research proposal (1000 words summative 10%)
Research skills seminar (summative 10%)

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Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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