units

PTY4171

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Michael Storr

Synopsis

PTY4171 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 and complete self directed learning tasks, providing them the opportunity to apply integrated knowledge and skills from previous learning in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy to acute, community or subacute patient care.

Outcomes

There are 42 specific objectives for the Year 4 clinical units that address the five themes outlined in the unit synopsis.

Assessment

Hurdle:
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.
Attendance and participation, learning needs form, clinical log, self assessment using APP and feedback conference. Achieving 50% on Items 1-6 and on Items 7-20 inclusive on the APP for each clinical core placement.
Achieve a pass in all summative assessments.

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

Students must obtain a minimum of 50% in each of the summative assessments.

Workload requirements

5 weeks of physiotherapy clinical practice and associated self directed learning time. Students will spend approximately 32 hours per week in their clinical placement. Students are expected to complete self directed learning and reflection related to their experiences in delivery of physiotherapy services, unit content, self-directed learning tasks, project design and execution and further reading as described in the PTY4171 Unit Guide and Clinical Manual.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in course M3003.

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