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Clinical Physiotherapy 5 (11544.1)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy

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Syllabus

This unit involves clinical placement which will give students the opportunity to consolidate their previous clinical experience, and demonstrate established competency in the generic skills and attributes of physiotherapy professionals as well as the specific clinical skills across the core areas of physiotherapy in managing clients across the lifespan in a range of environments and settings. Students will apply the theory, understanding and skills of the past years study to the clinical practice of physiotherapy. Students will be placed in clinical environments, including but not limited to public, private, acute care, rehabilitation or community health care settings. Students will be moving towards independent clinical practice, and independent management of a caseload expected at a new graduate entry level, while still under supervision.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate consistent professional behaviour, including culturally-sensitive and empathetic understanding of patients' rights, good teamwork and commitment to learning;

2. Communicate effectively (verbally, non-verbally and in writing), demonstrating proficient and sensitive communication skills in a variety of clinical contexts (including conflict resolution);

3. Independently perform a comprehensive clinical assessment using appropriate and valid tools, with appropriate critical appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of these;

4. Independently analyse assessment findings to identify the patient's problems in context of current research, and to set treatment goals targeting both primary and secondary problems amenable to physiotherapy;

5. Independently select and apply effective and holistic treatment based on patient goals, including appropriate interventions for secondary problems; independently refer to other health professionals as required;

6. Demonstrate proficient skills in the ability to reflect 'in practice' and 'on practice' and reflect on the learning journey;

7. Identify and minimise risks in the healthcare context; and

8. Think critically and demonstrate in-depth insight into decisions in health care systems from an ethical, resource, and scientific perspective.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Clinical placement in a health care setting - 187.5 hours.

Prerequisites

Students must have passed 3 units of the following:
11536 Clinical Physiotherapy 1
11537 Clinical Physiotherapy 2
11542 Clinical Physiotherapy 3
11543 Clinical Physiotherapy 4

Corequisites

Enrolment in 202JA Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Assumed Knowledge

All physiotherapy skills and theory taught in 1-3rd year.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.

Work Integrated Learning

Placement and Internship



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