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Clinical Physiotherapy 4 G (11557.1)

Level: Graduate Level
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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This unit involves clinical placement which will give students the opportunity to build on 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, while still under supervision.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

2. Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in the clinical context demonstrating proficient and sensitive skills in clinical communication;

3. Independently perform a comprehensive clinical assessment using appropriate and valid tools;

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;

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.


Students must have passed 2 units of the following:
11554 Clinical Physiotherapy 1 G
11555 Clinical Physiotherapy 2 G
11556 Clinical Physiotherapy 3 G


Enrolment in 768AA Master of Physiotherapy

Assumed Knowledge

All physiotherapy skills and theory taught in previous three semesters.

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