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Clinical Physiotherapy (8985.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy


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    • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (188356) - View
    • Physio Non Standard Period 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191781) - View
    • UC Trimester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180885) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166433) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (153833) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (138670) - View
    • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (138671) - View

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    This unit applies 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.
    Clinical skills will be applied for patients with more complex and varied conditions. Students will be moving towards more independent clinical practice, while still under close supervision.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit student, will be able to:

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

    2. communicate effectively and efficiently, verbally and in writing, in the clinical context;

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

    4. analyse assessment findings in context of current research to set treatment goals;

    5. select and apply effective treatment based on patient goals, current evidence and rationale;

    6. identify and minimise risks in the healthcare context;

    7. critically appraise decisions in health care systems from an ethical, resource, and scientific perspective.

    Assessment Items

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    Contact Hours

    35 hours


    8986 Musculoskeletal Interventions 2 and
    8983 Neurological Interventions 2 and
    8979 Cardiothoracic Interventions 2.


    Enrolment in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy 202JA

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