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Health Professional Practice 2 (8989.1)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy


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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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Unit Outlines

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  • Physio Non Standard Period 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (197121) - View
  • Physio Non Standard Period 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191769) - View
  • UC Trimester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180891) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164605) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (155993) - View

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This unit continues the study of health issues and practices in health care service delivery as they affect the health professional. The ethical and legal issues that govern the health professional are discussed and explored. The unit will facilitate the understanding of the transition between acute and long-term management of the patient. Issues pertaining to quality and safety for the health care professional will be discussed. Profession specific curriculum may be required.

This unit is co-taught with unit 6454 Health Professional Practice 2 PG.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will:

1. Understand the ethical and legal issues, and be able to demonstrate application of this knowledge in professional practice;

2. Appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of health care and demonstrate an ability to liaise with other health professionals to provide long-term management strategies for the patient;

3. Apply the requirements of quality and safety in health care; and

4. Understand basic principles of resource management in the professional context.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 4 hours per week lecture/tutorial or equivalent.


Musculoskeletal Interventions 3 8981 OR
Neurological Interventions 2 8983 OR
Cardiothoracic Interventions 2 8979



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