Introductory Physiotherapy Skills (12008.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Physiotherapy||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an insightful professional understanding of respect for client dignity, cultural sensitivity and the importance of obtaining informed consent;
2. Select, apply, adapt and reflect on effective communication skills and professional behaviours in a clinically simulated context;
3. Apply and evaluate safe and effective assessment and measurement of common motor and sensory impairments and common activity limitations; and
4. Critique, apply and evaluate safe and effective physiotherapy intervention for simple and common conditions.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Prerequisites11400 Professional Orientation (Health) AND
9808 Regional Anatomy and Physiology
Corequisites6529 Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
Assumed knowledgeFunctional anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as per the prerequisite units listed.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Luise Hollmann|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Mrs Luise Hollmann|
Author: Hazel M. Calarkson
Title: Musculoskeletal Assessment - Joint Range of Motion, Muscle Testing and Function
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Exercise program software
Students will research exercise programs in this unit. It is recommended students use Physitrack (free) as this will also be used in future units of study and on clinical placement. Please use a UC license to access Physitrack and follow instructions carefully, as incorrect procedure may result in loss of access: https://support.physitrack.com/article/192-free-physitrack-for-physiotherapy-students
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The video assignment is to be submitted to the appropriate assignment drop-box on Canvas.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Attendance and participation in practical classess is essential for successful completion of this unit.
Students are required to partially disrobe during practical classes to allow effective practice of physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques. Appropriate draping and privacy screens are available. Please wear clothing that allows easy access to the peripheral joints of the body, for example, shorts and singlets.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
Occupational Health and Safety
The following applies to all Practical Classes and practicums:
Students are advised that the same warnings given to patients apply to students undertaking this course, e.g. where a pre-existing condition(s) may be affected by any activity in the unit, the student is responsible for advising the unit convener or relevant teaching staff.
Physiotherapy work requires manual handling, and it is important that you protect both yourself and your peers. You will be taught the correct way to perform manual handling and should use the principles at all times to prevent injury to yourself or your client. If you have any injury that may affect your capacity to perform manual handling skills, you must notify the Unit Convener at the commencement of the semester. If you obtain a new injury during the semester that may affect your capacity to perform manual handling skills, you must notify the Unit Convener before the next practical class. In the event of an injury being sustained during the practice of skills in class, you must notify the Unit Convener within 24 hours of the event and complete a UC incident form.
Respect and consent
Students will be required to play the part of a patient and a therapist during practical classes. This may involve partially disrobing as appropriate. All professional courtesy and respect are to be provided. This includes consent, draping, and safety. As a therapist, your clothing should not prohibit movements or present a safety hazard. Hair should be kept short or tied back. Fingernails should be trimmed so that they do not cause injury or discomfort to your peers.
The student role-playing the patient should be given the full respect and courtesy that a patient would. This includes giving warnings, obtaining informed consent before a manual technique is performed, covering body areas that do not need to be exposed for the practice of the technique, and not making inappropriate verbal comments.
As a ‘patient', you will be expected to partially disrobe to allow the ‘therapist' to see relevant body regions. Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing for the level of dress required during practical classes. Appropriate clothing reinforces a professional environment that fosters mutual respect, confidence, and learning.
Mobile phones must be switched to silent mode before the commencement of class. No cameras or videos are to be used in practical classes without the specific permission of other students and the Unit Convener. Any person taking a picture of another student without permission will be requested to leave the class, and the images will be confiscated and deleted. They will also be brought to the Head of Discipline.