Cardiothoracic Interventions 1 PG (6447.5)
|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||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply in-depth knowledge of cardiorespiratory physiology and pathophysiology in medically stable medical and surgical patients ;
2. Demonstrate safe and effective clinical assessment of the cardiorespiratory system, and accurately interpret and integrate these findings in a clinical situation;
3. Accurately identify patient problems and evidence-based treatment in stable clinical situations, and clearly articulate in-depth clinical reasoning for these in both professional and patient centred language; and
4. Demonstrate safe and effective treatment skills in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy across stable medical and surgical patients.
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
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students enrolled in 768AA Master of Physiotherapy
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Maja Leech|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Mrs Maja Leech|
Main E and Denehy L (2016) Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy, Adults and Paediatrics (5th Edn) Churchill Livingstone ISBN 978-0-7020-4731-2.
Recommended Text (Accompanying - optional and not essential)
Schwartzstein R M and Parker M J (2006) Respiratory Physiology: A Clinical Approach Lippincott Williams and Wilkins ISBN 0-7817-5748-7
Kenyon J and Kenyon K (2009) The Physiotherapist's Pocket Book: Essential Facts at Your Fingertips Churchill Livingstone ISBN 978-0-08-044984-5.
Reznik, Keren, Morris, Biran (2017) Pharmacology handbook for Physiotherapists ISBN 9780729542142
Aehlert, Barbara. ECGs Made Easy . 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier/Mosby, 2013.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The video assignment should be submitted via Canvas.
In addition to the video link, students will need to submit a single PDF file containing the written component of their assignment (notes for the medical file, signed statement regarding prompts). This PDF file should be submitted at the same time as the video link through Canvas.
Special assessment requirements
Special assessment requirements
It is preferred that any special requirements should be discussed with the unit convener in the first two weeks of the semester.
Mark deductions for late submissions.
Unless otherwise approved by the Unit Convener in writing, all assessment items are to be submitted at, or before, the due date and time. Approval of an extension of a assignment submission deadline will only be considered on provision of acceptable documentary evidence (see point 13 in the Deferred Examination Policy at https://guard.canberra.edu.au/policy/policy.php?pol_id=3176 for examples).
Penalties for late submission of assessed work will be applied. Marks will be deducted at the rate of 5% of the value of the assessment item per day it is overdue (including weekends).
Request for extension & penalties for late assignments:
Requests for extensions based on a good reason such as a medical certificate or evidence from a student counsellor should be submitted prior to the due date of the assignment. If an extension is granted both you and the Unit Convener must sign the proforma on Canvas which sets out the revised conditions. This request for extension proforma is also available from Canvas under assessment information.
There are no supplementary assessments in Cardiothoracic Interventions 1.
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.
Unable to attend an examination
If unable to attend an examination for any valid reason, it is the Divisional and University policy that you inform the convener beforehand.
For exams within the exam period, applications for early or late examinations are made through student administration.
For all exams in this unit, if you are unwell or if there are other extenuating circumstances on the day of the examination, it is crucial that you inform the unit convener within 24 hours of the reason for your absence. Medical certificates or other forms of evidence (such as letter from a counsellor) will not be accepted after an examination as the basis for a deferred exam, without having advised the unit convener that there was a problem.
Deferred examinations will only be granted for good reasons (e.g. illness). Students should consult the Universities policy in regards to acceptable grounds and the proceedures in regard to deferred examinations for a deferred examination http://www.canberra.edu.au/student-services/examinations/alternative-exams.
Moderation of assessment
The Discipline of Physiotherapy adheres to the University of Canberra’s policies on moderation. The standard of assessment in this unit will be equivalent wherever and however the unit is delivered.
Assessment will be moderated to ensure that judgments of students’ performance are consistent, transparent, reliable and valid.
This unit contains participatory elements which are vital to the Australian Physiotherapy Council professional learning outcomes. Except in the case of extenuating circumstances 100% participation is required in all lectures, tutorials and practicals. It is expected that students unable to fulfil these participation requirements will inform the Unit Convener as soon as practical, by email.
Required IT skills
Students should be conversant with searching for and accessing information via electronic means; the use of Canvas; net etiquette and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Students will also need to create a dropbox to submit their video assignment.
The in-class test and final theory exam will be computer based. It will include short answer questions therefore, students will be required to type their answers. Students that are unable to type and complete the theory exam on a computer will need to provide the unit convener with a written Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP) stating they require a hand written exam and ask that their RAP be enacted for this assessment piece.
Other than the stethoscope, therabubble, uniform, text books, self-printing of electronically provided material, no additional costs are expected.
Work placement, internships or practicums
General report formatting
Unless otherwise stated or approved (in writing), all written assessment pieces (formative and summative) must conform to the following requirements:
· Font size: 12 pt – Times New Roman.
· Headings in bold, maximum size 16 pt.
· Margins no less than 1.5cm on all sides.
· Page number at bottom right hand corner of footer.
· Student identification number (number only) at top right hand corner of header.
· Submissions which exceed the specified word (or page) length by more than 10% will not be assessed, this means that the reader will stop examining and not include the material that exceeds the specified word limit or length.
The following applies to all practical classes:
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 to advise the unit co-ordinator or relevant teaching staff.
Rehabilitation work requires manual handling. 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 are required to notify the unit convener at the commencement of the semester. If you obtain a new injury during the course of the semester that may affect your capacity to perform manual handling skills you are required to notify the unit convener prior to the next practical class. In the event of an injury being obtained during the practice of skills in class you are required to notify the unit convener within 24 hours of the event and complete a UC incident form.
Respect and consent.
The student who is role-playing the patient should be given the full respect and courtesy that you would a patient. 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 any inappropriate verbal comments.
As a ‘patient', you will be expected to partially disrobe to allow the ‘therapist' to see the appropriate body part. Appropriate clothing reinforces a professional environment that fosters mutual respect, confidence and learning.
As a therapist, your clothing should not prohibit your movements or present in any way as a safety hazard. Hair should be kept short or tied back off your face, and out of the patient's way. Fingernails should be trimmed, so that the white of the nail cannot be seen when looking at the hand from the palm.
Students are required to wear their full clinical uniform and their name badge on visits to off-site locations, for practical classes involving visitors, and for presentations.
Mobile phones must be switched to silent mode prior to the commencement of class.
No cameras or videos are to be used in practical classes without the permission of other students and the unit convener. Any person taking a picture of another student without permission will be referred to the Head of Discipline and referred for non-academic misconduct.
Privacy and confidentiality University of Canberra requires all staff and students to be aware of the requirements of privacy of students and patients.
Counselling. In the course of studying physiotherapy students may find classroom or clinical situations stressful. At UC a free Counselling Service is available for all students located in the UC Health and Counselling Centre on Level B in Building 1. For more information please go to https://www.canberra.edu.au/on-campus/health-and-support/medical-counselling.