PS2002 - Physiotherapy 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
Enrolment in this subject is restricted to all students enrolled in the Bachelor of
Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy IHCAP and the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours
The subject provides physiotherapy students with an introduction to acute care issues
as they relate to physiotherapy practice. Students apply their knowledge of body systems,
particularly the cardiopulmonary system, gained in BM1041:03 Anatomy and Physiology
for Physiotherapy 1 and BM1042:03 Anatomy and Physiology for Physiotherapy 2, to the
analysis of clinical cases commonly seen across the lifespan in the acute health care
setting. Students acquire assessment and intervention skills and further develop clinical
- demonstrate proficient and safe professional performance of selected physiotherapy
techniques for individuals in an acute care setting;
- assess the impact of acute and chronic illness on functional capacity and describe
the implications for adult and paediatric acute care/cardiorespiratory physiotherapy
using sound clinical reasoning skills;
- relate the structure and function of body systems to key illnesses and diseases seen
in the acute care setting to establish assessment findings and justify appropriate
clinical interactions for patients across the lifespan.
||HS2402 AND HS2403 AND (HS2405 OR HS3401) AND PS2004
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Dr Anne Jones
||Dr Anne Jones, Miss Carla Dyson.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 26 hours lectures
- 52 hours practicals
- 10 hours clinical placement
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); presentations (10%); oral exam (20%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Students must pass the written exam, oral exam and practical exam in order to pass
the subject. Students must also pass each technique in the practical exam in order
to pass the practical exam. To pass the subject students must attend clinical placement,
simulation session, submit a completed clinical logbook and complete ePortfolio items
as described in the subject outline. No marks are allotted to the clinical placement,
clinical logbook or ePortfolio items.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest