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PS3001 - Physiotherapy 3

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

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 Programs.

This subject will continue the exploration of physiotherapist's role in acute care. The management of seriously patients will be explored, including physiotherapy management of intubated and ventilated patients. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation will also be addressed.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain how the structure and function of body systems, particularly the cardiopulmonary system, relate to key illnesses and diseases whilst justifying the impact of illness on functional capacity and the implications for acute care/cardiorespiratory physiotherapy;
  • demonstrate proficient and safe professional performance of selected physiotherapy techniques appropriate for individuals and groups in an acute care and rehabilitation environment, including awareness and adherence to ethical standards;
  • integrate knowledge of pathophysiology with assessment findings in order to develop an appropriate physiotherapy intervention plan utilizing sound clinical reasoning skills;
  • evaluate the literature relevant to a selected cardiac or pulmonary condition and relate the findings to rehabilitation for this condition.
Prerequisites: HS2402 AND HS2403 AND HS2405 AND PS2004 AND PS2005 AND PS2002 AND PS2003 AND RH2002


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Anne Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 32 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); other exams (15%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must pass the written exam, practical exam and viva (oral exam) to pass the subject. Students are also required to complete clinical placement, 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.

Note: 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 official information.