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PS3105 - Physiotherapy Theory and Application 1 (Honours)

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

This subject is the first of 2 clinical practice subjects which are designed to set the foundation for learning experiences within health settings. This subject is made up of three 5 week placements in different discipline areas selected from the mandatory placements of Acute Care, Neuro/Rehabilitation, Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy, Rural and Electives. The total of 15 weeks of supervised clinical experience will be conducted in clinical settings in a range of public and private health care facilities throughout Queensland and interstate. Students will be required to engage in self-directed learning through the development of a log book relevant to their clinical experience, to critique their performance in all aspects of service delivery and display the proactive pursuit of professional development which is the cornerstone of a professional career as a Physiotherapist.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate exemplary professional conduct in clinical situations, including adherence to ethical standards and the professional Code of Conduct;
  • communicate effectively verbally and non-verbally (including written);
  • access, interpret and apply information to continuously improve practice in a reflective manner;
  • perform safe appropriate assessments, interpret and integrate findings to develop, apply and evaluate effective evidence based physiotherapy interventions;
  • manage risk and operate effectively across a range of settings.
Prerequisites: PS3001 AND PS3002 AND PS3003 AND (PS3004 OR PS3006)ALLOW CONCURRENT FOR PS3004


Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Aya Pellatt
Lecturers: Dr Anne Jones, Dr Susan Gordon, Dr Ruth Barker.
Workload expectations:
  • 525 hours clinical placement
Assessment: three clinical placement assessments worth 33.3% each; learning plan, demographic data, review of placement surveys, eportfolio items (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must successfully complete three, five-week clinical placements, submit learning plans, demographic data, completed review of placement forms and ePortfolio items for each of the three placements in order to pass this subject

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.