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PS3107 - Physiotherapy Theory and Application 1 (Honours)

Credit points: 9
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

THIS SUBJECT COMMENCES IN 2013. Enrolment in this subject is for students enrolled in the physiotherapy honours program.

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 an ePortfolio 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 PS3006


Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Aya Pellatt
Lecturer: Dr Susan Gordon.
Workload expectations:
  • 525 hours
  • 525 hours clinical placement
Assessment: three clinical placement assessments worth 33.3% each; learning plans, 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.