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PS3107 - Physiotherapy Theory and Application (Part 1 of 2) (Honours)

Credit points: 9
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: PS3107 PS4101
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

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/Cardiorespiratory, Neuro/Rehabilitation, Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy, Rural and non-core. 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate effective nonverbal, verbal and written communication skills with patients, carers and other health professionals;
  • demonstrate application of evidence based practice in the assessment and management of disease, illness and injury across the lifespan and in a range of settings;
  • demonstrate appropriate professional behavior in clinical situations including adherence to ethical standards and legal requirements;
  • demonstrate the ability to safely and competently plan and perform physiotherapy assessment analysis, intervention, evaluation and planning processes.
Prerequisites: PS3001 AND PS3002 AND PS3003 AND PS3006


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Placement/work experience
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 525 hours
  • 525 hours 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.