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

Credit points: 9
Year: 2021
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Performance/Practice/Product > Clinical placement performance 1
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; pass every assessment item; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% inclusive of any penalties applied; achieve satisfactory/pass for the portfolio tasks; attend all scheduled clinical placements.

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/fieldwork
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Gitte Nielsen
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Miss Tegan Humphries, Mrs Gitte Nielsen.
Workload expectations:
  • 525 hours clinical Placement

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.