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PS3110 - Physiotherapy Independent Study

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject is available to students entering the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program, following approval of the Head of Physiotherapy. Students will utilise previously acquired skills and knowledge to develop an original project relevant to physiotherapy. This subject will focus on the development of a research plan and involve the submission and presentation of same.

Learning Outcomes

  • communicate utilising advanced oral and written skills the research proposal which will add to the knowledge base of the physiotherapy profession;
  • develop a project plan, including consideration of resource, timeframe, methodological and ethical issues utilising advanced planning, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • critically evaluate evidence and concepts relevant to the research topic utilising advanced skills.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (35%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% inclusive of any penalties applied; pass every assessment.

Prerequisites: PS3001 AND PS3002 AND PS3003 AND PS3006


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Carol Flavell
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Dr Carol Flavell.
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours online activity - Students will be expected to meet with their supervisor at least fortnightly for the duration for the study period and to spend 10 hours per week in independent study on their thesis topic

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.