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PS4002 - Contemporary Issues for Physiotherapists

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

This subject enables students to be self directed in exploring issues relevant to contemporary physiotherapy practice. The changes and challenges facing physiotherapists will be explored with topics relevant to current clinical and professional practice. In addition students will demonstrate their organisational skills through participating in the planning and development of the Physiotherapy Student Conference.

Learning Outcomes

  • construct a research question relevant to contemporary physiotherapy practice and synthesis the literature to answer the research question;
  • plan the organisation of the Physiotherapy Student Conference, showing leadership, self direction and team-work skills;
  • utilising advanced oral and written communication skills, present the research project and findings formulated from the review of the literature.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (45%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (45%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

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

Prerequisites: PS4001
PS4102 AND PS4103


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Mr Chris Myers
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Mr Chris Myers.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 2 hours lectures
  • 10 hours specialised - Student conference
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.