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PS4002 - Contemporary Issues for Physiotherapists

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

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;
  • communicate orally and in writing the process and results formulated from the review of the literature;
  • plan the organisation of the Physiotherapy Student Conference, showing leadership, self direction and team-work skills.
Prerequisites: PS4001
PS4102 AND PS4103


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Anne Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 5 hours lectures
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 20 hours - Student Conference
Assessment: presentations (45%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (45%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must attend and present at the conference to pass the 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.