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PS4101 - Physiotherapy Theory and Applications (Part 2 of 2) (Honours)

Credit points: 9
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: PS3107 PS4101
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject is the second of two 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

  • 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

Prerequisites: PS3107 OR PS3105


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, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Anne Jones, Mrs Gitte Nielsen.
Workload expectations:
  • 525 hours 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.