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PS4101 - Physiotherapy Theory and Applications 2 (Honours)

Credit points: 9
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

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, Neuro/Rehabilitation, Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy, Rural and Electives. 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. Students will be required to engage in self-directed learning through the development of a log book relevant to their clinical experience, to critique their performance in all aspects of service delivery and display the proactive pursuit of professional development which is the cornerstone of a professional career as a Physiotherapist. At the completion of this subject students will have participated in all discipline areas nominated above.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate exemplary professional conduct in clinical situations, including adherence to ethical standards and the professional Code of Conduct;
  • communicate effectively verbally and non-verbally (including written);
  • access, interpret and apply information to continuously improve practice in a reflective manner;
  • perform safe appropriate assessments, interpret and integrate findings to develop, apply and evaluate effective evidence based physiotherapy interventions;
  • manage risk and operate effectively across a range of settings.
Prerequisites: PS3107 OR PS3105


Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Aya Pellatt
Lecturers: Aya Pellatt, Dr Anne Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 525 hours clinical placement
Assessment: three clinical placement assessments worth 33.3% each; learning plan, 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

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.