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PS3001 - Physiotherapy 3

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Enrolment in this subject is restricted to all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy IHCAP and the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours Programs.

This subject will continue the exploration of physiotherapist's role in acute care. The management of seriously patients will be explored, including physiotherapy management of intubated and ventilated patients. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation will also be addressed.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the structure and function of body systems, particularly the cardioplumonary system, as they relate to key illnesses and diseases whilst identifying the impact of illness on functional capacity and the implications for physiotherapy;
  • competently perform an assessment of an individual with cardiopulmunary pathology, including individuals in intensive care and/or high dependency. Using sound clinical reasoning skills integrate knowledge of pathophysiology with assessment findings in order to develop an appropriate physiotherapy intervention plan;
  • demonstrate proficient and safe professional performance of selected physiotherapy intervention techniques appropriate for individuals and groups in an acute care and rehabilitative environment, including awareness and adherence to ethical standards;
  • demonstrate the effective communication skills required to produce a successful clinical interaction and reflect on how performance may be improved through critiquing own performance.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: HS2402 AND HS2403 AND PS2005 AND PS2002 AND PS2003 AND PS2004


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 32 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); other exams (15%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must pass written exam, practical exam and viva (oral exam) 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.