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PS3007 - Physiotherapy Theory and Application 1

[Not offered in 2012]

Credit points: 12
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

THIS SUBJECT COMMENCES IN 2013. Enrolment in this subject is for physiotherapy students commencing level 3 in 2013.

This subject is the first 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a sound understanding of the biomedical and psychosocial underpinnings of disease, illness and injury;
  • possess the capability to work efficiently within the health system, providing excellent patient care for a range of patients and in a range of settings;
  • demonstrate excellent communication with patients, carers and members of the health care team;
  • demonstrate exemplary professional conduct in clinical situations, including awareness and adherence to ethical standards and the professional Code of Conduct;
  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to safely and competently plan and perform physiotherapy assessment, intervention and evaluation processes.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • 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: PS3001 AND PS3002 AND PS3003 AND PS3006

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.