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PS4001 - Physiotherapy Theory and Applications 2

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

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 a sound understanding of the biomedical and psychosocial underpinnings of disease, illness and injury;
  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to safely and competently plan and perform physiotherapy assessment, intervention and evaluation processes;
  • 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.

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 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: PS3004 AND PS3005


Townsville, Study Period 1, Placement/work experience
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 525 hours clinical placement
Assessment: three clinical assessments each worth 33.3%; learning plan, demographic data and review of placement - pass/fail (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must submit Learning Plans, Demographic Data and completed Review of Placement forms for each of the three placements in order to be eligible to pass this subject. Students must pass all clinical assessments in order 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.