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PS4002 - Contemporary Issues for Physiotherapists

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

This subject enables students to be self directed in exploring issues relevant to contemporary physiotherapy practice. The changes and challenges facing physiotherapists will be explored with topics relevant to current clinical and professional practice. In addition students will demonstrate their organisational skills through participating in the planning and development of the Physiotherapy Student Conference.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an ability to identify literature relevant to contemporary professional issues;
  • demonstrate written and verbal communication skills consistent with presentation of professional material;
  • participate in the organisation of the Physiotherapy Student Conference, showing leadership and team-work skills where required;
  • demonstrate an ability to be able to work in a self-directed manner and collaboratively as a member of a team.

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 individually and independently.
Prerequisites: PS4001
PS4102 AND PS4103


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Dr Jackie Reznik.
Workload expectations:
  • 5 hours lectures
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 20 hours - Student Conference
Assessment: presentations (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (5%); assignments (45%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must attend and present at the conference 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.