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PS5101 - Clinical Expert Updates

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Registered Australian Physiotherapist. Completion of an overseas recognised physiotherapy qualification. Completion of this subject within the degree Masters of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified physiotherapists.

Students enrolled in this subject will have access to some of Australia's foremost physiotherapy practitioners and medical specialists. Lectures from up to 10 expert practitioners will be provided. The presentation topics will focus on current trends and innovations in practice in different areas of specialisation. The range of topics will be useful to the rural clinician in Australia and overseas. Teaching guides will be used to help students identify their own learning needs and goals within the various topic areas. Topics will include for example: medical imaging update; women's health issues and updates; lymphoedema management; tropical diseases; neurology and pain management. Assessment will be through demonstration of the application of the lecture content to their own clinical practice in case study format and a negotiated clinical experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically review the evidence presented in lectures and demonstrations, with respect to their level of knowledge and understanding;
  • plan and present their own learning contract for this subject around three or four lecture content topics;
  • demonstrate their critical analysis skills in evaluation of the material and the published literature on the topics presented.
Prerequisites: None


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Susan Gordon
Lecturers: Dr Anne Jones, Dr Susan Gordon, Dr Helen Land, Dr Carol Flavell, <Person not found>, Mrs Sara Winter.
Workload expectations:
  • 29 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandOther
Assessment: assignments (%); mind map (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Negotiated clinical experience

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.