CQUniversity Unit Profile
PSIO13001 Neurological Physiotherapy
Neurological Physiotherapy
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will develop clinical knowledge and skills in the comprehensive management of clients with neurological conditions. This unit includes pathophysiology and symptomatology; assessment procedures to define impairments and limitations in the context of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Framework; clinical reasoning processes; and intervention skills and techniques. This unit will foster an evidence-based, client-centred and inter-professional approach to physiotherapy management of clients with neurological conditions across the spectrum of acute and community healthcare settings.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

To enrol in this unit, you must be enrolled in the CB85 Course and have met the following pre-requisites: PSIO12004 Neurosciences Across the Lifespan MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2021

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 35%
2. Group Work
Weighting: 15%
3. On-campus Activity
Weighting: Pass/Fail
4. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self reflection.

Feedback

Unit data indicated that students were satisfied with this unit and achieved high levels of learning. Students reported high levels of satisfaction with the unit content, structure and delivery. Students particularly enjoyed the engaging, interactive and practical design of this unit.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this unit continue to be designed and delivered to ensure that it is clinically focused, engaging, supportive and well moderated.

Feedback from Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self reflection.

Feedback

The newly developed tutorial and practical manual supported student learning and improved their learning experience.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the tutorial and practical manual continue to be developed and used as an essential learning resource for this unit.

Feedback from Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self reflection.

Feedback

Newly developed videos and photos of practical techniques supported student learning and improved their learning experience.

Recommendation

It is recommended that videos and photos continue to be developed and used to support independent learning for this unit.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge of the pathological processes, symptomatology, clinical course, medical and pharmacological management and prognosis for neurological conditions
  2. Develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of patients with neurological conditions
  3. Critically appraise contemporary evidence to inform management of clients with neurological conditions
  4. Understand the role of the physiotherapist in the evidence-based management of clients with neurological conditions in the context of client-centred and inter-professional healthcare across the spectrum of acute and community settings utilising the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework (ICF)
  5. Demonstrate acceptable professional and ethical behaviours consistent with a physiotherapy practitioner.

Learning outcomes and assessment tasks have been mapped against and aligned with the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 35%
2 - Group Work - 15%
3 - On-campus Activity - 0%
4 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 35%
2 - Group Work - 15%
3 - On-campus Activity - 0%
4 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Clinical Outcome Measurement in Adult Neurological Physiotherapy 4th (2010)

Authors: Keith Hill, Sonia Denisenko, Kim Miller, Tamara Clements, Frances Batchelor and Prue Morgan
Australian Physiotherapy Association National Neurology Group
Melbourne Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
ISBN: 9781875107131
Binding: Other
Prescribed

Neurological Assessment: A Clinician's Guide 1st (2014)

Authors: Karen Jones
Churchill Livingstone
London London , England
ISBN: 9780702063022
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Umphred's Neurological Rehabilitation 7th (2020)

Authors: Rolando Lazaro
Elsevier
US
ISBN: 9780323676984
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Neurological Rehabilitation: Optimizing Motor Performance 2nd (2010)

Authors: Janet Carr and Roberta Shepherd
Churchill Livingstone
London London , England
ISBN: 9780702040511
Binding: Other
Supplementary

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions 4th (2018)

Authors: Sheila Lennon, Gita Ramdharry and Geert Verheyden
Elsevier
ISBN: 9780702071744
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Neurological Assessment: A Clinician's Guide

This textbook was a prescribed textbook for PSIO12004 Neurosciences Across the Lifespan

Umphred's Neurological Rehabilitation

This textbook was a prescribed textbook for PSIO12004 Neurosciences Across the Lifespan

Clinical Outcome Measurement in Adult Neurological Physiotherapy

This manual was a prescribed textbook for PSIO11004 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1. This manual is an APA resource available through shop4physios at a discounted rate for students.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Sasha Job Unit Coordinator
s.job@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Unit Introduction 

Foundations of Neurological Physiotherapy 

Chapter

Refer to Moodle for readings and additional resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Group Work Assessment: Group and Topic Nomination

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Motor Control, Motor Learning and Movement Re-Education 

Chapter

Refer to Moodle for readings and additional resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

TRAIN Program Modules 
Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Balance, Gait, Physical Activity and Exercise

Chapter

Refer to Moodle for readings and additional resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Group Work Assessment: Group and Topic Confirmed

Zoom Q&A (Quiz 1) 

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Cerebrovascular Accident 

Chapter

Refer to Moodle for readings and additional resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

In-class Quiz 1 (10%)
Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Cerebrovascular Accident

Chapter

Refer to Moodle for readings and additional resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Traumatic Brain Injury

Sensory and Perceptual Impairments  

Chapter

Refer to Moodle for readings and additional resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Spinal Cord Injury 

Chapter

Refer to Moodle for readings and additional resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

International Spinal Cord Society e-learning Modules
Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Falls

Vestibular Dysfunction


Chapter

Refer to Moodle for readings and additional resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Scheduling for this week is different, however the overall timing is the same - please refer to Moodle for details.
Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Neurological Condition Group Work Presentations 

Group Exercise 



Chapter

Refer to Moodle for readings and additional resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Group Exercise Class (Nursing Home)

Have Your Say - Unit Evaluation

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Progressive Neurological Conditions 

Chapter

Refer to Moodle for readings and additional resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Have Your Say - Unit Evaluation
Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Assistive Technology 

Chapter

Refer to Moodle for readings and additional resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Scheduling for this week is impacted by a public holiday - refer to Moodle for details.

Mobility Supplier Visit

Have Your Say - Unit Evaluation

Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

OSCE Preparation 



Chapter

Refer to Moodle for readings and additional resources.

Events and Submissions/Topic

In-class Quiz 2 (25%)
Hurdle 1: Attendance (P/F)
Have Your Say - Unit Evaluation
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practical Assessment (OSCE) (50%) will be scheduled within week 1 or week 2 of the CQUniversity Examination Period

Have Your Say - Unit Evaluation

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practical Assessment (OSCE) (50%) will be scheduled within week 1 or week 2 of the CQUniversity Examination Period

Have Your Say - Unit Evaluation

Term Specific Information

Clinical Experiences

This unit includes a clinical experience of up to four (4) hours. This experience includes conducting a group exercise class in a residential aged care facility and patient interactions within the classroom. These clinical experiences are designed to give you the opportunity to practice neurological physiotherapy skills authentically. All pre-clinical requirements must be completed prior to the clinical experiences and attendance is mandatory. Refer to Moodle for further information and additional resources.

Clinical Skills Practice

Successful performance in this unit requires the acquisition and retention of physiotherapy skills (motor learning). Practice is the most important variable in learning a motor skill, with feedback (e.g. tactile, visual, verbal, self-reflection, peer, tutor...) being the second most important variable. It is important that you consider the amount, type and variability of your practice, as this will directly effect the extent of skill acquisition and retention. The physiotherapy plinth rooms (musculoskeletal and neuro-cardio) have been booked on Fridays to enable you to participate in self-directed practice. A one hour drop-in tutorial (not mandatory) has also been scheduled for Fridays from 0900-1000 in the neuro-cardio plinth room so that you may ask questions, seek feedback and request further support for your practical skill development.

The information contained in this unit profile is correct at the time of publication. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, modifications to unit content, delivery and assessment may be required. Details of any modifications will be available on the unit Moodle site if, and when, modifications are required. 


Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
In-class Quizzes

Task Description

In-class Quizzes consists of two online quizzes worth 35% of the overall unit grade.  

In-class Quiz 1 (10%) constitutes 10% of the overall grade. It will occur in week 4 (Monday 29th March at 9am) and assess content from weeks 1-3 inclusive. Quiz 1 will consist of 20 questions worth 25 marks and will have a time limit of 40 minutes.

In-class Quiz 2 (25%) constitutes 25% of the overall unit grade. It will occur in week 12 (Thursday 3rd June at 9am) and assess content from weeks 4-11 inclusive. Quiz 2 will consist of 45 questions worth 60 marks and will have a time limit of 90 minutes.

The questions will be identical for all students, however they will be randomly generated from a question bank so that the quizzes may appear differently for each student. Quiz 1 and quiz 2 are both closed book assessments which will be supervised by a CQUniversity staff member and must be completed at the scheduled time on either the Rockhampton or Bundaberg campus. Access to all resources other than the quiz itself is prohibited (e.g. books, notes, electronic devices or websites other than the quiz itself). It is recommended that a laptop be utilised for this assessment, however a tablet is permitted. The use of a mobile phone is not permitted for this assessment item.

Quiz 1 and Quiz 2 will consist of some or all of the following categories:

  • Multiple choice
  • True/ false
  • Matching
  • Short answer/ essay
  • Fill in the missing word(s)
  • Questions relating to multimedia material (e.g. images, videos)

Refer to Moodle for further information and additional resources.


Number of Quizzes

2


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 and Week 12


Return Date to Students

Results will be accessible on Moodle within two weeks of the due date.


Weighting
35%

Assessment Criteria

Grading of Assessment

All questions will be marked numerically and an overall percentage mark awarded.

Late Arrival to Assessment

You should aim to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the official assessment commencement time. In the extraordinary circumstance that you are late, you will be permitted late entry to your assessment of up to 10 minutes after the official commencement time. The period of lateness will be deducted from your overall assessment time. If you are denied access to the assessment due to lateness (i.e. arriving beyond the permitted late entry period), you should make an application for deferred assessment, which may or may not be approved in line with CQU policy. If the application for deferred assessment is denied, you will receive a grade of zero percent (0%) for the assessment item.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge of the pathological processes, symptomatology, clinical course, medical and pharmacological management and prognosis for neurological conditions
  • Develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of patients with neurological conditions


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Cross Cultural Competence

2 Group Work

Assessment Title
Group Work Assessment (15%)

Task Description

The Group Work Assessment task is a formal PowerPoint presentation on the physiotherapy management of a neurological condition. The aim of the presentation is to interactively and concisely educate your peers on your topic. As a group, you will present your topic in a 12 minute Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slide show. In addition to your presentation, you are required to formulate a question slide to assess your peers on their knowledge of your topic. The questions should be designed to encourage your audience to engage with your presentation. Specifically, your question slide(s) must include two multiple choice questions (with options A - D) where only one answer is correct.

Your presentation must include the following information:

  • An overview of the neurological condition presented using the ICF framework
  • Overall healthcare management for the neurological condition
  • Evidence based physiotherapy for individual's with the neurological condition (goals of physiotherapy; physiotherapy assessment - subjective and physical with specific reference to best practice outcome measures; and physiotherapy interventions - specific recommendations and rationale/ clinical reasoning)

Group Nomination and Topic Selection

You will work in small groups for this assignment. Group size will be confirmed based on the number of enrolled students at the end of week 1, however groups will ideally consist of three (3) or four (4) students. Following the completion of scheduled classes in week 1, you can nominate your group and topic preferences by emailing the unit coordinator (s.job@cqu.edu.au). For your nomination to be valid, you must include your campus, full name of each group member, and top three preferences for your topic. Students who attend the Thailand study tour will be given first preference for topics based on conditions they have encountered during their clinical experience. All other preferences will be given based on a first come, first served basis. Group nominations and topics must be finalised by 12pm on Friday of week 3.

Topics

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brown Sequard Syndrome
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Critical Illness Polyneuropathy/ Myopathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Functional Neurological Disorder
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Persistent Post-Concussion Syndrome following Mild TBI
  • Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

Other topics may be approved on discussion with the unit coordinator.

Refer to Moodle for further information and additional resources.


Assessment Due Date

Return Date to Students

Week 9 Thursday (13 May 2021)

Results will be accessible on Moodle within two weeks of the due date.


Weighting
15%

Assessment Criteria

Grading of Assessment

The assessment rubric for this task is based on the Australian Standards for Physiotherapy, the Accreditation Standard set by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and The Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice Instrument. These quality frameworks are mapped against the CQUniversity Graduate Attributes and are intended to give a holistic understanding of standards expected for the assessment task. The rubric for this assessment will be based on the following categories and weightings:

Group Presentation

  • Visual (15%)
  • Organisation and Structure (15%)
  • Knowledge of the Condition and Overall Healthcare Management (15%)
  • Knowledge of Best Practice Physiotherapy (40%)

Individual Communication

  • Verbal Communication and Engagement (15%)

Time Limit

Marks are allocated to adhering to the time limit for the presentation. Presentations that do not adhere to the limit may be subjected to a grade penalty. For minor breaches, +/- 10% of the time limit, no marks will be deducted. For major breaches, > +/- 10% of the time limit, 10% of the overall grade will be deducted.

Refer to Moodle for the assessment rubrics.

Late Arrival to Assessment

You should aim to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the official assessment commencement time. In the extraordinary circumstance that you are late, you will be permitted late entry to your assessment of up to 10 minutes after the official commencement time. The period of lateness will be deducted from your overall assessment time. If you are denied access to the assessment due to lateness (i.e. arriving beyond the permitted late entry period), you should make an application for deferred assessment, which may or may not be approved in line with CQU policy. If the application for deferred assessment is denied, you will receive a grade of zero percent (0%) for the assessment item.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online Group

Submission Instructions
Presentations are scheduled for Thursday of Week 9 from 9am. An electronic copy of your PowerPoint presentation must be submitted by Thursday of Week 9 at 9am..

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge of the pathological processes, symptomatology, clinical course, medical and pharmacological management and prognosis for neurological conditions
  • Critically appraise contemporary evidence to inform management of clients with neurological conditions
  • Understand the role of the physiotherapist in the evidence-based management of clients with neurological conditions in the context of client-centred and inter-professional healthcare across the spectrum of acute and community settings utilising the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework (ICF)


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title
Hurdle Assessment (P/F)

Task Description

Hurdle (Attendance): A minimum attendance rate of 85% for practical and tutorial sessions is required in order to be eligible to PASS this unit. This minimum attendance requirement is recommended by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. The monitoring of attendance will take into consideration legitimate requests for absence such as those outlined in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework) as reasons for requesting time extensions for submitting assessment tasks (e.g. medical or allied health, compassionate, misadventure and exceptional circumstances). Attendance rates for this hurdle will be calculated in week 12.

Refer to Moodle for further information and additional resources.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12


Return Date to Students

Results will be accessible on Moodle within two weeks of the due date.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
In order to be eligible to PASS the unit, you must achieve a PASS result for each hurdle (i.e. PASS for hurdle 1 and PASS for hurdle 2).

Assessment Criteria

Hurdle (Attendance): An attendance rate of 85% at practical and tutorial sessions is required to PASS this hurdle. You must PASS this hurdle in order to be eligible to PASS the unit.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate acceptable professional and ethical behaviours consistent with a physiotherapy practitioner.


Graduate Attributes
  • Ethical practice

4 Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)

Assessment Title
Practical Assessment

Task Description

The Practical Assessment will be in the format of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and is intended to assess your theoretical knowledge, practical application of assessment and treatment skills, and clinical reasoning. The OSCE will be scheduled for either week 1 or week 2 of the university's examination period. The weighting of the Practical Assessment is 50% of the overall unit grade. Clinical scenario 1 constitutes 25% of the overall unit grade and clinical scenario 2 constitutes 25% of the overall unit grade. All content from PSIO13001 and prerequisite units is examinable in this assessment task.

The OSCE will include two (2) clinical scenarios of individuals who each require neurological physiotherapy assessment and/or treatment. One scenario will be assessment focused and one will be treatment focused, however both scenarios will require you to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and clinical reasoning skills. Your OSCE will have a total time limit of 60 minutes (30 minutes preparation, 30 minutes examination). The examination will commence with 30 minutes of preparation time, at which point each scenario will be provided to you. You will be then be allocated 15 minutes to complete each scenario. For each clinical scenario, you are expected to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the presenting condition including aetiology, pathophysiology and typical presentation
  • Interpret the clinical notes and design an assessment and treatment plan (including formulating SMART short and long term treatment goals)
  • Demonstrate specific assessment techniques (e.g. sensation, coordination, balance, specific measurement tools)
  • Demonstrate specific practical treatment techniques (e.g. balance exercises, retraining sit-to-stand, patient education)
  • Prescribe a home exercise program
  • Discuss relevant evidence for a particular intervention
  • Document physiotherapy intervention (e.g. assessment, treatment, plan)

You must come appropriately attired for the Practical Assessment. When being examined, you must be attired in your full clinical uniform.

A timetable for the Practical Assessment will be published on Moodle at the end of Term 1.

Refer to Moodle for further information and additional resources.


Assessment Due Date

Examination Period


Return Date to Students

Results will be accessible on Moodle within two weeks of the due date.


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

Grading of Assessment

The assessment rubric for this task is based on the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand . This quality framework is mapped against the CQUniversity Graduate Attributes and is intended to give a holistic understanding of standards expected for the assessment task. The rubrics for this assessment will be based on the following categories and weightings:

  • Professional Behaviour (Pass/Fail)
  • Communication (20%)
  • Analysis and Planning (25%)
  • Practical Application of Intervention (Assessment or Treatment) (55%)
  • Risk Management/ Safety (Pass/Fail)

Refer to Moodle for the assessment rubric.

Requirements to PASS the Practical Assessment (OSCE)

In order to PASS the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) you must:

1.Achieve a PASS result for the PASS/FAIL components of Professional Behaviour and Risk Management/Safety for each of the two clinical scenarios (i.e. PASS for clinical scenario one and PASS for clinical scenario two).

AND

2. Achieve 50% or higher in the graded component for each of the two clinical scenarios (i.e. a minimum of 50% for clinical scenario one and a minimum of 50% for clinical scenario two).

If you do not meet the above criteria for each clinical scenario, you will be eligible for one opportunity to re-sit the entire OSCE assessment task, provided you have achieved an overall grade equal to, or higher than 44.5% for your original OSCE.

OSCE Re-sit Conditions

1. If you meet the eligibility criteria for a re-sit, you will be given only one re-sit opportunity

2. The re-sit will be conducted during the Term 1 University Vacation Period.

3. The re-sit will be assessed by up to two examiners and will be of an equivalent format to the original assessment task.

4. The assessment criteria of the re-sit will be identical to the original OSCE.

5. If you pass the re-sit you will receive a grade of exactly 50% for the OSCE (i.e. 25% of the total unit grade), irrespective of your achievement for the graded component of the re-sit. This is to ensure equity to those students who only had one attempt.

If you do not meet the requirements for a re-sit, you will receive your original OSCE grade and may be awarded a supplementary assessment in line with CQUniversity Policy.

If you do not meet the requirements to PASS the re-sit, you will receive your original OSCE grade and may be awarded a supplementary assessment in line with CQUniversity Policy.

Late Arrival to Assessment

You should aim to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the official assessment commencement time. In the extraordinary circumstance that you are late, you will be permitted late entry to your assessment of up to 10 minutes after the official commencement time. The period of lateness will be deducted from your overall assessment time. If you are denied access to the assessment due to lateness (i.e. arriving beyond the permitted late entry period), you should make an application for deferred assessment, which may or may not be approved in line with CQU policy. If the application for deferred assessment is denied, you will receive a grade of zero percent (0%) for the assessment item and will not be eligible for a re-sit but may be eligible for a supplementary assessment in line with CQU policy.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of patients with neurological conditions
  • Critically appraise contemporary evidence to inform management of clients with neurological conditions
  • Understand the role of the physiotherapist in the evidence-based management of clients with neurological conditions in the context of client-centred and inter-professional healthcare across the spectrum of acute and community settings utilising the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework (ICF)
  • Demonstrate acceptable professional and ethical behaviours consistent with a physiotherapy practitioner.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?