CQUniversity Unit Profile
PSIO14003 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 4
Professional Physiotherapy Practice 4
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General Information

Overview

The unit aims to develop your ability to integrate the knowledge, physical skills, principles of evidence based practice and clinical reasoning, ethical and professional behaviours that are necessary for you to function competently as a physiotherapist. This will include a variety of settings and client groups, with an emphasis on effective and client-centred management plans, within the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

To enrol in this unit you must be enrolled in the CB85 Course and meet the following pre-requisites: PSIO13002 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 1 PSIO13003 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 2

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 2 - 2020

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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

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

Assessment Overview

1. Professional Practice Placement
Weighting: 70%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%

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 Verbal Feedback

Feedback

Some students felt that the time between finishing some core physiotherapy theoretical units ie Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy and undertaking their clinical placement in that area was significant and that they would like some refresher sessions.

Recommendation

Unit coordinator to liaise with academic staff and trial some short course refresher sessions on outlined core areas. These sessions will need to be offered in January prior to placements commencing again in 2020.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate consistent adherence to the rules of professional conduct, including legal and ethical responsibilities, and take responsibility for your personal development as an autonomous physiotherapist
  2. Communicate effectively and efficiently with service users and the multi-disciplinary team in all aspects of your clinical practice
  3. Demonstrate competency at an entry level standard of practice in assessments, clinical reasoning, execution of techniques, and delivery of programmes to manage specifc clinical problems across a variety of services
  4. Critically reflect upon your clinical development and relate this to relevant published sources and practice based experience.

Per NPC1331

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
1 - Professional Practice Placement - 70%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Professional Practice Placement - 70%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

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
Tanya Palmer Unit Coordinator
t.palmer@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

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Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

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Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

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Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

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Written Assignment - New Graduation Job Application Due: Week 4 Friday (7 Aug 2020) 4:00 pm AEST
Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

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Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

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Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

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Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

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Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

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Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

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Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

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Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

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Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

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Clinical Placement Due: Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020) 4:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

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Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

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Term Specific Information

Clinical Placements run throughout the year from late January to early December, some may occur outside of term times. Students may be required to travel outside of their home town to complete clinical placements. The allocation of student placements is in accordance with requirements set by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia and will be allocated by the Physiotherapy Clinical Educator Coordinator. Students will be notified of their clinical placement allocation once they have met all pre-requisites for Professional Physiotherapy Practice 4.

Assessment Tasks

1 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title
Clinical Placement

Task Description

You will complete a 5 week full-time clinical placement as allocated by the unit coordinator. This clinical placement can be in any area of physiotherapy and may be located in any facility ranging from acute hospitals to community programs. The grade awarded is based on your performance during the 5 week clinical placement and evaluated using the Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP) via the APPLink-up.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020) 4:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

At the completion of their clinical placement from your Clinical Educator.


Weighting
70%

Minimum mark or grade
You are required to pass this assessment task in order to pass this unit. Assessment criteria discussed in the assessment criteria section.

Assessment Criteria

In order to pass the Clinical Placement you need to meet the "Adequate" level on the Global Rating Score and achieve the following on the APP, as graded by your Clinical Educator:

1. A minimum total score of 49.5% for the combined domains of Professional Behaviour and Communication AND

2. A minimum total score of 49.5% for the combined domains of Assessment, Analysis and Planning, Intervention, Evidence Based Practice and Risk Management.

If you don't meet the above criteria for the Clinical Placement you will be eligible to sit a Clinical Exam, provided you have achieved a total score equal to, or higher than 44.5% for your clinical placement. The Clinical Exam is in the format of an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) that will be completed on a real or simulated patient within the area that you completed the clinical placement. The Clinical Exam will be assessed by two clinical educators, one or more will be a CQUniversity Physiotherapy academic. The exam will run for approximately 60 minutes and will be assessed on a modified APP.

The Clinical Exam is the equivalent of a supplementary assessment for the Professional Physiotherapy Practice units. You will only be given one opportunity at a Clinical Exam per clinical placement.

If you complete and pass the Clinical Exam you will only receive exactly 50% for your Clinical Placement grade. If you complete and fail the Clinical Exam, or receive <44.5% on your original APP, you will receive your original APP score as given at the completion of your clinical placement and you will be required to repeat the Unit at a subsequent offering.

If your placement has been shortened due to Covid-19 implications, please refer to the Covid-19 Clinical Placement Guidelines on Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate consistent adherence to the rules of professional conduct, including legal and ethical responsibilities, and take responsibility for your personal development as an autonomous physiotherapist
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with service users and the multi-disciplinary team in all aspects of your clinical practice
  • Demonstrate competency at an entry level standard of practice in assessments, clinical reasoning, execution of techniques, and delivery of programmes to manage specifc clinical problems across a variety of services


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

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assignment - New Graduation Job Application

Task Description

Complete a new graduate job application and submit your resume for one of the following:

· Queensland Health; or

· AnySports (a private practice).

Refer to the job adverts on Moodle for more details.

Queensland Health New Graduate Position

  1. Cover letter (1 page): outlining your personal attributes and why you are applying for the position;
  2. Statement (maximum of 2 pages): Outline your clinical experience, abilities and knowledge that would enable you to achieve the key responsibilities and meet the key attributes for the role. Ensure you address all the selection criteria.
  3. Resume (maximum of 2 pages) including 2 referees.

AnySports New Graduate Position

  1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages): Outline your clinical experience, abilities and knowledge that would enable you to achieve the key responsibilities and meet the key attributes and address all the selection criteria.
  2. Resume (maximum of 2 pages) including 2 referees.


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Friday (7 Aug 2020) 4:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

2 weeks after submissions


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
You must complete this assessment item to be eligible to pass the unit.

Assessment Criteria

Detailed marking criteria will be available on the unit Moodle site, and will be based on the following:

  • Presentation (20%)

  • Application (40%)

  • Cover Letter and Resume (40%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate consistent adherence to the rules of professional conduct, including legal and ethical responsibilities, and take responsibility for your personal development as an autonomous physiotherapist
  • Critically reflect upon your clinical development and relate this to relevant published sources and practice based experience.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • 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?