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PSIO11003 - Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this course a case-based learning model will be used to develop core health professional practice skills, including posture and functional movement analysis, assessment of joint movement, muscle strength and length, neurological tests, the introduction to therapuetic exercise and treatments including manual handling and walking aid prescription. Professional and individual boundaries of scope of practice and the different health professional roles will be explored. Occupational health and safety issues relevant to the profession will also be presented. Students will be introduced to pain mechanisms and aspects of pain management.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2015

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
4. On-campus Activity 0%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 61.22% response rate.

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.

Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self reflection.
Feedback
Students enjoyed the content, structure and delivery of this unit. Students particularly enjoyed the engaging, interactive and practical design.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this unit should continue to be designed and delivered to ensure it is clinically focused, engaging, supportive and well moderated.
Action Taken
This unit was designed and delivered to ensure it was clinically focused, engaging, supportive and well moderated.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self reflection
Feedback
The unit tutorial and practical manual supported student learning and improved their learning experience.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the tutorial and practical manual should continue to be developed and used as an essential learning resource for this unit.
Action Taken
The tutorial and practical manual was updated and used as an essential learning resource for this unit.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self reflection.
Feedback
Newly developed photos of practical techniques supported student learning and improved their learning experience.
Recommendation
It is recommended that photos of practical techniques continue to be developed and used to support independent learning for this unit.
Action Taken
Videos and photos were developed and used to support independent learning for this unit.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self-reflection.
Feedback
Students valued the clinical experiences (e.g. gym visit, hydrotherapy session, observational placement).
Recommendation
It is recommended that learning experiences should continue to be incorporated that are clinically focused and optimise student engagement in hands on practical opportunities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self-reflection.
Feedback
Students valued the 'hour of power' sessions for revision and practical skills training.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the 'hour of power' sessions be continued to support the development of practical skills.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self-reflection.
Feedback
Some students reported a lack of clarity regarding expectations for the in-class quizzes.
Recommendation
It is recommended that resources related to the in-class quizzes should be reviewed to ensure assessment expectations are clear.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Perform and discuss assessment of functional movement.
  2. Perform safe and effective prescription of mobility aids and teaching of ambulatory skills.
  3. Perform safe and effective manual handling, including patient transfers.
  4. Design and discuss therapeutic exercise using current evidence based practice within physiotherapy practice.
  5. Discuss the role of other allied health professionals within the Interprofessional team.
  6. Describe pain mechanisms and demonstrate aspects of pain management.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
5 - Team Work
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - On-campus Activity