PSIO11003 - Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit 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 therapeutic 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 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:

  • PSIO11004: Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1
  • ALLH11005: Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1

Co-requisite:

  • ALLH11004: Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 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. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. On-campus Activity 0%
4. Practical Assessment 50%

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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 57.69% 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
Unit evaluation data indicates that students were satisfied with this unit and achieved high levels of learning. Overall, students were satisfied with the clinically focused unit content and engaging delivery, and were very complimentary regarding the quality and support of the teaching team.
Recommendation
The unit will continue to be designed and delivered to ensure it is clinically focused, engaging, supportive and well moderated.
Action Taken
The 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
Students reported dissatisfaction with the teaching schedule of this unit.
Recommendation
The scheduling of this unit should be reviewed to ensure that where possible, the scheduling of this unit aligns with the teaching of upper limb anatomy in ALLH11004; allows teaching of content applicable to the group assignment to be taught early in the term; scaffolds the development of skills required for manual handling and walking aid prescription.
Action Taken
The scheduling of this unit was reviewed and modified to ensure content was delivered to optimally support scaffolding of clinical skills, completion of the group assessment task and learning in ALLH11004.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self reflection.
Feedback
Students reported dissatisfaction with the assessment schedule of this unit.
Recommendation
The design, scheduling and weighting of assessment items should be reviewed to ensure that assessments are designed and administered to enable prompt feedback to be provided within a timeline that enables students to learn from the feedback provided.
Action Taken
Assessment was scheduled to ensure marking could be completed in a timely manner and feedback on assessment was provided as both a brief summary on overall performance as well as individually with sufficient detail to identify strengths and deficiencies with the goal to improve performance.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self reflection
Feedback
Unit evaluation data indicates that students were satisfied with this unit and achieved high levels of learning. Overall, students were satisfied with the clinically focused unit content and engaging delivery, and were very complimentary regarding the quality and support of the teaching team.
Recommendation
The unit will continue to be designed and delivered to ensure it is clinically focused, engaging, supportive and well moderated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback
Feedback
Some students reported dissatisfaction with their perceived individual workload for the group assessment task.
Recommendation
The group assessment task will be reviewed to ensure all elements of the task (task design, group allocation, task instruction and assessment criteria) are designed in line with key pedagogical principles and strategies to ensure student learning and experiences are optimised.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback
Feedback
Students highly value practical sessions that are structured to support learning with a combination of tangible learning resources, demonstrations of manual therapy skills and supervised practiced with immediate feedback on performance.
Recommendation
The teaching team will continue to work collaboratively to deliver the unit in a consistent manner between campuses that optimises students' motor learning. Staff will continue to support student learning through practical sessions that combine learning resources, case based learning, technique demonstration, supervised practice, constructive feedback and peer learning.
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 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Practical Assessment
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
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Practical Assessment