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PSIO11004 - Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the physiotherapy profession, including regulatory, ethical and legal frameworks underpinning practice within the context of the changing healthcare environment. This unit includes fundamental aspects of physiotherapy practice, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Framework, communications skills and the therapeutic relationship, cultural competence, inter-professional healthcare, and gathering, analysing and problem-solving information through a process of clinical reasoning. You will also develop practical skills in relation to subjective examination, therapeutic massage, assessment of posture and movement, patient manual handling, walking aid prescription, and clinical documentation.

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

To enrol in this unit, you must be enrolled in the CB85 Course and meet the following co-requisites:

BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1

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 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 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. Online Quiz(zes) 25%
2. Practical Assessment 30%
3. On-campus Activity 0%
4. Practical Assessment 45%

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 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 56.9% 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 data indicates that students were satisfied with this unit and achieved high levels of learning. Students reported high levels of satisfaction with unit content, structure and delivery. Students particularly enjoyed the engaging, interactive and practical design of this unit.
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 newly developed 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
A tutorial and practical manual was developed and used as an essential learning resource for this unit, to compliment the Unit Moodle site.
Source: 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 should 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
Readings supported student learning and improved their learning experience, however some students reported challenges in finding and completing them in the required time frame.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the e-reading list be reviewed to ensure readings are easily accessed. Further, the volume and timing of unit readings should be reviewed to ensure they support and scaffold student learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct staff and student feedback, self reflection.
Feedback
Some students report challenges in navigating the pre-clinical requirements.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the face-to-face support for completing pre-clinical requirements be increased.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Develop an awareness of ethical, legal, cultural and professional issues and responsibilities related to physiotherapy practice
  2. Develop an awareness of evidence-based physiotherapy practice in the context of client-centred and inter-professional healthcare utilising the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework (ICF)
  3. Demonstrate effective skills in communication and the therapeutic relationship through conducting and documenting a subjective examination
  4. Demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge in human movement, including patient handling and walking aid prescription
  5. Demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge of therapeutic massage
  6. 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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical 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
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
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 - Practical Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Practical Assessment