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PSIO12002 - Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will develop knowledge and skills relating to the comprehensive management of clients with acute and chronic cardiorespiratory conditions across the spectrum of health care. You will apply principles of evidence-based and client-centred approach to physiotherapy management in the context of biological, social and psychological factors. You will relate the role of the physiotherapist working in a hospital and community care facilities to that of the interprofessional team, family members and carers of clients with cardiorespiratory conditions.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
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 pre-requisites:

  • PSIO11003 - Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2
  • BMSC11007 - Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • BMSC11008 - Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • ESSC12001 - Exercise and Sport Physiology

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 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. In-class Test(s) 15%
2. In-class Test(s) 35%
3. On-campus Activity 0%
4. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) 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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 95.83% 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: Have your Say
Feedback
Students requested a practical/tutorial workbook, similarly introduced into the musculoskeletal and neurological units.
Recommendation
To support learning, the unit coordinator will introduce a practical/tutorial workbook, which will be made available to students at the start of the unit. This workbook will include information such as each sessions learning objectives, assessment tasks and weighting explanations, summary of the syllabus and case-scenarios related to each week’s tutorial/practical sessions.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator provided a comprehensive Unit Clinical Practical Workbook that complimented the Unit Moodle site, and included learning objectives, assessment tasks and weighting explanations, summary of the syllabus and case-scenarios related to each week’s tutorial/practical sessions.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
Students commented that they lacked the knowledge around the conditions introduced in case-scenarios and topics in the unit, and requested additional case-scenarios to work on in directed study.
Recommendation
To ensure that students have an opportunity to embed their understanding of cardiac and respiratory conditions, the unit workbook will also cross-reference prior learning in prerequisite and co-requisite units e.g. anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Case-scenarios's will be introduced earlier in the unit and form a component of each tutorial/practical session. To further embed learning, additional case-scenarios will be included for students to undertake as directed study.
Action Taken
The Unit Clinical Practical Workbook provided students with significant opportunity to integrate prior learning, enhance and embed learning of cardiorespiratory anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and further develop their clinical reasoning skills through case-based learning and aligned clinical practical skills training.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
Student requested additional drop-in sessions or supplementary tutorial sessions.
Recommendation
Individual/small group tutorial and drop-in sessions will be implemented in 2020, where possible, to allow students additional support.
Action Taken
Additional individual, small group tutorials, drop-in sessions and Zoom meetings, were implemented in 2020 to facilitate student access to additional support for the understanding of cardiorespiratory topics.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students reported that they found the Assessment Survival Guide useful and that it helped to facilitate and guide their preparation for assessment.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Assessment Survival Guide continues to be developed and refined, and implemented again in 2021.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students reported that they found the Video Resource Library of Clinical Practical Skills useful and that it helped to improve their clinical practical skills competency and preparation for assessment.
Recommendation
It is recommended that Video Resource Library of Clinical Practical Skills continues to be developed and refined, and implemented again in 2021.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students requested that the Pathophysiology and Surgical Procedure Self-Directed Study Package, and the Medications Self-Directed Study Package be discussed more in-class.
Recommendation
It is recommended that more discussion of pathophysiology, surgical procedures and medications is incorporated in-class, especially when case-scenarios are completed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the pathological processes, the symptomatology, clinical course, medical and pharmacological management and prognosis in clients with cardiorespiratory conditions
  2. Develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based assessment and treatment for clients with cardiorespiratory conditions, through acute to chronic conditions
  3. Explain how biological, social, and psychological factors inform a physiotherapy intervention plan for clients with cardiorespiratory conditions
  4. Relate the role of physiotherapy to the management of cardiorespiratory conditions and pathologies using both an interprofessional and client-centred approach
  5. Demonstrate acceptable professional and ethical behaviours consistent with a physiotherapy practitioner.

The 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
1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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 - In-class Test(s)
2 - In-class Test(s)
4 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
3 - On-campus Activity