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PSIO12002 - Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit students will develop knowledge and skills relating to the comprehensive management of clients with acute and chronic cardiorespiratory conditions across the spectrum of health care. Students will use the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework, apply principles of Evidence Based Practice and combine various clinical reasoning strategies. Students 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 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:-

  • PSIO11003 - Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2
  • ALLH11004 - Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
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) 30%
2. Group Work 20%
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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 65.85% 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, Student feedback throughout term
Feedback
More frequent visits from Unit Coordinator to the other campus throughout term. Not having Cardiorespiratory specific staff on both campuses students felt that they were being disadvantaged.
Recommendation
Unit Coordinator will attempt to make a minimum of 2 visits throughout term to the other campus to assist with teaching and engage with the students.
Action Taken
The Unit Coordinator completed 1 visit in week 5 to the Rockhampton campus to teach and engage with the students. This will continue in future years.
Source: Have your say, Student feedback throughout term
Feedback
Resources and readings - some were too long and students struggled to complete these weekly. Students found the e-modules very helpful and these should continue.
Recommendation
A review of all readings and resources will be completed prior to the unit commencing in 2017.
Action Taken
All readings were reviewed prior to the commencement of term. Prescribed readings each week were concentrated on the textbook chapters, with additional resources provided for either future reference or those higher achieving students. Additional video resources were provided to assist the students with revision.
Source: Have your say, Student feedback throughout term
Feedback
Tutorials - students enjoyed the case studies, however felt that they needed more time to practice practical skills and felt that they didn't really get much guidance throughout the case studies from staff if they were on the right track or not. Potentially include some video's of the assessment and treatment techniques for revision purposes.
Recommendation
A review of the tutorial structure and case study length will be completed prior to the unit commencing in 2017.
Action Taken
All tutorials and case studies were reviewed prior to the commencement of term. Students were extensively encouraged throughout term and during each case study to complete the practical skills, yet the same feedback was received this year from Have Your Say.
Source: Have your say, Student feedback throughout term
Feedback
Assessment items - majority of students felt that they were fair and a good learning experience. Some students reported that they really enjoyed and learnt a lot from the group assignment topics. Some felt that the Practical Exam could be spilt into 2 and one completed earlier in term to consolidate learning taught in the first half of the term. The timing of assessments with majority of them being held in week 12 or exam block student reported that this didn't give them much time to revise with staff assistance.
Recommendation
A review of the timing and structure of assessment items will be completed prior to the unit commencing in 2017.
Action Taken
The assessment tasks were spread throughout term more this year. The Group assignment was moved from week 12 in 2016 to week 8 in 2017. This allowed time for the students to complete the presentation throughout term and then gave them time to revise the content presented by their peers for the remaining Quiz and Practical Exam to follow in weeks 12 - 14. The spread of assessment items throughout term will remain in this format in future.
Source: Have Your Say, Verbal and email student feedback
Feedback
Students reported that they liked the Lectures, they were delivered well and were concise. They also enjoyed having the Guest lecturers, particularly having different clinicians perspectives to learn from.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will endeavour to continue to provide students with the Guest Lecturers for the specialist areas of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy. This will be guided by the students feedback and engagement with these clinicians.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say, Verbal and email student feedback
Feedback
Students felt that the Observational Placements they completed as part of this unit, in both the Acute and Outpatient settings, were beneficial to their learning and understanding of the theoretical content for this unit.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will attempt to continue to source Observational Placements in both the Acute Hospital and Outpatient - Pulmonary/Cardiac Rehabilitation settings in the future.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say, Verbal and email student feedback
Feedback
Students commended the Practical Assessment format and the assessors throughout this assessment. They felt that it was well run, good to have an ICU case and then a ward based patient to assess and treat, and that it was held in a relaxed environment that they felt assisted in their clinical reasoning.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will leave the Practical Assessment in the current format and aim to continue to provide the students with this positive assessment environment in the future.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say, Verbal and email student feedback
Feedback
Students felt that they weren't given enough individual feedback on their quizzes and group presentations.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator and teaching team will review the feedback given and revise the format of providing feedback.
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. Assess clients with cardiorespiratory conditions through acute to chronic conditions, and interpret and analyse findings.
  3. Identify how environmental and personal factors affect activity and participation levels of clients with cardiorespiratory conditions.
  4. Develop, implement and evaluate interventions for clients with cardiorespiratory conditions from acute to chronic stages.
  5. Discuss intervention strategies using appropriate evidence from the literature.
  6. Relate the role of the physiotherapist to that of the interprofessional team, family members and carers of clients with cardiorespiratory conditions.

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 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Group Work
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 - Group Work
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Practical Assessment