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 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 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 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

No previous feedback available

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, 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
Guest lecturers still used in 2018 to assist with the students learning, however major technical issues (dial in issues mainly) frequently impeded the quality of the sessions received.
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
Observational placements continued at the same facilities in 2018, with mixed feedback about experiences, this could be attributed to the case mix of patients on the wards at the time of the placements. A review of the observational placement will occur with respect to learning outcomes and requirements for 2019.
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
The same format was run for the Practical assessment with the same positive feedback given from the students. This will continue in the future.
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
Detailed feedback was given to the whole cohort on the quizzes. Students were given the opportunity to review their quizzes in class. Positive feedback given to the unit coordinator that this assisted the students learning. This will continue in the future.
Source: Have Your Say, verbal, emails
Feedback
Students commented on the teaching team, their knowledge, teaching techniques and their support throughout term.
Recommendation
Unit coordinator to continue current practice. Teaching team planning and preparation to be considered moving into 2019.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say, verbal, emails
Feedback
Students commented on the resources, weekly summaries and checklists provided throughout term assisting their learning.
Recommendation
Unit coordinator to continue current practice, look to formalise it for 2019.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Weekly issues, Have Your Say, verbal
Feedback
Technical issues impacting on the quality of guest lectures from external facilities.
Recommendation
Unit coordinator to explore better options for guest lecturers to dial in from outside CQU to ensure that there are less disruptions to the sessions.
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