PSIO12002 - Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will develop knowledge and clinical skills relating to the comprehensive management of adult and paediatric patients with acute and chronic cardiac and respiratory conditions (e.g. ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, COPD, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and pneumonia). You will apply the principles of evidence-based approaches to cardiorespiratory physiotherapy management of patients in the context of biological, social and psychological factors. You will relate the role of the cardiorespiratory physiotherapist working in a diverse range of hospital and community care facilities to that of the inter-professional team, family members and carers of patients.

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

        Additionally you must be enrolled in or have already completed the following co-requisite:

        • MPAT12001 - Medical Pathophysiology

        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 - 2020

        Term 2 - 2020 Profile
        Bundaberg
        Rockhampton
        Term 2 - 2021 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, 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
        Sean Ledger joined the Rockhampton campus in a full-time role, which means both campuses now have full-time dedicated cardiorespiratory physiotherapists teaching into the unit and this will continue into 2020. Guest lecturers will continue to be used where highly specialised content is to be delivered.
        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
        Weekly summaries and tutorial support were continued in 2019 and will continue to be offered to support students in their learning.
        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
        The technical issues this year were primarily related to Rockhampton students not being able to hear the lecturer on the Bundaberg campus. This problem has been raised with IT and it is anticipated that this will addressed prior to the unit starting. Technical issues related to guest lectures who dialled into campus will aim to be mitigated with pre-planning and setup with the guest lecturer and where possible, they will be asked to deliver the lecture and practical on one of the campuses.
        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
        Nil.
        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
        Nil.
        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
        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 patients with cardiorespiratory conditions
        2. Develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based assessment and treatment for patients with cardiorespiratory conditions, through acute to chronic conditions
        3. Explain how biological, social, and psychological factors inform a physiotherapy intervention plan for patients with cardiorespiratory conditions
        4. Relate the role of physiotherapy to the management of cardiorespiratory conditions and pathologies using both an inter-professional and patient-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)
        3 - On-campus Activity
        4 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)