PSIO13001 - Neurological Physiotherapy

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will develop clinical knowledge and skills in the comprehensive management of clients with neurological conditions. This unit includes pathophysiology and symptomatology; assessment procedures to define impairments and limitations in the context of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Framework; clinical reasoning processes; and intervention skills and techniques. This unit will foster an evidence-based, client-centred and inter-professional approach to physiotherapy management of clients with neurological conditions across the spectrum of acute and community healthcare settings.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
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 have met the following pre-requisites:

PSIO12004 Neurosciences Across the Lifespan

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 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) 35%
2. Group Work 15%
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 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 40.54% 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
Students were satisfied with this unit, achieved high levels of learning and enjoyed the clinical focus of the unit (e.g. clinical scenarios, patient interactions, online learning modules and simulated patient experiences).
Recommendation
This unit should continue to be designed and delivered to ensure it is clinically focused.
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
The tutorial and practical manual should continue to be developed and utilised for this unit.
Action Taken
A tutorial and practical manual was developed and used as an essential learning resource for this unit, that was complimented by the Unit Moodle site.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self reflection.
Feedback
The group work assessment task was aligned and authentic, with students reporting high levels of engagement and learning. The weighting for this assessment item may not appropriately reflect the work required to meet the requirements of the task.
Recommendation
The weighting and requirements of the group assessment should be reviewed to ensure the weighting is appropriate and that both the group and individual requirements of the task are designed to achieve positive learning outcomes.
Action Taken
The weighting and requirements of the group assessment was reviewed. Task requirements were modified to ensure group and individual tasks were associated with positive learning experiences and outcomes.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, staff feedback, self reflection.
Feedback
The interprofessional simulation experience was highly valued, with measurable improvements in student communication and teamwork, as well as interprofessional learning, interaction and relationships. The scheduling of this experience should be reviewed to optimise attendance and learning experiences.
Recommendation
The timing of the interprofessional simulation experience should be reviewed to enable maximal student participation and learning. Timing may be more appropriate after the development of pre-requisite skills in the first 6 weeks of term, but prior to end of term assessments from week 11 onwards.
Action Taken
Interprofessional simulation was not able to be scheduled due to COVID-19. This experience should be reviewed and included in future face-to-face offerings. Timing should be carefully considered to ensure pre-requisite skills are obtained prior to the experience and participation and learning is optimised.
Source: Unit evaluation data, have your say, direct student feedback, self reflection.
Feedback
Unit data indicated that students were satisfied with this unit and achieved high levels of learning. Students reported high levels of satisfaction with the unit content, structure and delivery. Students particularly enjoyed the engaging, interactive and practical design of this unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this unit continue to be designed and delivered to ensure that it is clinically focused, engaging, supportive and well moderated.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 continue to be developed and used as an essential learning resource for this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 continue to be developed and used to support independent learning for this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge of the pathological processes, symptomatology, clinical course, medical and pharmacological management and prognosis for neurological conditions
  2. Develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of patients with neurological conditions
  3. Critically appraise contemporary evidence to inform management of clients with neurological conditions
  4. Understand the role of the physiotherapist in the evidence-based management of clients with neurological conditions in the context of client-centred and inter-professional healthcare across the spectrum of acute and community settings utilising the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework (ICF)
  5. 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
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Group Work
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
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
4 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
3 - On-campus Activity