PSIO13002 - Professional Physiotherapy Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Within this clinical placement unit, you will develop your clinical reasoning abilities and practice ethical and professional behaviours. You will achieve this by integrating and using your current knowledge, physical skills and principles of evidence-based practice to function competently to a level of a graduate physiotherapist. The clinical placement associated with this unit will differ from other clinical placement units. It will allow you to develop specific skills within one of the many physiotherapy clinical areas of expertise, across a variety of settings and patient demographics, with an emphasis on effective and patient-centred management plans, within the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

To enrol in this unit you must be enrolled in the CB85 Course and meet the following pre-requisites:

PSYC11010 - Fundamentals of Psychology

ALLH11006 - Life Course Development for Health Professionals

ALLH12006 - Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals

PSIO13001 - Neurological Physiotherapy

PSIO13007 - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 3

PSIO13006 - Physiotherapy Management of the Complex Patient

SOCL19065 - Rural Communities for Health OR ALLH13011 - Rural and Remote Practice for Allied Health Professionals

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 3 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. On-campus Activity 0%
2. Professional Practice Placement 70%
3. Reflective Practice Assignment 30%

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 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 11.9% 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: Emails, verbal feedback from Students and Educators
Feedback
Do to COVID-19 the pre-placement simulation block was cancelled in 2020. Student results and preparation were affected.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the simulation block recommences in 2021 prior to the students commencing clinical placements.
Action Taken
The simulation block was completed in 2021 and will be strongly advocated by the unit coordinator to continue in future.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
There needs to be transparency between the APP and the grade for the clinical placement.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit Coordinator continues the pre-placement briefing sessions in 2021 and that they return to face to face. The unit coordinator will attempt to include more detail and examples for the students to understand the process.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator completed face-face pre-placement briefing sessions with good student feedback and understanding of assessment requirements for this unit.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The reflective essay topics were helpful to student learning and assisted them in consolidating their understanding and future practice on placements.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the topics for the reflective essays remain the same.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Verbal and email feedback
Feedback
Students and Clinical Educators felt the unit coordinators support and communication throughout placements was efficient and met their needs.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continues to provide the current level of support for both students and clinical educators throughout placements.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate consistent adherence to the rules of professional conduct, including legal and ethical responsibilities, and take responsibility for your personal development as an autonomous physiotherapist
  2. Communicate effectively and efficiently with service users and the multi-disciplinary team in all aspects of your clinical practice
  3. Demonstrate competency at an entry level standard of practice in assessments, clinical reasoning, execution of techniques, and delivery of programmes to manage specific clinical problems across a variety of services
  4. Critically reflect upon your clinical development and relate this to relevant published sources and practice based experience.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - On-campus Activity
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
9 - Social Innovation
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 10