PSIO13006 - Physiotherapy Management of the Complex Patient

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will develop an evidence-based and patient-centred approach to physiotherapy management of the complex adult and paediatric patient across a range of clinical areas. Topics include: orthopaedics, amputees, mental health, oncology, men's and women's health, neurodegenerative diseases, burns and plastics, sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome, palliative care, and community based rehabilitation. Your focus will be on establishing the connections between physiological capacity for improvement and symptomology, while considering all relevant domains of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework.

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 meet the following pre-requisites:

PSIO12002 - Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy

PSIO12005 - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2

MPAT12001 - Medical Pathophysiology

PSIO12004 - Neurosciences Across the Lifespan

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. In-class Test(s) 20%
2. In-class Test(s) 40%
3. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) 40%
4. On-campus Activity 0%

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 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 82.5% 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, Verbal and Email feedback
Feedback
Students really appreciated the effort in the transition to online during COVID19, the regular verbal encouragement to keep going with studies and strategies put in place to engage online (cross-campus break-out rooms, turning cameras on etc). The resources put together were excellent. Nevertheless students would still have preferred in-class face to face sessions.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the significant resources that were created and made available to students continue, and that students return to face to face lectures and clinical practical skills sessions in Term 1 2021.
Action Taken
The resources were refined and adapted and were incorporated into the unit. Face to face teaching was undertaken in Term 1 2021.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The best aspects of the unit were getting in guests lecturers, its good to hear experiences and knowledge from people heavily involved in a specific topic.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the external highly specialised physiotherapists continue to deliver components of this unit that focuses on complex patients as their clinical experience and knowledge is important to student learning.
Action Taken
The external highly specialised physiotherapists continued to deliver components of this unit that focused on complex patients.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The printable practical workbook was great and very helpful when going back to study for the exams, and was useful companion to the unit Moodle site.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit Workbook is continued and further developed as companion resource to the Unit Moodle site.
Action Taken
The Unit Workbook, refined and further developed as companion resource to the Unit Moodle site.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some of the guest lecturer topics being taught across camera were less engaging and harder to learn as a result.
Recommendation
It is recommended that where possible external lectures attend on-campus to deliver lectures, and that the clinical practical skills are demonstrated on each campus and not only across camera.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Survival guide is amazing, case studies helped give practical application
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Assessment Survival Guide and complex Case-Scenarios are refined and implemented.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply and demonstrate knowledge of pathological processes, symptomology, medical and pharmacological management, clinical course and prognosis for complex clinical conditions and pathologies
  2. Develop, apply, demonstrate and evaluate an evidence-based assessment and treatment for clients with complex clinical conditions and pathologies across all domains of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework
  3. Design and demonstrate a safe rehabilitation program for a specific complex clinical scenario that applies a variety of exercise techniques with appropriate progression and modification for that scenario
  4. Relate the role of physiotherapy to the management of complex conditions and pathologies using both an inter-professional and client-centred approach
  5. Demonstrate acceptable professional and ethical behaviours consistent with a physiotherapy practitioner.


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 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
4 - On-campus Activity
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 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
4 - On-campus Activity