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PSIO14002 - Professional Physiotherapy Practice 3

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The unit aims to develop your ability to integrate the knowledge, physical skills, principles of evidence based practice and clinical reasoning, ethical and professional behaviours that are necessary for you to function competently as a physiotherapist. This will include a variety of settings and client groups, with an emphasis on effective and client-centred management plans, within the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
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:

PSIO13002 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 1

PSIO13003 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 2

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 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. Professional Practice Placement 70%
2. Written Assessment 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 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 3.33% 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: Email and verbal communication from students
Feedback
Support and frequent communication received from the Unit Coordinator about placement changes and impacts as a result of Covid-19 was fantastic.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will to continue to maintain the same level of communication with students via Moodle News forum posts and emails as required.
Action Taken
Unit Coordinator has continued to provide students with the necessary communication as required throughout term. This will continue to be provided in the future.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Limiting the number of references allowed in the written assessment was difficult to provide significant enough support from the literature to the program chosen by the students.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will review the written assessment criteria particularly the number of references allowed.
Action Taken
The number of references allowed in the written assignment has been increased.
Source: Verbal and written student feedback, Unit Coordinator reflection.
Feedback
The Unit Coordinator was resourceful in sourcing placements to meet the demand of students requirements with limited impacts by COVID-19.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit Coordinator continues to review the impact of placements by COVID-19 and source appropriate placements to ensure students continue to progress through their course.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Mandated Government restrictions
Feedback
Increased lockdowns and restrictions are being implemented impacting students attendance of clinical placements.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit Coordinator sources additional non-clinical learning opportunities for students to complete if impacted by placement restrictions.
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 specifc 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.

Per NPC1330

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment
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
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment