Physiotherapy II

Course code PHTY1020Units 20Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Basic treatment and health intervention skills and related knowledge needed for general physiotherapy practice. An introduction to physiotherapy clinical practice and the theory and concepts of clinical reasoning.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. describe the theory and concepts of clinical reasoning;
2. apply basic biomedical and behavioural knowledge in the implementation of basic treatment and health intervention procedures commonly used in the management of physical dysfunction;
3. appropriately select and correctly demonstrate basic treatment and health intervention procedures commonly used in the management of physical dysfunction;
4. discuss treatment evaluation and intervention outcome processes and issues related to basic treatment and health intervention procedures commonly used in physiotherapy practice;
5. demonstrate an understanding of age, gender, cultural, legal and ethical considerations when performing basic treatment and health intervention procedures;
6. demonstrate an ability to effectively gather patient information and communicate with empathy in the clinical setting;
7. demonstrate an ability to effectively select and apply a basic treatment or health intervention in the clinical situation;
8. apply basic clinical evaluation, treatment and communication skills effectively and safely in the clinical setting;
9. discuss the biological basis and empirical evidence supporting basic treatment and health interventions commonly used in the management of physical dysfunction;
10. Recognise stress and anxiety and demonstrate basic stress management principles applicable to patient and self-care.
Content- Basic evaluation and measurement procedures used for assessing gait, including kinematics, kinetics, and temporal and spatial measurement
- Basic evaluation and measurement procedures used for assessing balance, including the concepts of base of support, centre of mass and ground reaction forces
- Hydrotherapy: hydrostatic principles, techniques, and indications/contraindications
- Motor learning: components of a motor skill, learning criteria, practice and feedback
- Sensorimotor development in children: developmental milestones
- Exercise prescription: frequency, intensity, and duration
- Clinical reasoning theory, concepts and practice
- Age and gender considerations when performing basic treatment and health intervention procedures
- Processes and issues related to the evaluation of basic treatment and health intervention outcomes, including the concept of reassessment
- Ethical, cultural and legal issues relevant to the provision of health care to the individual patient, as well as to the local, national and global communities
- Biological basis and empirical evidence for basic physiotherapy treatments and health interventions, including hydrotherapy, massage, motor learning, and exercise
- Patient handling and transfer skills and procedures
- Mobility adjuncts, including walking sticks, walking frames, and wheelchairs
- Evidence based practice and critical appraisal of the literature
Replacing Course(s)None
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePHTY1040 - Introduction to Physiotherapy
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practical
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalWritten examination
Other: (please specify)1. Videotape presentation and written report
2. Clinical Assessment (progressive)*
3. Critical appraisal assessment
4. Practical/viva examination*

Attendance at clinical education is required in order to be eligible for assessment* These assessments must be passed in order to pass the overall course (PHTY1020).
Contact HoursClinical: for 3.5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Practical: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Practical: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program.
Compulsory Course ComponentPLACEMENT INFORMATION and REQUIREMENTS
This course includes a period of professional placement. The term professional placement includes all activities (clinical, fieldwork, industry placement, work experience) undertaken in a facility where patients or clients are seen and you are present as a student of the University of Newcastle. Placement is a compulsory course component of this course andplacement must be passed to pass this course.

To attend placement and pass this course students will need to demonstrate the following Placement Requirements prior to placement:

• a National Police Certificate
• a completed and signed NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement
• a completed and signed NSW Health Student Declaration
• all specified immunisations and evidence of immunity
• a completed NSW Health Form 2. - Tuberculosis (TB) assessment tool
• a completed NSW Health Form 3. - Student Undertaking/Declaration

International Students (additional requirements)

• Police Certificates from all previous countries of residence (translated into English and certified as a true copy)

All School of Health Sciences students have been made aware of these rules since enrolment into their Programs in year 1, and students have been provided with information and assistance to complete the necessary placement requirements. Any student excluded from placement because they are unable to demonstrate the above compulsory course components will not be able to pass this course and will be given a failed grade (FF) for the course. Any student not able to fulfill the requirements above, or who are unwilling to meet these requirements, is required to make an appointment with the course coordinator to discuss their progress in this course and their degree. No opportunities to vary placement will be provided to students unable to demonstrate the necessary placement requirements.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of PHTY1040. WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for PHTY1020