Physiotherapy Clinical Practice III

Course code PHTY3060Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Physiotherapy clinical practice in which students integrate theory and practical skills in the management of patients in a health care setting under supervision. This course involves full-time clinical practice and the management of a clinical case load. This placement will occur in one of the following clinical areas: acute/cardiopulmonary, rehabilitation/neurology, musculoskeletal, community practice or integrated general.

This course is Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis placement will occur in one of the following physiotherapy clinical areas: acute/cardiopulmonary, rehabilitation/neurology, musculoskeletal, community practice or integrated general.

These objectives are to be applied to the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area.

As a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. competently clinically practise in the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area across the lifespan and from acute to chronic contexts;
2. take an appropriate history and perform a proficient physical examination of a patient in the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area;
3. correctly interpret the clinical examination findings;
4. select and safely apply an appropriate evidence-based intervention for a patient in the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area;
5. select and apply appropriate outcome measures and adapt or progress management on the basis of outcomes;
6. effectively employ preventive and educational strategies;
7. apply skills in clinical reasoning in conducting the clinical examination and making clinical decisions in the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area;
8. communicate and collaborate effectively with patients, care givers and other members of the multiprofessional health care team for optimal total care of the patient;
9. demonstrate an awareness of ethical and cultural issues in the the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area;
10. demonstrate professionalism and an understanding of the role of the physiotherapistin the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area.
11. demonstrate all the competency standards expected of a competent entry-level physiotherapy practitioner.
ContentThis placement will occur in one of the following physiotherapy clinical areas: acute/cardiopulmonary, rehabilitation/neurology, musculoskeletal, community practice or integrated general.

Course content is to be applied to the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area.

For each physiotherapy clinical placement course content will include:
" supervised clinical practice experience in the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area
" clinical application of skills in history taking in the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area
" clinical application of physical examination skills in the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area
" clinical application of intervention skills in the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area , including treatment modification and progression
" clinical application of clinical reasoning skills, including making appropriate assessment and management decisions
" clinical application of oral and non-verbal communication skills
" clinical application of written communication skills, including documentation of patient data
" direct experience working in a health care team in the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area and contributing to the team
" the role of the physiotherapist in the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area
" clinical application of skills in safe and evidence-based physiotherapy practice in the relevant clinical placement area
" skills in self review and peer review of clinical performance
" health professional behaviour and responsibilities.
Replacing Course(s)None
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePHTY2060 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice I
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Full attendance at clinical placements is required in order to be eligible for clinical assessment.
Other: (please specify)Final (summative) clinical assessment, end unit (week 4, clinical placement) - 90%*.
* This assessment item must be passed in order to pass the course.
Presentations - IndividualOral clinical case presentation 10%
Contact HoursClinical: for 30 hour(s) per Week for 5 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 PHTY2060. National Police Check. Working with Children and Young People Declaration. WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PHTY3060