Physiotherapy Clinical Practice V

Course code PHTY4040
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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. Correctly interpret the clinical examination findings;

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 relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area;

10. Demonstrate professionalism and an understanding of the role of the physiotherapist in the relevant physiotherapy clinical placement area.

11. Demonstrate all the competency standards expected of a competent entry-level physiotherapy practitioner.

Content

This 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.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHTY3020, PHTY3060, PHTY3070, PHTY3090 and PHTY3100

Assessment Items

Professional Task: Clinical Assessment

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 30 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks