Available in 2018
Course code

PHTY1020

Units

20 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides basic assessment, treatment and health intervention skills and related knowledge needed for general physiotherapy practice as well as an introduction to physiotherapy clinical practice and the theory and concepts of clinical reasoning.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will 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 understanding of the role of the physiotherapist in the clinical setting;

7. Demonstrate introductory skills in communication and professional behaviour in the clinical setting;

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


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

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHTY1040.


Assumed knowledge

PHTY1040, HLSC1000, HUBS1403


Assessment items

Formal Examination: Formal Exam

In Term Test: Prac Viva examinations

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Professional Task: Clinical Assessment *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 3.5 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Practical

Face to Face On Campus 53.5 hour(s) per Term Full Term

4 hours per week for full term and 2 hours per week for 1 week, and 3.5 hours for 1 week

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks

Self directed learning will be online through Blackboard