ADVANCED PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTICE

PTY5APP

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will undertake three modules: (i) advanced spinal physiotherapy, (ii) professional practice, and (iii) a self-directed project. The first two modules are taught in a five-week block and students will be encouraged to commence work on the third module, their self-directed project, from the beginning of the teaching period via information delivered on LMS. Advanced spinal physiotherapy aims to expand on the clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills developed earlier in the course, with particular focus on spinal physiotherapy. The professional practice module aims to prepare students to commence practice as a newly graduated health professional, covering legislation, codes of conduct and ethical practice. In the third module, students will identify and undertake a self-directed project with the ultimate aim of improving physiotherapy practice within the chosen context.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Hahne

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed PTY5PPC, PTY5PPD and be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHSPP, HZHSPB - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice, HZHHPP, HZHHPB - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice (Hons). HMPYP, HMPYPB, HMPTP, HMPTPB - Master of Physiotherapy Practice, HMHPP, HMHPPB -Master of Physiotherapy Practice (Hons).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Reflect on and critique your own and your colleagues' professional behaviour based on relevant legislation, ethical standards and Codes of practice.

Activities:
Workshops including presentation of ethical dilemma and challenges to professional practice. Participation in end-of-year conference.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

02. Communicate competently and sensitively with colleagues, clients and the public to justify and interpret appraisals of professional behaviour and research findings in a variety of modes and media.

Activities:
Presentation at end-of-year conference.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Independently gather and evaluate information and use it to enhance specific aspects of physiotherapy practice.

Activities:
Plan and execute a self-directed project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Design, justify and conduct a case-specific assessment, interpreting assessment findings and prioritising patient needs.

Activities:
Skills practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Design, justify and conduct a case-specific physiotherapy management plan, prioritising and evaluating interventions using reliable and valid outcome measures.

Activities:
Case study analysis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 30-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarcos De Noronha

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 30 - 50
Three 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode for 5 weeks, plus an end-year conference"

Seminar Week: 30 - 50
Two 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode for 5 weeks, plus an end-year conference"

Tutorial Week: 30 - 50
Five 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode for 5 weeks, plus an end-year conference"

WorkShop Week: 30 - 50
Fifteen 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode for 5 weeks, plus an end-year conference"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10-minute individual presentation (equiv 500 words)supported by one 1,500-word action plan and one 250-word report50 02, 03
one 2,000-word individual assignment25 04, 05
one 30-minute group presentation (equiv 1,500 words per student)20 01, 02
one 5-minute practical exam (equiv 500 words)5 04

Melbourne, 2015, Week 30-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFelicity Blackstock

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 30 - 50
Fifteen 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode for 5 weeks"

Tutorial Week: 30 - 50
Five 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode for 5 weeks"

Seminar Week: 30 - 50
Three 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode for 5 weeks"

Lecture Week: 30 - 50
Three 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode for 5 weeks"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10-minute individual presentation (equiv 500 words)supported by one 1,500-word action plan and one 250-word report50 02, 03
one 2,000-word individual assignment25 04, 05
one 30-minute group presentation (equiv 1,500 words per student)20 01, 02
one 5-minute practical exam (equiv 500 words)5 04