COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

PTY1CEP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be introduced to a community engagement experience and develop relevant personal and professional skills. An understanding of the history of the physiotherapy profession, scope of practice and professional behaviour as outlined by codes of practice will be introduced. You will explore critical thinking, reflection and communication. A sense of professional identity as a health practitioner will also be introduced. The subject will involve a series of lectures, practical sessions, workshops and online components. You will also undertake a work integrated learning experience that will assist in the development of these skills.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDeenika Benjamin

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Discuss physiotherapy practice in Australia, including history, scope of practice, practice thresholds, codes on conduct the regulatory frameworks that govern the profession.
02. Communicate effectively in terms of written and verbal communication with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds, including peers, supervisors and people in the community.
03. Discuss self-perceptions of the physiotherapy profession in community practice.
04. Identify and assess activities in physiotherapy practice, in the context of community engagement.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeenika Benjamin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 16
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 18 - 21
One 4.00 h placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Observational WIL placement"

Practical Week: 10 - 16
One 2.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will access a range of online and multimedia resources, to support their learning, including mini lectorials, podcasts, quizzes"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 16
One 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Digital reflective portfolio 2000 words equivalent Initial development of a PebblePad portfolio that students will maintain throughout the course.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Critical thinking assignment 750 words equivalent Students will use same rubric to guide class activities in the weeks covering critical thinking to develop understanding of criteria and expectationsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO4
1000 word written assignment Structured reflective journal based on observation visitsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3