PSIO14002 - Professional Physiotherapy Practice 3
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

The unit aims to foster a consistent ability to integrate the knowledge, physical skills, principles of evidence based practice and clinical reasoning, ethical and professional behaviours that are necessary to function competently as a physiotherapist. This will include a variety of settings and patient groups, with an emphasis on effective and patient-centred management plans, within the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band [not found]
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

PSIO13002 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 1

PSIO13003 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 2

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Professional Practice Placement 70%
2. Written Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Digital feedback for assignments. Have your Say Course coordinator will consider to provide digital feedback for the assignments.
More detailed explanation of assignment including specific services that are not appropriate to include in the assignment and examples of such services that are appropriate. Have your Say Assignment details to be improved to ensure that the students fully understand the assignment requirements. A list of example services appropriate for the assignment will be provided to the students at the beginning of term.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate consistent adherence to the rules of professional conduct, including legal and ethical responsibilities, and take responsibility for the personal development as an autonomous physiotherapist.
  2. Communicate effectively and efficiently with service users and the multi-disciplinary team in all aspects of clinical practice.
  3. Identify and analyse key clinical problems by planning and leading complete assessments, including patient interview and physical examination.
  4. Plan and perform safe and appropriate physiotherapy programmes for a variety of service users, including establishing short and long term goals.
  5. Demonstrate competency at an entry level standard of practice in clinical reasoning, execution of techniques, and delivery of programs to manage specifc clinical problems.
  6. Critically reflect upon clinical development and relate this to relevant published sources and practice based experience.

Per NPC1330

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment        

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work  
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment      

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • SONIA
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorTanya Palmer (t.palmer@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017
Week 2 13-03-2017
Week 3 20-03-2017
Week 4 27-03-2017
Week 5 03-04-2017
Written Assessment Due Friday (07 Apr 17) 04:00 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017
Week 7 24-04-2017
Week 8 01-05-2017
Week 9 08-05-2017
Week 10 15-05-2017
Week 11 22-05-2017
Week 12 29-05-2017
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title Placement
Task Description

This assessment task is based on the performance from your clinical placement as marked by your Clinical Educator.

Assessment Due Date On completion of Clinical Placement
Return Date to Students On completion of Clinical Placement
Weighting 70%
Assessment Criteria

This grade is awarded based on your performance during the clinical placement and evaluated using the Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP). In order to pass the Clinical Placement you need to meet the "Adequate" level on the Global Rating Score on the APP, as graded by the Clinical Educator and submit the Placement Evaluation survey via moodle.

Supplementary Assessments
As per the CQU Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy, students will not be notified regarding final unit grades, including the provision of Supplementary Assessments, prior to the official Certification of Grade date for Term 1. All Supplementary Assessments will be granted in accordance with the Grades and Results Procedures policy.


Conditions Minimum mark or grade - A minimum grade of 50% is required to pass this assessment task, and submit the Placement Evaluation Survey in order to pass the course overall.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Mid unit and End of unit Feedback will be completed on APPLink up online.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate consistent adherence to the rules of professional conduct, including legal and ethical responsibilities, and take responsibility for the personal development as an autonomous physiotherapist.

2. Communicate effectively and efficiently with service users and the multi-disciplinary team in all aspects of clinical practice.

3. Identify and analyse key clinical problems by planning and leading complete assessments, including patient interview and physical examination.

4. Plan and perform safe and appropriate physiotherapy programmes for a variety of service users, including establishing short and long term goals.

5. Demonstrate competency at an entry level standard of practice in clinical reasoning, execution of techniques, and delivery of programs to manage specifc clinical problems.

6. Critically reflect upon clinical development and relate this to relevant published sources and practice based experience.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Students are required to write a 2500 word essay based on a community physiotherapy program that they either referred a patient to or that was available in the health district where they completed their third placement. The following should be included in the essay:

· Outline of the program

· Referral process

· Inclusion and exclusion criteria

· Financial cost to the patient

· Location/access

· Length of program (if there is one)

· Any other information relevant to the program – team members etc.

Using the literature to outline the benefit for patients to be linked in with community programs post discharge from acute or subacute health care centres to continue their rehabilitation/subacute care. Think outside the box, the program doesn’t have to be run by a health care provider it can be any organisation that will assist patients to achieve their goals. Transition Care Programs (TCP), Community Based Rehabilitation Teams (CBRT) will not be excepted. Contact Tanya Palmer to clarify appropriate community programs.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (07-Apr-2017) 04:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks of submission
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria Via Moodle

Supplementary Assessments
As per the CQU Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy, students will not be notified regarding final unit grades, including the provision of Supplementary Assessments, prior to the official Certification of Grade date for Term 1. All Supplementary Assessments will be granted in accordance with the Grades and Results Procedures policy.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Minimum mark of 50% of assessment weighting is required in order to pass the course overall.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

All files should be named as follows: Student Name_Report (e.g. Tanya Palmer_report)

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

5. Demonstrate competency at an entry level standard of practice in clinical reasoning, execution of techniques, and delivery of programs to manage specifc clinical problems.

6. Critically reflect upon clinical development and relate this to relevant published sources and practice based experience.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence




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