PSIO11004 - Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit a case-based learning model will be used to develop foundation skills associated with Physiotherapy practice. Students will develop skills in the theory and practice of essential physiotherapy skills, such as communication, observation, record keeping, manual handling and infection control.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Group Work 15%
3. On-campus Activity Pass/Fail
4. Practical Assessment 55%

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.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

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
Overall positive feedback was received regarding the current format of teaching practical manual therapy assessment skills of the lower limb in the PSIO11004 course. Students highly valued the open learning environment, ability to ask questions and engage in discussion, and the teaching staff applying these skills back into a relevant clinical context. Have your say surveys, and feedback during class. Practical assessment skills will continue to be taught via a combination of visual presentation aids, verbal instructions and educator demonstration, with time for students to practice these skills in class and seek feedback on their technique from teaching staff.
Provide additional visual/video resources for the Neurological assessment components of this course. Move this module earlier in the semester to allow more time for study prior to its inclusion in the second quiz. Have your say surveys The content of the neurological assessment module will be reviewed prior to the commencement of Term 1 2017, and appropriate additional resources will be included to aid student learning. The order of teaching topics will be reviewed prior to 2017, and considerations will be made regarding the timing and appropriateness of the inclusion of neurological assessment content in the second quiz.
The instructions for the Group Work Assignment were unclear and greater consistency of information provided is needed for the Group Work Assessment item. Have your say surveys, feedback during class and email communication. The written instructions and assessment rubric for the Group Work Assignment will be reviewed and modified to improve transparency for this assessment item.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the principles of an evidence-based approach to practice.
  2. Use appropriate communication skills and perform an effective patient interview.
  3. Demonstrate aspects of physical examination and identify what constitutes a normal finding.
  4. Recognise safe and effective manual handling.
  5. Apply effective infection control in a simulated clinical environment.
  6. Use the priniciples of patient record keeping.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes)      
2 - Group Work
3 - On-campus Activity  
4 - Practical 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 - Online Quiz(zes)      
2 - Group Work
3 - On-campus Activity
4 - Practical Assessment    

Prescribed Textbooks

Orthopedic Physical Assessment
Author/s: Magee, D Year: 2014
Edition: 6th edn Publisher: Saunders Elsevier
City: Philadelphia State: PA
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

This textbook will be used as one of the reference books throughout the entire Physiotherapy program.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Clinics in Motion Website
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 CoordinatorKate Gregory (k.gregory@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

Course Introduction, Code of Conduct, Introduction to Palpation

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Introduction to Massage, Arthritis

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 3 20-03-2017

ICF Framework, Therapeutic relationship, Communication skills

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Patient Interview, Soft tissue injury

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Patient Interview, Documentation, Flags, Clinical reasoning

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Quiz 1

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Posture and movement

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Group Work Due Tuesday (18 Apr 17) 01:00 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Designing Physical Examination, Standardised scales, Physical Examination of hip

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Physical examination of the hip, Physical examination of the knee

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Hurdle: video presenting aspects of simulated physical examination

Week 9 08-05-2017

Physical examination of the knee, Physical examination of the ankle and foot

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Hurdle: video presenting aspects of simulated physical examination

Week 10 15-05-2017

Neurological examination, Introduction to Pain

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Quiz 2

Week 11 22-05-2017

Evaluation & Plan of Care, Goal setting, Revision

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Week 12 29-05-2017

Mock OSCE, Revision

Refer to Moodle page for prescribed textbook chapters and additional resources.

Pre-clinical hurdle requirements due

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Have Your Say - Course Evaluation

Practical Assessment Part 1

Exam Week 12-06-2017

Have Your Say - Course Evaluation

Practical Assessment Part 2

Practical Assessment Due AEST

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

During the unit, there will be the following summative quizzes:

  • Quiz 1 will occur in Week 5 and account for 10% of the total grade of the unit. Quiz 1 will consist of 10 questions; it will need to be completed in 20 minutes, and will assess content from the first four weeks of the unit.
  • Quiz 2 will take place in Week 10 and account for 20% of the total grade of the unit. Quiz 2 will consist of 20 questions; it will last for 40 minutes and will assess content from the first nine weeks of the unit.

All summative quizzes will be closed-book tasks and will take place in a computer lab. Quiz 1 and Quiz 2 will take place during the regular timetabled sessions. Access to external websites and use of other electronic devices are prohibited.

Quizzes are time-limited and cannot be completed and submitted earlier than 3/4 of the total designated time. Students will not be allowed to exit the room until after everybody has finished.

The quizzes will mainly include multiple choice and short answer questions. Questions will be of similar formats to those presented in formative assessment tasks during the unit. Questions will be randomly drawn from a theme-based pool of questions and will generally be different for each student.

Policies and Procedures:

1. The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit.

2. Supplementary Assessments: As per the CQU Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy, students will be notified regarding final unit grades, including the provision of Supplementary Assessments, prior to the official Certification of Grades date for Term 1. All Supplementary Assessments will be granted in accordance with the Grades and Results Procedures policy, Supplementary Assessments will be required to be completed within the two weeks following Certification of Grades.

Number of Quizzes 2
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Quiz 1 in Week 5 and Quiz 2 in Week 10
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks of submission
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice, fill in the missing word(s) questions, essay questions, questions relating to multimedia material (e.g. images, videos) and short answer questions will be awarded a percentage grading.

Submission Online

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

1. Explain the principles of an evidence-based approach to practice.

2. Use appropriate communication skills and perform an effective patient interview.

6. Use the priniciples of patient record keeping.

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



2 Group Work

Assessment Title Group Work
Task Description

Based on a given clinical scenario, each student will be required to develop a video interviewing a hypothetical patient. After the interview, the therapist should provide a short summary of the most important findings.

Students will work in small groups and each group member will rotate between the following roles: physiotherapist, patient, observer/assistant. The total duration of the final video should be between 8-10 minutes.

All videos will need to be handed in at the beginning of Week 6. During the tutorial in Week 6, students will be required to watch and peer assess videos of another group and provide feedback based on an assessment guide.

Policies and Procedures:

1. The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit.

2. Supplementary Assessments: As per the CQU Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy, students will be notified regarding final unit grades, including the provision of Supplementary Assessments, prior to the official Certification of Grades date for Term 1. All Supplementary Assessments will be granted in accordance with the Grades and Results Procedures policy, Supplementary Assessments will be required to be completed within the two weeks following Certification of Grades.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Tuesday (18-Apr-2017) 01:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 3 weeks of submission
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment rubric for this assessment task is based on the Australian Standards for Physiotherapy, the Accreditation Standard set by the Australian Physiotherapy Council, and The Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice Instrument. These quality frameworks are mapped against the CQUniversity Graduate Attributes, and intended to give a holistic understanding of standards expected for the assessment task.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Hard copy

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

1. Explain the principles of an evidence-based approach to practice.

2. Use appropriate communication skills and perform an effective patient interview.

3. Demonstrate aspects of physical examination and identify what constitutes a normal finding.

4. Recognise safe and effective manual handling.

5. Apply effective infection control in a simulated clinical environment.

6. Use the priniciples of patient record keeping.

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



3 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title Hurdles
Task Description

Pre-Clinical Experience Requirements

Completion of all Pre-clinical Requirements before the end of week 12 is required for a PASS grade. Relevant information about the pre-clinical requirements will be provided at the unit Moodle site.

85% Attendance Requirement of Tutorial Sessions

At least 85% attendance of tutorial sessions is required for a PASS grade. If there is a genuine reason for being absent, students need to inform the Unit Coordinator as soon as possible.

A minimum attendance requirement of 85% is recommended from the Australian Physiotherapy Council for all tutorials and practical sessions. The monitoring of attendance will take into consideration legitimate reasons for absence, such as those outlined in the Assessment of Coursework Procedures (1.21, 1.23 and 1.24), and these will not be counted as absence for the purpose of this attendance requirement.

Submission of Videos

Submission of two videos relevant to the tutor instructions are required for a PASS grade. Based on a given clinical scenario, students will be required to develop two 5-minute videos presenting specific aspects of simulated physical examinations. More information will be provided in due time at the unit Moodle site.

Policies and Procedures:

1. The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit. The monitoring of attendance will take into consideration legitimate reasons for absence, as outlined in the aforementioned CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy, and these will not be counted as an absence for the purpose of this attendance requirement.

2. Supplementary Assessments: As per the CQU Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy, students will be notified regarding final unit grades, including the provision of Supplementary Assessments, prior to the official Certification of Grades date for Term 1. All Supplementary Assessments will be granted in accordance with the Grades and Results Procedures policy, Supplementary Assessments will be required to be completed within the two weeks following Certification of Grades.

Assessment Due Date Details provided in the "Task description" text box.
Return Date to Students Students will be notified about the completion of each hurdle.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Details provided in the "Task description" text box.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - A PASS grade is required in order to pass the unit.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Submission instructions will be provided in due time at the unit Moodle site.

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

1. Explain the principles of an evidence-based approach to practice.

2. Use appropriate communication skills and perform an effective patient interview.

3. Demonstrate aspects of physical examination and identify what constitutes a normal finding.

4. Recognise safe and effective manual handling.

5. Apply effective infection control in a simulated clinical environment.

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



4 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

The Practical Assessment Task will consist of two parts that will cover various areas of clinical assessment including physiotherapy note writing, clinical reasoning and physical examination.

During part 1, students will watch a video-recorded interview of a patient and will be required to take notes of the relevant information. Students will need to organize, structure and record their notes as if they were writing a formal patient record. Students will be able to use blank papers in order to create their own relevant headings, and will be provided with a body chart and an ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) problem solving form.

Part 2 of the Practical Assessment will be an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Based on a written case scenario related to physical examination of lower limb, each student will be required to choose, justify and perform relevant physical examination procedures. This section will last for approximately 30 minutes.

Each student will be required to act as a model for the next assessment, once their own assessment is completed. All assessments will be video and/or audio-recorded for moderation purposes.

Policies and Procedures:

1. The CQUniversity Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy (for centrally timetabled examinations) applies to all assessment items in this unit.

2. Supplementary Assessments: As per the CQU Assessment of Coursework Procedures policy, students will be notified regarding final unit grades, including the provision of Supplementary Assessments, prior to the official Certification of Grades date for Term 1. All Supplementary Assessments will be granted in accordance with the Grades and Results Procedures policy, Supplementary Assessments will be required to be completed within the two weeks following Certification of Grades.

Assessment Due Date Exam Week
Return Date to Students Results and feedback will become available with the official release of final unit grades, as determined by the CQUniversity Certification of Grades Term 1 date
Weighting 55%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment rubric for this assessment task is based on the Australian Standards for Physiotherapy, the Accreditation Standard set by the Australian Physiotherapy Council, and The Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice Instrument. These quality frameworks are mapped against the CQUniversity Graduate Attributes, and intended to give a holistic understanding of standards expected for the assessment task.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - A minimum grade of 50% is required for a passing grade on this assessment task, and in order to pass the unit overall.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

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

2. Use appropriate communication skills and perform an effective patient interview.

3. Demonstrate aspects of physical examination and identify what constitutes a normal finding.

4. Recognise safe and effective manual handling.

5. Apply effective infection control in a simulated clinical environment.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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