This UOS is the capstone unit of the Graduate Entry Masters program in which students undertake a major individual piece of scholarly work (a structured dissertation) on a complex case of a common condition/disease. Skills (both written and oral) that underpin effective communication of advanced clinical reasoning will be practised in tutorials and will be drawn upon in the assessment tasks. Lectures will comprise evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, ethical practice, ethical dilemmas and cultural competency, and Master classes presenting complex cases. In tutorials, students will practice evidence-based physiotherapy skills and present their clinical reasoning (orally and written) . There will be also be opportunity during a tutorial for feedback on aspects of the dissertation.
(24x1-hr lec and 4x3-hr tut and 4x1-hr private study (preparation for dissertation)) / 7-wk academic semester
2 x quizzes (30%), 1x3500wd dissertation incorporating evidence-based practice, individual (70%)
Note that 90% attendance is required for tutorials
PHTY5206 and PHTY5197Co-requisites