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PHTY1023: Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice A

Semester 1, 2020 [Normal day] - Cumberland, Sydney

This unit sets the context of physiotherapy professional practice through an introduction to the issues and practices in healthcare delivery affecting physiotherapists, including relevant professional, state and federal policies and laws related to professional conduct. The unit also examines the observation and measurement of normal movement using methods that are suitable for clinical application, including biomechanical analyses. The importance of reliable assessment/measurement is emphasised, and the validity and reliability of different procedures are studied. Students are taught and practice several basic but significantly important assessment techniques, including history taking (focused on musculoskeletal patients), general musculoskeletal screening, observation of normal movement, joint range of motion assessment, muscle strength/weakness assessment, and the assessment of joint passive accessory movements. The importance of communication, documentation and respect for cultural differences in professional practice is addressed. Students are introduced to the concepts and principles of evidence-based practice.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit
Credit points 6
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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BIOS1168
Prohibitions
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None
Assumed knowledge
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High School Physics (or equivalent)

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Fereshteh Pourkazemi, fereshteh.pourkazemi@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Alison Harmer, alison.harmer@sydney.edu.au
Fereshteh Pourkazemi, fereshteh.pourkazemi@sydney.edu.au
Allan Fu, allan.fu@sydney.edu.au
Susan Coulson, susan.coulson@sydney.edu.au
Tutor(s) Pavithra Rajan, pavithra.rajan@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Skills-based evaluation Practical exam (Clinical skills assessment)
Assessment will be deferred until skills obtained
20% - 20 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO12 LO9 LO4
Final exam hurdle task Written online exam
Written online examination
50% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO15 LO14 LO13 LO12 LO11 LO10 LO9 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Online task hurdle task ACE
Online module
0% Week 05 60 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO13 LO15 LO14
Assignment group assignment Research written report
Written assignment
30% Week 08 1000 words +/- 10%
Outcomes assessed: LO8 LO10 LO11
hurdle task = hurdle task ?
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

  • Accelerated Communication Excellence (ACE): The ACE Program is an online module designed to accelerate the development of your professional communication skills in listening, reading, writing, speaking, and reasoning. For each of these professional areas you will learn how to accelerate your skills, followed by the opportunity to self -assess your skills and confidence. ACE aims to better prepare you for your first clinic placement by helping you bridge the gap from your classroom studies to working with clients in real-life settings. Please note that this assessment is a hurdle task.  
  • Research written report: This report will cover the reliability of three different methods of measuring joint range of motion (ROM). 
  • Practical examination: Demonstration of a selected clinical skill and peer assessment of clinical skill.
  • Written exam: This examination comprises multiple-choice and short and long written responses. This assessment is a hurdle task. Students must pass the written exam to pass the unit of study.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas. Students must attempt all assessments.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

Late Penalties for the Written Assignments: If you submit your assignment after the due time/date has passed, marks will be deducted for lateness. For work submitted after the deadline, but up to three calendar days late, a penalty of 20% of the total mark awardable for the assignment will apply. For work submitted after three days and less than one week after the deadline, a penalty of 30% of the total mark awardable for the assignment will apply. For work submitted more than one week late but less than two weeks after the deadline, a penalty of 40% of the total mark awardable for the assignment will apply. Work submitted more than two weeks after the deadline will not be assessed (Fail).

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 1. Introduction to PHTY1023; 2. Introduction to professional practice Lecture (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Occupational health and safety/manual handling/infection control Introduction to communication Skills Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO6
Week 02 1. Introduction to assessments and outcome measures; 2. Introduction to reliability Lecture (2 hr) LO3 LO9 LO10
History taking Tutorial (2 hr) LO4 LO14 LO15
Week 03 Introduction to observation of normal movement Lecture (2 hr) LO7
Observation of normal movement: sit to stand, standing and reaching Tutorial (2 hr) LO7 LO9
Week 04 Introduction to observation of normal movement Lecture (2 hr) LO7
Observation of normal movement: walking measurement of functional activities Tutorial (2 hr) LO7 LO9
Week 05 1. Measurement of range of motion; 2. Introduction to the research project Lecture (2 hr) LO8 LO9
Measurement of joint range of motion (ROM) Tutorial (2 hr) LO9
Week 06 1. Introduction to descriptive statistics; 2. Introduction to inter and intra-rater reliability Lecture (2 hr) LO8 LO10 LO11
Measurement of joint range of motion (data collection) Tutorial (2 hr) LO8 LO9
Week 08 Foundations of Biomechanics Lecture (2 hr) LO7
Assessment of passive accessory movements (PAMS) Tutorial (2 hr) LO9
Week 09 Assessment of muscle strength/muscle weakness Lecture (2 hr) LO9
Assessment of muscle strength/muscle weakness (MMT) Tutorial (2 hr) LO9
Week 10 1. Muscle length and muscle passive stiffness; 2. Tissue injury and healing process Lecture (2 hr) LO5 LO9
Assessment of muscle strength/muscle weakness (1RM and HHD) Tutorial (2 hr) LO9
Week 11 1. Models of healthcare; 2. Introduction to EBP Lecture (2 hr) LO3 LO10 LO11
Putting it all together: REMS lower limbs Tutorial (2 hr) LO4 LO9
Week 12 1. WIL Team: working in interdisciplinary teams; 2. WIL Team: understanding my background Lecture (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO13 LO14 LO15
Putting it all together: REMS upper limbs Tutorial (2 hr) LO4 LO9
Week 13 Putting it all together: REMS upper limbs Lecture (2 hr) LO4 LO9
Self and peer-assessment of therapeutic skills: REMS ROM, PAMS, muscle strength Tutorial (2 hr) LO4 LO9 LO12

Attendance and class requirements

Attendance: Students are expected to attend all lectures in this unit of study. Lecture recordings will be made available where possible to assist with revision and study but should not be considered a substitute for physically attending the lecture. Students are required to attend all tutorials in this unit of study. In the case of protracted illness or of absence arising from some other unavoidable cause, a student on presentation of appropriate documentation may be excused from attendance at classes by the course coordinator for a period not exceeding two months in any one year. In the case of absences in excess of two months, students must apply for the leave of absence.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

Please see Canvas site for details.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. explain the professional and ethical requirements of physiotherapy practice, and comply with the standards of practice and professional behaviour of an AHPRA registered physiotherapy student
  • LO2. describe the regulatory requirements for physiotherapy in Australia
  • LO3. describe physiotherapy with respect to its purpose, role, and contribution to health care using the International Classification of Functioning framework
  • LO4. communicate effectively and professionally with clients, peers, and academic staff in physiotherapy contexts
  • LO5. explain the pathology and clinical presentation of common soft tissue injuries presenting to physiotherapists
  • LO6. explain the development of infection and the infection control process
  • LO7. explain the basics of biomechanical principles and their application in assessments
  • LO8. design and implement a research study to test the reliability of measurement technique, interpret findings, and write a research report
  • LO9. plan and safely perform a selected range of assessment skills on an individual with a musculoskeletal condition
  • LO10. define and apply evidence-based practice (EBP) as it applies to physiotherapy practice and patient-centred care
  • LO11. (critically) appraise a randomised clinical trial/systematic review in terms of the extent to which it informs the use of selected treatment modalities
  • LO12. demonstrate critical reflection skills in physiotherapy contexts.
  • LO13. develop an understanding of professional communication and how it will impact on your role as a health professional
  • LO14. demonstrate skills in understanding and using professional oral English
  • LO15. demonstrate skills in listening to and correctly recording in writing, information provided by a patient using professional written English

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

Alignment with Competency standards

Outcomes Competency standards
LO1
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
2.1. comply with legal, professional, ethical and other relevant standards, codes and guidelines
2.2. make and act on informed and appropriate decisions about acceptable professional and ethical behaviours
2.3. recognise the need for, and implement, appropriate strategies to manage their physical and mental health and resilience
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
3.2. record and effectively communicate physiotherapy assessment findings, outcomes and decisions
3.3. deal effectively with actual and potential conflict in a proactive and constructive manner
6.1. use education to empower themselves and provide knowledge to themselves and others.
6.2. seek opportunities to lead the education of others, including physiotherapy students, as appropriate, within the physiotherapy setting
7.1. organise and prioritise their workload and resources to provide safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy autonomously and, where relevant, as a team member
7.2. lead others effectively and efficiently within relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks
LO2
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
2.1. comply with legal, professional, ethical and other relevant standards, codes and guidelines
2.2. make and act on informed and appropriate decisions about acceptable professional and ethical behaviours
2.3. recognise the need for, and implement, appropriate strategies to manage their physical and mental health and resilience
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
3.2. record and effectively communicate physiotherapy assessment findings, outcomes and decisions
3.3. deal effectively with actual and potential conflict in a proactive and constructive manner
6.1. use education to empower themselves and provide knowledge to themselves and others.
6.2. seek opportunities to lead the education of others, including physiotherapy students, as appropriate, within the physiotherapy setting
7.1. organise and prioritise their workload and resources to provide safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy autonomously and, where relevant, as a team member
7.2. lead others effectively and efficiently within relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks
LO3
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
2.1. comply with legal, professional, ethical and other relevant standards, codes and guidelines
2.2. make and act on informed and appropriate decisions about acceptable professional and ethical behaviours
2.3. recognise the need for, and implement, appropriate strategies to manage their physical and mental health and resilience
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
3.2. record and effectively communicate physiotherapy assessment findings, outcomes and decisions
3.3. deal effectively with actual and potential conflict in a proactive and constructive manner
6.1. use education to empower themselves and provide knowledge to themselves and others.
6.2. seek opportunities to lead the education of others, including physiotherapy students, as appropriate, within the physiotherapy setting
7.1. organise and prioritise their workload and resources to provide safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy autonomously and, where relevant, as a team member
7.2. lead others effectively and efficiently within relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks
LO4
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
1.1. plan and implement an efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment
1.2. involve the client and relevant others in the planning and implementation of safe and effective physiotherapy using evidence-based practice to inform decision-making
1.3. review the continuation of physiotherapy and facilitate the client’s optimal participation in their everyday life
1.4. advocate for clients and their rights to health care
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
3.2. record and effectively communicate physiotherapy assessment findings, outcomes and decisions
3.3. deal effectively with actual and potential conflict in a proactive and constructive manner
5.1. engage in an inclusive, collaborative, consultative, culturally responsive and client-centred model of practice
5.2. engage in safe, effective and collaborative interprofessional practice
LO5
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
1.1. plan and implement an efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
6.1. use education to empower themselves and provide knowledge to themselves and others.
6.2. seek opportunities to lead the education of others, including physiotherapy students, as appropriate, within the physiotherapy setting
7.1. organise and prioritise their workload and resources to provide safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy autonomously and, where relevant, as a team member
7.2. lead others effectively and efficiently within relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks
8.A. knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, other biomedical sciences relevant to human health and function, and psychosocial and other determinants of health encompassing cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological and other body systems within the context of physiotherapy and best available research evidence
LO6
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
6.1. use education to empower themselves and provide knowledge to themselves and others.
6.2. seek opportunities to lead the education of others, including physiotherapy students, as appropriate, within the physiotherapy setting
7.1. organise and prioritise their workload and resources to provide safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy autonomously and, where relevant, as a team member
7.2. lead others effectively and efficiently within relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks
8.A. knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, other biomedical sciences relevant to human health and function, and psychosocial and other determinants of health encompassing cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological and other body systems within the context of physiotherapy and best available research evidence
LO7
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
1.1. plan and implement an efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment
3.2. record and effectively communicate physiotherapy assessment findings, outcomes and decisions
4.2. evaluate their learning needs, engage in relevant continuing professional development and recognise when to seek professional support, including peer review
8.A. knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, other biomedical sciences relevant to human health and function, and psychosocial and other determinants of health encompassing cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological and other body systems within the context of physiotherapy and best available research evidence
LO8
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
2.1. comply with legal, professional, ethical and other relevant standards, codes and guidelines
2.2. make and act on informed and appropriate decisions about acceptable professional and ethical behaviours
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
3.2. record and effectively communicate physiotherapy assessment findings, outcomes and decisions
3.3. deal effectively with actual and potential conflict in a proactive and constructive manner
4.3. efficiently consume and effectively apply research and commit to practice informed by best available research evidence and new knowledge
5.1. engage in an inclusive, collaborative, consultative, culturally responsive and client-centred model of practice
6.1. use education to empower themselves and provide knowledge to themselves and others.
6.2. seek opportunities to lead the education of others, including physiotherapy students, as appropriate, within the physiotherapy setting
7.1. organise and prioritise their workload and resources to provide safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy autonomously and, where relevant, as a team member
7.2. lead others effectively and efficiently within relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks
8.B. knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice including evidence-based practice
8.E. competence to practise as a physiotherapist autonomously as well as a member of an interprofessional team in relevant clinical situations
LO9
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
1.1. plan and implement an efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment
2.1. comply with legal, professional, ethical and other relevant standards, codes and guidelines
2.2. make and act on informed and appropriate decisions about acceptable professional and ethical behaviours
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
3.2. record and effectively communicate physiotherapy assessment findings, outcomes and decisions
4.3. efficiently consume and effectively apply research and commit to practice informed by best available research evidence and new knowledge
5.1. engage in an inclusive, collaborative, consultative, culturally responsive and client-centred model of practice
6.1. use education to empower themselves and provide knowledge to themselves and others.
6.2. seek opportunities to lead the education of others, including physiotherapy students, as appropriate, within the physiotherapy setting
7.1. organise and prioritise their workload and resources to provide safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy autonomously and, where relevant, as a team member
7.2. lead others effectively and efficiently within relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks
8.A. knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, other biomedical sciences relevant to human health and function, and psychosocial and other determinants of health encompassing cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological and other body systems within the context of physiotherapy and best available research evidence
8.B. knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice including evidence-based practice
8.C. knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice with clients across the lifespan, from birth to end of life care, who present with one or more problems such as pain and/or impairment or dysfunction contributing to impairment, activity limitations and participation restriction
8.E. competence to practise as a physiotherapist autonomously as well as a member of an interprofessional team in relevant clinical situations
8.F. knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice in health promotion and facilitation of client self-management strategies to enhance their health and well-being
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
1.2. involve the client and relevant others in the planning and implementation of safe and effective physiotherapy using evidence-based practice to inform decision-making
4.3. efficiently consume and effectively apply research and commit to practice informed by best available research evidence and new knowledge
6.1. use education to empower themselves and provide knowledge to themselves and others.
6.2. seek opportunities to lead the education of others, including physiotherapy students, as appropriate, within the physiotherapy setting
7.1. organise and prioritise their workload and resources to provide safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy autonomously and, where relevant, as a team member
7.2. lead others effectively and efficiently within relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks
8.B. knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice including evidence-based practice
8.C. knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice with clients across the lifespan, from birth to end of life care, who present with one or more problems such as pain and/or impairment or dysfunction contributing to impairment, activity limitations and participation restriction
8.E. competence to practise as a physiotherapist autonomously as well as a member of an interprofessional team in relevant clinical situations
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
4.3. efficiently consume and effectively apply research and commit to practice informed by best available research evidence and new knowledge
6.1. use education to empower themselves and provide knowledge to themselves and others.
8.B. knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice including evidence-based practice
8.C. knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice with clients across the lifespan, from birth to end of life care, who present with one or more problems such as pain and/or impairment or dysfunction contributing to impairment, activity limitations and participation restriction
8.E. competence to practise as a physiotherapist autonomously as well as a member of an interprofessional team in relevant clinical situations
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
4.1. assess their practice against relevant professional benchmarks and take action to continually improve their practice
4.2. evaluate their learning needs, engage in relevant continuing professional development and recognise when to seek professional support, including peer review
6.1. use education to empower themselves and provide knowledge to themselves and others.
6.2. seek opportunities to lead the education of others, including physiotherapy students, as appropriate, within the physiotherapy setting
7.1. organise and prioritise their workload and resources to provide safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy autonomously and, where relevant, as a team member
7.2. lead others effectively and efficiently within relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks
8.E. competence to practise as a physiotherapist autonomously as well as a member of an interprofessional team in relevant clinical situations
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
1.1. plan and implement an efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment
1.4. advocate for clients and their rights to health care
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
3.2. record and effectively communicate physiotherapy assessment findings, outcomes and decisions
5.2. engage in safe, effective and collaborative interprofessional practice
8.E. competence to practise as a physiotherapist autonomously as well as a member of an interprofessional team in relevant clinical situations
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
1.1. plan and implement an efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment
3.1. use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
3.2. record and effectively communicate physiotherapy assessment findings, outcomes and decisions
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements - APC
1.1. plan and implement an efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment
1.2. involve the client and relevant others in the planning and implementation of safe and effective physiotherapy using evidence-based practice to inform decision-making
2.1. comply with legal, professional, ethical and other relevant standards, codes and guidelines
3.2. record and effectively communicate physiotherapy assessment findings, outcomes and decisions
8.E. competence to practise as a physiotherapist autonomously as well as a member of an interprofessional team in relevant clinical situations
Physiotherapy Practice Threshold Statements -
Competency code Taught, Practiced or Assessed Competency standard
1.1 T P A plan and implement an efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment
1.2 T P A involve the client and relevant others in the planning and implementation of safe and effective physiotherapy using evidence-based practice to inform decision-making
2.1 T P A comply with legal, professional, ethical and other relevant standards, codes and guidelines
2.2 T P A make and act on informed and appropriate decisions about acceptable professional and ethical behaviours
3.1 T P A use clear, accurate, sensitive and effective communication to support the development of trust and rapport in professional relationships with the client and relevant others
3.2 T P A record and effectively communicate physiotherapy assessment findings, outcomes and decisions
3.3 T P A deal effectively with actual and potential conflict in a proactive and constructive manner
4.1 T P A assess their practice against relevant professional benchmarks and take action to continually improve their practice
4.3 T P A efficiently consume and effectively apply research and commit to practice informed by best available research evidence and new knowledge
5.1 T P A engage in an inclusive, collaborative, consultative, culturally responsive and client-centred model of practice
6.1 T P A use education to empower themselves and provide knowledge to themselves and others.
6.2 T P A seek opportunities to lead the education of others, including physiotherapy students, as appropriate, within the physiotherapy setting
7.1 T P A organise and prioritise their workload and resources to provide safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy autonomously and, where relevant, as a team member
7.2 T P A lead others effectively and efficiently within relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks
8.A T P A knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, other biomedical sciences relevant to human health and function, and psychosocial and other determinants of health encompassing cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological and other body systems within the context of physiotherapy and best available research evidence
8.B T P A knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice including evidence-based practice
8.C T P A knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice with clients across the lifespan, from birth to end of life care, who present with one or more problems such as pain and/or impairment or dysfunction contributing to impairment, activity limitations and participation restriction
8.E T P A competence to practise as a physiotherapist autonomously as well as a member of an interprofessional team in relevant clinical situations

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

Based on students' feedback, the second hour of tutorials changed from unsupervised sessions to supervised sessions. Tutors will be present during both hours.

Work, health and safety

Students are required to work and practice safely at all times. 

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