The purpose of this unit is to provide an introduction to the application of foundation physiotherapy skills within a clinical setting (clinical simulation combined with an onsite clinical placement). Students will be required to perform subjective and objective assessments specific to initially simulated and then real-life patients. Analysis of assessment findings, development and implementation of interventions (including discharge planning and interprofessional involvement) and application of outcome measures will occur in consultation with the Clinical Educator. Assessment, interpretation, intervention and re-assessment skills are graded according to a 'basic' standard of practice (appropriate to this stage of student learning). Another major focus of this unit and it's assessment is the development of generic, professional skills such as clinical reasoning, reflection,information gathering, communication and professionalism, which will form the foundation for subsequent clinical placements.
|Academic unit||Movement Sciences|
|PHTY2062 and PHTY2059 and PHTY2061|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.