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PHTY2063: Clinical Practicum A

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.

Code PHTY2063
Academic unit Movement Sciences
Credit points 6
PHTY2062 and PHTY2059 and PHTY2061

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

  • LO1. Understand and apply professional and ethical behaviour to the clinical environment
  • LO2. Demonstrate foundation verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills which foster safe and effective clinical practice
  • LO3. Develop foundation information gathering skills which follow principles of clinical reasoning
  • LO4. Develop foundation clinical reasoning skills working collaboratively with the clinical educator to interpret assessment findings and formulate a prioritised list of physiotherapy problems/ impairments for non-complex patients
  • LO5. Develop, implement and evaluate safe physiotherapy interventions (which includes discharge planning) in collaboration with the clinical educator for non-complex patients

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.