PHYSIOTH 2002 - Applied Physiotherapy Practice B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2024

This course expands and applies the knowledge and skills developed in previous courses to the upper limb, head and nervous system. Students will build on professional practice knowledge developed in first and second years, extend their clinical reasoning skills and physiotherapy assessment and management skills. Students will explore the professional practice issues of scope of practice, practice thresholds, codes of conduct, legislation and regulation in relation to contemporary practice. You will apply clinical reasoning frameworks to the upper limb, head and nervous system and explore physiotherapy assessment and management skills for upper limb neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions. Basic assessments for the central nervous system will be introduced, which will be further developed in third year.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PHYSIOTH 2002
    Course Applied Physiotherapy Practice B
    Coordinating Unit Physiotherapy
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 5 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites PHYSIOTH 2000 and PHYSIOTH 2001
    Corequisites ANAT SC 2402
    Restrictions Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)
    Course Description This course expands and applies the knowledge and skills developed in previous courses to the upper limb, head and nervous system. Students will build on professional practice knowledge developed in first and second years, extend their clinical reasoning skills and physiotherapy assessment and management skills. Students will explore the professional practice issues of scope of practice, practice thresholds, codes of conduct, legislation and regulation in relation to contemporary practice. You will apply clinical reasoning frameworks to the upper limb, head and nervous system and explore physiotherapy assessment and management skills for upper limb neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions. Basic assessments for the central nervous system will be introduced, which will be further developed in third year.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Rutger de Zoete

    Course Coordinator: Dr Rutger de Zoete
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3034
    Email: rutger.dezoete@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Level 4, Engineering & Maths Sciences Building
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Timetable information can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Select, perform and analyse safe evidence-based based client-centred assessment of the upper limb, using clinical reasoning skills.
    2 Select and apply safe and effective evidence-based client centred physiotherapy intervention focusing on the upper limb using clinical reasoning skills.
    3 Demonstrate collaborative practice in physiotherapy for discharge planning in a variety of healthcare and interprofessional practice settings.
    4 Develop professional practice in physiotherapy, in relation to clinical scenarios, including scope of practice, governing by practice thresholds, codes of conduct, legislation and regulation.
    5 Discuss contemporary pain practice through client-centred and evidence-based physiotherapy interventions as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 2, 3, 5

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1, 2, 5

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    3, 4, 5

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    1, 2, 3 ,4, 5

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    3, 5

    Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency

    Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.

    -

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.

    -

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    3, 4, 5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    All students should factor in the cost of their own electronic device. Required learning resources and readings will be provided on-line via MyUni. Students may need to access other online resources via the University library.
    Online Learning
    All notes, resource manuals and papers for lectures, practicals, tutorial sessions and assessment tasks are available on MyUni as well as lists of suitable readings, online quizzes and links to external websites.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    The course is designed with blended learning opportunities, allowing students to learn and apply their knowledge in a variety of platforms and settings, encouraging engagement both on and off campus. Students will be required to complete online activities available on My Uni prior to their weekly workshop and weekly practical. Workshops and practicals will provide students with content that they will be able to practice and apply. Content will be delivered in an integrated manner, as topics overlap and are closely linked.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Practicals: 12 x 2 hours = 24 hours
    Workshops: 12 x 2 hours = 24 hours
    Examination: 1 x 2 hours = 2 hours
    Preparation for Practical and Workshop Sessions: 1 hour per session = 24 hours
    Preparation for Assessment Tasks = 30 hours
    Weekly reading: 2 hours per week = 24 hours
    Online Modules: 2 hours per week = 24 hours
    TOTAL = 152 hours
    Learning Activities Summary

    The following content will be covered within this course:

    • Principles of Interprofessional Care, MDT and working with specialist teams
    • Electrotherapy
    • Documentation, medico-legal requirements and discharge planning
    • Scapula, Scapular dyskinesia and practical anatomy
    • Shoulder
      - Assessment, and treatment of shoulder instability
      - Shoulder elevation stiffness
      - Rotator cuff
      - Managing shoulder dysfunction
      - Practical anatomy of shoulder
    • Elbow and forearm
      - Common Elbow Conditions
      - Practical anatomy of the elbow
    • Wrist and hand
      - Common conditions of the wrist and hand
      - Practical anatomy of the wrist and hand
    • Pain
      - Introduction to pain management
      - Pain in the society
      - Biopsychosocial approaches to pain
      - Language and education around pain
      - High-quality care for pain
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Continuous Assessment Summative 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Practical Examination Summative 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Assignment Summative 20% 2, 3
    Detailed information, including due dates, can be found in the MyUni wesbite for this course.
    Assessment Detail
    Examination
    Examination(s) covering entire course content will be held. Some courses may comprise both practical and written examinations and the results will be calculated as a weighted average. Feedback will be provided upon request.

    Assignment
    Students will complete an assignment related to a specific area of the course. The assignment may take a variety of forms including, but not limited to, an essay, reflective piece (written, video, multimedia), case study or literature review. Feedback will be provided via MyUni.

    Continuous assessment
    Students will complete continuous assessment pieces related to a specific area of the course. The assessment(s) may take a variety of forms including, but not limited to, an essay, reflective piece (written, video, multimedia), case study or literature review. Feedback will be provided via MyUni.
    Submission
    Detailed information on assessment task submission can be found in the MyUni website for this course.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

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