PHYSIOTH 3005 - Managing Complexity in Clinical Settings

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2024

Using various healthcare settings and scenarios (including the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, critical care, rehabilitation, the first contact practitioner and the compensable patient), this course will explore issues of complexity associated with persons with healthcare needs, caseloads, teams, services and/or wider organisations. Students will extend their knowledge and skills related to the role of the physiotherapist as an independent practitioner and member of the wider healthcare team. You will have ongoing opportunities to apply the clinical reasoning model that draws on the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Classification of Functioning framework, a biopsychosocial approach to health care and evidence-based practice. Self-learning guides and online resources will complement workshops, practical classes and tutorials that are scheduled in block mode.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PHYSIOTH 3005
    Course Managing Complexity in Clinical Settings
    Coordinating Unit Physiotherapy
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 10 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites PHYSIOTH 3001 and PHYSIOTH 3002 and PHYSIOTH 3003 and PHYSIOTH 3004
    Restrictions Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)
    Course Description Using various healthcare settings and scenarios (including the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, critical care, rehabilitation, the first contact practitioner and the compensable patient), this course will explore issues of complexity associated with persons with healthcare needs, caseloads, teams, services and/or wider organisations. Students will extend their knowledge and skills related to the role of the physiotherapist as an independent practitioner and member of the wider healthcare team. You will have ongoing opportunities to apply the clinical reasoning model that draws on the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Classification of Functioning framework, a biopsychosocial approach to health care and evidence-based practice. Self-learning guides and online resources will complement workshops, practical classes and tutorials that are scheduled in block mode.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Nicole Prideaux

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Safely and effectively perform case specific assessments for people with complex health care needs and from diverse backgrounds.
    2 Analyse and interpret assessment findings of people with complex heath care needs to produce a prioritised problem list.
    3 Develop and justify interdisciplinary and evidenced based management plans that can be safely applied to people with complex health care needs, and translate this evidence into practice.
    4 Apply clinical reasoning to safely and effectively perform physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques for people with complex healthcare needs and from diverse backgrounds.
    5 Safely and effectively prioritise patient caseloads of people with complex health care needs.
    6 Research and apply best-practice physiotherapy knowledge and skills to a range of people and settings.
    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, 6

    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.

    2, 3, 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, 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, 6

    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.

    1, 4

    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.

    1, 4, 5

    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.

    -
  • Learning Resources
    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 workshops and 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

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary
    This course provides more advanced learning in assessment, clinical reasoning and management across key domains of physiotherapy as well as adjunct areas, including:

    Advanced Cardio-respiratory Physiotherapy
    Critical Care Physiotherapy
    Early rehabilitation in Critical Care settings

    Inpatient rehabilitation
    Interdisciplinary teamwork
    Adjunct therapies e.g. aquatic physiotherapy

    Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    First contact practitioners
    Lower Limb Amputation
    Return to sports
    Compensable patients and return to work
  • 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
    Examination Summative 60% 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Continuous Assessment Formative and Summative 20% 1, 3, 4, 6
    Assignment Summative 20% 2, 3, 4, 6
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Pre-requisite rules:

    Students must have passed the following courses:

    * Paediatric, Pelvic and Women’s Health Physiotherapy
    * Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Practice
    * Neurological Physiotherapy Practice
    * Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
    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.

    Continuous Assessment
    Continuous assessment tasks will occur frequently throughout the course. Assessment tasks may include, group tasks, oral presentations, in class quizzes, online tests, short reflective pieces of writing, e-portfolios or short answer questions. Feedback will be provided regularly throughout the semester and following completion of the assessment task(s).

    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.
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    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.

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