PHYSIOTH 3000 - Person Centred Physiotherapy Practice
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code PHYSIOTH 3000 Course Person Centred Physiotherapy Practice Coordinating Unit Allied Health Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 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 In this course students will explore the further development of clinical reasoning and communication skills to promote person-centred physiotherapy. Further development of skills in clinical measurement and integration into reasoning processes for complex clinical scenarios will also be taught. This course will explicitly consolidate concepts explored in previous courses and identify the principles that are shared across the breadth of physiotherapy. Clinical reasoning categories will be explored with emphasis on body structure and function and contextual factors, including ethics and medico-legal frameworks that guide clinician behaviour. Students will expand on the role and process of communication in clinical practice.
Course Coordinator: Meredith Smith
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Communicate clearly and coherently with patients, clients, families and health professionals in a person-centred manner prioritising cultural safety and respect. 2 Apply clinical reasoning skills to negotiate person-centred, culturally sensitive, treatment strategies. 3 Analyse and interpret clinical assessment findings to identify and prioritise problems appropriate to patient contexts in a range of clinical settings. 4 Formulate discharge plans that consider the patients perspective and treatment goals and facilitate self-management where appropriate. 5 Generate clear and coherent written information suitable for a variety of audiences in health care settings with cultural sensitivity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1, 2, 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.
Required ResourcesAll students should factor in the cost of their own laptop 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.
Recommended ResourcesThere will be a range of peer-reviewed articles – both as prescribed and recommended readings. Also, other generic materials such as, essay writing guides, study guides, referencing etc will be recommended resources.
Online LearningPreworkshop activities and lectures are online
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesOnline and in-person
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Learning Activities Summary
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The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Examination Summative 20% 2,3,4,5 Continuous Assessment Summative and formative 80% 1,2,3,4,5
Examination(s) covering entire course content will be held. Some courses may comprise of practical, oral and written examinations and the results will be calculated as a weighted average. Feedback will be provided to each student upon request.
Continuous assessment tasks will occur frequently throughout scheduled course time and will not require additional preparation time beyond normal expectations. Assessment tasks may include, group tasks, simulated patient assessment, oral presentations, in class quizzes, online tests, short reflective pieces of writing, e-portfolios or short answer questions. Feedback to students will be provided by academic staff and tutors regularly throughout the semester and following completion of the assessment task(s).
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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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