This is a four credit point unit run over a 13 week session. Each week there is a one lecture and two 2 hour tutorials. Further information is available via the PHTY802 online Learning Management System (LMS) iLearn http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
This unit assumes that you have comprehensive knowledge of anatomy. You should compare your knowledge against the 3 independent learning modules for functional anatomy available on iLearn. If you do not have adequate knowledge in this area you should work through these independent learning modules as a high priority. The learning modules suggest helpful resources.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit will have one 1 hour lecture and two 2 hour tutorials every week. Lectures will provide foundation knowledge and also use large group demonstrations and discussion, enabling students to use tutorial time efficiently to practice fundamental skills in assessment and treatment of patients.The teaching approach will be based on students developing a deep understanding of principles and the ability to independently solve problems, with the expectation that students can then translate this knowledge to a range of different clinical scenarios.
Textbooks and Readings
There are no essential texts for this unit. The following texts will be useful resources and are available in the library. Recommendations about specific readings from these and other resources (such as research papers, books, websites and videos) will be listed on iLearn.
- The Physiotherapist’s Pocketbook: Essential Facts at Your Fingertips. 2nd Edition. Kenyon K and Kenyon J. 2009 Churchill Livingston.
- Electrotherapy Explained: Principles and Practice. 4th Edition. Robertson V, Ward A, Low J and Reed A. 2006 Elsevier.
- Orthopedic Physical Examination. 6th Edition. Magee D. 2014 Elsevier.
All lectures and tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. You may make a request to your tutor to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances. In most cases, lectures are recorded however, attendance is expected at both lectures and tutorials, as this is where the majority of learning occurs. Failure to attend may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their tutor by email to inform tutors if they are going to be absent. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
Technology and equipment
Teaching rooms are equipped with state of art audio-visual and ICT equipment including iPads, internet connection, high quality video cameras and multiple LCD screens. Students will use a range of physiotherapy specific equipment typically used in the assessment and management of people with a range of health conditions.
Should you choose to work off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection in order to retrieve unit information and at times to submit assessment tasks via iLearn.