This is a four credit point unit run over a 13 week session. This unit consists of multiple modes of delivery including lectures, master classes tutorials, workshops and showcases. Detailed information is available on the PHTY817 iLearn site, in the week-by-week timetable, posted in the Important Documents section.
This unit assumes knowledge from units delivered in Semesters A-D.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures and Master Classes Lectures in this unit will provide foundation knowledge about extended and enhanced scope practice for physiotherapists, including prescribing, imaging, and physiotherapy management in ICU and ED. Additionally, students will learn about recent research conducted by MQ Discipline of Physiotherapy academics and how this is translated into clinical practice. Master classes will provide the opportunity for students to apply this knowledge to clinical scenarios and develop advanced clinical reasoning and practical skills in each of these areas.
Expert Clinician Series: Three expert clinicians will present a complex clinical case during the Thursday Showcase series. Each physiotherapy specialist will present a case based on their area of expertise, including neurological, musculoskeletal, and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. After each presentation, the expert clinician will be available for a Q and A session, in which students have the opportunity to ask them questions about the reasoning behind aspects of their assessment and management of their patient, and thereby develop a deeper understanding of the clinical management in each case.
Workshops: Workshops will be held on topics such as casting, ICU management, Advanced Pain Management, Sleep Management and Women's Health. These workshops will provide opportunities for students to develop advanced practical skills, knowledge and clinical reasoning in these areas.
All lectures, workshops 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 only. In many cases lectures are recorded on Echo 360, however, attendance is expected at all times, as this is where the majority of learning occurs. Failure to attend may impact on your final results. It is the responsibility of students to contact their tutor by email to advise 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/. and on iLearn.
There are no prescribed textbooks for this unit.
Students will be advised of relevant readings and other resources in lectures, workshop and /or tutorial worksheets available on iLearn. For readings that are journal articles available electronically thorough the library it is your responsibility to find and download these.
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 also use equipment to develop skill in the application and removal of casts as well as the use of quantitative sensory testing equipment in master classes.
To study optimally when off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information & at times to submit assessment tasks via iLearn.