This is a four credit point unit that runs as a 25-day clinical placement (either as a 5 week block or part time across the semester). Further information is available via the PCE: Physiotherapy Clinical Education Learning Management System (LMS) iLearn for your cohort. http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
This unit builds on your learning in the previous two semesters and assumes you have a sound basic knowledge in all core areas of physiotherapy including pre-requisite knowledge areas such as musculoskeletal anatomy.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
In this unit students spend 25 days at clinical sites, including hospitals and private practices, in order to integrate their theoretical knowledge in clinical settings of specialised areas of physiotherapy such as hands, paediatrics, private practice, sports, spinal cord injury rehabilitation.
Textbooks and Readings
The texts and other resources used during the previous two semesters will be useful when completing this unit. In addition, resources specific to clinical education and to specific areas of clinical physiotherapy are available on the Physiotherapy Clinical Education iLearn site in the Resources section.
Technology and Equipment
Equipment has been purchased with the use of Health Workforce Australia establishment funding and is available for use at each clinical site. This will include iPads, laptops and other patient/education-related equipment such as textbooks and anatomical models.
Individual clinic descriptors and clinical calendars should be used to confirm dates and times of attendance for your clinical placement.
This information is available via the PCE: Physiotherapy Clinical Education Learning Management System (LMS) iLearn for your cohort. http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
Transport and costs
Students will need to arrange their own transport to clinical placements and will be responsible for covering all costs associated with attending placements such as vaccinations, parking , public transport and accomodation (where necessary).