This unit builds and integrates material from foundation sciences, clinical placements and the three core areas of cardio-pulmonary, neurorehabilitation and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. It also assumes you have a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
Learning and Teaching Strategy
This unit encompasses an active learning approach where you will be expected to actively engage in enhancing your own learning experience. Lectures will provide content but will also incorporate interactive content (such as online forums), which will be further built upon in tutorials. The teaching approach will be based on you developing a deep understanding of the principles and the ability to independently solve problems. The expectation is therefore that you can then translate this knowledge to different scenarios, such as to patients with different presentations or different social circumstances. Also included within the unit will be a focus upon increasing your digital literacy and advanced communication skills, with creativity and innovation being embraced.
This is a ten credit point unit run over a 7 weeks in the second half of the session. A blended learning and teaching strategy is implemented within this unit with online modules providing content and interactive activities such as quizzes and forums, which is further built upon in a mix of online (live zoom teleconferencing, 90 minutes) and campus based tutorials (face to face, 2-3 hours).
As part of this unit students will partake in a variety of clinical placement hours across the semester, including health and wellbeing collaboration. Clinical placement hours related to this unit will be undertaken via non face to face modalities.
In the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences professionalism is a key capability embedded in all our programs. As part of developing professionalism, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences students are expected to attend all small group interactive sessions including tutorial sessions. Online lectures and activities will be pre-recorded. Students are expected to engage with online activities prior to tutorials.
Tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/. You may make a request to your tutor to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances.
Failure to attend or engage in learning and teaching activities, including online activities and tutorials, may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their tutor or the unit convenor by email to inform tutors if they are going to be absent or unable to engage with content.
Unit materials and readings
There is no compulsory textbook for this unit. Resources enhancing the content of this unit will be referred to throughout the unit and will come from a range of sources, including government reports, journal articles, and multimedia sources. Specific information will be provided on the unit iLearn site.
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.
To study optimally when off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information, engage in online lecture and tutorial content & at times to submit assessment tasks via iLearn.
Consultation with staff
All staff will be available for individual consultation. See iLearn for contact details and times.