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 forms and knowledge check activities), which will complement lectures and practicals. The teaching approach will be based on you developing a deep understanding of the principles and the ability to independently solve problems in various workplace and sporting contexts. The expectation is therefore that you can then translate this knowledge to different scenarios, which will be exemplified in the academic assessment associated with this unit. Also included within the unit and assessment will be a focus upon increasing your digital literacy and advanced communication skills, with creativity and innovation being embraced.
PHTY8205 will be delivered via two, five-week academic blocks followed by 70 hours of clinical placement. Students are required to participate in one of the academic blocks. Weekly three-hour face-to-face practicals will occur during each academic block. Students are required to be on campus for these practicals.
As part of this unit, students will partake in 70 hours of clinical placement hours across the semester. Clinical placement hours related to this unit can be undertaken either face-to-face or digitally. The hours are separated equally between workplace and sports. In addition to clinical placement rubrics, students will complete a log book that must be submitted as part of the overall assessment works for the unit.
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 practicals. Online lectures and activities will be pre-recorded. Students are expected to engage with online activities prior to practicals.
Practicals 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 practical on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances.
Failure to attend or engage in learning and teaching activities, including online activities and practicals, 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. Brukner and Kahn's Sports Medicine is a generally good resource for the sporting context. However, resources enhancing the content of this unit will be referred to throughout the unit and will come from a range of sources, including journal articles, multimedia sources and government policies/legislation. 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 practical 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.