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(PHTY808 or PHTY8200) and (PHTY809 or PHTY8201) and (PHTY810 or PHTY8202) and (PHTY811 or PHTY8203)
This unit focuses on the role of physiotherapy in promoting and enhancing health and wellbeing in individuals with chronic health conditions and/or long-term disability across all stages of the lifespan, with a particular focus on the impact of these conditions in the adult and senior years. You will apply an enhanced understanding of the biomedical, social and behavioural determinants of health, and the inequities in the burden of chronic disease, to support behaviour change and self-management; and prevent or minimise the long term consequences of chronic disease, pain and disability. Within an integrated clinical component you will work collaboratively with, and learn from, health consumers and professionals, in a real world context.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
To pass this unit, you must have demonstrated sufficient evidence of achievement of the unit learning outcomes and obtained a minimum pass grade for the clinical placement logbook assessment as this is a hurdle assessment.
Further details for each assessment task will be available on iLearn, including marking rubrics.
All final grades are determined by a grading committee, in accordance with the Macquarie University Assessment Policy, and are not the sole responsibility of the Unit Convenor. Students will be awarded a final grade, which corresponds to the grade descriptors specified in the Assessment Procedure (clause 128). The final grade awarded is not necessarily a summation of the individual assessment components.
To pass this unit, students must demonstrate sufficient evidence of achievement of the learning outcomes, meet any ungraded requirements including professionalism, and achieve a final mark of 50 or better."
Grading of Assessments
You will receive a grade for each assessment within this unit. The grades awarded will reflect a holistic evaluation of the work against the criteria outlined within the corresponding assessment rubric. Numerical marks will be calculated for each assessment based on the following percentages, and rounded to the nearest full mark:
The PHTY8206 Clinical Placement logbook is a hurdle assessment task. A hurdle requirement is an activity for which a minimum level of performance or participation is a condition of passing the unit in which it occurs. A student who has obtained a SNG over 50, yet failed the hurdle assessment, fails the unit. Please see Macquarie University's assessment policy for more information about hurdle assessment tasks.
Extensions for Assessment Tasks
Applications for assessment task extensions may be considered for short-term, unexpected, serious, and unavoidable circumstances affecting assessment. Applications must be submitted via www.ask.mq.edu.au. For further details please refer to the Special Considerations Policy. You can also find out more on the MQ Student Portal at the following link: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/assessment-exams/special-consideration
Should you encounter any personal issues or concerns in regard to health and wellbeing during your studies you can also gain personal support and advice on campus. Please see the following link for further information: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/personal
Late Submission of Work
All assignments which are officially received after the due date, and where no extension has been granted by the Unit Convenor, will incur a deduction of 5% of the overall assessment weighting for the first day, and 5% for each subsequent day, including the actual day on which the work is received. Assessments received 5 days or more beyond the due date, without an approved extension, will be awarded a maximum of 50% of the overall assessment marks. Weekends and public holidays are included. For example:
|Podcast and narrative medicine article
|Clinical placement log book
You will create an infographic outlining the inequity of the burden of chronic disease in a specific population group within Australia, and analyse the social determinants of health that contribute to this inequality.
You will produce a brief podcast that incorporates an interview with your Health and Wellbeing Collaboration (HAWC) volunteer, and an analysis of the strategies that may be used to enhance health and wellbeing. This will be accompanied by a narrative medicine essay, written in the format of a magazine article.
You will be required to describe and justify a person-centred and collaborative physiotherapy management approach to supporting an individual with multiple chronic health conditions to optimise their health and wellbeing.
You will submit a logbook of briefly describing your experiences and hours accrued during your clinical placements.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The blended learning and teaching approach in this unit aims to help students develop a deep understanding of principles and the ability to independently solve problems, with the expectation that students can then translate this knowledge to different clinical scenarios (e.g. patients with complex and chronic conditions and those with different cultural considerations such as those who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander). Weekly online learning modules will provide content and interactive quiz and case-based learning activities that will help students develop foundational knowledge for this unit. These modules will be complimented by weekly on-campus practical sessions that will help students consolidate, extend and apply what they are learning each week. Practical sessions will focus on the development and application of technical skills as well as the exploration of case studies designed to promote high-level clinical reasoning. These sessions will take place on-campus in authentic learning environments to optimally prepare students for their future clinical placements.
This is a ten credit point unit. Overall, it is anticipated that you spend approximately 150 hours across the session on this unit. Within this session there will be 16 hours of campus-based practical classes and 114 hours involving online learning activities as well as assessment preparation and completion. In addition 20 hours are allocated to Community Clinical Placement activities.
In the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Human Sciences professionalism is a key capability embedded in all our programs. As part of developing professionalism, Faculty of Medicine, Health & Human Sciences students are expected to attend all small group interactive sessions including workshops. You should be punctual and prepared for all sessions.
All workshops are scheduled in your individual timetable. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/course/timetable. You may make a request to your unit convenor to attend a different workshop on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances.
Failure to attend any learning and teaching activities, including workshops, may impact your final results. It is your responsibility to contact the unit convenors by email to inform tutors if you are going to be absent.
Unit materials and readings
There are no specific unit materials or readings required for this unit. All required material will be provided via the 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.
To study optimally when off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information & at times to complete assessment tasks via iLearn.
Consultation with staff
All staff will be available for individual consultation. See iLearn for contact details.
Detailed information pertaining to the unit schedule can be found on iLearn.
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact email@example.com
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Increased practical class hours will replace online tutorials to provide students with greater opportunities to develop clinical skills in an authentic clinical learning environment.
|Updated to reflect current assessment policy
Unit information based on version 2022.02 of the Handbook