Cardiorespiratory Elective

Subject 513-683 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Equivalent of 60 hours according to specific elective requirements.
Total Time Commitment: Non Contact Requirement: Students are expected to undertake a number of hours of self directed learning in this subject. Approximately 50 hours of self directed learning is suggested.
Prerequisites: 513-662 Cardiorespiratory Science
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Linda Denehy
Subject Overview:

Appropriate elective units may be taken from the following theory or clinical modules: Clinical elective in cardiorespiratory specialty areas including sleep disordered breathing, sleep technology, paediatrics, pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, community care or intensive care. It may be possible to undertake one of these units at an approved overseas clinic. Approved single subject research may be performed as an alternative to one clinical elective. Theory modules may include approved units from other faculties, units from the Paediatric or Neurological Programs, or from an equivalent continuing education course.

Assessment: Assessment will be determined by the nature of the elective unit taken. If a clinical elective is undertaken a continuous clinical assessment (50%) will be completed at the end of the placement and a research proposal or single case study will be submitted at the end of semester (50%). If the elective is coursework then written work (including literature review, reports or reflective journals) of up to 5,000 words will be submitted at the end of semester (85%) and a 15-minute oral presentation (15%) will be made mid-semester (or following completion of the theory component).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject, students be expected to be able to demonstrate:

  • An advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base in the area of chosen study
  • Development of critical thinking and analytical skills in the area of study
  • The capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self directed learning
  • An appreciation of the importance of, and development of, good written and verbal communication skills and to articulate this knowledge
  • Skills in written scientific communication
  • Skills in planning and time management in independent work
  • A capacity for self directed learning and the motivation for life long independent learning

Specific Skills:

On completion of the subject, students be expected to be able to demonstrate:

  • Broadening of knowledge base in areas relating to cardiothoracic physiotherapy.
  • Improved knowledge of issues related to assessment and management of selected conditions.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Physiotherapy (Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy)

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