Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
On-campus meetings with subject coordinator and/or supervisor, off-campus placement
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours physiotherapy related placement |
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 60 hours of self-directed learning is recommended for this subject.
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Clare Delany
|Subject Overview:|| |
The 'professional development portfolio' is directed towards building specialised knowledge, skills and experience in an area of practice that will complement a student's existing and developing expertise. It requires the student, in conjunction with the portfolio subject coordinator, to organise a professional (clinical or non-clinical) placement that will meet the objectives and learning outcomes set out in the learning contract form. Professional development placements may include observational clinical placements, public policy development placement, physiotherapy in corporate situations or coursework subjects in leadership and/or marketing. Each student will devise their elective project in conjunction with the subject coordinator prio to the beginning of semester.
|Assessment:||A piece of written work of 5,000 words that is informed by the professional development placement or area of interest. This work may comprise an essay that details how physiotherapy might expand into a non-clinical area of practice or how a subject area such as health care management; leadership; marketing or other non-clinical topic might be incorporated into physiotherapy practice, due end of semester (80%)One of the following, due end of semester, (20%)A case presentation related to the professional development placement; orA set of practice guidelines or information booklet designed for professional/public market about the chosen professional development elective topic area (1,000 words)|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of this subject, students will have developed the following generic skills:
This subject aims to provide:
|Links to further information:||http://www.physioth.unimelb.edu.au/programs/pgrad/index.html|
|Notes:||Students are required to consult with the subject coordinator to develop their timetable for this subject|
Doctor of Clinical Physiotherapy (Coursework) |
Master of Physiotherapy (Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy)
Master of Physiotherapy (General) CW
Master of Physiotherapy (Neurological Physiotherapy)
Master of Physiotherapy (Paediatric Physiotherapy)
Master of Physiotherapy (Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy)
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