Advanced PublicationSkills Physiotherapy

Subject 513-914 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

On campus tutorials / meetings with academic mentors

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 9 hours of tutorials and a minimum of 10 hours of individual meetings with an academic mentor
Total Time Commitment: 70 hours of self-directed study
Prerequisites: None
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 Andrea Emmi Bialocerkowski
Subject Overview: This subject aims to provide students with an in depth understanding of the publication process and the skills required to prepare a manuscript for peer review. This encompasses gaining knowledge regarding where to publish, the requirements for publication and what constitutes authorship, and skills in scientific writing. Students will produce a publication strategy, and a manuscript which will be submitted for peer review. Students are required to bring to this subject an idea or written material that will potentially enable publication of a new piece of work.

On completion of this subject, students will have:

  • An advanced knowledge regarding the publication of physiotherapy research
  • An understanding of what constitutes authorship
  • An in-depth understanding of journal requirements for publication
  • Well developed scientific writing skills
  • The ability to subit a manuscript for peer review

One 1,000 word assignment, due by mid-semester (15%)

One 3,000 word assignment, due by end of semester (85%)

Prescribed Texts: Nil
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

On completing of this subject, students will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills:

  • Advanced analytical and negotiation skills
  • An ability to extend their written communication skills
  • A capacity for self-directed learning and the motivation for life-long independent learning

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