Physiotherapy Practice 1

Subject PHTY30004 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

June, Parkville - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours of lectures, tutorials and self directed learning.
Total Time Commitment:

Students will need to allow time for self-directed learning. The following hours are given as minimum requirements: 1 hour pre/post reading for lectures, 2 hours per hour of tutorial sessions and 2 hours extra per week for practical classes. Third year students will need to spend approximately 2 hours per day in independent study.

Prerequisites: This subject is not available as a single subject. Students must be currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy to undertake this subject.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: None


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Dr Louisa Jane Remedios
Subject Overview:

This subject examines the roles and responsibilities of the physiotherapist as a health care provider and the practice of physiotherapy within the health care system. Professional Issues: includes management and presentation skills; Occupational Health and Ergonomics: addresses issues of risk identification and management in the workplace; and Principles of Health Promotion and Education: looks at the wider issues of health promotion in populations.


Students will build on any previous experience, research and knowledge as well as from information in the course and will be able to:

  • Demonstrate, in a written assignment, selection of appropriate community health promotion activites by understanding epidemiology, needs analysis, and evaluation.
  • Plan and implement, idependently and effectively, a risk analysis and management plan for a person in the workforce and submit a written assignment.
  • Research a given topic for presentation to fellow students at the student conference and present clearly in an interesting way that reflects cultural sensitivity, ethics and current information.
  • Two written assignments of no more than 1,500 words each (40%) The first due end of week 31, and the second at the end of week 42.

  • Presentations: Oral/Poster (40%) Due end of week 45.

  • Annotated bibliography (20%) Due start of week 38 (approximately one week following Oral/Poster presentations).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

This subject encompasses particular generic skills objectives. On completion of the subject, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and skills of clinical physiotherapy practice integrated with new information about health promotion, community health, physiotherapy in the workplace to promote professional behaviour and practice
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills through written assignments and oral or poster presentation
  • Identify the roles of the physiotherapist as a professional in the community and of the interaction between improving health clinically and health promotion
  • Participate effectively as a team member towards the success of the physiotherapy student conference in understanding the purpose of a professional conference and the topic assigned
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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