Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - 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:||None|
CoordinatorDr Clare Delany
ContactProf Gillian Webb
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.
This subject aims to provide:
• Enhanced knowledge and a broader perspective of physiotherapy practice
• An appreciation of the role of multi-disciplinary professionals in patient care.
• An ability to reflect on physiotherapy practice and its position in the wider community
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%)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students will have developed the following generic skills:
|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|
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