Advanced PublicationSkills Physiotherapy

Subject PHTY90073 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 9 hours of tutorials, 3 hour seminar.
Total Time Commitment: 100 hours of independent study
Prerequisites: Degree in Physiotherapy, Nursing, Social Work or equivalent health science.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: None


Dr Clare Delany
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 2,000 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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