Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Five weeks (28 hours pw) clinical placement and 10 hours of tutorials |
Total Time Commitment:
Students will need to allow for self-directed learning to prepare for clinics and tutorials
This subject is based on knowledge drawn from all subjects in Year 1 of the Doctor of Physiotherapy program
|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
CoordinatorMr David Kelly
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
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This subject will be conducted predominantly in the clinical setting and will provide students with an opportunity to develop their clinical skills and to integrate their theoretical knowledge in musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinical practice. The emphasis in this subject is the application of clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice in the safe and effective assessment and management of individuals with musculoskeletal conditions in the clinical setting. This will apply in, communication, therapeutic interventions, advocacy and education working as a health professional within a team, with individuals and their carers, respecting their rights and choices within the healthcare setting.
The curriculum for the DPT program has been designed around 8 Learning Outcomes under 3 elements.
Element 1: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 1
Element 2: Research and Evidence
Element 3: Healthcare context
Continuous clinical assessment (60%) during 5 week clinical placement
Clinical case presentation (10%) final week of the 5 week clinical
2-hour written Theory examination (30%) Exam week, end of semester
Students must receive a passing mark (≥ 50%) for both clinical (70%) and theoretical (30%) components of the assessment in order to pass the subject
Cleland J (2007) Orthopaedic Clinical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach for Physical Therapists, Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia
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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 had the opportunity to develop the skills associated with:
Doctor of Physiotherapy |
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