Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Campus hours = 36 hours of lectures and tutorials including case study analysis. Clinical component = 224 hours of 2 clinical placements (work transition clinic and selective clinic) of 4 weeks x 28 hours/week |
Total Time Commitment:
Approximately 280 hours. Students will need to allow time for self-directed learning, with a minimum of 3 hours per week of self-directed learning and preparation for written assessment tasks.
All 1st year, 2nd year subjects and 3rd year semester 1 DPT subjects
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Knowledge and skills covered in all 1st year, 2nd year subjects and 3rd year semester 1 DPT subjects
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
CoordinatorDr Belinda Bilney
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
Alan Gilbert, Level 7, 161 Barry Street
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344 4171
Fax: +61 3 8344 4188
The key aim of this subject is to prepare students for diverse, complex and evolving physiotherapy careers/practices. This subject includes campus based learning and two clinical placements: a Professional Selective placement and a Work Transition placement,
Building upon previous DPT learning and the DPT graduate attributes, the subject provides opportunities to extend, deepen and apply knowledge, skills and attributes in the context of managing patients with complex needs in a range of settings through case based learning and through clinical placements preparing students for entry to practice. Emphasis will be placed on investigating, analysing and synthesizing complex information, applying clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice and professional ethics, critiquing, debating and weighing priorities relating to the individual and their families, collaborative interprofessional practice, organisational and healthcare policies and priorities, and third party and government funding agencies to devise, implement and evaluate management plans that are responsive to the individual, systems of health and community care, and the environment. These elements will be addressed through in-class sessions and a written assignment. A professional selective placement will provide opportunities to choose a clinical, research or professional practice placement, in line with their early career preference.
To further build and enhance transitional skills, knowledge and attributes necessary for practice as physiotherapists, students will be given opportunities to be reflective, critical and creative in addressing identified needs in their own professional practice and in a professional practice setting. Students will review Australian Physiotherapy Council standards to identify areas of need in their own professional knowledge and skills. In collaboration with clinical supervisors, students will develop learning contracts and goals to address these identified need areas in their work transition clinical placements.
The curriculum for the DPT has been designed around 8 Learning outcomes under 3 elements
Physiotherapy Theory and Practice:
Research and Evidence:
Healthcare in Context:
Hurdle Requirements: Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP) Tool and Learning Contract Objectives as part of individual work transition clinic, and individual professional selective placement.
|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 had the opportunity to develop the DPT graduate attributes including:
Doctor of Physiotherapy |
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