Clinical Practice 6 aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain experience in and demonstrate their clinical competency in managing a sub-specialty physiotherapy caseload during a 5-week clinical placement block. Competency assessment will be conducted by a clinical supervisor using the APP (Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice) and includes assessment of professional behaviour and communication, clinical assessment, analysis and planning, evidence-based intervention and risk minimisation.  Evidence of demonstrating the ability to apply clinical knowledge and skill to clinical practice is essential in ensuring readiness for autonomous practice.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HPT7006

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex, clinical information relevant to a sub-specialty physiotherapy caseload;  
  2. Interpret and effectively communicate assessment findings and clinical impressions to clinical and non-clinical individuals, inclusive of indigenous and culturally diverse populations;  
  3. Demonstrate competency in the ability to safely and appropriate assess and manage patients across the lifespan and in line with a person-centered approach to care;  
  4. Demonstrate the ability to research and apply relevant evidence to guide assessment & management in line with best practice; and  
  5. Utilise the Peer Assisted Learning model for constructive peer review and critical self-reflective practice.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Performance APP assessment tool (hurdle) 80%
Presentation Video presentation: Case study (10mins) 20%

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