Courses & Units

Physiotherapy Practice 1 CXA707


This professional experience placement unit brings together core fundamental physiotherapy practice knowledge and skills and requires students to apply them to work in supervised practice with clients who present with musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory or neurological conditions. The focus is on professional experiential learning, including application of core theoretical knowledge and threshold concepts related to person and client-centredness, biopsychosocial models of practice, clinical reasoning, self-reflection, critical thinking, cultural safety and awareness, and evidence-based practice to direct client care. Foundational level practical psycho-motor skills related to exercise & movement, manual therapy, basic life support and manual handling are developed and practised in simulated and real physiotherapy practice settings.


Unit name Physiotherapy Practice 1
Unit code CXA707
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Neil Tuttle
Delivered By


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate professional conduct and consistent adherence to legal, professional, ethical standards, codes and guidelines in physiotherapy.
  • Outline the theoretical principles that underpin objective assessment procedures used in physiotherapy to identify functional limitations and impairments.
  • Conduct physical examinations and perform subjective and objective assessment of human movement to interpret joint and muscle function and abnormality.
  • Use clinical reasoning to plan and implement physiotherapy treatment and interventions to specific clinical problems and cases.
  • Perform professional interaction and communicate clinical information clients, carers, other healthcare practitioners and other stakeholders demonstrating respect, dignity, and consent.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
061701 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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CXA706 Foundations of Physiotherapy


AssessmentAssessment of Physiotherapy Practice.|Applied Clinical Reasoning (30%)|Principles of physiotherapy practice (30%)|Direct Observations of Clinical Encounters (DOCEs) (40%)
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