Courses & Units

Physiotherapy Practice 2 CXA709


This professional experience placement unit brings together core foundational physiotherapy practice knowledge and skills and requires students to apply them to work in supervised practice with clients who present with neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. There is a retained focus on the 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, pharmacology and evidence-based practice to direct client care. Students will further develop knowledge and skills, to a new graduate level, related to physiotherapy assessment and treatment skills for in the management of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Students will learn to evaluate, quantify and interpret participation and activity limitations and impairments in people with neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, and to provide appropriate interventions.


Unit name Physiotherapy Practice 2
Unit code CXA709
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Neil Tuttle
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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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

  • Evaluate and integrate evidence in the assessment of clients with neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Assess and interpret neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction in relation to underlying impairments and use clinical reasoning to plan and implement physiotherapy interventions.
  • Conduct a client assessment, including examination of the neuro-musculoskeletal system, client history, physical examination, and demonstrate the use of basic measurement and testing procedures used to assess neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction.
  • Collaborate interprofessionally and communicate clinical information to patients/clients, carers, other healthcare practitioners and other stakeholders.
  • Justify the clinical reasoning rationale for assessment and selection and implementation of active and passive treatment procedures commonly used in the management of neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction.
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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AssessmentPhysiotherapy Skills Performance|Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (40%)|Applied Clinical Reasoning (30%)|Short quizzes (30%)
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