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Integrated Physiotherapy 2 CXA711


This unit further extends and integrates knowledge and skills related to professional practice issues and communication in physiotherapy. The unit retains the focus on applying the biopsychosocial model of practice, person and family-centred practice, evidence-based practice, reflective practice, critical thinking and interprofessional collaboration. Students are required to synthesise new knowledge and skills related to responding to clients with acute and chronic cardiorespiratory conditions and integrate them in the application of the clinical reasoning cycle, culturally safe practice for diverse populations, determining the quality of information sources and professional interaction and communication.


Unit name Integrated Physiotherapy 2
Unit code CXA711
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Marie-Louise Bird
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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

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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

  • Describe the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical presentation of common cardiorespiratory disorders.
  • Conduct a client assessment, including examination of the cardiorespiratory system, client history, physical examination, and demonstrate the use of basic measurement and testing procedures used to assess cardiorespiratory dysfunction.
  • Propose, justify and demonstrate safe and effective physiotherapy interventions, using a clinical reasoning and evidence, to manage individuals with cardiorespiratory problems.
  • Explain different classes of medications commonly used for cardio-respiratory conditions and how different medications affect the body.
  • Demonstrate professional attributes including effective therapeutic communication and active engagement through inquiry and interprofessional collaboration.
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


AssessmentQuiz (Cardiorespiratory) (10%)|Cardiorespiratory Assessment. (40%)|Case Study (Cardiorespiratory) (50%)
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