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Physiotherapy Practice 4 CXA715


This professional experience placement unit consolidates physiotherapy practice knowledge and skills and requires students to apply them to work in supervised practice with clients who present with complex neurological, advanced, chronic and complex conditions. The focus is on professional experiential learning, including clinical reasoning skills and the use of an evidence-based approach, and their application within paediatric, youth, adult and aged care practice settings. Students must complete capstone assessment tasks to demonstrate work readiness by performing at an adequate standard against all key competencies as defined by the national standards required of an entry to practice physiotherapist in Australia.


Unit name Physiotherapy Practice 4
Unit code CXA715
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


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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate and reflect on the evidence base that supports the assessment and management of complex conditions and disorders.
  • Assess clients and select intervention and treatment for clients with complex conditions and clinical presentations, including neurological disorders.
  • Critically analyse clinical information and evidence to develop advanced physiotherapy plans for clients and safely perform physiotherapy interventions for complex conditions.
  • Discuss and carry out advanced skills in health communication and reflect on the adaptation of these skills to assist problem solving in complex clinical situations.
  • Perform and evaluate client-centred initiatives in complex areas of physiotherapy practice.
  • Produce a professional portfolio of evidence that demonstrates threshold competence required for initial registration as a physiotherapist in Australia.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
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AssessmentAssessment of Physiotherapy Practice|Professional Portfolio|Advanced Clinical Reasoning: Client with a Neurological Condition. (30%)|Stroke Rehabilitation Program (30%)|Physiotherapy Skills Performance (40%)
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