Physiotherapy Practicum 1 (PHTY5180)


This unit of study involves clinical placements in one of the four following areas: rehabilitation, acute care, ambulatory care/outpatients and community/general. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in both the specific clinical skills for each area as well as the generic skills and attributes of physiotherapy professionals. During practicum placements there will be opportunities for interprofessional learning. In addition, students may be responsible for running individual or group classes to improve patient mobility, and conditioning. Physiotherapy Practicum 1, 2 and 3 are all five-week placements which require full-time attendance (37 hours per week) at clinical facilities. In addition, one of the placements may be in a rural or regional setting.

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Further unit of study information


37hrs/week for 5 weeks at clinical facilities


Assessment based on clinical performance, written material, communication skills, organisational skills and professionalism (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PHTY5197 and PHTY5203 and PHTY5204

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.