This unit of study involves clinical placement which will give students the opportunity to learn and demonstrate competency in the generic skills and attributes of physiotherapy professionals as well as the specific clinical skills across the core areas of physiotherapy in managing clients across the lifespan in a range of environments and settings. 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 is a five-week placement which require full-time attendance (40 hours per week) at clinical facilities. In addition, this placement may be in a rural or regional setting. This unit of study includes one week mandatory attendance at simulation. Satisfactory performance at simulation must be demonstrated prior to being allowed to progress to first placement.
1-week full time attendance at simulation (37.5 hours) on campus at Cumberland Health plus 5-week full-time (40 hours/week) clinical placement at clinical facilities
Assessment based on (i) satisfactory performance and participation during Simulation; then (ii) clinical performance, written material, communication skills, organisational skills and professionalism (100%)
PHTY5197 and PHTY5203 and PHTY5204