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PTY4080

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Kristin Lo

Synopsis

PTY4080 continues to develop the five themes upon which the four year curriculum is based. These are Theme 1 Personal and Professional Development; Theme 2 Population, Society and Health; Theme 3 Fundamental Knowledge of Health Science; Theme 4 Applied Practice; and Theme 5 Research. During this 12 week unit, students undertake a paediatric clinical attachment (2 weeks) and two elective attachments (each of 4 weeks duration), one being a clinical elective .These provide the opportunity to apply and expand integrated knowledge and skills from previous learning in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy to patient care in paediatrics and to health care consumers in a diverse range of health care related settings. Students are expected to spend 34 hours per week during clinical education in health service or elective placement facilities with additional self-directed study hours. An additional two weeks off-campus study is allocated for completion of assignments and self-directed summative research tasks.

Outcomes

There are 35 specific objectives for this unit which address the five themes outlined in the unit synopsis.

Assessment

Formative assessment:
Research presentation

Summative assessment:
Written assignment: 20%
Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice assessment tool (APP): 20% (Elective 1) + 20% (Elective 2)
Paediatrics case report: 10%
Clinical learning contracts: 10% (if a student undertakes a non clinical elective, this 20% will be marked on a learning contract rather than an APP)
Research presentation submission:20%

Hurdle requirement: Professional conduct - Students are required to demonstrate professional behaviour in communication (written or verbal) with department staff and clinical educators in order to pass the unit.

Hurdle requirements: Achieve a pass grade in all summative tasks, participation in clinical and elective placements, and oral presentation of research topic.
To reflect everyday workplace practices, and in recognition of the importance of optimizing education in limited clinical placement hours, students are required to achieve 100% clinical attendance.
Exceptions will be considered in cases of explained absence through illness, compassionate leave or a pre-arranged agreement with the University and health service facility.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Kristin Lo

Contact hours

PTY4080 comprises ten off-campus weeks in health service or elective placement facilities for education. Students are expected to spend 34 hours per week during clinical education in health service or elective placement facilities with a least 1 additional hour of self-directed study for every 2 hours of clinical education. An additional two weeks off-campus study is allocated in this unit for completion of self-directed summative research tasks.

Prerequisites

PTY1011, PTY1022, PTY2031, PTY2042, PTY3051 and PTY3062.

Co-requisites

Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.monash.edu.au/study/coursefinder/course/3868/