Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Core Competencies in Physiotherapy PracticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400982.5

Discipline: PHYSIOTHERAPY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Clarice Tang


Corequisite
400981 Clinical Pharmacology

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4662 Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Physiotherapy, 4668 Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)/Master of Physiotherapy, 4706 Bachelor of Physiotherapy, 4707 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) or 4733 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Students must have successfully completed 120 credit points of core units to enrol in this unit.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 2H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Clarice Tang  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Students build on their knowledge and skills explored in their first 1.5 years of physiotherapy study. It focuses on the core competencies of physiotherapy professional practice, which will be developed through a variety experiential and community engagement learning activities. Professional competencies addressed in this unit include communication, documentation, and reflection, professional and ethical behaviour. In addition, students will develop skills in client assessment, and interpretation of findings to formulate hypothesized problem lists and goals for patients.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following:

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit

(https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/Documents/appendix-10-student-application.pdf).

International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at:

http://training.gov.au.

4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website:

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/learning_futures/home/placements_hub/placements_hub/student_compliance


Courses
4662.4Bachelor of Health Science/Master of PhysiotherapyCONTINUING
4706.1Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCONTINUING
4706.2Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCURRENT
4733.1Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CURRENT




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