School Of Health Sciences

Clinical Education D (Paediatrics)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 401112.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Genevieve Dwyer

Incompatible Units
401053 - Clinical Education D (Paediatrics)

400984 Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy AND 400998 Neurological Rehabilitation AND 401200 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy B

401106 Paediatric Physiotherapy AND 401107 Physiotherapy for Chronic Illness and Disease

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4706 Bachelor of Physiotherapy, 4707 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) or 4733 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 2H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - EXTERNAL  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 1H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - EXTERNAL  Genevieve Dwyer  Timetable not available  
2021 2H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - EXTERNAL  Genevieve Dwyer  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This clinical education placement will operationalise the knowledge (theory and research) and skills learnt in Paediatric Physiotherapy. Students will also integrate and apply the knowledge and skills learnt in musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological physiotherapy, as well as other health science units to provide appropriate and holistic family-centred care to paediatric clients. Students will be required to assess and treat paediatric clients in acute hospital, rehabilitation or community settings. This approach to management involves the consideration of a child’s age, development, and diagnosis during assessment and treatment. Advanced communication skills are required to educate parents and children on the prevention and management of paediatric conditions.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

NOTE: Students please be aware that the First Aid Certificate is not required for Spring 2020.

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


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:


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:


Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students are required to wear the Western Sydney physiotherapy uniform, which complies with NSW Health uniform requirements; in addition they require a stethoscope and a name badge.

4706.2Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCURRENT
4733.1Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CURRENT

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