School Of Health Sciences

Clinical Education (General)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 401197.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Luke Jenkins

400982 Core Competencies in Physiotherapy Practice

400997 Exercise Rehabilitation AND 400986 Neurological Physiotherapy AND 401199 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy A

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

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 1H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - EXTERNAL  Clarice Tang  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This clinical unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in first 2 years of physiotherapy study. It focuses on generic aspects of physiotherapy professional practice, which will have been 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, interpretation of findings and education. A professional practice placement is incorporated into this unit. This unit requires physiotherapy students to demonstrate assessment, intervention skills and problem solving skills in a general environment. The focus will be on generic skills such as communication, problem solving, manual handling, gait and basic assessment skills. The placement may include ambulatory care, acute care, rehabilitation or paediatrics.

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


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 University physiotherapy uniform which complies with NSW Health uniform requirements.

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

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