PHTY300 Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Practice 2 AND PHTY301 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice 3 AND PHTY302 Neurological Physiotherapy Practice 1 AND PHTY303 Neurological Physiotherapy Practice 2 AND PHTY304 Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice AND PHTY306 Integrated Physiotherapy Practice in Selected Populations AND HLSC220 Health Care Ethics AND (UNCC300 Justice and Change in a Global World OR PHCC320 The Just Society ) AND PHTY400 Preparation for Physiotherapy Practice AND PHTY417 Professional Physiotherapy Practice
Unit rationale, description and aim
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy is grounded in the principle of being informed of health-care systems and workplaces that are undergoing constant change and the need to ensure that physiotherapy graduates have developed skills to be flexible and adaptable within this environment. Such changes will present important opportunities for the physiotherapy profession to strengthen its role in providing patient-centred and value-driven care for Australian and global communities. This final capstone unit shifts from acquiring skills of competency to that of developing capability within a professional working environment. Students will explore the impact of legal, regulatory and funding issues on healthcare delivery and become aware of their local and global professional responsibility and the need to provide meaningful and sustained physiotherapy services that can be delivered in high and low resource settings. In addition, they will become cognisant of ongoing professional learning opportunities and the steps to take in developing a career pathway framework. The overarching aim of this unit is to prepare graduates for advanced and extended scope of future physiotherapy practice.