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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Chris Smith


PTY2031 develops the 5 themes on which the 4 year curriculum is based. Theme 1 Personal & Professional Development: explores effective communication with clients with cardiorespiratory conditions. Theme 2 Population, Society & Health: explores issues relating to healthcare policy development and delivery. Theme 3 Fundamental Knowledge of Health Science: provides the biomedical and physiotherapy knowledge that underpins physiotherapy clinical practice. Theme 4 Applied Practice: develops clinical skills integral to physiotherapy practice in the management of cardiorespiratory clients. Theme 5 Research: explores knowledge and skills that relate to the ability to critically evaluate research.


Objectives for this unit that will address the five themes are outlined in the unit synopsis.


Written assignment: 15% + Written examination: 30% + OSCE: 25% + Research Activities folder: 15% + Anatomy assessment: 5% + Physiology assessment: 5% + CBL learning & performance: 5%.
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.

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Chris Smith

Contact hours

10 hours of lectures, 3 hours of tutorials and 3 hours of client centred learning (small group teaching), and 4 hours of physiotherapy practical sessions per week. Students will also be expected to undertake private study and preparation in addition to assigned self-directed study related to the material in the unit manual and further required reading.


PTY1011 and PTY1022


Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

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