Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Kristin Lo


PTY4070 continues to develop the five themes upon which the four year curriculum is based. These are:

  • Theme 1: Personal and Professional Development;
  • Theme 2: Population, Society and Health;
  • Theme 3: Fundamental Knowledge of Health Science;
  • Theme 4: Applied Practice; and
  • Theme 5: Research.
Delivery of physiotherapy services and ongoing case based learning provide opportunities for integration of the different themes within the course. Students undertake an extended clinical attachment (12 weeks) during this unit, providing them the opportunity to apply integrated knowledge and skills from previous learning in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy to acute patient care.


There are 42 specific objectives for this unit that address the five themes outlined in the unit synopsis.


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.
Hurdle requirements: attendance and participation, learning needs form, clinical log, self assessment using APP. Achieving 50% on Items 1-6 and on Items 7-20 inclusive on the APP for each clinical core placement.
Summative assessment: Clinical (APP) assessment: 75%
Research Proposal (1000 words): 5%
Research Submission (2,500 words): 10%
Research presentation: 10%
Students must obtain a minimum of 50% in each of the four summative clinical assessments

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Kristin Lo

Contact hours

12 weeks of acute physiotherapy clinical practice. Students will spend approximately 34 hours per week in their clinical placements. For every 2 clinical contact hours, students are expected to complete a minimum 1 additional hour of self directed learning and reflection related to their experiences in delivery of physiotherapy services, unit content, self-directed learning tasks, project design and execution and further reading as described in the PTY4070 Unit Guide and Clinical Manual.


PTY1011, PTY1022, PTY2031, PTY2042, PTY3051 and PTY3062.


Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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