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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3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Michael Storr and Mr Chris Smith


PTY4071 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.
Case Based Learning (CBL) is the cornerstone for integration of the different themes within the course. Students undertake advanced skills mastery during this unit, providing them the opportunity to learn and integrated knowledge and skills from previous learning in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy to acute patient care.


There are 25 specific objectives for this unit which address the five themes outlined in the unit synopsis.


Hurdle requirements: Attendance, Skills Mastery checklist, Achieve a pass grade in all summative tasks; 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.
Formative assessment: Formative feedback on practical skills in order to achieve a satisfactory standard in the physiotherapy practical skills identified in the skills mastery checklist; Summative assessment: Skills mastery checklist: 20% Written examination: 80%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Michael Storr

Contact hours

PTY4071 comprises three campus based weeks. On campus, the ratio of contact teaching and self directed learning activities will vary. In week one, student workload will include 30 hours of direct contact and at least 1 hour of related self directed learning activities related to content, tasks and further reading as described in the PTY4071 Unit Guide and Practical Manuals for each contact hour. In weeks two and three the direct contact will be reduced to approximately 20 hours per week and self directed learning requirements of 1 hour per contact hour.


PTY1011, PTY1022, PTY2031, PTY2042, PTY3051 and PTY3062


Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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