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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9 points, SCA Band 2, 0.1875 EFTSL

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


PTY4082 continues to develop the five themes upon which the four year curriculum is based. This campus based unit occurs partly in Semester 1 and partly in Semester 2. It extends students' integrated knowledge and skills into specialised areas of physiotherapy practice and prepares students for graduation and entry into the workforce. Unique to PTY4082 is an Interprofessional Undergraduate Conference which takes place in the final week of Semester 2, Year 4. Students will have the opportunity to listen to presentations from health profession students and will participate in peer review of these sessions


There are 28 specific objectives for this unit which 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.
Written examination: 80%
Written assignment: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Michael Storr

Contact hours

PTY4082 comprises three campus based weeks. On campus there will be approximately 17 hours per week contact teaching. A campus based learning week will consist of approximately 5-8 hours of lectures; 4 hours of CBL tutorials; and 4-6 hours of physiotherapy practical sessions, master classes and tutorials. For every formal teaching contact hour, students are expected to complete a minimum 2.5 additional hours self directed learning related to content, tasks and further reading as described in the PTY4082 Unit Guide and Practical Manuals.


PTY1011, PTY1022, PTY2031, PTY2042, PTY3051 and PTY3062


Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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