Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Physiotherapy
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Michael Storr


PTY4283 continues to develop the five themes upon which the four year curriculum is based. This campus based unit occurs in two sections 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 PTY4283 is an Interprofessional Seminar series which will take place in the final week of Semester 2, Year 4. Students will have the opportunity to listen to presentations from multiprofessional 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.


Formative and hurdle assessments:
Professional conduct (Hurdle)
Achieve a pass in all summative tasks (Hurdle)
Attendance and participation (Hurdle)
Peer review IPE presentations (Formative)

Summative and hurdle tasks:
Written assignment (3,000 words) (Summative) (20%)
Research oral presentation (IPE conference) (10%)
Written exam (End of semester) (3 hours) (60%)
Reflective assignment (2,000 words) (10%)

Workload requirements

PTY4283 comprises three campus based weeks and additional self directed learning time. 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 PTY4283 Unit Guide. Other written assessment tasks will be completed by students in self directed learning time.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



Must be enrolled in course M3003.

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