Knowing-Self, Professional Practice and Communication

PHT60002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours face to face at campus 48 hours Physiotherapy Business WIL throughout semester

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


HT3  Term 3

31 Jul 23 - 10 Sep 23

10 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
31 Jul 23

11 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23


Admission to MA-PHYS Master of Physiotherapy

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with the opportunity to gain insight into the Physiotherapy profession and the role of the contemporary Physiotherapist within the health care system. Students will engage with leaders in the profession who have transformed industry and driven innovation in healthcare. Students will evaluate and explore how they “lead self” to enable confident and enterprising learning by engaging with tools to identify their individual motivators, strengths and opportunities to develop resilience and confidence. They will participate in a mentoring program with confident and enterprising physiotherapists who create social and economic impact.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Distinguish and evaluate the effective communication skills and attributes of leaders and managers within the physiotherapy community.
2. Examine and prioritise the legal and professional requirements for entry in the physiotherapy profession.
3. Explain the scope of practise, duty of care, relevant policies/guidelines and accreditation/registration requirements of their profession.
4. Develop, critically reflect and evaluate “Knowing Self” by engaging in profiling and working in partnership with mentors.
5. Explore characteristics, mindset and skills of entrepreneurs while demonstrating ethical conduct, and self-reflect on how this can be applied in their own situation
6. Research and apply reflection of “Knowing Self” to identify motivators, enablers, and opportunities for development.