Physiotherapy Clinical Practice C

PHT80015 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Contact hours

  • 160 hours clinical placement

2021 teaching periods


HB8  HE Block 8 Winter

1 Nov 21 - 12 Dec 21

21 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
1 Nov 21

12 Nov 21

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Nov 21

21 Jun 21 - 1 Aug 21

17 Aug 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Jun 21

2 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Jul 21


PHT60004 Cardiorespiratory Science and Physiotherapy Practice
PHT70001 Neurosciences and Physiotherapy Practice
PHT70002 Sports, Occupational Health and Rehabilitation

Aims and objectives

This clinical placement unit integrates, consolidates and provides opportunity for students to apply acute musculoskeletal, neurological or cardiorespiratory physiotherapy knowledge and skills. This clinical placement focuses on professional experiential learning and its application within acute or community settings.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate and reflect on the research evidence that supports the assessment and management of common neurological, cardiorespiratory and orthopaedic/musculoskeletal disorders
2. Safely examine common neurological, orthopaedic/musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory conditions and their clinical presentations
3. Apply sound clinical reasoning with regards to diagnosis and management of common neurological, cardiorespiratory and orthopaedic/musculoskeletal conditions
4. Effectively and safely perform physiotherapy intervention for common neurological, cardiorespiratory and orthopaedic/musculoskeletal conditions
5. Effectively communicate clinical information to patients/clients, carers, other healthcare practitioners and other stakeholders
6. Analyse complex information to develop physiotherapy short- and long-term management plans for patients/clients