Technology Supported Clinical Practice

PHT80003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours

Prerequisites

Admission to MA-PHYS Master of Physiotherapy

Aims and objectives

This unit examines the role digital health and informatics technologies play in supporting clinical practice. Students will explore how digital innovations disrupt healthcare and influence practice. They will also consider technology’s role in data-driven decision making. They will examine digital technologies through various examples. Students will explore human-centred and organisational considerations for the growing role of technology on healthcare. Scientific research methods will be employed to critically appraise factors influencing the adoption, safety, and effectiveness of technology for health. This knowledge is important when considering the role of technology in health practice, and 21st century models of care.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically reflect on the concepts of technology, digital health and the role of informatics in healthcare.
2. Critique the use of technologies and their potential role to support health and healthcare.
3. Critically appraise and identify gaps in research evidence in technology supported practice.
4. Research and evaluate the utility of technology as relevant and linked to clinical or organisational need for assessing, treating, managing information, analysing or care planning.
5. Design and present a strategy for technology use to support health care.
 
2021 
 
This unit examines the role of digital health and informatics technology in supporting evidence-based clinical practice. Students will examine digital technologies through various examples within the industry. Scientific research methods will be employed to critically appraise factors influencing the adoption, safety, and effectiveness of technology in health. Students will consolidate their immersion in industry-partnered Physiotherapy Business Work Integrated Learning (PBWIL) program to grow professional capability. The PBWIL program will facilitate readiness to work and the opportunity to engage with industry on a project within health 
 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically reflect on the concepts of technology, digital health and the role of informatics in healthcare.
2.Critique the use of digital health and technology to inform and support healthcare delivery
3. Critically appraise and identify gaps in clinical practice to inform translation in healthcare
4. Develop professional capability as an emerging health professional in an industry-partnered program.
5. Design and present a healthcare solution to support physiotherapy practice in the industry
 
 
 
 

Courses with unit

From 2021 this unit will be titled Technology and Industry-Partnered Practice 
 
MA-PHYS Master of Physiotherapy;