Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
2 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
5 x 4-hour workshops per semester
1 x 110-hour project work per semester
Prerequisites
1 Admission into MPT-Master of Physiotherapy
1a Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
2 PHYT8011 - Physiotherapy Clinical Practice
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a) and 2)
Assumed knowledge
Content from the first year of the Master of Physiotherapy
Assessment
Project; Assigmment
Topic description
This topic will introduce students to leadership, education, and advocacy in health promotion collaborative practice. Students will learn about models of leadership in physiotherapy, and how to recognise the need for, and implement strategies to manage their own physical and mental health, and resilience. The focus for learning activities will be enhancing students’ knowledge of the role of physiotherapy relating to public health priorities, chronic condition self-management, and the benefits of physical activity in the prevention and management of chronic disease. In this topic, students will learn about inclusive, culturally-responsive and client-centred models of practice, with specific modules focussing on health promotion in culturally diverse and disadvantaged populations. Students will undertake an in-depth health promotion project designed to optimise clients’ participation in everyday life. This project will be disseminated as part of an educational poster presentation, therefore providing students with skills in leading the education of others.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to introduce students to concepts of collaborative practice and leadership with a specific emphasis on public health priorities and health promotion within a project. This topic aims to provide students with an insight into issues which health care professionals currently face in the delivery of a quality-based service within a diverse and changing healthcare environment.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Describe and apply models of leadership in physiotherapy and education
  2. Recognise the need for, and implement strategies to manage their own physical and mental health, and resilience
  3. Advocate for clients and their rights for health care
  4. Critically appraise the role of health professionals in health promotion for the prevention and management of chronic conditions emerging from public health priorities
  5. Apply concepts of inclusive, and culturally-responsive collaborative practice in health promotion
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of and implement health promotion strategies for chronic disease management
  7. Demonstrate the application of specific chronic condition self-management strategies
  8. Undertake a health promotion project, and lead the education of others