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Unit of Study PHTY2002 - Physiotherapy Practice: Cardiorespiratory 1 (2025)

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      Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) that requires students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL and you will not be permitted to continue in this unit. Full details are available at

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Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

integrate knowledge of human sciences and clinical presentations to the physiotherapy management of cardiorespiratory conditions

select and perform physiotherapy assessment of cardiorespiratory function integrating a clinical reasoning framework

effectively communicate with client, the medical team and other relevant stakeholders

apply person-centred, evidence-based physiotherapy management of people with cardiac and respiratory conditions, chest trauma and post-surgery for optimal client health and well-being, that is collaborative and culturally responsive