PHS420 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (16)

This subject contains the final 12-week clinical placement. Students will undertake a sustained period of clinical practice to demonstrate their skills and abilities in client assessment, diagnostic decision making, and program planning, implementation and evaluation. At this stage, a student will have the basic skills to work in many areas under the appropriate level of supervision. The clinical placement will have three components within this time frame; cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, and an elective. Students will be required to work in a professional manner and where possible contribute to their unit. On completion of this subject students will have been assessed for their final level of competency.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Community Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Physiotherapy students only

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Perform the duties required of an entry level physiotherapist (APCS 1994). This includes the application of clinical reasoning to the assessment, planning and implementation of physiotherapy intervention in the management of a client's condition.


This subject will cover the following topics:

A review and the practice of all of the entry-level competency units as outlined in the APCS (1994) document (p 6):

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a Workplace Learning component. Please contact the subject coordinator for further information.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.