Clincal Reasoning

Clinical reasoning is an essential physiotherapy competency, but how aware are you of your own clinical reasoning and what constitutes good reasoning? Are you clear about the process of reasoning you use, the different focus of your reasoning, the clinical judgments you make, the key information that informs those judgments, and how you determine the significance of the information obtained?

Presented by Mr. Mark Jones, this clinical reasoning course will provide the opportunity to critically review and discuss contemporary clinical reasoning theory and how it relates to your current practice. Several scenarios will be pitched in which you will grapple with the use of clinical reasoning to direct your management of clinical situations. Small discussion/focus groups are used to enable participants to better understand the steps involved in clinical reasoning, which will be facilitated by an experienced clinician. Ideal for clinicians in the first 5 years of clinical practice, however, to be honest, we can all learn to think with more clarity! Common errors of reasoning will be highlighted and suggestions for minimising errors and improving reasoning will be offered.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of clinical reasoning theory
  2. Critically review diagnostic and psychosocial focussed reasoning to your current practice
  3. Critically review reasoning regarding precautions/contraindications to your current practice
  4. Critically review reasoning about procedure (treatment selection and progression) to your current practice
  5. Critically review shared decision making to your current practice
  6. Critically review what constitutes “good” clinical reasoning to your current practice
  7. Apply the “Hypothesis Categories” framework to analysis of case studies
  8. Critically review psychosocial assessment and management through a case study
  9. Critically review common errors in clinical reasoning to your current practice


Clinical Reasoning in Practice

A unique opportunity to learn from a clinician/researcher that has made it his mission, to translate the theory of clinical reasoning and put it into clinical practice.


  • Friday July 29 4.45pm registration for 5.00 - 8.00pm
  • Saturday July 30 8.00am - 5.00pm.

An AAP Education Accredited Course. AHPRA CPD 12 hours. 

COVID Guarantee Full-refund for cancellation if due to COVID lockdown or travel restriction. AHPRA 12Hours


COVID Venue Requirements

In addition to wearing masks, washing hands and signing in, Curtin University requires the following to be adhered to;

"Anyone who wishes to attend a campus or facility event must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 21 February and a second by 21 March 2022. After 21 March 2022, people will also need to have received a third or booster within one month of becoming eligible. Exemptions apply."

Event Date Fri 29 Jul, 2022
Event End Date Sat 30 Jul, 2022
Available place 20
Location Curtin University, Room 408.4505:DL

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Available place
AAP Education Member

Free lifetime membership

$649.00 18
New or Recent Graduate

Graduated 2020 or 2021

$549.00 2