Physiotherapy 2

Subject 513-120 (2008)

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Credit Points: 25.000
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 42 hours lectures, 35 hours problem-based learning, 56 hours practical classes, 14 hours clinical practice
Total Time Commitment: Students will need to allow time for self-directed learning. The following hours are given as minimum requirements: 1 hour pre/post reading for lectures, 2 hours per hour of tutorial sessions and 2 hours extra per week for practical classes.
Prerequisites: This subject is not available as a single subject. Students must be currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy to undertake this subject.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


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Subject Overview:

This integrated subject is a continuation of Physiotherapy 1. The objectives for Semester 2 are to further develop the study of the theory and practice of physiotherapy within the three themes: communication skills, human movement and clinical practice. Concepts of normality and abnormality in relation to the human mind, the role of motivation and adherence in physiotherapy practice and further issues of health ethics and evidence-based physiotherapy practice will also be examined.

Content areas include regional structure and function in normal and pathological states and scientific bases of soft tissue injuries and biomechanics of these tissues. Theory and practice of assessment and management of musculoskeletal injury will be covered including manual assessment, treatment including exercise prescription and movement analyis of normal and injured individuals. Teaching and motivating patients, physical and psychological interactions in illness and injury development and the structure of physiotherapy practice will be included. The clinical practice component will address the application of the above principles in a clinical environment across the life span.

Assessment: Written material up to 1500 words, which may include essays, projects or critical appraisal of literature (15%); end-of-semester written examination two 2-hour papers (40%); practical examinations which may include video making, presentations and clinical skills (35%); tutors assessment (10%); clinical attendance (hurdle requirement); and participation in two research projects (hurdle requirement).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students will have the opportunity to

  • develop skills in team work
  • develop the capacity to seek out and evaluate information
  • improve their written and oral communication skills
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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