Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 42 hours lectures, 35 hours problem-based learning, 56 hours practical classes, 28 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.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Year 1 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorMs Marilyn Webster
Ms Marilyn Webster
This subject continues on from Physiotherapy 1 and 2. The major themes of communication skills, human movement and clinical practice continue. Concepts of health ethics, evidence-based physiotherapy practice; research methodology, clinical reasoning and decision making will be explored. Emphasis will be on human movement development across the life span and the development of safe, effective practice.
Content areas include regional and vertebral structure and function in normal and pathological states; introduction to cardiorespiratory physiotherapy assessment; theory and practice of assessment and management of soft tissue injuries and other pathologies. The rationale for the use of intervention strategies such as exercise and exercise prescription, electrotherapeutic equipment, soft tissue massage and facilitation of movement will be explored. Issues relating to the mechanisms of pain and its management will be discussed. Normal and pathological development of the child from birth to adolescence will be examined. Students will apply their theory and practice in clinical placements.
This course encompasses particular generic skills. Students should aim:
Mid-semester tasks (5%), written assignments of not more than 1500 words and critical appraisal of scientific literature (10%); tutor assessment (10%); practical examinations and clinical skills examinations (35%); written examinations up to four hours (40%); and clinical attendance (hurdle requirement).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Physiotherapy |
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