Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 76 hours lectures, tutorials, practical classes and self directed learning |
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. Third year students will need to spend approximately 2 hours per day in independent study.
|Prerequisites:||This subject is not available as a single subject. Students must have passed year 2 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy and be currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Year 3 to undertake this subject.|
Students will be enrolled in:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorDr Kimberly Miller
ContactDr Kimberly Miller
|Subject Overview:||This subject focuses on the theoretical component of neurology and neuroscience and prepares students for the clinical application of this theory. It introduces a framework for clinical reasoning in the assessment and treatment of individuals with neurological and neurosurgical conditions. The emphasis of this subject is development of clinical reasoning in the assessment of neurological patients including the confirmation of likely contributing factors to activity limitations and participation restrictions, and the establishment of prioritized patient-centered problem lists and treatment goals. Physiotherapy management to address identified problems and treatment goals in neurological patients will be devised and applied at a basic level using theories of motor control, motor learning, task specific training and facilitation with consideration of the patients' social and cultural situation and the team management plan for the patient.|
This subject aims to: |
Students must pass the combined theoretical and practical components of the assessment in order to pass the subject.
|Prescribed Texts:||Carr JH and Shepherd RT (2010): Neurological Rehabilitation: Optimizing Motor Performance (2nd edition). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier |
Carr JH and Shepherd RT (2003): Stroke Rehabilitation: Guidelines for Exercise and Training to Optimize Motor Skill. New York: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Hill K, Denisenko S, Miller K, Clements T and Batchelor F (2005): Clinical Outcome Measurement in Adult Neurological Physiotherapy. (3rd edition). Victorian Branch, Australian Physiotherapy Association. Fourth edition should be available for purchase shortly.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
By the completion of this subject, students will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills:
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