Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 20 hours of lectures and seminars, 40 hours of clinical workshops. |
Total Time Commitment: Students are expected to undertake a number of hours of self directed learning in this subject. Approximately 50 hours of self directed learning is suggested.
|Prerequisites:||For Postgraduate Certificate: 513-699 Physiotherapy Professional Portfolio. For Masters by Coursework: 513-662 Cardiorespiratory Science (may be taken concurrently)|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
ContactAssociate Professor Linda Denehy
This subject is designed to build on existing theoretical knowledge in the areas of acute cardiorespiratory pathophysiology, diagnostic and investigative procedures and physiotherapy techniques used in the management of acute complex patients. Current management issues in the areas of adult, paediatric and neonatal critical care, major surgery and complex medical patients will be covered. Evaluation of current clinical practice and the reliability and validity of cardiorespiratory outcome measures used in the acute care area will be explored. In addition, practical and equipment based skills will be extended, including non-invasive ventilation. Students will have the opportunity to practice these both at the School and in the clinical setting. Students will be involved in clinical master classes where they watch and participate in patient treatment with a clinical mentor.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject, students are expected to be able to demonstrate:
|Links to further information:||http://www.physioth.unimelb.edu.au/programs/pgrad/index.html|
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