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.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 75 hours lectures, tutorials and practical classes across a 16 week semester. |
Total Time Commitment: 150 hours
|Prerequisites:||N/A Fixed Course|
|Corequisites:||N/A Fixed Course|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||N/A Fixed Course|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None.|
CoordinatorDr Marilyn Webster
ContactDr Louisa Remedios
|Subject Overview:||Students will have the opportunity to learn the foundational knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to becoming a physiotherapist. The focus of the subject will be on preparing students to work with patients in a variety of contexts including as first contact practitioners and as practitioners working within health care teams. The subject will emphasize topics such as professional identity formation, ethical decision making, clinical reasoning, collaborative practice and effective communication. The development of professional knowledge and skills that underpin assessment, diagnosis and education in physiotherapy practice will be included. Students will focus on developing skills of physical assessment such as observation, palpation and analysis of movement and function. Particular attention will be given to the analysis of normal movement and function as a basis for identifying variations from normal. Students will build on their understanding of the World Health Organization, (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, (ICF) model and will explicitly link this model of classification to physiotherapy assessment using patient profiles. Students will be introduced to a variety of outcome measures commonly used in physiotherapy practice.|
|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:
Doctor of Physiotherapy |
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