Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Equivalent of 60 hours throughout fourth year, 24 hours lectures and tutorials and self-directed learning, four weeks (28 hours per week) clinical placement |
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. Fourth year students will need to spend approximately 2 hours per day in study and at least 2 extra hours per week practising clinical skills.
|Prerequisites:||This subject is not available as a single subject. Students must be currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy to undertake this subject.|
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Years 1, 2 and 3 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorMs Liz Williams
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 1, 200 Berkeley St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 0427
F: +61 3 8344 4188
This subject will provide knowledge, skills and evidence about the multiple co-morbidities that can occur with advanced age, inter-professional teams, evaluation of physiotherapy services in aged care. Knowledge of the role of physiotherapists and other health team members in management, agencies delivering aged care services and sources of specialised equipment is developed. The tutorial program includes topics on falls and gait disorders, dementia, incontinence, aged care policy and pain.
Clinic: continuous clinical assessment (60%). Theory: case presentation (15%), and a written assignment of no more than 1,500 words (25%).
Students must pass the clinical component in order to pass the subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject students will:
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