Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 90 hours lectures, tutorials, practical classes and clinics across a 17 week semester including 2 weeks of clinics. |
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Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 4171
F: +61 3 8344 4188
This subject will apply a problem based approach to describe the physiotherapy management of individuals with acute and chronic cardiorespiratory conditions. Students will integrate prior knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and pathology with theoretical and evidence based knowledge to generate an effective and comprehensive physiotherapy management plan. A variety of teaching methods will be employed to develop students’ skills in the assessment and diagnosis of cardiorespiratory problems. A range of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy interventions will be introduced and students will be trained in the appropriate execution of these techniques and relevant outcome measures to evaluate their efficacy. Consideration will also be given to the rights of individuals and the impact of team management processes in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy practice.
Element 1: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Element 2: Evidence in Physiotherapy
Element 3: Health in Context
Attendance at practical classes is mandatory and attendance at 95% of classes is a hurdle requirement for passing this subject
Pryor JA and Prasad SA (2008): Physiotherapy for respiratory and Cardiac Problems. 4 th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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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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