Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 90 hours lectures, tutorials, practical classes and clinics across a 17 week semester including 2 weeks of clinics. |
Total Time Commitment:
180 hours including 90 hours contact hours and 90 hours of self directed learning.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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 8244 4171
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This subject provides students with an opportunity to integrate prior knowledge of anatomy, physiology and neuroscience with theoretical and evidence based knowledge in the management of individuals with neurological conditions. The emphasis of this subject is development of a clinical reasoning framework for the assessment and management of individuals with neurological conditions within the International Classification of Functioning model. The selection and justification of assessment and management for individuals with neurological conditions will be informed by research findings from basic science and applied clinical research. Consideration will also be given to the rights of individuals with neurological conditions and the impact of team management processes in neurological physiotherapy practice.
Element 1: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Element 2: Evidence in Physiotherapy
Element 3: Physiotherapy in Contexts
To discuss the roles of the physiotherapist and the other multidisciplinary team members in the management of individuals with neurological conditions.
Attendance at practical classes is mandatory and attendance at 95% of classes is a hurdle requirement for passing this subject
Carr JH and Shepherd RT (2010): Neurological Rehabilitation: Optimizing Motor Performance. (2nd edition) Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Hill K, Denisenko S, Miller K, ClementsT, Batchelor F and Morgan P (2010): Clinical Outcome Measurement in Adult Neurological Physiotherapy. (4th edition). Victorian Branch, Australian Physiotherapy Association.
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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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