Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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Working knowledge and clinical experience of orthopaedics, spinal and skeletal structure and function, manual therapy.
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Working knowledge and clinical experience of othopaedics, spinal and skeletal structure and function, manual therapy.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
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Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
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This subject provides the opportunity for students to further advance their knowledge and clinical competency in the area of women's health physiotherapy. It exposes students to advanced theoretical knowledge and skills required of physiotherapists working as primary contact practitioners in women's health clinical practice, with the focus on musculoskeletal disorders
This subject covers theory and management of conditions affecting women throughout the lifespan. Topics include conditions that affect women in their child-bearing years: pelvic girdle pain, thoracic and low back pain, coccydinia, abdominal and pelvic floor muscle weakness, breast conditions, myalgias, gestational diabetes mellitus; conditions that affect women in their older years: osteoporosis, gynaecological and breast oncology, and lymphoedema. Other topics include pelvic pain, including somatic and visceral disorders and conditions affecting recreational and elite female athletes. Sound clinical assessment with a strong emphasis on clinical reasoning, differential diagnosis and effective evidence-based physiotherapy management will be taught. This subject leads into (and precedes) the 'partner' subject in the Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy ('Group Exercise for Women'), as a natural progression from individual assessment and management of these conditions, to group exercise and overall rehabilitation.
The subject aims to provide:
Written assignment 3,500 words, end of semester (70%)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students will have developed the following generic skills:
Master of Physiotherapy |
Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Exercise and Women's Health)
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