The unit builds upon the material covered and the skills learned during PHTY1023. It continues the context of physiotherapy professional practice on issues and practices in healthcare delivery affecting physiotherapists. As pain and muscle weakness are among the main complaint of most people seeking physiotherapy management, understanding and providing interventions to address these symptoms will be a focus. Students will be introduced to basic therapeutic techniques, such as massage, the use of electro-therapeutic agents, and exercise prescription. Several patient case studies will be introduced, and tools enabling students to find and determine current evidence for potential therapeutic interventions specific for these case studies will be provided and practiced. At the end of the unit, the students will be expected to be able to devise appropriate treatment plans for these simple case studies. The importance of communication, documentation and respect for cultural differences in profession practice is continued throughout this unit.
2x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr tutorial/week
1000wd written report/clinical workbook (20%); 1x2-hr end semester written exam (50%), and end semester practical skills assessment (30%)
Recommended: Dutton M. Introduction to Physical Therapy and Patient Skills, 2014 Go to: http://accessphysiotherapy.mhmedical.com/book.aspx?bookid=465 Prentice W E, Quillen W S, Underwood F. Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation. 4th ed, 2011 Go to: http://accessphysiotherapy.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=465§ionid=40195339
Students will attend one week of mentored clinical placement, as part of this unit of study.
High School Physics
PHTY1023 and BIOS1168Co-requisites
BIOS1169 and (EXSS1029 OR EXSS2030)