This unit of study provides a framework for exploring the role of physiotherapy in the prevention of chronic disease and injury. Preventative health issues specific to the importance of physical activity to prevent obesity and chronic disease, physical activity in the context of ageing and falls prevention, use of walking aids and manual handling techniques to prevent injury and women's health. Students will examine the social determinants of heath and disease and will apply health promotion models and develop communication skills including health coaching and motivational interviewing to facilitate health-enhancing behaviour change in a range of populations and settings.
2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/practical/week
Practical exam on motivational interviewing (week 7) (40%), demonstration of competency in manual handling (10%) and 1x1-hour end semester written exam (50%)
PHTY1024 and HSBH1003