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PT in Neurological Conditions B - PHTY3082

Year - 2020

This unit comprises three modules. The neurodegenerative module examines the pathology, impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions arising from neurodegenerative conditions which require adaptation (such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and motor neuron disease). The spinal cord injury module of this unit focuses on the physiotherapy management of spinal cord lesions. The self-management module focuses on increasing physical activity in neurological populations and use of technology in rehabilitation. All modules incorporate evidence-based practice and integrated patient-centred healthcare. Students learn to promote, assess and train or prescribe appropriate aids to enable activity performance, such as rolling over, sitting, walking, transferring, wheelchair mobility and reaching and manipulating objects.

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial or practical/week

Mid-semester assignment (20%), end of semester practical/viva assessment (20%), end of semester written exam (60%)

Carr JH, Shepherd RB/Neurological Rehabilitation - Optimizing motor performance 2nd ed. 2010, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Assumed knowledge
Biomechanics of normal movement, neuroanatomy.




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Physiotherapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Serene Paul
HECS Band: 2
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