The acute care module focuses on assessment and treatment of patients with acute pulmonary dysfunction. In addition students examine specific clinical and professional issues relating to the intensive care and acute care environment. The emphasis is on appropriate assessment, safe and effective management of intubated and non-intubated patients. The acute neurological and cardiopulmonary care module focuses on physiotherapy management of acute neurological and neurosurgical conditions. The advanced clinical reasoning module will enable students to develop their skills in analysing and planning evidence-based interventions for patients with multi-system and/or complex problems. Students will integrate material from core areas of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neurological and paediatric physiotherapy as well as background sciences. Overall, this unit examines the scientific basis for clinical intervention and examines a range of complex clinical issues organised on a case-basis including multi-system dysfunction (physiological, psychological and social). Students will be expected to evaluate the scientific basis and ethical, legal and practical implications of current physiotherapy interventions in relation to the case studies.
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial or practical/week
Mid-semester written/MCQ assessment (20%), on-line paired written exam (25%), end of semester practical/viva assessment (20%), end of semester written exam (35%)
Main E and Denehy L (2016) Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems (5th ed).
PHTY2061 and PHTY2062