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Neurological Physiotherapy - PHTY5195

Year - 2020

Neurological physiotherapy aims to develop in students an ability to apply relevant theoretical and data-based scientific findings to clinical practice in the area of disease and trauma to the nervous system. This unit examines the pathology, impairments (weakness, loss of coordination, loss of sensation and spasticity as well as adaptations such as contracture), activity limitations (difficulty standing up, sitting and standing, walking, reaching and manipulating objects with the hand, rolling over and getting out of bed) and participation restrictions arising from health conditions of acute onset (stroke, traumatic brain injury and Guillain-Barre Syndrome). Students will learn to assess, train and measure outcome of everyday activities integrated within the rehabilitation team.

2-hr lecture/week, 2-hr tutorial/week

Mid semester practical assessment (25%), end semester practical assessment (25%) and end semester written exam (50%)

Additional information
Note that 90% attendance is required in tutorials

Assumed knowledge
Bachelor's Degree Level study in Human Anatomy and Neuroscience is essential. Knowledge of Motor Performance and Learning and Biomechanics is desirable but not essential.


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: Postgraduate
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 Leanne Hassett & Dr Jooeun Song
HECS Band: 2
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