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Neurological and Cardiopulmonary Physio - PHTY5197

Year - 2020

This unit of study builds on and expands the knowledge, skills and attributes developed in Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy and Neurological Physiotherapy. Three modules are included: cardiopulmonary physiotherapy in the acute care environment, physiotherapy for neurodegenerative conditions and acute neurological/neurosurgical care. 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 neurodegenerative conditions 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). Students learn to assess, train and prescribe appropriate aids to enable activities (such as turning in bed, walking, transferring, wheelchair mobility and reaching and manipulating objects) to be carried out. The acute neurological/neurosurgical module focuses on physiotherapy management of acute neurological and neurosurgical conditions.

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

mid-semester practical/viva assessment (20%), mid-semester written exam (25%), end of semester assignment (25%), end of semester written exam (30%)

Main E and Denehy L. Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems. 5th ed, 2016 Carr JH and Shepherd RB. Neurological Rehabilitation Optimizing motor performance. 2nd ed, 2010."

Additional information
Note that 90% attendance is required for tutorials


PHTY5192 and PHTY5195


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Physiotherapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 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 Maree Milros and Dr Serene Paul
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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