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Physiotherapy across the Lifespan - PHTY5201

Year - 2020

This unit of study comprises two modules consisting of the delivery of preventative and rehabilitative physiotherapy services across the lifespan in selected populations and settings. Specifically, the delivery of physiotherapy services will be addressed in: paediatrics and ageing and health. In the paediatrics module students will become aware of the changes which occur from infancy through to maturity in neuromotor, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary development and will address issues related to physiotherapy intervention in children with potential dysfunction in those systems. The emphasis of this module will be on problem solving relevant clinical scenarios via an approach of clinical reasoning. In considering the older population, students will explore strategies to maintain and improve the health of older people and to support them within their community if they do develop illness or disease. Specifically, they will look at topics such as falls screening and prevention and the coordination of health, social and other services to assist older people.

1x2hr lecture per week for 13 weeks and 1x2hr tutorial per week for 6 weeks

2 hr written exam (70%) and group activity with written report (30%)

Additional information
Note that 90% attendance is required for tutorials

Assumed knowledge
Bachelor’s Degree Level study in human anatomy, human physiology, neuroscience, psychology and exercise physiology is essential.




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: Mohammad Fauzan Bin Maideen and Dr Susan Coulson
HECS Band: 2
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