Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

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Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

Students complete 192 credit points of units of study comprising:
(a) 174 credit points of core units of study listed in the sequence below, and
(b) 18 credit points of elective units of study.
The pass course:
(a) is full-time only over 4 years study

Year 1

Semester 1 - Core units
BIOS1168 Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cliffton Chan and A/Prof Leslie Nicholson (Semester 1), Dr Joanna Diong (Semester 2) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study introduces the basic concepts in musculoskeletal anatomy prior to a more detailed study of the gross anatomical structure of the upper limb as it relates to functional activities. Students will also study the histological structure of musculoskeletal tissues and surface anatomy of the upper limb. Material will be presented in lectures, practical sessions and online. Students will also be expected to undertake some independent learning activities (e.g. online video tutorials and practice quizzes) to supplement the lectures and practicals. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is compulsory.
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BIOS1170 Body Systems: Structure and Function

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jaimie Polson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: BMED2403 or PHSI2005 or PHSI2006 or BIOS2170 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit will present the gross anatomy, functional histology, physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems. Specific diseases of these systems that are commonly encountered in health care practice will be described. The unit will also cover the characteristics of the body's fluids and the concept of acid-­base balance within the body. Specific diseases of these systems that are commonly encountered in health care practice will be described. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied. Attendance at practical classes is compulsory. Students who achieve a pass will have a basic working knowledge of professionally relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology. Students who achieve higher grades will be better able to integrate various aspects of the unit, and to apply their knowledge to solve problems or explain higher level phenomena.
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HSBH1003 Health, Behaviour and Society

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mairwen Jones and A/Prof Ryan Naylor Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: BACH1130 or BACH1132 or BACH1133 or BACH1134 or BACH1161 or BACH1165 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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Why do people make the health decisions they do, even though they sometimes seem like the wrong ones? How do social and psychological factors affect people¿s health outcomes? This unit introduces you to key areas of psychology and sociology relevant to health and wellbeing that will be important tools for understanding and practicing in health and wellbeing, by helping you to understand the lives of those people you will help through your work. The unit aims to develop a 'sociological imagination', which is a quality of mind that will be used to prompt you to question common­sense assumptions regarding health and wellbeing. You will also gain familiarity with some key areas of contemporary psychology.
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PHTY1023 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fereshteh Pourkazemi Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: BIOS1168 Assumed knowledge: High School Physics (or equivalent) Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit sets the context of physiotherapy professional practice through an introduction to the issues and practices in healthcare delivery affecting physiotherapists, including relevant professional, state, and federal policies and laws related to professional conduct. The unit also examines the observation and measurement of normal movement using methods that are suitable for clinical application, including biomechanical analyses. The importance of reliable assessment/measurement is emphasised, and the validity and reliability of different procedures are studied. Students are taught and practice several basic but significantly important assessment techniques, including history taking (focused on musculoskeletal patients), general musculoskeletal screening, observation of normal movement, assessment of joint range of motion t, muscle strength/weakness , and joint passive accessory movements. The importance of communication, documentation and respect for cultural differences in professional practice is addressed. Students are introduced to the concepts and principles of evidence­based practice.
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Semester 2 - Core units
BIOS1169 Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Jan Douglas-Morris Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: BIOS1168 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study examines the detailed gross, radiological and surface anatomy of the lower limb, trunk and neck. Included are the anatomical analyses of functional activities which involve the lower limb, back and neck. Material will be presented in lectures, practical and tutorial sessions and online. Students will also be expected to undertake some independent learning activities. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is compulsory.
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BIOS1171 Neuroscience

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: BIOS2171 or BIOS2103 or ANAT2X10 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study introduces fundamental concepts of nervous system organisation and function. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord is studied using models to understand the cortical and subcortical pathways as well as integrating centres that control movements and posture. The physiology component introduces students to mechanisms of signal generation and transmission, basic mechanisms of spinal reflexes, the function of the sensory systems and autonomic nervous system and motor pathways. Case studies aimed at identifying simple neural problems associated with sensory and motor systems are specifically designed for students following professional preparation degrees. This unit includes a few laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied. Successful completion of practical class pre-tutorial quizzes is compulsory.
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EXSS2030 Muscle Adaptations to Use and Disuse

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Tom Gwinn and Dr Yorgi Mavros Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: EXSS1029 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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The purpose of the unit is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of skeletal muscle function and how muscle adapts to increased use, specifically how muscle responds to high-resistance training (HRT, also know as strength training) and to disuse. Students will gain an understanding of muscle force development in terms of myosin function and organization (sarcomeres, myofibrils, muscle fibers) and the neural processes involved in maximal voluntary contractions. Students will then apply this knowledge to understand how HRT works in terms of hypertrophy and neural adaptations, the process of muscle atrophy during disuse and the effects of retraining after disuse. Students will integrate this biological understanding with an evidence-base approach to HRT prescription. Students apply and integrate these approaches gain skills in the real-world prescription of HRT through participation in HRT program in practical session, and then gain skills in data analysis via interpretation of their own responses to training. Students will gain skills in the ability to critically evaluate, and communicate applications of evidence-base research in healthy and clinical populations. Finally the unit examines concepts on muscle energy balance in terms of methods and control of ATP production and use, and these concepts are used to understand the concepts of peripheral and central fatigue.
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PHTY1024 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fereshteh Pourkazemi Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY1023 and BIOS1168 Corequisites: BIOS1169 and (EXSS1029 OR EXSS2030) Assumed knowledge: High School Physics Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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The unit builds upon the material covered and the skills learned during PHTY1023. It continues the context of physiotherapy professional practice on issues and practices in healthcare delivery affecting physiotherapists. As pain and muscle weakness are among the main complaints of most people seeking physiotherapy management, understanding and providing interventions to address these symptoms will be a focus. These interventions include, but are not limited to, patient education and exercise prescription. Several patient case studies will be introduced, and tools enabling students to find and determine current evidence for potential therapeutic interventions specific for these case studies will be provided and practiced. At the end of the unit, the students will be expected to be able to devise appropriate treatment plans for these simple case studies. The importance of communication, documentation and respect for cultural differences in profession practice is continued throughout this unit.
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Year 2

Semester 1 - Core units
EXSS3061 Exercise Responses and Programming

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mark Halaki Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: EXSS2027 or EXSS3023 Assumed knowledge: BIOS1170 or BIOS2170 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit provides students with a broad understanding of the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise. The unit describes the basic metabolic, cardiovascular and respiratory responses and adaptations to exercise training in healthy, asymptomatic individuals. It outlines the different modalities of exercise testing for quantification of functional capacity, exercise prescription and training. It examines physical deconditioning and the associated physiological deterioration. It also provides an introduction to clinical populations who would benefit from exercise training. Students apply and integrate theoretical knowledge through practical and tutorial classes. Students will develop skills to measure physiological responses to exercise and cardiorespiratory fitness. Based on best-practice guidelines, students will design an exercise program for a healthy individual.
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EXSS3062 Motor Control and Learning

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Stephen Cobley (Semester 1), Prof Ross Sanders (Semester 2) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: Completion of 48 credit points Prohibitions: EXSS2025 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit provides students with a broad overview of motor control and learning with the aim of stimulating students to think about the mechanisms of normal human movement. Both a behavioural and a neurophysiological approach are taken to understand the acquisition and execution of skilled motor actions. The behavioural approach is directed at the process of optimizing the learning of skills. Meanwhile the neurophysiological approach is directed at the neuromuscular machinery and the functional neural connections which enable skill-acquisition to occur.
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PHTY2058 PT in Musculoskeletal Conditions A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Allan Fu Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY1024 and BIOS1168 and BIOS1169 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study, along with its companion unit PHTY2059 builds on competencies around professional identity, technical skills, communication and patient centred care that were acquired and demonstrated in the foundation musculoskeletal units. Students will develop competencies in clinical reasoning, problem-solving and critical thinking supported by the use of case studies that focus on assessment and management of commonly occurring musculoskeletal conditions of the lumbar spine and lower limbs in a primary care setting. Students will use a framework for management of musculoskeletal conditions that is consistent with widely endorsed clinical practice guidelines and uses a pragmatic evidence based approach to patient care. Focused learning modules in this unit include principles of epidemiology, diagnosis, reassurance and education as frontline interventions, and management of musculoskeletal injuries will be applied in the cases in this and the companion unit of study.
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PHTY2060 Preventative Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kerry Peek Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY1024 and HSBH1003 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study provides a framework for exploring the role of physiotherapy in the prevention of chronic disease and injury. Preventative health issues specific to the importance of physical activity to prevent obesity and chronic disease, physical activity in the context of ageing and falls prevention, use of walking aids and manual handling techniques to prevent injury and women's health. Students will examine the social determinants of heath and disease and will apply health promotion models and develop communication skills including health coaching and motivational interviewing to facilitate health-enhancing behaviour change in a range of populations and settings.
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Semester 2 - Core units
PHTY2059 PT in Musculoskeletal Conditions B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrew Leaver Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY2058 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study, along with its companion unit PHTY2058 builds on competencies around professional identity, technical skills, communication, and patient centered care that were acquired and demonstrated in the foundation musculoskeletal units. Students will develop competencies in clinical reasoning, problem-solving and critical thinking supported by the use of case studies that focus on assessment and management of commonly occurring musculoskeletal conditions of the cervical spine and upper limbs in a primary care setting. Students will use a framework for management of musculoskeletal conditions that is consistent with widely endorsed clinical practice guidelines and uses a pragmatic evidence-based approach to patient care. In-depth learning modules in this unit include principles of risk stratification, guideline-based management planning, and epidemiology
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PHTY2061 PT in Neurological Conditions A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jooeun Song Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: BIOS1169 and BIOS1171 and (EXSS1029 OR EXSS2030) and (EXSS2025 OR EXSS3062) and PHTY1024 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit aims to develop students' ability to apply relevant theoretical and data­based 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 Guillain­Barré Syndrome).
Students will learn to assess, train and measure outcome of everyday activities integrated within the rehabilitation team.
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PHTY2062 PT in Respiratory and Cardiac Conditions A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tiffany Dwyer Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: BIOS1170 and (EXSS1029 OR EXSS2030) and PHTY1024 and (EXSS2027 OR EXSS3061) Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study will introduce students to the knowledge, skills and clinical decision making processes necessary for effective assessment and treatment of patients across the age spectrum with acute and chronic respiratory and cardiac dysfunction. In particular, students will evaluate the patho-physiological and functional consequences of surgery (abdominal, thoracic and cardiac); infective, inflammatory; restrictive; and obstructive pulmonary disorders, and coronary artery disease. Additionally, this unit will develop the student's knowledge of exercise and aims to apply the principles of exercise testing, prescription and training to patients who have cardiac and pulmonary limitations and other co-morbidities to exercise. Students will learn the practical skills and develop treatment strategies to effectively manage respiratory problems.
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PHTY2063 Clinical Practicum A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Justine Dougherty Session: Intensive February,Intensive November Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY1024 Corequisites: PHTY2062 and PHTY2059 and PHTY2061 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive February
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The purpose of this unit is to provide an introduction to the application of foundation physiotherapy skills within a clinical setting (clinical simulation combined with an onsite clinical placement). Students will be required to perform subjective and objective assessments specific to each patient. Analysis of the assessment findings, development and implementation of interventions (including discharge planning and interprofessional involvement) and application of outcome measures will occur in consultation with the Clinical Educator. Assessment, interpretation, intervention and re-assessment skills are graded according to a 'basic' standard of practice (appropriate to this stage of student learning). A major focus of this unit is the development of generic, professional skills such as clinical reasoning, reflection, information gathering, communication and professionalism, which will form the foundation for subsequent clinical placements.
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Year 3

Semester 1 - Core units
PHTY3081 PT in Musculoskeletal Conditions C

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Justin Sullivan Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY2059 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit will integrate knowledge from earlier units of study and develop the skills required for primary care management of musculoskeletal conditions with a more complex presentation. Students learn to distinguish patients with non-specific pain from those suspected of having underlying disease/pathology. The unit covers differential diagnosis, clinical course and prognostic factors of common musculoskeletal conditions. Students will develop the ability to select and implement interventions based on clinical reasoning, principles of evidence-based practice and safety. Emphasis will be placed on imaging studies, pharmacology, the assessment and treatment of patients recovering from orthopaedic surgery, as well as the biomechanical principles of exercise prescription and interventions that reduce joint load.
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PHTY3082 PT in Neurological Conditions B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Serene Paul Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY2061 Assumed knowledge: Biomechanics of normal movement, neuroanatomy, anatomy Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit comprises two 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) and the physiotherapy management of these conditions, including self-management principles to increase physical activity and using technology in rehabilitation. The spinal cord injury module of this unit focuses on the physiotherapy management of spinal cord lesions. All modules incorporate evidence­based practice and integrated patient­centered healthcare. Students learn to promote, assess and train or prescribe appropriate aids to enable activity performance and promote participation.
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PHTY3084 Paediatric Physiotherapy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Mohammad Fauzan Bin Maideen Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: PHTY3081 and PHTY3082 and PHTY3087 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study is designed to prepare the student for practice in the area of paediatric physiotherapy. Emphasis is given to students developing anunderstanding of typical development and the potential influences upon a child's development. The student will develop understanding of the changes which occur from infancy to maturity in the neuro-motor, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary body systems, and the impact of congenital or acquired conditions causing dysfunction in one or more of these systems. The emphasis of the teaching approach will be on clinical and ethical reasoning within the WHO ICF-CY (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Children) to promote health and well-being for children within a family-centred practice framework. Paediatric clinical scenarios are designed to promoteself-directed learning in order to problem-solve assessment and management strategies for children with dysfunction, and/or are at risk of poor health and well-being. The approach will also emphasise the role of physiotherapy within broader health care teams and services to prepare students for the variety of health care settings andcontexts in which paediatric physiotherapists may work. The unit is designed to facilitate students to integrate prior learning from other units of study with the content of this unit.
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PHTY3087 PT in Respiratory and Cardiac Conditions B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Maree Milross Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY2061 and PHTY2062 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study builds on and expands the knowledge, skills and attributes developed in Physiotherapy in Respiratory and Cardiac Conditions (PHTY2062). Three modules are included: cardiopulmonary physiotherapy in the acute care environment, physiotherapy in acute neurological/neurosurgical care, and cardiopulmonary advanced clinical reasoning. 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 non­intubated patients. The acute neurological 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 evidence­based interventions for patients with multi­system 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 multi­system 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.
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Semester 2 - Core units
PHTY3083 Clinical Practicum B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Georgia O'Hara Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive July,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY2063 and PHTY3081 and PHTY3082 and PHTY3084 and PHTY3087 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
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This unit of study involves clinical placement which will give students the opportunity to learn and demonstrate competency in the generic skills and attributes of physiotherapy professionals as well as the specific clinical skills across the core areas of physiotherapy in managing clients across the lifespan in a range of environments and settings. During practicum placements there will be opportunities such as participation in quality improvement projects and interprofessional learning. In addition, students will be responsible for individual and group training sessions such as strength and fitness sessions. Clinical Practicum B is a five­week placement which requires full­time attendance (40 hours per week). Students can expect to undertake at least one clincal placement in a rural or regional setting being delivered at clinical facilities or online (e.g. telehealth services).
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PHTY3085 Clinical Practicum C

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Tracey Pearce Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY2063 and PHTY3081 and PHTY3082 and PHTY3087 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
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This unit of study involves clinical placement which will give students the opportunity to learn and demonstrate competency in the generic skills and attributes of physiotherapy professionals as well as the specific clinical skills across the core areas of physiotherapy in managing clients across the lifespan in a range of environments and settings. During practicum placements there will be opportunities such as participation in quality improvement projects and interprofessional learning. In addition, students will be responsible for individual and group training sessions such as strength and fitness sessions. Clinical Practicum C is a five­week placement which require full­time attendance (40 hours per week). Students can expect to undertake at least one clincal placement in a rural or regional setting being delivered at clinical facilities or online (e.g. telehealth services).
Textbooks
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PHTY3086 Physiotherapy in Multisystem Problems

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Susan Coulson Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY2060 and PHTY3081 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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In this unit, students will explore common clinical conditions in which the primary problem is complicated by the co-existence of other pathologies, involvement of other physiological systems or where environmental, psychological or socio-economic factors are of primary significance. Students will examine management and interventions for conditions such as whiplash, amputation, diabetes, facial nerve disorders, burns, preganancy and post birth and a range of multisystem problems. Students will also consider the impact of mental health problems on patient responses and will investigate other complex clinical cases involving health, psycho-social and socio-economic factors, particularly in older people. The unit will provide the student with an understanding of the roles of other health workers in the multidiscilpinary management of patients and of the legislation and social services relevant to the care of people within the community and in rural and remote areas.
Textbooks
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Semester 2 - Elective
Choose one 6 credit point Elective from the list below
HSBH3007 Cancer: Prevention through to Palliation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Sharon Kilbreath (S1CIMR) Dr Elizabeth Dylke (S2CIOC) Session: Intensive March,Intensive October Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: Students must have completed at least 48 credit points Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Block mode
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Rehabilitation and exercise programs are a critical part of multi-disciplinary care for cancer patients. In this unit of study, students will be introduced to a range of issues related to the prevention, detection and intervention for cancer. you¿ll learn about the prevention, pathophysiology, detection and treatment for cancer. Further topics that will be covered include: the role of exercise in the prevention through palliation for cancer; prevention and interventions for physical and psychosocial impairments that arise secondary to treatments, including pain, lymphoedema, and fatigue. A focus is placed on patient-centered care informed by current evidence.
Textbooks
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HSBH3008 Interdisciplinary eHealth

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Melissa Baysari Session: Intensive October Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: 48 CP Prohibitions: HSBH2009 or HSBH1010 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Block mode
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This unit of study aims to provide senior students with a range of eHealth experiences on which they can make evidence­based decisions. In particular, this unit will provide students with opportunities to examine: how emerging technologies affect patient­centred, interdisciplinary communication and healthcare; strategies for interacting with patients and clients using different technologies; the opportunities technology presents in different Australian health contexts by drawing upon their clinical experiences and research literature; challenges surrounding eHealth uptake and use in practice; innovations in eHealth; and the role of technology and data in healthcare management. Students will develop skills identified as key for future clinicians. This unit will also enhance students as learners by providing them with reflective learning skills, interdisciplinary health experiences and opportunities to integrate their clinical and university learning experiences through case­based learning.
Textbooks
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HSBH3012 Sydney Health Students Abroad

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Dylke Session: Intensive December,Intensive June Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: A minimum of 48 credit points Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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Cultural practices, disease patterns and healthcare systems are vastly different in different countries around the globe. This unit provides students with the opportunity to gain international experience in a health services setting in a country with a developing economy. Students will participate in a 4­6 week health or care placement with a community­based organisation in South or Southeast Asia. As part of the unit, you will be expected to participate in local development programs, live within the community that you are visiting, and document and reflect on key health and development issues facing local populations. The unit will require you to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an ability to adapt to new environments, a capacity for critical reflection and awareness of complex global health and development issues.
Textbooks
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Year 4

Semester 1 - Core units
PHTY4221 Advanced Professional Practice A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Debra Shirley Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY3081 and PHTY3086 Corequisites: PHTY4223 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit consists of two integrated modules which together develop advanced management of musculoskeletal disorders in various settings. Students will develop more advanced manual therapy, exercise prescription and clinical reasoning skills. They will explore complex clinical problems by applying evidence based practice to prevention and management of soft t issue injuries, in different settings including primary care, compulsory third party and the work environment. In the first module students will practice the application of advanced physiotherapy procedures, including manipulation, and mechanical diagnoses and treatment to selected regions and cases. In the second module, students will use case based learning and advanced clinical reasoning skills to explore complex musculoskeletal impairments and their management. Students will explore the evidence basis for the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders using ergonomic, exercise, screening and wellness approaches.
Students will also apply an understanding of the WHS regulatory framework and evidence based guidelines underpinning the management of work-related soft tissue injuries, focusing on the low back, neck and upper limb regions.
Textbooks
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PHTY4222 Clinical Practicum D

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Belinda judd Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive November,Intensive September
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This clinical practicum unit of study involves clinical placements which provide a wide range of practical experience in the following areas: rehabilitation, acute care, ambulatory care/outpatients, as well as one advanced general unit in specialised areas, eg, paediatrics or hand therapy or in specific settings, such as private practice and community health setting. Across the clinical program students will be provided with opportunities to apply their skills in musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and neurological physiotherapy to a wide variety of patients and conditions.Students will be required to demonstrate competence in the specific clinical skills for each area as well as the generic skills and attributes of physiotherapy professionals. During practicum placements there will be such as participation in quality improvement projects and interprofessional learning.. In addition, students will be responsible for individual and group training sessions such as strength andfitness programs.Clinical Practicum D is a five week placement which requires full attendance (40 hours per week). In addition, at least one of the placements may be in a rural or regional setting being delivered at clinical facilities or online (e.g. telehealth services).
Textbooks
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PHTY4223 Clinical Practicum E

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Julia Blackford Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: PHTY4221 AND PHTY3085 Prohibitions: PHTY3075 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
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The purpose of Clinical Practicum E is to extend student's perspectives on the role and scope of physiotherapy practice within the broader spectrum of health.It is not intended to develop or reinforce hands on physiotherapy skills but to develop project management and service analysis and improvement skills.. Students will be allocated to a community organisation or health service (in groups) to undertake an organisation specific Quality Improvement Project which aims to develop evidence based solutions to real life service delivery problems. Students will undertake both independent and group learning, and will work collaboratively with an allocated community organisation or health service, and a designatedacademic to develop and then fulfil an agreed Project Plan. Clinical Practicum E also aims to develop University of Sydney graduate qualities to promote work readiness e.g. communication, cultural competence, Inventiveness, information and digital literacy and influence.
Textbooks
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Semester 1 Elective
Choose one 6 credit point Elective from the list below
BIOS3345 Physiotherapy and Ageing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Peter Knight Session: Semester 1a,Semester 2a Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: BIOS1172 or BIOS1173 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This distance mode elective gives students the opportunity to develop a theoretical understanding of anatomy and physiology relevant to the provision of physiotherapy services to older patients. Older people experience a range of age and disease related changes that must be considered by healthcare professionals. Underpinning professional practice is an understanding of key concepts in aged care such as the relationship between ageing and disease, the effects of ageing on reserve capacity, the fact that maintenance of function is frequently more important than the elimination of disease, the significance of the 'geriatric giants', and the importance of multi morbidity and polypharmacy. Having addressed these topics, the unit will focus on pain in older people, continence/incontinence, implications of dementia and delirium for the provision of health care and care providers, preoperative and palliative care, principles of geriatric rehabilitation and masters athletes. Students will obtain fundamental knowledge of these topics through notes, recorded lectures and online structured learning activities. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to 'real-life' scenarios using case studies that support each topic.
Textbooks
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HSBH2008 Physical Activity and Population Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Leigh Wilson Session: Intensive March Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: 48 credit points of units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Block mode
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This unit of study provides students with an opportunity to develop an up-to-date critical understanding of the role of physical activity for the health of the population as well as the most promising principles that underpin mass-level physical activity interventions. Students will examine in detail the population's participation patterns and barriers to be physically active and has a primary focus on every-day incidental (non-sporting) physical activity for the prevention of physical and mental chronic disease. The unit is largely multi-disciplinary and it goes beyond disease prevention, to explore themes like positive wellbeing/happiness and maintenance of functional ability and independence to an older age.

This unit takes a lifespan approach and actively promotes an understanding of the direct and distal implications of physical inactivity at each life stage. Particular acknowledgement is given to physical activity as a behaviour that is not merely a lifestyle 'choice' as it is often thought by medicine and other individual-centred disciplines; but rather the outcome of a complex web of societal, cultural, economic, political and individual circumstances that lead to the formation of personal habits across the lifespan.

The entire unit will be largely interactive and will encourage students to discuss, debate, and critically evaluate the evidence, and provides the opportunity to have a project that will assist in future employment. At the start of the unit the students will be provided with an accessible and user-friendly set of skills and tools (e.g. statistics, physical activity measurement) to enable them to make the most of the learning experience.
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HSBH3021 Environmental Stress and Physiological Strain

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ollie Jay Session: Intensive March Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: EXSS1032 or EXSS2027 or BIOS1170 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Block mode
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This unit of study provides students with both theoretical knowledge and first-hand experience (through laboratory practicals) of how the human body responds to extreme environmental stressors (i.e. high altitude, hyperbaria, extreme heat, extreme cold), and how these conditions alter the capacity of humans to perform physical and mental tasks. Special attention will also be given to the theoretical basis of how these stressors can lead to decrements to human health in the form of injury (e.g. frostibite, heat exhaustion) and illness (e.g. pulmonary/cerebral oedema, actue mountain sickness, 'the bends'). This unit will also focus on how this information can be used to develop therapeutic, pharmacological, and/or technological interventions to improve human functioning in extreme environments and reduce the risk of illness and injury. Teaching and learning strategies include lectures, case studies and short practical assignments.
Textbooks
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HSBH3012 Sydney Health Students Abroad

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Dylke Session: Intensive December,Intensive June Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: A minimum of 48 credit points Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Cultural practices, disease patterns and healthcare systems are vastly different in different countries around the globe. This unit provides students with the opportunity to gain international experience in a health services setting in a country with a developing economy. Students will participate in a 4­6 week health or care placement with a community­based organisation in South or Southeast Asia. As part of the unit, you will be expected to participate in local development programs, live within the community that you are visiting, and document and reflect on key health and development issues facing local populations. The unit will require you to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an ability to adapt to new environments, a capacity for critical reflection and awareness of complex global health and development issues.
Textbooks
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Semester 2 - Core units
PHTY4225 Advanced Professional Practice B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Robert Boland Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY4221 Corequisites: PHTY4226 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit provides students with opportunities to explore complex clinical problems for which neurological, cardiopulmonary and/ or musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is indicated. Content will cover at an advanced level issues such as selection of intervention, referral to other professionals and determination of short, medium, and long term management strategies. Using a case-based approach, students will study injuries and diseases of the wrist and hand, respiratory/ cardiac disorders, chronic traumatic brain injury, oncology and complex regional pain syndrome. Management will address issues relating to rehabilitation in community settings, and patients with multisystem disorders, while addressing psychosocial issues that can significantly affect management
Textbooks
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PHTY4226 Physiotherapy in Sport and Recreation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Marnee McKay Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PHTY4221 Corequisites: PHTY4225 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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The aim of this unit of study is for participants to apply the knowledge, skills and reasoning gained during coursework and clinical practice to sport and recreational activities. Participants will integrate this knowledge with advanced instruction in the biomechanics and physiology of sports activities to design injury prevention/screening programs for participants in recreational activities, to develop injury management programs including advanced exercise prescription for all recreation groups to facilitate their return to sport and to plan and implement activity modification programs for those who are unable to participate in standard recreational activities. Participants will expand their knowledge regarding the management of common injuries to include serious and catastrophic injuries in both on-field and long-term situations.
Textbooks
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PHTY4227 Clinical Practicum F

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Tracey Pearce Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive September
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit of study involves clinical placement which will give students the opportunity to learn and demonstrate competency in the generic skills and attributes of physiotherapy professionals as well as thespecific clinicalskillsacross thecoreareas of physiotherapyin managing clients across the lifespan in a range of environments and settings. During practicum placements there will beopportunities such as participation in quality improvement projects and interprofessional learning.. In addition, students will be responsibleforindividual and grouptrainingsessionssuch as strength and fitness sessions. Clinical Practicum F is a five­week placement which require full­time attendance (40 hours per week. Students can expect to undertake at least one clinical placement in a rural or regional setting being delivered at clinical facilities or online (e.g. telehealth services).
Textbooks
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Semester 2 - Elective
Choose one 6 credit point Elective from the list below
BIOS3345 Physiotherapy and Ageing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Peter Knight Session: Semester 1a,Semester 2a Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: BIOS1172 or BIOS1173 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This distance mode elective gives students the opportunity to develop a theoretical understanding of anatomy and physiology relevant to the provision of physiotherapy services to older patients. Older people experience a range of age and disease related changes that must be considered by healthcare professionals. Underpinning professional practice is an understanding of key concepts in aged care such as the relationship between ageing and disease, the effects of ageing on reserve capacity, the fact that maintenance of function is frequently more important than the elimination of disease, the significance of the 'geriatric giants', and the importance of multi morbidity and polypharmacy. Having addressed these topics, the unit will focus on pain in older people, continence/incontinence, implications of dementia and delirium for the provision of health care and care providers, preoperative and palliative care, principles of geriatric rehabilitation and masters athletes. Students will obtain fundamental knowledge of these topics through notes, recorded lectures and online structured learning activities. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to 'real-life' scenarios using case studies that support each topic.
Textbooks
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BIOS4188 Clinically Oriented Anatomy in Exercise

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Leslie Nicholson, Dr Cliffton Chan Session: Semester 2a Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: BIOS1168 and BIOS1169 and PHTY3081 and PHTY4221 Corequisites: PHTY4225 Prohibitions: BIOS3065 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study will integrate functional musculoskeletal and pathoanatomical knowledge with biomechanical analysis and principles of exercise prescription to address musculoskeletal clinical scenarios. Relevant current research and advanced knowledge of functional musculoskeletal anatomical concepts will be used to justify targeted prescription of preventative, rehabilitative and performance-enhancing exercise across the lifespan. Major emphasis will be placed on developing critical analysis of research and current practice in exercise prescription, on maximizing patient compliance with exercise programs and considering the specific needs of varying populations (eg. Athletes, performing artists, occupational and injured individuals). Students will hone their skills in designing and progressing a range of whole body and regional exercises aimed to address patient impairments and goals. This unit will include both laboratory sessions with human cadavers to extend undergraduate functional anatomy, and surface anatomy palpation classes to consolidate identification of anatomical structures learned in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Textbooks
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HSBH3012 Sydney Health Students Abroad

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Dylke Session: Intensive December,Intensive June Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: A minimum of 48 credit points Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Cultural practices, disease patterns and healthcare systems are vastly different in different countries around the globe. This unit provides students with the opportunity to gain international experience in a health services setting in a country with a developing economy. Students will participate in a 4­6 week health or care placement with a community­based organisation in South or Southeast Asia. As part of the unit, you will be expected to participate in local development programs, live within the community that you are visiting, and document and reflect on key health and development issues facing local populations. The unit will require you to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an ability to adapt to new environments, a capacity for critical reflection and awareness of complex global health and development issues.
Textbooks
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HSBH3025 Bodily Senses in Health and Disease

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tatjana Seizova-Cajic Session: Semester 2a Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: Introductory neuroscience Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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Sensory input allows us to connect to the world and experience varied states of our own body. Understanding how senses work is important for basic science, esp. neuroscience and psychology, and applied areas such as health and engineering. This unit focuses on the sensory processes that underlie perception of one's own body and its actions. Sensory functioning in both healthy and disease states are considered, including the following topics: proprioception or sense of position and movement of body parts, vestibular system, touch, role of vision, brain plasticity, disorders of sensory processing (agnosias, neglect , phantom limbs, vertigo) and most recent experimental developments in rehabilitation and brain-computer interface. Tutorial assessment includes in-depth analysis of a topic of your choice and running your own experiments. NB: This unit does not teach about treatments taught in the core units of professional health science degrees.
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