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PHTY2060: Preventative Health Care

2024 unit information

This unit of study provides a framework for exploring the role of physiotherapy in the prevention of chronic disease and injury. This includes the importance of physical activity to prevent obesity and chronic disease, physical activity and exercise in the context of healthy ageing, falls prevention and preventing/managing incontinence. Instruction on the use of walking aids and manual handling techniques to prevent injury is also included. 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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Movement Sciences

Code PHTY2060
Academic unit Movement Sciences
Credit points 6
PHTY1024 and HSBH1003
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Describe and appraise the role of prevention in the Australian healthcare system
  • LO2. Describe, apply and evaluate the principles of health promotion
  • LO3. Demonstrate the use of digital health in preventative health
  • LO4. Demonstrate skills in motivational interviewing and health coaching using peer-patient role play for a variety of health issues (including creation of a simulated physiotherapist-patient consultation video assignment)
  • LO5. Demonstrate role playing skills as a physiotherapist in promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour with a peer-patient
  • LO6. Demonstrate skills in the measurement of physical activity (including critical appraisal of tools to measure physical activity)
  • LO7. Describe, apply and evaluate the principles of physical activity for adults and older adults
  • LO8. Demonstrate skills in the assessment, evaluation and management of falls risk
  • LO9. Demonstrate skills in the critically appraisal of qualitative research
  • LO10. Demonstrate and assess competency in safe manual handling using peer-patient role play
  • LO11. Demonstrate and assess competency in the safe, efficient prescription and use of walking aids using peer patient role play

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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