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
|PHTY1024 and HSBH1003
|Available to study abroad and exchange students