This unit of study builds on and extends 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 non-intubated 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 evidence based 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 multi system 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.
|Academic unit||Movement Sciences|
|PHTY2061 and PHTY2062|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.
Key dates through the academic year, including teaching periods, census, payment deadlines and exams.
Enrolment, course planning, fees, graduation, support services, student IT
Code of Conduct for Students, Conditions of Enrollment, University Privacy Statement, Academic Integrity
Academic appeals process, special consideration, rules and guidelines, advice and support
Policy register, policy search
Scholarships, interest free loans, bursaries, money management
Learning Centre, faculty and school programs, Library, online resources
Student Centre, counselling & psychological services, University Health Service, general health and wellbeing