Unit: Neurological Interventions 1 PG (6452)
|Level: P||Credit Points: 3||Contribution Band: 2|
Availability in 2012: Not offered (Also available in: 2013, 2014)
SyllabusThis unit covers the theoretical and practical assessment of normal and abnormal functional movement including gait, posture, bed transfers and upper limb function in the context of brain injury. The roles of cognitive, sensory and environmental factors will be explored. Motor control theory will be applied to movement and rehabilitation. Various approaches to neurological rehabilitation will be compared. Physiotherapy management of impairments associated with common neurological conditions will be introduced.
Learning OutcomesOn completion of this unit students will:
1. understand the development of normal movement across the ages;
2. be able to assess and document abnormal movement and sensory changes in the adult client;
3. be able to plan and conduct an appropriate assessment with outcome measures for a neurologically impaired client;
4. be able to develop and implement a treatment plan for a less complex neurological deficit;
5. understand neural recovery mechanisms and motor control theory to enhance learning outcomes;
6. these competencies will be demonstrated and integrated into clinical physiotherapy practice.
PrerequisiteMusculoskeletal Interventions 1P and Neuromuscular Interventions PG.
Class ContactUp to three hours lecture/tutorial; two hours per week practical work; up to 100 hours clinical placement over a year.
- 768AA Master of Physiotherapy
Unit Level Key:
- 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
- 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
- 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
- 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
- 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
- G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
- PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
- R - Offered in research course curriculums
- H - Offered in honours course curriculums