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Unit: Neurological Interventions 1 PG (6452)

Level: PCredit Points: 3Contribution Band: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Availability in 2012: Not offered (Also available in: 2013, 2014, 2015)


    This 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 Outcomes

    On 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.


    Musculoskeletal Interventions 1P and Neuromuscular Interventions PG.

    Class Contact

    Up to three hours lecture/tutorial; two hours per week practical work; up to 100 hours clinical placement over a year.

    Referenced Courses

    • 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

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