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Physiotherapy Across the Lifespan PG (11551.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy


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This unit focuses on developing physiotherapy skills in specific populations, including paediatrics and aged care.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Understand the typical developmental changes (and variations) that occur from infancy, through to adulthood and older age, in the neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary systems;

2. Develop strategies to effectively assess children and adults with dysfunction of neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary systems;

3. Demonstrate the ability to synthesise and implement specific age-appropriate physiotherapy interventions specific to an individual's needs at all stages of life using appropriate outcome measures; and

4. Distinguish and analyse the complexities of the causes of disability associated with ageing.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of lectures and three hours of tutorials on campus per week.


6455 Cardiothoracic Interventions 2 AND
6452 Neurological Interventions 1 AND
6453 Musculoskeletal Interventions 2 AND
9594 Epidemiology and Principles of Research


6456 Neurological Interventions 2

Assumed Knowledge

Prior knowledge of relevant musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, and neurological physiotherapy units as per the prerequisite units listed.

Incompatible Units

11539 Physiotherapy Across the Lifespan

Equivalent Units


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