Essential Physiotherapy Skills PG (11552.1)
Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
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UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2021 Semester 2 MS Toni GREEN (Ph: +61 2 62012303 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit focuses on developing essential practical skills required for the delivery of evidence-based physiotherapy.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the physiological mechanisms behind impairments of weakness, sensory loss, and stiffness;
2. Be competent in assessment of impairments of stiffness (joint and muscle), weakness (primary and secondary), and peripheral sensation (proprioceptive, somatosensory, temperature);
3. Be competent in the description of normal postural control and gait;
4. Understand how to interpret movement dysfunction in relation to the underlying impairments, and appreciate some subtle variations;
5. Explain and evaluate the role of conductive therapy in patient management and demonstrate competency in its use;
6. Assess and describe the important components of movement and function in the context of the ICF framework;
7. Describe and demonstrate assessment of proprioception;
8. Demonstrate an understanding of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology in the context of common neurological disorders and how this relates to impairments; and
Two hours of lectures and three hours of tutorials on campus per week.
6447 Cardiothoracic Interventions 1 PG AND 6449 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1 PG AND 11505 Orthopaedic Physiotherapy PG
Anatomy, functional anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics as per the prerequisites for entry into the Master of Physiotherapy course.
11540 Essential Physiotherapy Skills