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Neurological Interventions 1 PG (6452.4)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy


Unit Outlines

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  • Physio Non Standard Period 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191779) - View
  • UC Trimester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180814) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164598) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (155910) - View

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

1. Understand the development of normal movement across the ages;

2. Assess and document abnormal movement and sensory changes in the adult client;

3. Plan and conduct an appropriate assessment with outcome measures for a neurologically impaired client;

4. 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; and

6. These competencies will be demonstrated and integrated into clinical physiotherapy practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

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


6449 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1P and 7786 Neuromuscular Interventions PG and 6447 Cardiothoracic Interventions 1P


Enrolment in the Master of Physiotherapy 768AA

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