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Cardiothoracic Interventions 2 (8979.1)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy

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  • Physio Non Standard Period 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191761) - View
  • UC Trimester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180876) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164594) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (155906) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (147082) - View

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Syllabus

Using a problem solving approach, this unit further develops the students knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with acute cardiac and respiratory dysfunction.
Specific issues relating to clinical and professional practice in the intensive care and acute care environment are examined.
The principles of exercise testing, prescription and training will be applied to patients who have cardiac and pulmonary limitations to exercise, as well as to the normal population as a component of health promotion.

This unit is co-taught with unit 6455 Cardiothoracic Interventions 2 PG.

Learning Outcomes

  1. On completion of this unit the student will have demonstrated effective assessment and interpretation, planning, implementation and evaluation of intervention skills required for the practice of physiotherapy in the acute care environment. The student will be able to prescribe appropriate exercise interventions using the principles of exercise testing, prescription and training as applied to patients who have cardiac and respiratory limitations to exercise, as well as to the normal population as a component of health promotion. These competencies will be demonstrated and integrated into clinical physiotherapy practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two hours per week lecture or equivalent; five hours per week tutorial/practical work.

Prerequisites

All of the following units:
8976 Cardiothoracic Interventions 1,
8977 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1,
8978 Neuromuscular Interventions.

Corequisites

Enrolment in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy and 8982 Neurological Interventions 1

Assumed Knowledge

None.



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