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Electrophysical Agents (8980.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy


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    • Physio Non Standard Period 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191762) - View
    • UC Trimester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180877) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (169933) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (155907) - View

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    This unit aims to develop basic knowledge and skills in the safe and effective use of a range of electrophysical agents used in physiotherapy practice. Technical competency and safe practice skills will be developed with the aim of providing students with the ability to choose appropriate treatment interventions with consideration of the appropriate evidence base for a range of electrophysical agents in common use. Communication and record keeping skills are emphasized as an essential component of quality health management. Selected physical and electrical treatment modalities will be covered.

    This unit is co-taught with unit 8387 Electrophysical Agents PG.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Explain the role of specific electrophysical agents used in patient management;

    2. Use research evidence, integrated with knowledge of the physical and physiological effects of these modalities to implement treatment programs; and

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

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to two hours per week lecture or equivalent; two hours per week tutorial/practical work.


    8977 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1 AND
    8976 Cardiothoracic Interventions 1


    Enrolment in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy 202JA

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