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Paediatric Interventions (8984.1)

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

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    • UC Trimester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180884) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 6, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164585) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 6, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (155923) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (138460) - View

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    Syllabus

    The aim of this unit is to apply the students understanding of the musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and neurological systems, to the paediatric client. Developmental changes that occur from infancy through to adulthood in motor, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary systems will be outlined, and issues related to assessment and intervention strategies in children with dysfunction in neurodevelopmental, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary systems will be addressed.

    This unit is co-taught with unit 6458 Paediatric Interventions PG.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will:

    1. Understand the developmental changes that occur from infancy through to adulthood in the neurodevelopmental, musculoskeletal and cardiothoracic systems;

    2. Develop strategies to allow effective assessment of children with dysfunction in neurodevelopmental, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary systems;

    3. Be able to use age appropriate Interventions specific to the child's needs; and

    4. Be ready to demonstrate the effective assessment and interpretation, planning, implementation and evaluation of intervention skills required for the practice of physiotherapy in children and adolescents under supervision.

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

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to five hours per week lecture/tutorial or equivalent.

    Prerequisites

    8976 Cardiothoracic Interventions 1 and
    8986 Musculoskeletal Interventions 2 and
    8982 Neurological Interventions 1

    Corequisites

    Enrolment in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy

    Assumed Knowledge

    None.

    Incompatible Units

    None.

    Equivalent Units

    None.


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