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Physiotherapy in Specific Groups (8994.1)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
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 (191773) - View
    • UC Trimester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180867) - View
    • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166515) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (155166) - View

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    In this unit students will integrate the knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning from their prior learning in the design of intervention programs to prevent and manage complex conditions. The role of physiotherapy in a variety of specific groups will be examined. These may include, for example, specific diagnostic groups such as obesity, burns, diabetes and amputees.

    This unit is co-taught with unit 6462 Physiotherapy in Specific Groups PG.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Plan and modify physiotherapy interventions for individuals with specific conditions. This will integrate knowledge of the physiological, psychological and social changes associated with these conditions and environments within the community. These competencies will be demonstrated and integrated into clinical physiotherapy practice.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

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


    All of the following units:
    8981 Musculoskeletal Interventions 3,
    8983 Neurological Interventions 2,
    8979 Cardiothoracic Interventions 2.


    Enrolment in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy 202JA

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