Paediatric Interventions (8984.1)
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|Discipline Of Physiotherapy||Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit is co-taught with unit 6458 Paediatric Interventions PG.
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Prerequisites8976 Cardiothoracic Interventions 1 and
8986 Musculoskeletal Interventions 2 and
8982 Neurological Interventions 1
CorequisitesEnrolment in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy
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Dodd K, Imms C and Taylor N. Eds Physiotherapy and occupational therapy for people with cerebral palsy: a problem-based approach to assessment and management. 2010. London: Mac Keith Press, Call no. RJ496.C4.P49 2010
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Gibson, N et al. Pediatric Biomechanical Assessment (electronic resource): significance to the interpretation of gait. Women's and Children's Health service of WA 2002 Call no. RJ496.G34.P33.2002
Long, T and Toscano, K. Handbook of Pediatric Physical Therapy 2002, 2nd Edn Call no. RJ53.P5.L66.2002
Pryor J A., Prasad S A Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems: Adults and Paediatrics 2016.5th Ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. Call no.RC702.C38 2016
Scrutton, D, Damiano D and Mayston M. Editors Management of the motor disorders of children with cerebral palsy 2004, 2nd Edn London: Mac Keith Press: Call no. RJ496.C4.M36 2004
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Tecklin, J. Pediatric Physical Therapy 2015 Philadelphia Lippincott Willims & Wilkins
Canchild McMaster University: - http://canchild.ca/en/index,asp
GMFCS, Canchild McMaster University: - http://motorgrowth.canchild.ca/en/GMFCS/expandedandrevised.asp
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Any special assessment requirements should be discussed with the unit convenor in the first two weeks of the first five week lecture block. Confirmation of this discussion must be in writing. Email is acceptable.
In order to pass this unit a student must complete both the Disability Dynamic Module and Group Assignment Case Study.
Students must also receive a pass grade for both the DVD Based Practical Exam, and the Theory Exam. A score less than a 'P' will be regarded as unsatisfactory and will result in a fail grade for the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The Discipline of Physiotherapy adheres to the University of Canberra’s policies on moderation. Assessment will be moderated to ensure that judgments of students’ performance are consistent, transparent, reliable and valid. If you require further information on how the assessment tasks of this unit are moderated please see the unit convener.
The Unit contains participatory elements which are vital to the Australian Physiotherapy Council professional learning outcomes for this Unit. Except in the case of extenuating circumstances, 100% attendance is expected at all lectures, tutorials, and practicals. It is expected that students unable to fulfil these participation requirements will inform the Unit Convener as soon as practical, by telephone or email. Absence form external placement activities must also be reported to the unit convenor. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in failure of the associated assessment piece. Consideration will be given for illness; however evidence such as a medical certificate will be required.
Required IT skills
Students should be conversant with searching for relevant articles via electronic means, the use of Canvas, and word processing. Students will also need to be able to navigate the on-line learning module Disability Dynamic.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves Work Integrated Learning sessions and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports or essays. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all WIL activities for the successful completion of this unit. If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied, it is required that you meet with the unit convenor.
At all times students must be aware of the requirements of patient privacy. This requires respect for privacy for patients during clinical visits and when writing case studies, assignments, writing in clinical records or reflective journals.
All written and verbal work (other than medical notes) requires de-identification of patients' details. Details referring to other students and institutions should also be de-identified where possible.
All work that contains de-identified patient information also requires a footer on each page that contains the statement ‘In Confidence'.
For further information students may visit http://www.privacy.gov.au/act/#health
Students are advised that the same warnings given to patients apply to students undertaking this course e.g. when a pre-existing condition(s) may be affected by any activity in this unit, the student is responsible to advise the unit co-ordinator or relevant teaching staff.
The following applies to all practical classes:
- Rehabilitation work requires manual handling. You will be taught the correct way to perform manual handling and should use the principles at all times to prevent injury to yourself or your client. If you have any injury that may affect your capacity to perform manual handling skills you are required to notify the unit convener at the commencement of the semester. If you obtain a new injury during the course of the semester that may affect your capacity to perform manual handling skills you are required to notify the unit convener prior to the next practical class. In the event of an injury being obtained during the practice of skills in class you are required to notify the unit convener within 24 hours of the event and complete a UC incident form.
- As a therapist, your clothing should not prohibit your movements or present in any way as a safety hazard. Hair should be kept short or tied back off your face, and out of the patient's way. Fingernails should be trimmed, so that the white of the nail cannot be seen when looking at the hand from the palm.
- No mobile phones are permitted during lectures, practical classes or tutorials. Phones should be switched OFF prior to the commencement of class.
- No cameras or videos are to be used in class without the permission of other students and the unit convener. Any person taking a picture of another student without permission will be requested to leave the class and the images will be confiscated and deleted.
Please refer to Canvas for more information about WIL - Childcare visits.