Physiotherapy II

Course code PHTY1020
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Basic treatment and health intervention skills and related knowledge needed for general physiotherapy practice. An introduction to physiotherapy clinical practice and the theory and concepts of clinical reasoning.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the theory and concepts of clinical reasoning;

2. Apply basic biomedical and behavioural knowledge in the implementation of basic treatment and health intervention procedures commonly used in the management of physical dysfunction;

3. Appropriately select and correctly demonstrate basic treatment and health intervention procedures commonly used in the management of physical dysfunction

4. Discuss treatment evaluation and intervention outcome processes and issues related to basic treatment and health intervention procedures commonly used in physiotherapy practice

5. Demonstrate an understanding of age, gender, cultural, legal and ethical considerations when performing basic treatment and health intervention procedures

6. Demonstrate an ability to effectively gather patient information and communicate with empathy in the clinical setting;

7. Demonstrate an ability to effectively select and apply a basic treatment or health intervention in the clinical situation;

8. Apply basic clinical evaluation, treatment and communication skills effectively and safely in the clinical setting;

9. Discuss the biological basis and empirical evidence supporting basic treatment and health interventions commonly used in the management of physical dysfunction

10. Recognise stress and anxiety and demonstrate basic stress management principles applicable to patient and self-care

Content

  • Basic evaluation and measurement procedures used for assessing gait, including kinematics, kinetics, and temporal and spatial measurement
  • Basic evaluation and measurement procedures used for assessing balance, including the concepts of base of support, centre of mass and ground reaction forces
  • Hydrotherapy: hydrostatic principles, techniques, and indications/contraindications
  • Motor learning: components of a motor skill, learning criteria, practice and feedback
  • Sensorimotor development in children: developmental milestones
  • Exercise prescription: frequency, intensity, and duration
  • Clinical reasoning theory, concepts and practice
  • Age and gender considerations when performing basic treatment and health intervention procedures
  • Processes and issues related to the evaluation of basic treatment and health intervention outcomes, including the concept of reassessment
  • Ethical, cultural and legal issues relevant to the provision of health care to the individual patient, as well as to the local, national and global communities
  • Biological basis and empirical evidence for basic physiotherapy treatments and health interventions, including hydrotherapy, massage, motor learning, and exercise
  • Patient handling and transfer skills and procedures
  • Mobility adjuncts, including walking sticks, walking frames, and wheelchairs
  • Evidence based practice and critical appraisal of the literature

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHTY1040.

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Formal Exam

In Term Test: Prac Viva examinations

Presentation: Group DVD production and presentation with written summary

Quiz: Online Quiz

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Log / Workbook: Clinical Workbook Assessment

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 3.5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Practical

Face to Face On Campus 52 hour(s) per Term

4 hours per week for full term and 2 hours per week for 2 weeks

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks

Self directed learning will be online through Blackboard