Introduction to Physiotherapy

Course code PHTY1040
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

An introduction to physiotherapy skills: basic health evaluation and measurement skills and related knowledge needed for general physiotherapy practice.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply basic biomedical and behavioural knowledge to the measurement and evaluation of various parameters of physical function;

2. Appropriately select and correctly demonstrate basic measurement and evaluation procedures used for assessing parameters of physical function; appreciating age, gender and ethical considerations;

3. Discuss methodological issues related to basic measurement and evaluation skills used in physiotherapy practice.

Content

  • Massage: techniques, regional adaptation, and indications/contraindications
  • Basic evaluation and measurement procedures used for assessing joint range of motion, including relevant biomechanical concepts, techniques and tools
  • Basic evaluation and measurement procedures used for assessing muscle performance, including length, strength and endurance
  • Basic evaluation and measurement procedures used for assessing posture, including observation, alignment and common postural presentations
  • Basic evaluation and measurement procedures used for assessing cardio-respiratory function, including heart rate, blood pressure and fitness testing
  • Considerations of age and gender in the basic evaluation and measurement of various parameters of physical function
  • Methodological concepts relevant to measurement, including repeatability, reliability and validity.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program.

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Written Exam

Viva Voce: Practical Viva examinations

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Practical

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term