Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy II

Course code PHTY3020
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Physiotherapy clinical skills and knowledge needed for the evaluation and management of complex disorders of the cardiopulmonary system across the lifespan. The course involves advanced studies in physiotherapy practice related to the pulmonary, cardiac and vascular systems, including surgical care.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply biomedical and behavioural scientific knowledge to the physiotherapy evaluation and management of complex pulmonary and cardiovascular dysfunction.

2. Describe the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical presentation of complex pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders.

3. Conduct an appropriate examination of patients with complex cardiopulmonary dysfunction, including history and physical examination

4. Appropriately select, modify as necessary, and correctly demonstrate measurement and testing procedures commonly used in assessing patients with complex cardiopulmonary dysfunction

5. Describe the conservative and surgical management of complex pulmonary, cardiac and vascular disorders

6. Appropriately select, modify as necessary, and correctly demonstrate advanced physiotherapeutic treatment procedures commonly used in the management of complex cardiopulmonary dysfunction.

7. Apply advanced clinical reasoning skills and a sophisticated evidence based approach to decision making in cardiopulmonary physiotherapy practice.

8. Apply advanced treatment evaluation and outcome processes appropriate for cardiopulmonary physiotherapy practice.

9. Discuss relevant lifespan, gender, cultural, legal and ethical considerations in performing physiotherapy evaluation and management procedures for complex cardiopulmonary disorders.

10. Demonstrate a well developed understanding of the physiotherapist's role in promoting wellness as relevant to the pulmonary and cardiovascular systems.

11. Effectively assess and treat complex paediatric cardiopulmonary disorders.

12. Understand the functions of the multidisciplinary team in the management of cardiopulmonary patients, including intensive care and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and describe the physiotherapists role in the multidisciplinary team.

Content

  1. Aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical presentation of complex cardiopulmonary dysfunction across the lifespan, including:
  • Critical care: intensive care and high dependency
  • Limitations to exercise capacity
  • Paediatric respiratory disease.
  1. 2. Adaptation of history taking for patients presenting with complex cardiopulmonary dysfunction.
  2. 3. Adaptation of physical examination principles and procedures commonly used in assessing the cardiopulmonary function of patients with complex cardiopulmonary disease and related issues of reliability and validity.
  3. 4. Radiological and medical investigations commonly ordered for the investigation of cardiopulmonary function in acute care, exercise training and paediatric care.
  4. 5. Techniques, indications, contraindications, complications, progression, biological basis and empirical evidence for physiotherapeutic management of complex cardiopulmonary dysfunction including:
  5. - manual hyperinflation
  6. - non invasive ventilation
  7. - suctioning
  8. - exercise testing and prescription
  9. - interventions for paediatric respiratory conditions.
  10. 6. Non-physiotherapeutic conservative, surgical and pharmacological management of complex cardiopulmonary disorders, including complications and side effects.
  11. 7. Physiotherapeutic care of the patient in intensive care or high dependency including:
  12. - ventilated patients
  13. - respiratory failure
  14. - multisystem failure and acute head injury
  15. - spinal injury
  16. - neonatal intensive care
  17. - the multidisciplinary team and the role of the physiotherapist.
  18. 8. Rehabilitation and exercise for pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders, including:
  19. - indications and contraindications
  20. - exercise testing
  21. - exercise prescription and progression
  22. - monitoring and safety
  23. - patient education
  24. - outcome measures
  25. - the multidisciplinary team and the role of the physiotherapist.
  26. 9. Patient education and health promotion strategies relevant to the pulmonary and cardiovascular systems.
  27. 10. Psychosocial considerations relevant to managing patients with complex cardiopulmonary dysfunction.
  28. 11. Biological basis and empirical evidence for physiotherapy interventions for patients with complex cardiopulmonary dysfunction.
  29. 12. Ethical, lifespan, gender, cultural and legal issues relevant to the management of complex cardiopulmonary dysfunction.
  30. 13. Further outcome measures for complex cardiopulmonary disorders including reliability, validity and responsiveness.
  31. 14. Advanced clinical reasoning skills needed for planning and interpreting the clinical examination and implementing physiotherapy treatment for complex cardiopulmonary dysfunction.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHTY2040.

Assumed Knowledge

HUBS2505

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Formal Exam

In Term Test: Prac Viva examinations

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 28 hour(s) per Term

Practical

Face to Face On Campus 32 hour(s) per Term