Physiotherapy IV

Course code PHTY3050Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Advanced theoretical knowledge and technical skills related to electrical and physical agents used in physiotherapy clinical management. The course includes the study of infrared and light radiation therapies, further deep heating therapies, and electrodiagnostic and biofeedback modalities. This course also develops the student's understanding of key specialised fields of physiotherapy including women's health, burns, hand therapy, palliative care, and physiotherapy practice management.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. explain the physical basis, principles and physiological effects of deep heating therapies, infrared and light radiation therapies, and electrodiagnostic and biofeedback modalities as applied in physiotherapy clinical practice;
2. discuss and apply effective treatment using deep heating, infrared and light radiation interventions;
3. discuss and apply effective electrodiagnostic and biofeedback modalities;
4. demonstrate safe and efficient application of advanced electrical and physical agents used in physiotherapy practice;
5. evaluate the evidence of efficacy for deep heating, infrared and light radiation interventions, and apply this knowledge to clinical decision making;
6. evaluate the evidence of validity and reliability for electrodiagnostic and biofeedback modalities, and apply this knowledge to clinical decision making;
7. demonstrate a basic understanding of physiotherapy clinical practice in women's health, burns management, hand therapy and palliative care;
8. effectively apply basic physiotherapy skills in women's health, burns management, hand therapy and palliative care;
9. discuss issues, policies and procedures relevant to physiotherapy practice management in both the private and public sectors;
10. explain advanced professional issues, including legal and ethical.
Content1. physical principles of deep heating therapies, infrared and light radiation therapies, and electrodiagnostic and biofeedback modalities
2. physiological basis and effects of advanced electrical and physical modalities used in physiotherapy clinical practice
3. indications for deep heating therapies, infrared and light radiation therapies, and electrodiagnostic and biofeedback modalities
4. recommended treatment parameters for advanced electrical and physical modalities used in physiotherapy clinical practice
5. evidence for the efficacy of deep heating therapies, infrared and light radiation therapies
6. evidence for the validity and reliability of electrodiagnostic and biofeedback modalities
7. dangers, precautions and contraindications for deep heating therapies, infrared and light radiation therapies, and electrodiagnostic and biofeedback modalities
8. safe and efficient practical application of deep heating therapies, infrared and light radiation therapies, and electrodiagnostic and biofeedback modalities
9. relevant codes of practice and legal requirements regarding the application of advanced electrical and physical agents
10. risk management in the application of advanced electrical and physical agents, including safety of equipment and work environment
11. infrared radiation
12. microwave and shortwave diathermy
13. ultraviolet therapy
14. laser light therapy
15. real-time diagnostic ultrasound
16. clinical EMG
17. effective and safe application of basic skills and knowledge related to physiotherapy clinical practice in women's health, burns management, hand therapy and palliative care
18. issues, policies and procedures relevant to physiotherapy practice management in both the private and public sectors, including accreditation of services
19. advanced professional issues, including government legislation and professional code of conduct.
Replacing Course(s)None
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePHTY2010 Physiotherapy III
HUBS1104 Functional Anatomy for Physiotherapy I
HUBS2104 Functional Anatomy for Physiotherapy II
HUBS2517 Physiology for Rehabilitation Therapies
PHTY2050 Pathobiology for Physiotherapy
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practical
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Written assignment (1500 words) - 20% (week 7)
*Practical/viva examination (30 mins) - 40% (week 14)
Written examination (3 hours) - 40% (examination period)
TOTAL 100%
*This assessment must be passed in order to pass the overall course (PHTY3050).
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Practical: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program.
Compulsory Program ComponentPHTY2010 Physiotherapy III
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for PHTY3050