Physiotherapy IV

Course code PHTY3050
Not available in 2015

Description

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.

Availability

Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2014.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

  1. 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.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHTY2010.

Assumed Knowledge

PHTY2010 Physiotherapy III HUBS1104 Functional Anatomy for Physiotherapy I HUBS2104 Functional Anatomy for Physiotherapy II HUBS2517 Physiology for Rehabilitation Therapies PHTY2050 Pathobiology for Physiotherapy

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Coursework Portolio

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Practical

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks