The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

PHTY1040

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

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


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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

4. Describe and demonstrate basic intervention techniques to improve physical function.


Content

  • Massage: techniques, regional adaptation, and indications/contraindications
  • Basic evaluation and measurement procedures used for assessing joint range of motion, muscle length, and muscle strength
  • Basic evaluation and measurement procedures used for assessing posture, including observation, alignment and common postural presentations
  • Considerations of age and gender in the basic evaluation and measurement of various parameters of physical function
  • Methodological concepts relevant to measurement, including reliability, validity, and diagnostic accuracy
  • Basic exercise prescription to improve physical function deficits
  • Basic biomedical concepts of kinematics and kinetics, and the application of these concepts to the analysis of human movement

Requisite

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


Assessment items

Formal Examination: Written Exam

Viva Voce: Practical Viva examinations


Contact hours

Callaghan

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