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Area/Catalogue
REHB 1026

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105475

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

To introduce students to legislation and codes that underpin Physiotherapy Practice in Australia and to provide students with foundation concepts of human biomechanics and the application of this theory to human movement, exercise, safe manual handling and gait aid prescription.

Course content

Physiotherapy practice thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, Physiotherapy codes of conduct, legislation governing physiotherapy practice in Australia, Kinematics and kinetics of human movement. Gravity, equilibrium, forces, levers, the role of muscles in normal movement and in exercise therapy, biomechanics of biological tissue, effect of loading. Application of biomechanical principles to safe manual handling, physical assessment techniques, and gait aid prescription.

Textbook(s)

Kendall, FP, McCreary FK and Provance PG 2005, Muscle testing and function with posture and pain, 5th edn, Williams and Wilkins, Pennsylvania

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
HLTH 1020 Human Anatomy 100

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Examination - 60% 2 hours
Practical assessment - 25% 15 minutes
Quiz Continuous 15% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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