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Area/Catalogue
REHB 1027

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105476

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

To introduce and build foundation knowledge in clinical reasoning and the theory that underpins physiotherapy management of chronic conditions, and to develop safe and effective massage skills.

Course content

Clinical reasoning: problem definition, clinical problem solving framework, use of evidence and inference. Theory of group work. Use the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) framework as a basis for clinical reasoning in chronic conditions Definitions of chronic conditions and their impact on society’s health status. The relationship between the prevalence and severity of chronic conditions and social determinants of health. The role and interaction of personal factors in the adaptation to, and management of chronic conditions. Learning and behaviour change theories and principles of management. Massage theory and practical.

Textbook(s)

Holey E & Cook E 2011, Evidence Based Therapeutic Massage: a practical guide for therapists, 3rd, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
HLTH 1020 Human Anatomy 100
REHB 1026 Physiotherapy Studies 100

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 1 hour 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
Assignment - 35% Continuous
Practical assessment - 30% 15 minutes
Examination - 35% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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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

Course Coordinators

School of Health Sciences

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