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Area/Catalogue
REHB 3059

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105479

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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

Develop knowledge, clinical and educational skills in the management of both children with activity limitations, and their families. This will be based on an understanding of the child’s condition and best practice physiotherapy.

Course content

Causes and mechanisms of activity limitations in children. Pathophysiology and sequelae of a range of congenital, chronic and degenerative conditions requiring physiotherapy management during childhood. Physiotherapy evaluation procedures, outcome measures and management planning relevant to these conditions. Physiotherapy management including specific therapeutic techniques, exercise, application of principles of motor learning, functional mobility, postural control, gait, use of orthoses, mobility aids and other assistive devices, equipment and technology, cardiorespiratory management, parent support and education, support for inclusion in childhood settings, programming for a variety of settings. Social and emotional issues relating to disability, occupational health and safety issues especially manual handling, the role of other team members within the management team and models of service delivery.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 2012 Physiotherapy Practice with Older Adults
REHB 2048 Neurosciences in Physiotherapy
REHB 2042 Physiotherapy Studies 201

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 5 hours x 2 days
Tutorial 2 hours x 3 weeks
Practical 4 hours x 5 days x 1 week
Clinical 4.5 hours x 4 days x 5 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
Knowledge tests Continuous 20% -
Seminar presentation 1000 words 20% -
Final clinical report - 60% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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

Degrees this course is offered in

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