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Area/Catalogue
REHB 6017

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154060

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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 develop specialised evidence based clinical knowledge of pathology and mastery of skills of assessment, analysis of findings, planning, intervention and evaluation required for family centred physiotherapy practice.

Course content

Students will learn how to apply the clinical knowledge and skills required for acute/rehabilitation/community
paediatric physiotherapy practice. Students will learn the causes and mechanisms of activity limitations in
children And the pathophysiology and sequelae of a range of congenital, chronic and degenerative cardiorespiratory/orthopaedic/neurological conditions requiring physiotherapy management during childhood. Students will develop skills in the physiotherapy evaluation procedures, outcome measures and management planning relevant to these conditions.
Students will develop skills in 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. Students will integrate culturally responsive care and 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 5067 Physiotherapy Clinical Studies GE
REHB 5112 Physiotherapy Clinical Skills (Rehabilitation)
REHB 5066 Physiotherapy Professional Practice

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 10 hours x 1 week
Tutorial 2 hours x 3 weeks
Practical 20 hours x 1 week
Clinical 18 hours 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
Test Continuous 10% -
Assignment 1500 words 30% -
Clinical assessment - 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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