REHB 4057


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

To develop and apply advanced evidence-based clinical knowledge of childhood conditions and child development to undertake safe and effective physiotherapy assessment and management of children using family-centred practice principles.

Course content

Application of advanced evidence-based clinical knowledge and skills required for paediatric physiotherapy practice using family-centred principles, relevant to a variety of contexts and service-delivery models of care. Causes and mechanisms of activity limitations and participation restrictions in children. Pathophysiology and sequelae of a range of congenital, chronic, developmental, musculoskeletal, neurological and degenerative conditions requiring physiotherapy management during childhood and adolescence. 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 fitness/physical activity management. Caregiver engagement/support/education. Support for inclusion in childhood settings, programming for a variety of settings. Culturally responsive care; 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, models of service delivery and advocacy.




Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 2
Research Stream students
REHB 3011 Rehabilitation
REHB 3010 Health Science Honours Preparation
REHB 3007 Acute Care
REHB 3065 Applied Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Group 1
Professional Stream students
REHB 3065 Applied Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
HLTH 3057 Advanced Evidence Based Practice
REHB 3011 Rehabilitation
REHB 3007 Acute Care



Teaching method

Component Duration
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.


Case study, Placement, Presentation


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.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Degrees this course is offered in

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