Upper Limb and Hand Rehabilitation (OCCP4080)


Students will develop knowledge and skills required to provide therapy for people whose occupational performance is compromised by impairments in the upper limb and hand. Causes of impairments include disease, disorders and conditions that affect the peripheral and central nervous system, bones and joints and connective tissues. Skills developed will include orthotic prescription and fabrication, task-embedded joint mobility and muscle strengthening methods and use of oedema and scar management techniques. Students will learn to clearly articulate the theoretical and evidence-based rationale for interventions selected

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3-hrs lecture/tutorial per week and independent study


Written report and viva (50%) and case study report (50%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

OCCP1099, BIOS1168

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