Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice B (PHTY1024)

UNIT OF STUDY

The unit builds upon the material covered and the skills learned during PHTY1023. In this unit, measurement is extended to include muscle function and is coordinated with EXSS1029. The principles and application of therapeutic exercise for mobility, strength and coordination are explored and practised and the students extend their knowledge and application of therapeutic skills to include regional musculoskeletal examination, manual therapy and electrical stimulation. The unit also explores the physiology, psychology, measurement and management of pain. Students are introduced to searching the scientific literature and evaluating randomised controlled trials.

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Classes

2x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x2hr written exam (50%), practical skills assessment (20%) and 1000wd written report (30%)

Practical work

1 week mentored clinical placement

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PHTY1023

Corequisites

BIOS1169, EXSS1029

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