Neurological Physiotherapy A (PHTY2056)


Neurological physiotherapy aims to develop students` ability to apply relevant theoretical and databased scientific findings to clinical practice in the area of disease and trauma to the nervous system. This unit examines the pathology, impairments (weakness, loss of dexterity, loss of sensation and spasticity as well as adaptations such as contracture), activity limitations (difficulty standing up, sitting and standing, walking, reaching and manipulating objects with the hand, rolling over and getting out of bed) and participation restrictions arising from conditions of acute onset (stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and Guillain-Barre syndrome). Students will learn to assess, train and measure outcome of everyday activities integrated within the rehabilitation team.

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


Mid semester practical assessment (25%), end semester practical assessment (25%), end semester written exam (50%)


Janet Carr and Roberta Shepherd/Neurological Rehabilitation - Optimizing motor performance/2/2010/9780702040511/

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Unit of study rules


BIOS1171 and EXSS1029 and EXSS2025 and PHTY2052 and PHTY2053

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.