Exercise as Physiotherapy in Health Care (PHTY4116)

UNIT OF STUDY

This purpose unit of study assists the student to develop integrated management strategies which address particular primary health issues and the common comorbid conditions attendant on them. The unit will consist of a lecture series exploring contemporary health issues and the availability of community-based services in the prevention of disease and the restoration of function following injury or illness. There will be a strong practical component to the unit, during which students will explore and evaluate interventions based on exercise prescription, particularly to groups in a community context. As part of the unit, students will be assisted in the development of skills relevant to the supervision and direction of other personnel, including exercise scientists and physiotherapy assistants. The unit builds on content covered and practical expertise gained through pre-clinical units of study and the clinical practica undertaken earlier in the course.

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Classes

2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr practical over 6 weeks

Assessment

15 min group presentation (30%) and invividual viva (oral) exam (70%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PHTY3072, PHTY3073, PHTY3074, PHTY3075

Corequisites

PHTY4112, PHTY4113

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