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Physiotherapy and Ageing - BIOS3345

Year - 2018

This distance mode elective gives students the opportunity to develop a theoretical understanding of anatomy and physiology relevant to the provision of physiotherapy services to older patients. Older people experience a range of age and disease related changes that must be considered by healthcare professionals. Underpinning professional practice is an understanding of key concepts in aged care such as the relationship between ageing and disease, the effects of ageing on reserve capacity, the fact that maintenance of function is frequently more important than the elimination of disease, the significance of the 'geriatric giants', and the importance of multi morbidity and polypharmacy. Having addressed these topics, the unit will focus on pain in older people, continence/incontinence, implications of dementia and delirium for the provision of health care and care providers, preoperative and palliative care, principles of geriatric rehabilitation and masters athletes. Students will obtain fundamental knowledge of these topics through notes, recorded lectures and online structured learning activities. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to 'real-life' scenarios using case studies that support each topic.

Classes
distance education

Assessment
mcq online assessment after each topic (10% for successful completion), mid semester examination worth 30%, end of semester examination (60%) (mcq and short answer questions)

Prohibitions

BIOS1172, BIOS1173

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1a

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Biomedical Science
Study Mode: Distance education
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
Faculty: Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

Semester 2b

10 Sep 2018

Department/School: Biomedical Science
Study Mode: Distance education
Census Date: 07 Oct 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2a

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Biomedical Science
Study Mode: Distance education
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Peter Knight
HECS Band: 3
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