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PT in Neurological Conditions A - PHTY2061

Year - 2018

This unit aims to develop students' ability to apply relevant theoretical and data-based 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 coordination, 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 and Guillain-Barré Syndrome). Students will learn to assess, train and measure outcome of everyday activities integrated within the rehabilitation team.

Classes
2-hr lecture/week, 2-hr tutorial or practical/week

Assessment
mid semester practical assessment (25%), end semester practical assessment (25%) and end semester written exam (50%)

Textbooks
Carr JH and Shepherd RB (2010) Neurological Rehabilitation: Optimizing motor performance (2nd Ed). Oxford:Elsevier

Pre-requisites

BIOS1171 and EXSS1029 and EXSS2025 and PHTY1024

Details

Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Physiotherapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Leanne Hassett
HECS Band: 2
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