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PT in Respiratory and Cardiac Conditions A - PHTY2062

Year - 2018

This unit of study will introduce students to the knowledge, skills and clinical decision making processes necessary for effective assessment and treatment of patients across the age spectrum with acute and chronic respiratory and cardiac dysfunction. In particular, students will evaluate the patho-physiological and functional consequences of surgery (abdominal, thoracic and cardiac); infective, inflammatory; restrictive; and obstructive pulmonary disorders, and coronary artery disease. Additionally, this unit will develop the student's knowledge of exercise and aims to apply the principles of exercise testing, prescription and training to patients who have cardiac and pulmonary limitations and other co-morbidities to exercise. Students will learn the practical skills and develop treatment strategies to effectively manage respiratory problems.

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

Assessment
mid semester practical assessment (10%), end semester practical assessment (25%), end semester written exam (60%), online quiz (5%)

Textbooks
Main E and Denehy L /Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: Adults and Paediatrics /5th / 2016

Pre-requisites

BIOS1170 and EXSS1029 and PHTY1024 and EXSS2027

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 Tiffany Dwyer
HECS Band: 2
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