The first module examines the pathology, impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions arising from neurodegenerative conditions which require adaptation (such as Parkinsonism, multiple sclerosis, and motor neuron disease). The second module of this unit focuses on the physiotherapy management of spinal cord lesions incorporating scientifically-derived and evidence-based practice and integrated patient-centred healthcare. Students learn to assess and train or prescribe appropriate aids to enable activities such as rolling over, sitting, walking, transferring, wheelchair mobility and reaching and manipulating objects to be carried out.
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial or practical/week
Mid-semester assignment (20%), end of semester practical/viva assessment (20%), end of semester written exam (60%)
Carr JH, Shepherd RB/Neurological Rehabilitation - Optimizing motor performance 2nd ed. 2010