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Paediatric Physiotherapy - PHTY3084

Year - 2018

This unit of study aims to prepare the student for practice in the area of paediatric physiotherapy. Emphasis is given to students developing a clear understanding of typical development and the potential influences upon a child's development. The student will become aware of the changes which occur from infancy to maturity in the neuro-motor, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary body systems, and the impact of congenital or acquired conditions, or lifestyle diseases causing dysfunction in one or more of these systems. The emphasis of the teaching approach will be on clinical and ethical reasoning within the WHO ICF (International Classification of Function) to promote health and well-being for children within a family-centred practice framework. Paediatric clinical scenarios are designed to help students self-direct their learning in order to problem-solve assessment and management strategies for children with dysfunction, and/or are at risk of poor health and well-being. The approach will also emphasise the role of physiotherapy within broader health care teams/services to prepare students for the variety of health care settings/contexts in which paediatric physiotherapists may work. The unit is designed to facilitate students to integrate prior learning from other units of study with the content of this unit.

Classes
1x2-hr lecture/week over 13 weeks, 1x2-hr tutorial or practical/week over 6 weeks

Assessment
1x2-hr written exam (70%), written report (30%)

Co-requisites

PHTY3081 and PHTY3082 and PHTY3087

Details

Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Physiotherapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Ms Jennifer Follett
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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