This unit examines the scientific basis for clinical intervention in neurological and cardiopulmonary physiotherapy. The cardiopulmonary module will examine a range of complex clinical issues organised on a case-basis including multi-system dysfunction (physiological, psychological and social). Students will be expected to evaluate the scientific basis and ethical, legal and practical implications of current physiotherapy interventions in relation to the case studies. The neurological module focuses on the physiotherapy management of spinal cord lesions incorporating scientifically-derived and evidence-based practice and integrated patient-centred healthcare.
8-hr lectures/week for 3 weeks, 2x2-hr tutorial/week for 3 weeks. Unit is conducted over 4 weeks
2hr written exam (80%) and 10min practical/viva exam (20%)