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Neurological and Cardiopulmonary Physio - PHTY5197

Year - 2018

This unit of study builds on and expands the knowledge, skills and attributes developed in Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy and Neurological Physiotherapy. Three modules are included: cardiopulmonary physiotherapy in the acute care environment, physiotherapy for neurodegenerative conditions and acute neurological/neurosurgical care. The acute care module focuses on assessment and treatment of patients with acute pulmonary dysfunction. In addition students examine specific clinical and professional issues relating to the intensive care and acute care environment. The emphasis is on appropriate assessment, safe and effective management of intubated and non-intubated patients. The neurodegenerative conditions 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). 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. The acute neurological and cardiopulmonary care module focuses on physiotherapy management of acute neurological and neurosurgical conditions.

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

mid-semester practical/viva assessment (20%), end of semester assignment (20%), end of semester written exam (60%)

Carr JH, Shepherd RB/Neurological Rehabilitation - Optimizing motor performance/2nd/2010/978-0-7020-4051-1/ -- Main E and Denehy L /Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems /5th ed/2016/

Additional information
Note that 90% attendance is required for tutorials


PHTY5192 and PHTY5195


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: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Natalie Allen, Dr Maree Milross
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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