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Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice B - PHTY1024

The unit builds upon the material covered and the skills learned during PHTY1023. In this unit, measurement is extended to include muscle function and is coordinated with EXSS2030. The principles and application of therapeutic exercise for mobility, strength and coordination are explored and practised and the students extend their knowledge and application of therapeutic skills to include regional musculoskeletal examination, manual therapy and electrical stimulation. The unit also explores the physiology, psychology, measurement and management of pain. Students are introduced to searching the scientific literature and evaluating randomised controlled trials.

2x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr tutorial/week

1x2-hr end semester written exam (50%), end semester practical skills assessment (30%) and 1000wd written report/clinical workbook (20%)

Assumed knowledge
HSC Physics (or equivalent)




BIOS1169 and (EXSS1029 OR EXSS2030)


Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Physiotherapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Junior
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 Fereshteh Pourkazemi
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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