This unit of study will include three modules: advanced musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary modules incorporating advanced clinical reasoning addressing complex patient-centred healthcare. The modules will enable students to develop their skills in analysing and planning management of patients with complex musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary problems. The musculoskeletal module will include advanced manual therapy assessment and treatment including high velocity manipulative techniques. The neurological module will focus on management of spinal cord injuries. Students are required to source and integrate material from core areas of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and neurological physiotherapy as well as background sciences. Specific emphasis will be placed on fostering development of independent and eLearning skills as well as development of critical analysis skills to improve healthcare provision. Students will be expected to evaluate the scientific basis and ethical, legal and practical implications of physiotherapy interventions within the context of interprofessional team care and global health priorities.
7 x1hr lectures and 3 x 2hr tutorials/wk over 3 weeks for the Neurological module; 8 x 1hr lectures and 2 x 2hr tutorials over 2 weeks for Cardiopulmonary module; and 10 x 1hr lectures and 6 x 2 hr tutorials over 4 weeks for the Musculoskeletal module.
10 min practical exam (30%), written assignment (25%), 2hr end-semester written exam (45%)
Note that 90% attendance is required for tutorials
PHTY5206 and PHTY5197 and PHTY5201