ELECTROPHYSICAL AGENTS

PTY2EPA

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit students are introduced to the principles and practice of using electrophysical agents (EPAs) in physiotherapy treatment and diagnosis. The syllabus covers therapeutic heat and cold, electrical stimulation, myoelectric biofeedback and real-time ultrasound. The focus is on safe, research-based, clinically effective practice. Topics are considered in terms of their physiological effects; indications, precautions and contraindications for use; dosage; principles and techniques of application; clinical effectiveness; and equipment management.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLester Jones

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PTY1CLP, HBS1APA, HBS1PPA,PTY1PSA, HBS1APB, HBS1BBE, HBS1BHM, PHE1RMH, PTY1PSB

Co-requisites PTY2CLP, HBS2NSM, HBS2PPY, PHE2BDB, PHE2RMH, PTY2PAE, PTY2PSD

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsElectrotherapy explained (4th ed.)PrescribedRobertson, V.J., Ward, A.R., Low, J., and Reed, A.ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2006
ReadingsElectrotherapy practical manualPrescribedRobertson, V.J., Spurrit, D.M., Lucas-Toumbourou, S.CURRENT EDITION, SCHOOL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY.
ReadingsGuidelines for the clinical use of electrophysical agentsPrescribedRobertson, V.J., Chipchase, L.S., Whelan, K.M. and McKenna, L.J.AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION, VICTORIA. 2001.

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