PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR NEUROLOGICAL DYSFUNCTION

PTY4NEP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

You will learn core knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to physiotherapy management of common neurological problems. The emphasis will be on evidence-based assessment and intervention of neurological patients across the lifespan and various health care settings. Using an enquiry-based learning approach, case examples will include, but not be limited to, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Cerebral Palsy. The World Health Organisation International Classification of Function Disability and Health will provide a framework to demonstrate the need for person centredness. .

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoanne Wittwer

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will undertake a range of learning activities including online collaborative learning activities, workshops, practical skills assessments, case reviews and written examinations. These are collectively designed to achieve and assess your performance in alignment with the subject’s intended learning outcomes. 

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZHSPP, HZHSPB, HZPHPP, HZPHPB and must have passed: HBS3PAP or [HBS3PCY and HBS3PBD] and [HBS3AUN or HBS3ANP] and [PTY3EHW and PTY3STM or PTY2PDA and PTY3PDB]. OR must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HMPYP, HMPYPB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Clinical outcome measurement in adult neurological physiotherapy

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorHill, K, Denisenko, S, Miller, K, Clements, T & Batchelor, F

Year2010

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherNATIONAL NEUROLOGY GROUP AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION, MELBOURNE.

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Physical Management for Neurological Conditions.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLennon, S, Ramdharry, G and Verheyden, G

Year2018

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherELSEVIER

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Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Complete a safe, sensitive and case-specific assessment relevant to common neurological problems, and in a variety of healthcare settings.
02. Perform a case sensitive analysis and interpretation of assessment findings relevant to common neurological conditions to produce a prioritised problem list and patient centred goals.
03. Devise and justify an interprofessional and evidence based treatment that can be safely applied and is relevant to common neurological conditions.
04. Safely and effectively perform a range of therapeutic interventions commonly used in neurological physiotherapy.
05. Demonstrate commitment to individual life long learning, including self evaluation, reflection, and response to feedback.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Geary

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Some will be provided in an online and/or collaborative fashion

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Preparation for these classes will include students participating in ~1.5 hours per week directed study and peer-learning in response to online learning materials. In class assessment in week 8.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 hour written exam (1000 words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Practical Skills Stage 1 Assessment (1,00 words). When raw scores of the two practical assessment tasks (this task and one below) are totaled, students must score 50% or greater to pass the subject as it includes assessments of competencies. (page 11 Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand https://physiocouncil.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Physiotherapy-Board-Physiotherapy-practice-thresholds-in-Australia-and-Aotearoa-New-Zealand.pdf). 

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Practical Skills Advanced Assessment (1,500 words equivalent) taken during official examination period. When raw scores of the two practical assessment tasks (this task and one above) are totaled, students must score 50% or greater to pass the subject as it includes assessments of competencies required for safe and effective clinical practice (page 11 Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand https://physiocouncil.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Physiotherapy-Board-Physiotherapy-practice-thresholds-in-Australia-and-Aotearoa-New-Zealand.pdf).   

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Case-based written assignment undertaken in pairs (750 words equivalent per student). 

N/AAssignmentGroupNo25 SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoanne Wittwer

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
six will be provided in an online and/or collaborative fashion

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Preparation for these classes will include students participating in ~1.5 hours per week directed study and peer-learning in response to online learning materials. In class assessment in week 8.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 hour written exam (1000 words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Practical Skills Stage 1 Assessment (1,00 words). When raw scores of the two practical assessment tasks (this task and one below) are totaled, students must score 50% or greater to pass the subject as it includes assessments of competencies. (page 11 Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand https://physiocouncil.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Physiotherapy-Board-Physiotherapy-practice-thresholds-in-Australia-and-Aotearoa-New-Zealand.pdf). 

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Practical Skills Advanced Assessment (1,500 words equivalent) taken during official examination period. When raw scores of the two practical assessment tasks (this task and one above) are totaled, students must score 50% or greater to pass the subject as it includes assessments of competencies required for safe and effective clinical practice (page 11 Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand https://physiocouncil.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Physiotherapy-Board-Physiotherapy-practice-thresholds-in-Australia-and-Aotearoa-New-Zealand.pdf).   

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Case-based written assignment undertaken in pairs (750 words equivalent per student). 

N/AAssignmentGroupNo25 SILO2, SILO3