PS1001 - Introduction to Physiotherapy
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
Enrolment in this subject is restricted to students enrolled in Bachelor of Physiotherapy,
Bachelor of Physiotherapy IHCAP Program and the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours
The subject will present an overview of the history of the physiotherapy profession
along with issues relating to evidence-based practice. Research and literature search
skills will be developed. Students will gain foundation knowledge and skills in the
application of selected physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques. These include
massage, application of heat, ice and wax, exercise prescription and joint examination.
- demonstrate safety and competence in the application of selected physiotherapy assessment
and treatment techniques;
- ability to evaluate the evidence regarding physiotherapy assessment and treatment
- explain the physiological rationale for the application of selected physiotherapy
- demonstrate the ability to analyse various movement patterns on the basis of anatomical
knowledge, musculoskeletal analysis and related biomechanical principles.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Dr Carol Flavell
||Dr Carol Flavell, Miss Sue Barrs.
- 24 hours lectures - 2 hour/week
- 44 hours practicals - Two 2-hour practicals/week
||end of semester exam (50%); other exams (30%); assignments (20%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Students will be required to achieve a pass grade in the practical and written examinations
in order to pass the subject. Students will also be required to complete ePortfolio
items as described in the subject outline in order to pass this subject. No marks
are allotted to the ePortfolio items.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest