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PS2005 - Physiotherapy Applications Across the Lifespan

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy who have successfully completed BM1041, PS1001, RH1002, RH1004, BM1042, HS1003, PS1002 and PS2004.

This subject is designed to enable students to assess clients, and develop and implement physiotherapy intervention strategies for common conditions encountered across the lifespan. Continuity, change and the effect of injury and pathology are considered with respect to paediatrics, men's and women's health, health in the workplace, chronic disease, gerontology and palliative care.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply the process of normal development across the lifespan and relate to the practice of physiotherapy;
  • discuss the aetiology, pathophysiology, and the medical and allied health management of common conditions encountered across the lifespan;
  • examine and explain the importance of managing health in the workplace and coordinating return to work programs;
  • illustrate the complex interplay of chronic diseases, and develop and implement appropriate physiotherapy interventions for management of chronic disease.
Prerequisites: BM1041 AND BM1042 AND PS1001 AND PS1002 AND RH1002 AND RH1004 AND HS1003 AND PS2004


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Mrs Moira Smith.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hrs of lectures per week
  • 52 hours practicals - 4 hrs of practicals per week
  • 6 hours clinical placement
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); presentations (20%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: To pass this subject students are required to pass the end of semester examination, complete an organised clinical placement, maintain a clinical logbook and submit ePortfolio items as described in the subject outline. No marks are allotted to the clinical placement, clinical logbook or ePortfolio items.

Note: 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 official information.