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PS2005 - Physiotherapy Applications Across the Lifespan

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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. Modules included in this subject include normal development across the lifespan, paediatrics, men's and women's health, health in the workplace and gerontology.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the process of normal development across the lifespan;
  • describe the aetiology, pathophysiology, and the medical and allied health management of common conditions encountered across the lifespan;
  • explain the importance of managing health in the workplace and coordinating return to work programs;
  • describe the complex interplay of chronic diseases, and develop and implement appropriate physiotherapy interventions for management of chronic disease.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: BM1041 AND BM1042 AND PS1001 AND PS1002 AND RH1002 AND RH1004 AND HS1003 AND PS2004


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>, Dr Jackie Reznik.
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: Students are required pass the end of semester examination in order to pass the subject. Students are required to complete organised clinical placement, maintain a logbook and portfolio that describes their clinical experience in order to pass this subject.

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.