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PS5106 - Physiotherapy Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditions

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

Registered Australian Physiotherapist. Completion of an overseas recognised physiotherapy qualification. Completion of this subject within the degree Masters of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified physiotherapists.

Public and private sector physiotherapists as first contact practitioners, commonly treat patients with chronic conditions, which may be of musculo-skeletal, cardio-respiratory or neurological origin. Frequently the presentation and management is complex due to co-morbidities. This subject is designed to focus on a range of chronic conditions using the principles of chronic disease management to underpin student learning. Students will apply this knowledge to develop a rehabilitation project specific to the context of their clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify the rehabilitation needs of a community with respect to chronic conditions;
  • Implement strategies to identify current best practice for rehabilitation of a range of chronic conditions;
  • Develop a rehabilitation program specific to a community context and practice setting;
  • Undertake risk management as it relates to chronic disease rehabilitation;
  • Evaluate the outcomes of a chronic disease rehabilitation program.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to place their research in a broader (preferably international)theoretical, practical and policy context.;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise;
  • The ability to evaluate and extrapolate from the outcomes of their research;
  • The ability to plan, conduct and manage research in their discipline;
  • The ability to identify and take serendipitous advantage of research opportunities;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently;
  • The ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities;
  • The potential to resolve conflicts.
Prerequisites: None


Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 12-Nov-2012 to 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 15 hours professional experience
Assessment: clinical attendance and report (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil

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