PS5104 - Physiotherapy Rehabilitation for Disability across the Lifespan
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
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.
This subject aims to extend student knowledge, clinical and case management skills
with respect to the long term management of people living life with a disability.
The focus will be for people from regional, rural, remote and Indigenous communities.
Populations will include those with complex congenital or acquired injury or disease
that has resulted in long term disability and significant lifestyle adaptation. Such
groups of people may be those with cerebral palsy, disabilities resulting from trauma,
and stroke where disability impacts on mobility, self care and independent living.
Emphasis is on the knowledge and application of Community Rehabilitation core competencies
to optimise functional potential and quality of life. The subject is taught as a 12-week
block of self-directed study followed by a 4-day residential block in Townsville.
Self-directed work will consider the lifespan sequelae of specific complex conditions
and complex circumstances and it will be supported by written oral and visual teaching
materials and teleconference (one videoconference). Consideration is also given to
cost effectiveness of services delivered.
- analyse and develop, at an advanced level, appropriate rehabilitation plans or programs
for a range of conditions (pathologies) and identify where modification, according
to location, community or life-span changes is required;
- acquire and demonstrate, at an advance level, both practical and theoretical clinical
skills and effective appropriate clinical reasoning for case management for these
- describe and interpret physiotherapy and other services required for comprehensive
rehabilitation for a client with a potentially disabling condition from all of the
groups of interest.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
|Face to face teaching
(To be advised)
||Mrs Moira Smith
||Dr Anne Jones, Dr Ruth Barker, <Person not found>, Mrs Moira Smith.
- 29 hours - Residential school activities: lectures, guest lecture; workshops; practical skills
workshops; use of research library resources and other resources; prescribed assessment
||presentations (25%); clinical attendance and report (50%); assignments (25%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
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