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PS5106 - Physiotherapy Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditions

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: 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.

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.
Prerequisites: None


Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (To be advised for 2013)
Coordinator: Dr Anne Jones
Lecturer: Dr Susan Gordon.
Workload expectations:
  • 15 hours professional experience
Assessment: clinical attendance and report (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil

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.