Complex and Advanced Physiotherapy Practice

PHT80001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent 
     
    This unit will be delivered both on-line and on-campus in Term 3 2020.
    Please check your timetable for on campus locations.<

Contact hours

  • 60 hours face to face at campus 48 hours of Physiotherapy Business WIL throughout semeste

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

HT3  Term 3

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 12 Sep 21

Results:
12 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
2 Aug 21

Census:
13 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
27 Aug 21


Prerequisites

PHT60015 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice A
AND
PHT70002 Sports, Occupational Health and Rehabilitation

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with the knowledge, practical clinical skills and contemporary evidence to effectively evaluate and manage complex and multi-regional musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological conditions across lifespan contexts. The student will be encouraged in this unit to further develop their clinical reasoning skills that underlie the differential diagnosis based on the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model utilising validated outcome measures. Students will be facilitated to integrate and consolidate new and prior physiotherapy knowledge, skills and application to the management of these complex, multi-regional presentations.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Elaborate and critically evaluate the interaction of the body systems and their role in complex and multi-regional musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological presentations and the role of physiotherapy in maximising health and wellbeing
2. Deduce and justify differential diagnostic tests for complex musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological presentations
3. Critically evaluate and synthesise the research evidence that supports the diagnosis and management of complex musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological presentations
4. Design and safely apply effective physiotherapy intervention for complex musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological presentations utilising appropriate technologies
5. Negotiate, devise and evaluate short- and long-term physiotherapy management plans in collaboration with patients/clients in an inter-disciplinary setting
6. Interpret and effectively articulate clinical knowledge to patients/clients, carers and other stakeholders while taking socio-economic and cultural factors into consideration