PHS328 Consolidation of Neurological Physiotherapy (4)

This subject will enable students to consolidate their knowledge of neurological physiotherapy and to extend their skills in the assessment and management of adults with movement disorders that arise from changes in their neurological and related musculoskeletal systems. Students will integrate new knowledge to advance their skills in evidence-based clinical reasoning in order to inform assessment, intervention selection and outcome measurement, relevant to specific client presentations. This subject will provide students with the opportunity to analyse the assessment of postural control in people with vestibular pathology and/or traumatic brain injury. Specialist areas of neurological physiotherapy practice will also be explored. Students will be expected to apply ethical decision making and clinical reasoning to identify creative solutions for adults presenting with neurological disorders.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Orange Campus
Port Macquarie Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PHS328. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Community Health

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy and the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).

Prerequisites

PHS318

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply ethical decision making and clinical reasoning to identify creative solutions for adults presenting with neurological disorders;
  • be able to demonstrate consolidation of knowledge and skills to enable the planning and delivery of safe and effective physiotherapy assessment, treatment and evaluation relevant to adult neurological physiotherapy practice;
  • be able to justify situations in which physiotherapy intervention is no longer required and if relevant, identify future management options;
  • be able to explain their clinical reasoning and decision making effectively to simulated clients, peers and relevant others in the planning and implementation of adult neurological physiotherapy;
  • be able to reflect on professional practice to determine the actions they need to undertake to continually improve; to recognise situations outside their competence; and to take timely and appropriate action; and
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate clinical reasoning to justify assessment findings and inform evidence-based physiotherapy management plans.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Review of scope of practice in neurological physiotherapy
  • Consolidation of knowledge and skills relevant to postural control for a range of acute and chronic neurological or age-related conditions
  • Assessment tools for measurement of postural control in people with specific neurological conditions
  • Specific areas of practice enabling clients returning to desired types of physical activity following a neurological injury

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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