'Integrated Chronic Health Condition Management' is the third in a series of subjects in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy utilising a problem based learning pedagogy to progressively develop students' knowledge and skills of physiotherapy practice. This subject emphasises the integrated nature of physiotherapy practice in the prevention and management of chronic health conditions.
Students will explore the principles of contemporary chronic health condition prevention and management. Application of these principles will then be considered in relation to common chronic health conditions in the Australian population, as well as across a range of practice settings in varied geographical locations. The influence of Australia's historical and ongoing dominant cultural approach will also be explored in relation to integrated chronic health condition management.
Students will develop a deeper understanding of the lived experience of chronic health conditions, holistic perspectives of health and wellbeing, service planning, interprofessional practice and culturally responsive approaches to chronic health care, to enhance their readiness for clinical practice. Specific focus will be placed on developing students' ability to assess possible impacts of complex cultural elements on 'the health experience' and to create effective health care partnerships with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people and communities, to enable the development of strategies to mitigate these impacts on the health experience of Indigenous Australians.
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to have well developed skills in general physiotherapy assessment and management, measurement, evidence based practice, and demonstrated skills in clinical reasoning. Sound levels of anatomical, physiological and behavioural sciences knowledge is assumed.
School of Community Health
This subject is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).
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.