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PTY5104

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Physiotherapy

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Prue Morgan

Offered

Clayton

Synopsis

This unit will cover components of physiotherapy assessment and management options for children of all ages with a range of complex and chronic conditions. Aetiology and epidemiology of chronic and complex conditions experienced by paediatric clients, and the physiotherapy role in evaluation are described. An emphasis on establishing competence and confidence to work autonomously whilst identifying limits to own practice is stressed. Learning will be experienced in the online classroom environment with a single face to face day at the conclusion of the unit. A selection of case studies drawn from acute, subacute and community settings will be used to explore learning outcomes.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the aetiology and pathophysiology of chronic fatigue syndrome, progressive neuromuscular disorders, burns and plastics and traumatic brain injury in the paediatric client.
  2. Critically analyse the key elements of physiotherapy assessment for chronic and complex conditions in the paediatric population.
  3. Identify and analyse standardised outcome measures appropriate for use in chronic and complex conditions in the paediatric population.
  4. Critically analyse the key elements of physiotherapy treatment for chronic and complex conditions in the paediatric population.
  5. Synthesise the evidence underpinning physiotherapy treatment selection for chronic and complex conditions in the paediatric population.

Assessment

4 x Online quizzes (45 minutes each) (50%)
Online exam (MCQ and short answers) (1 hour) (20%)
Guided paediatric case study (2,000 words) (30%)
Attendance at 100% of face to face day, available also via video footage, unless a medical certificate is provided (Hurdle)
Contribution to 4 x discussion boards (One per module) (Hurdle)

Workload requirements

Approximately 12 hours per week of interaction with online lectures and course material, completion of online assessment tasks and participation in online communications with other students and tutor and self-directed study time (online delivery only, block mode). An additional 8 hours of face to face day attendance or video footage viewing required.

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