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Application and integration of the principles of biological, social and medical sciences and evidence-informed practice to the skills required for musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary physiotherapy rehabilitation at an advanced level.
|Paper title||Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Science 2|
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,247.01|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$24,899.91|
- Limited to
Semester 1: Dr Prasath Jayakaran (email@example.com)
Semester 2: Dr Margot Skinner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- More information link
- View more information on the School of Physiotherapy's website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- The paper applies and integrates knowledge from biomedical sciences with clinical skills for assessment and management of clients with a wide range of conditions.
- Teaching Arrangements
- All teaching is undertaken on campus.
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Te Whare Tapa Whā model of healthcare and its application to physiotherapy rehabilitation and practice centered on the holistic health and wellbeing of the client
- Demonstrate knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, other biomedical sciences relevant to human health and function, and psychosocial and other determinants of health within the context of physiotherapy and best available research evidence
- Demonstrate an understanding of clients, self, context and the wider community during the application of physiotherapy rehabilitation and practice, especially in consideration of ethnicity, culture, disability, gender, age and vulnerability.
- Demonstrate good communication skills
- Demonstrate the skills required to be a reflective practitioner and self-directed learner
- Demonstrate an understanding of what a professional and ethical physiotherapy practitioner is
- Demonstrate ability to use education and lead education of others
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice including evidence-based practice
- Apply knowledge and understanding of core theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice across the lifespan, from birth to end of life care
- Apply knowledge and understanding of core theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice across acute, rehabilitation and community practice in a range of environments and settings
- Demonstrate an understanding of inter-professional and collaborative practice
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice in health promotion and facilitation of client self-management strategies to enhance their health and well-being
- Discuss methodological issues related to measurement and evaluation in physiotherapy
- Demonstrate an efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment
- Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical reasoning process used to integrate knowledge of a client's presenting problems with the information gathered during the physiotherapy assessment to explain the diagnosis and/or causes of presenting problems
- Demonstrate the use of mobility adjuncts, safe patient handling and transfer skills
- Develop and safely and effectively apply basic evidenced-based physiotherapy treatment programmes underpinned by sound clinical reasoning to manage clients with health and movement dysfunction, including people presenting with multi-morbidity
- Demonstrate the ability to prescribe and modify treatment and exercise programmes according to the specific requirements of the client
- Use knowledge and understanding of core theoretical concepts and principles relevant to physiotherapy practice in health promotion and facilitation of client self-management strategies to enhance their health and well-being