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PHTY354 Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Science 2

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
Paper code PHTY354
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.5833
Points 70 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,118.68
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $23,249.17

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Dr Margot Skinner (

Teaching staff

Staff at the School of Physiotherapy

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:
  • Apply the knowledge and understanding of the basic and applied sciences to select and modify advanced assessment and treatment procedures;
  • Describe aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of selected musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions;
  • Discuss conservative and surgical treatment approaches, including complications, to selected musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders;
  • Adapt the clinical examination to more complex disorders of the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, integrating appropriate physical examination procedures;
  • Develop appropriate strategies of physiotherapy management addressing functional requirements including those in the rehabilitation, home, occupational and sporting environments;
  • Demonstrate advanced testing and measurement procedures to differentiate between normal and abnormal function;
  • Apply clinical reasoning skills to musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary physiotherapy;
  • Demonstrate advanced physiotherapy, including therapeutic exercise procedures (including their adaptation and progression) in the management of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction, including application to both New Zealand and global health priorities.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-16, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
Monday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
B1 Tuesday 08:00-08:50 9-16, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-10, 12-16, 18-22
Tuesday 13:00-13:50 31
D1 Thursday 08:00-08:50 9-15, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41