Advanced level of knowledge, competence and skill in neurorehabilitation for practising physiotherapists.
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2
Semester 2 (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,018.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- PHTX 535
- Limited to
- MPhty, PGCertPhty, PGDipPhty
Paper and qualifications restricted to Physiotherapists.
Paper runs subject to numbers.
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- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr. Ally Calder
Teaching Staff: Professor Leigh Hale, Dr. Ally Calder
- Paper Structure
This paper covers topics such as:
- Evidence-based practice in neurorehabilitation.
- Philosophies of care for adults and/or children with long-term neurological conditions.
- Standardised measures for assessment and evaluation.
- Neuropathophysiology and applied science.
- Management interventions for body structure and function, activity and participation domains for individuals with neurological conditions.
- Promoting health and wellness via physical activity for adults and/or children with neurological conditions.
- Teaching Arrangements
The Distance Learning offering of this paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.
On-campus and distance learning teaching includes:
- A colloquium of location and duration will be held subject to arrangement.
- Audio conferences held in the evenings subject to arrangement (via Zoom).
- No compulsory textbooks required
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
- Understand the impact of the social determinants of health in a New Zealand context for people requiring support for neurological and other multisystem conditions.
- Assess, appraise, critically review and assimilate relevant literature to inform best practice.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the components of a therapeutic alliance in the context of relevant health beliefs and behaviours.
- Critically explore current trends in the physiotherapeutic management (assessment, treatment, and ethical principles) in a neurological/multisystem context.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiological and applied scientific basis of physiotherapeutic intervention in a neurological/multisystem context.
- Understand the physiotherapist’s role, both as a team member and as a leader, in the promotion of health and wellness from a neurological/multisystem context.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills to disseminate knowledge.