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PHTY535 Neurorehabilitation

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Advanced level of knowledge, competence and skill in neurorehabilitation for practising physiotherapists.

Paper title Neurorehabilitation
Paper code PHTY535
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2022 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,889.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,674.00

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PHTX 535
Limited to
MPhty, PGCertPhty, PGDipPhty
Paper and qualifications restricted to Physiotherapists.
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

Taught by on-campus and distance learning:

  • 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:

  • Critically review and appraise the literature;
  • Critically explore current trends in the physiotherapeutic management of patients (both adults and/or children) with neurological conditions;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology and applied scientific basis of physiotherapeutic intervention for patients with neurological conditions;
  • Demonstrate competency in the management, assessment and treatment of patients with neurological conditions beyond the entry level for practitioners;
  • Understand the demographics of neurologically related conditions in New Zealand and the physiotherapist's role in the promotion of health and wellness.

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Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system