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    Overview

    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Science 2
    Subject Physiotherapy
    EFTS 0.5833
    Points 70 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $4,562.57
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    BPhty
    Contact

    Semester 1: Dr Cathy Chapple (cathy.chapple@otago.ac.nz)

    Semester 2: Dr Daniela Aldabe (daniela.aldabe@otago.ac.nz)

    Teaching staff

    Various 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.
    Textbooks

    Essential

    • Main, Eleanor & Denehy, Linda. Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: Adults and Paediatrics (5th edition). Churchill Livingstone. ISBN:9780702047312
    • Watson, Tim. Electrophysical Agents: Evidence-based Practice - Physiotherapy Essentials (13th edition, 2020). Elsevier. ISBN:9780702051517
    • Coombes, Jeff. ESSA's Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment (2nd edition, 2021). Elsevier. ISBN:9780729542692
    • Shumway-Cook, Anne. Motor Control: Translating Research into Clinical Practice (6th edition, 2022). Lippincott Williams & Wil. ISBN:9781975158279
    • Shumway-Cook, Anne, PT, PhD, Fapta. Motor Control: Motor Control: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice (5th edition). Lippincott Williams & Wil. IBSN:9781496302632
    • Petty, Nicola J. Musculoskeletal Examination and Assessment - Volume 1: A Handbook for Therapists (6th edition). Elsevier. IBSN:9780702067174
    • Lennon, Sheila. Physical Management for Neurological Conditions. Elsevier. IBSN:9780702071744
    • Main, Denehy. Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems: Adults and Paediatrics (6th edition, 2022). Elsevier. IBSN:9780702081064
    • Kisner, Carolyn & Lynn Colby. Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques (8th edition). F A Davis. IBSN:9780803658509

    Recommended

    • Brukner, Peter et al. Brukner and Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine vol 1: Injuries (5th edition). McGraw Hill Australia. ISBN:9781760421663
    • Pountney, Teresa. Physiotherapy for children (2007). Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier. ISBN:0750688866 / ISBN:9780750688864
    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

    Timetable

    Full Year

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-11, 13, 16-20, 29-35, 37-42
    Monday 14:00-14:50 29-35, 37-42
    Tuesday 08:00-08:50 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 29-35, 37-42
    Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-13, 15, 17-22
    Thursday 08:00-08:50 10, 15, 21-22, 29-35, 37-41

    Practical

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    A1 Tuesday 13:00-16:50 9-13, 15-19, 21-22, 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 13:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22, 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 13:00-16:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-19, 21-22, 29-35, 37-42
    Friday 13:00-16:50 9-12, 15-22, 29-35, 37-42
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