This unit uses the lifespan continuum to equip students with an understanding of the core knowledge and skills related to conditions associated with motor delay or coordination difficulties; neurological impairment; sensory impairment; attention and behaviour; genetic, intellectual and/or multiple impairments; and neuromuscular conditions. It will also provide students with knowledge and skills related to common conditions associated with the lower limb; spine; head, neck & upper limb; acute and chronic pain; connective tissue disorders; and obesity and physical activity. The unit includes three modules: Paediatric Development, Assessment and Therapy; Youth and Adult Assessment and Therapy; and Older Adult Assessment and Therapy.
|Unit name||Therapy Across the Lifespan|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Jade Cartwright|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Explain growth and developmental changes across the lifespan and their clinical significance in musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and neurological function and dysfunction.
- Synthesise a range of contemporary theories, clinical approaches and evidence in the application of clinical reasoning to assess children, adults and older adults with dysfunction of neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary systems.
- Demonstrate an ability to use age- and gender appropriate physiotherapy interventions specific to an individual's needs using appropriate outcome measures.
- Describe disability and dementia and explain the complexities associated responding to people living with disabling conditions.
- Demonstrate the principles of physiotherapy leadership in the education of others within health care settings.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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|Assessment||Dementia MOOC|Case Study (50%)|Staff Education Assignment (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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