Physiotherapy 5 (NHPPS3003)

Students will be introduced to the role that physiotherapists have in the presentation of neurological pathology. This will cover both pathology that occurs following acute trauma (i.e spinal cord injury, stroke) or that occurs developmentally. The course will cover the pathophysiology of the presentations along with the expected physical impairments that occur secondary to the disease. Practical skills will be taught concerning the management of pathology, which will continue to build on the clinical reasoning skills taught within the previous physiotherapy courses. Students are expected to apply evidence based practice to these particular skills. Students are exposed to a variety of treatment options including targeted equipment prescription, motor control and sensory training.

Credit points 15
EFTSL 0.125
Contribution band 2
For students entolled in Commonwealth Supported Place CSP), each course falls into one of three bands. The band determines the student contributuon amount (SCA) which is charged for each course. The maximum student contribution amounts are based on a standard, full-time enrolment (120 credit points per year) with courses in the same band.