Textbooks and Readings
The following texts are essential resources and available in the library reserve. Recommendations about specific readings from these and other resources (such as research papers, books, websites and videos) will be listed on iLearn.
- Carr and Shepherd (2010) Neurological rehabilitation: Optimizing motor performance (2nd ed). Elsevier Health Sciences
- Main and Denehey (2016) Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: Adults and Paediatrics (5th Edition). Elsevier Health Sciences
Technology and Equipment
Teaching rooms are equipped with state of art audio-visual and ICT equipment including iPads, internet connection, high quality video cameras and multiple LCD screens. Students will use a range of physiotherapy specific equipment typically used in the assessment and management of neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions. Videos of many of the assessment and treatment skills will be available on the iLearn site.
Consultation with staff: all staff will be available for individual consultations, please see iLearn site for information on staff availability for consultation.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit will have 1 lecture and 2 tutorials per week. Lectures will provide foundation knowledge and also use large group demonstrations and discussion, enabling students to use tutorial time efficiently to develop technical clinical skills and clinical decision making. Tutorials will rely heavily on the use of case studies and authentic learning environments to assist student engagement and preparation for clinical placements in the following semester.
All lectures and tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. You may make a request to your tutor to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances. In most cases lectures are recorded; however, attendance is expected at both lectures and tutorials, as this is where the majority of learning occurs. Failure to attend may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their tutor by email to inform tutors if they are going to be absent. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/.
This unit's iLearn site will provide weekly resources for students, including:
- lecture notes
- tutorial worksheets
- preparation and consolidation material
- other teaching resources
- assessment details