This is a four credit point unit run over a 13 week session. Each week there is a two hour lecture and a two hour tutorial. Further information is available via the PHTY801 iLearn site http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
This unit assumes that you have comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology. You should compare your knowledge against the 3 independent learning modules for functional anatomy (these were sent to you via email with the Induction Manual and are also available on the generic iLearn site). If you do not have adequate knowledge in this area you should work through these independent learning modules as a high priority. The learning modules suggest helpful resources.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit will have a 2 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial every week. Lectures will provide foundation knowledge and also use large group demonstrations and discussion, enabling students to use tutorial time efficiently to practice observation, assessment and prescription of programs to improve performance of everyday activities and breathing. The teaching approach will be based on students developing a deep understanding of principles and the ability to independently solve problems, with the expectation that students can then translate this knowledge to different scenarios (e.g. patients with similar activity limitations but different diagnoses).
Textbooks & Readings
This unit does not have any textbooks that are essential for you to purchase.
The following texts will be useful 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 JH and Shepherd RB (2010) Neurological rehabilitation: Optimizing motor performance (2nd Ed). Elsevier Health Sciences.
- Carr JH and Shepherd RB (2003) Stroke rehabilitation: Guidelines for exercise and training to optimize motor skill. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann.
- Magill RA (2011) Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications (9th Ed). New York: McGraw Hill.
- Oatis CA (2009) Kinesiology: The Mechanics & Pathomechanics of Human Movement (2nd Ed). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
- Main and Denehy (2016) Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: Adults and Paediatrics (5th Ed). Elsevier Health Sciences.
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/
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 people with a range of health conditions.
Should you choose to work off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection in order to retrieve unit information & at times to submit assessment tasks via iLearn.