This unit assumes that you have comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit encompasses an active learning approach where you will be expected to engage in enhancing your own learning experience. The teaching and learning 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 clinical scenarios (e.g. patients with similar impairments but different diagnoses).
Lectures will provide foundation knowledge for this unit. They will be pre-recorded and complimented by online large group discussions and activities.
Practical sessions will focus on the development of technical skills and clinical reasoning. Practical content will be based on clinical skills and case studies. It will be situated in authentic learning environments to optimally prepare students for their future clinical placements.
This unit's iLearn site will provide weekly resources for students, including:
- lecture notes
- worksheets for practical sessions
- preparation and consolidation material
- assessment details
In the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Human Sciences professionalism is a key capability embedded in all our programs. As part of developing professionalism, Faculty of Medicine, Health & Human Sciences students are expected to attend all scheduled teaching and learning activities. You should be punctual and prepared for all sessions.
All tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/. You may make a request to your unit convener to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances.
Failure to attend any learning and teaching activities, including tutorials, may impact your final results. It is your responsibility to contact the unit convenors by email to inform tutors if you are going to be absent.
This unit involves essential on-campus learning activities which will be delivered in accordance with a COVID Safe plan. You are expected to attend campus for these activities unless the Public Health Orders and/or University advice changes, you have any symptoms of COVID or you have been identified as a contact of an individual with COVID.
Textbooks & Readings
Essential: This unit does not have any textbooks that are essential for you to purchase.
Recommended: 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.
Technology and equipment
Teaching rooms are equipped with state of art audio-visual and ICT equipment including internet connection, high quality video cameras and multiple LCD screens.
To study optimally when off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information & at times to submit assessment tasks, including multimedia submissions, via iLearn.