This unit assumes that you have comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
This is a ten credit point unit run over a 13 week session. Overall, it is anticipated that you spend approximately 150 hours across the session on this unit. Within this session, there will be approximately 29 hours of campus-based learning activities, with a further 49 hours of online activities, including online interactive lectures and preparation for face-to-face tutorials. You will also need to allow approximately 72 hours for assessment based work.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit encompasses an active learning approach where you will be expected to actively engage in enhancing your own learning experience. A blended learning and teaching strategy is implemented within this unit with online resources providing content and interactive activities such as quizzes and forums, which is further built upon in campus-based tutorials. You will be able to use tutorials to practice observation, assessment and prescription of programs to improve performance of everyday activities and breathing. The teaching approach will be based on you developing a deep understanding of principles and the ability to independently solve problems, with the expectation that you can then translate this knowledge to different scenarios (e.g. patients with similar activity limitations but different diagnoses).
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 face-to-face tutorials. 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 convenor to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances. Failure to attend any learning and teaching activities, including workshops, 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
This unit does not have any textbooks that are essential for you to purchase.
Recommended readings for this unit are accessible through Leganto.
The following text will be a useful resource and available in the library reserve and as an e-book. Recommendations about specific readings from these and other resources (such as research papers, books, websites and videos) will be listed on iLearn.
Main and Denehy (2016) Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: Adults and Paediatrics (5th Ed). Elsevier Health Sciences. The following exercise physiology text is strongly recommended, however if you have a similar text from previous studies that is fine. Copies will be held in library reserve and also available as an e-book.
Powers SK and Howley ET (2018) Exercise physiology: Theory and application to Fitness and Performance (10th Edition) New York: McGraw Hill
Technology and equipment
On-campus 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. You will use a range of physiotherapy specific equipment typically used in the assessment and management of people with a range of health conditions.
Off-campus To study optimally when off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information & at times to complete assessment tasks, including Quiz 1 and Quiz 2, via iLearn.
Consultation with staff
All staff will be available for individual consultation. See iLearn for contact details.