Textbooks and Readings
The following texts are essential resources and available in the library reserve and via Leganto.
- 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
Recommendations about specific readings from these and other resources (such as research papers, books, websites and videos) will be listed on iLearn and available through Leganto or the library reserve.
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 deliver content in the following manner:
- One pre-recorded online lecture per week,
- One 2 hr face to face practical class per week
- One 1.5 hour online tutorial per fortnight throughout the semester.
- One 1 hour online Q&A session on three occasions in the semester.
Online pre-recorded lectures will provide foundation knowledge and may include embedded consolidation activities, enabling students to use tutorial time efficiently to develop technical clinical skills and clinical decision making. Tutorials and practical classes 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.
In the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, professionalism is a key capability embedded in all our programs. As part of developing professionalism, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences students are expected to attend all small group interactive sessions including tutorials, clinical and laboratory practical sessions.
All lectures are pre-recorded and will be available for viewing prior to associated practical and tutorial classes. Practical classes and online 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 tutor to attend a different tutorial or practical on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances.
Failure to attend/complete any learning and teaching activities, including lectures and tutorials, may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their tutor or the unit convenor by email to inform tutors if they are going to be absent.
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