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Physiological Therapeutics (CHI423)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 2
Description Provides instruction in the indications and safe and accurate use of ancillary modalities in conjunction with manual therapies. Discussion includes the appropriateness of ancillary modalities as a single therapy or as a therapy in conjunction with other forms of care.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you should be able to:
1. Explain the terminology and principles specific to physiological therapeutics and physical modalities
2. Explain the physical principles of thermal, acoustic, electrical, light, and mechanical modalities
3. Select the modality best suited for the presenting patients complaint
4. Safely and effectively apply these physical modalities to assist the body in healing
5. Justify the choice of modality selection from an evidence-based framework
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/workshops: 2 hours per week; practicals (small groups): 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences CHI 423 allows for each student to attend 2 hours of lecture/Pre-lab each week, and 2.0 hours of Practical Class each week. The lab will primarily be a hands-on workshop. In addition there will be some directed study material made available.
Assessment Mid Trimester (20%) and Final Theory (50%) and Practical assessment (30%).
Each student will be asked to demonstrate their competency in a variety of physical modalities. Both theoretical and practical concepts relating to the application of physiological therapies will be assessed. The final Oral Theory and Practical Assessment is a must pass component.

The final theory exam accounts for 50% of the final grade.
This is a two hour written paper. The questions that may be encountered during this examination may be a combination of multiple choice, true/false and matching set questions.
Prerequisites Enrolment in BSc/BChiro and the successful completion of CHI301 Processes in Human Disease, CHI302 Diagnosis and Chiropractic Skills, CHI303 Primary Practice I: Clinical Science and Diagnosis, and CHI304 Clinical Orthopaedics and Neurology.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Stanley Innes
Lecturer in Rehabilitation and Physical Therapies

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2841
e: S.Innes@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.053 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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