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Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy I (CHI448)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Focus on the development, implementation and recording of an evidence-based biopsychosocial rehabilitation program. It takes the competencies developed in performing physical examination procedures for differential diagnosis and builds on those for the purpose of assessing the neuromusculskeletal system, functional capacity and quality of life. Provides instruction on the indications, and safe and effective use of a range of physical therapy modalities.
Unit Learning Outcomes ULO 1. Understand, create and evaluate the assessment, design, application, monitoring / modification and communication of a patient centred intervention which is in accord with the biopsychosocial model for a person with vestibular, neck and / or lower back pain.
ULO 2. Understand and evaluate the transitioning of patients them toward self-management through the acute, subacute, chronic phases and prepare them for the possibility of recurrent on-going episodes
ULO 3. Understand and apply the use of a number of conceptual rehabilitation approaches such as motor control, strength, end range loading and general re-activation to move the patient from passive to active care
ULO 4. Understand current pain science and be able to create an effective communication strategies in order to facilitate behaviour change to improve the likelihood of a successful rehabilitation intervention in patients.
ULO 5. Understand and evaluate the various presentations of neck & lower back pain and vestibular disease for appropriate referal for co-management, a second opinion or further specialist help
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 hours per week; Laboratory: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences There will be a number of lecturers presenting this material. It will also involve practical 'hands-on' workshops learning the safe and effective application of these techniques and approaches. Multimodal material will also be utilised including slides / lecture recordings / on-line instructional videos and additional research resources.
Assessment In order to pass this unit the student is required to demonstrate a theoretical understanding of rehabilitation principles and a practical demonstration of the aforementioned 'hands-on' techniques and their communication skills. Murdoch University graduate clinical competencies are in accordance with our accreditation requirements. These clinical competencies are in the workshops and is monitored throughout practical sessions on a regular basis. Other assessment tasks include a written rehabilitation management plan and 5 on-line summative quizzes that review recent research publications and scaffold the learning material in lectures.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc, BClinChiro), and successful completion of Years 1 to 3, or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
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Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc)+(BClinChiro) [New in 2015]
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 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mr Stanley Innes
Lecturer in Rehabilitation and Physical Therapies

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2841
e: S.Innes@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.053 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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