Advanced Physiotherapy Practicum 3: Upper Limb Rehabilitation for Aged and Neurological Fields
10 cp Prerequisites Completion of 80 cp coursework towards Master of Rehabilitation (Neurological or Gerontological Physiotherapy) Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.
This unit offers students the opportunity to update and enhance theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to a Master’s level aimed at optimising provision of evidence-based physiotherapy rehabilitation of upper limb function for aged clients or adults with neurological disorders. An enhanced understanding of neuromotor control, biomechanics and underlying impairments that contribute to upper limb dysfunction will be developed. Practical components focus on current assessment and intervention rationales and practice, as well as enhancing and refining clinical skills to optimise discipline specific and interdisciplinary upper limb management. Specifically designed workplace activities present opportunities for physiotherapists to align theory and research, through interpretation and translation of evidence-based knowledge and skills, to their practice. Withinin their clinical setting students can develop and apply their enhanced knowledge and skills and demonstrate critical analysis of upper limb assessment, goal setting, use of functional and collaborative person-centred rehabilitation models and application of evidence-based techniques.