University of Technology Sydney

96080 Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning

6cp; 6hpw (1 x 2hr masterclass; 2 x 2hr workshop)
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Students learn the process of clinical assessment and treatment planning to underpin physiotherapy management of clients with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions across the lifespan. Students revise anatomy in a wet-lab setting to underpin their developing diagnostic palpation skills and inform surface anatomy and impairment testing. Inquiry-based learning is used to critically appraise subjective and objective examination techniques following evidence-based practice applied to clinical cases. The ICF model is used to develop clinical reasoning skills to formulate a differential diagnosis, a problem list and an elementary treatment plan for common patient scenarios. Impairment, functional and behavioural outcome measures are introduced along with goal setting and treatment decision making in collaboration with clients and families. Learning assessment and treatment planning is reinforced and built upon in concurrent and subsequent subjects teaching intervention skills.

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