University of Technology Sydney

96090 Specialist Practice

6cp; 6hpw (1 x 2hr masterclass; 2 x 2hr workshops)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject gives students the opportunity to learn about selected advanced and specialised physiotherapy practice. Students demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning in cases of complex disorders or specialised areas of practice including clients with specialised and complex conditions or emerging areas of practice, such as intensive care (adult/paediatric/neonatal), burns/plastics, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, gender health, amputees, hand therapy, acquired head injury and emergency department physiotherapy. Cases are selected to challenge students to apply recent scientific evidence-based findings relating to the pathophysiology of conditions, their clinical investigation, immediate treatment and long-term management. Students are encouraged to analyse clinical findings and develop appropriate interventions, based on sound clinical reasoning, to advance their understanding and care of patients with specialised and complex disorders. Students have the opportunity to discuss and debate advanced practice and advanced practitioner roles and identify emerging and potential leadership opportunities in these contexts.

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