11 x 1-hour tutorials per semester
23 x 1-hour practicals weekly
1 x 75-hour independent study per semester
26 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
1 Admission into MPT-Master of Physiotherapy
1a Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
1b Admission into MPHYC-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
Assumed knowledge
The Master of Physiotherapy has a number of pre-requisites for admission, and students must demonstrate a minimum amount of academic achievement in the areas of Physiology, Anatomy, Communication, Research Methods, and Social Perspectives in Health prior to admission to the course. These admission requirements form the basis of all assumed knowledge.
Practical Work; Clinical Skills Examination (40%); Written Examination (60%).
Topic description
Continued development of clinical knowledge and skill will occur in this topic, with a focus on cardiorespiratory disorders. Analysis of evidence based practice of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy will enable an evaluative approach to physiotherapy practice. The multidisciplinary approach to management of people with cardiorespiratory disorders will be explored. The clinical application of knowledge and skills is a major feature of this topic.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to establish specific knowledge and skills related to physiotherapy for cardiorespiratory conditions.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of normal cardiac and respiratory anatomy and physiology
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of selected pathologies affecting the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in humans and their clinical presentations
  3. Demonstrate the ability to plan and implement efficient, effective, culturally responsive and client-centred physiotherapy assessment, with regards to clients with cardiorespiratory and vascular conditions
  4. Demonstrate the planning of safe and effective physiotherapy management using evidence based practice to inform decision making for clients with cardiorespiratory and vascular conditions
  5. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and make modifications to treatment plans as necessary in consultation with the client
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of inclusive, collaborative, culturally responsive and client-centred practice in clients with cardiorespiratory or vascular conditions
  7. Demonstrate an ability to reflect on own practice.