School Of Health Sciences

Cardiorespiratory PhysiotherapyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400984.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Rocco Cavaleri

401197 Clinical Education (General) AND 400997 Exercise Rehabilitation

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4662 Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Physiotherapy, 4706 Bachelor of Physiotherapy or 4707, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) or 4733 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - COMPOSITE  Rocco Cavaleri  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - COMPOSITE  Rocco Cavaleri  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the first 2.5 years of physiotherapy study. This unit focuses on client assessment and evidence based management in acute cardiorespiratory physiotherapy contexts. Students will extend and advance the knowledge, competencies and skills in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy clinical reasoning including assessment, interpretation and prioritisation of findings, synthesis of complex information along with the implementation and evaluation of appropriate treatment strategies. This framework will also be applied to the management of patients in Intensive Care, where students will develop specialist knowledge and skills in cardiorespiratory assessment and treatment of acutely ill unstable patients with cardiorespiratory failure and complex comorbidities. This will require strong communication skills, ethical and professional behaviour and an appreciation of interprofessional care required in acute clinical scenarios including intensive care units.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment

4656.3Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
4662.4Bachelor of Health Science/Master of PhysiotherapyCONTINUING
4706.2Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCURRENT
4733.1Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CURRENT
6000.2Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT


MT4001.1Health PromotionCURRENT
MT4004.1Recreational TherapyCURRENT
SM4006.1Sport DevelopmentCURRENT

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