School Of Health Sciences

Clinical Education A (Acute Care)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400985.4


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Rocco Cavaleri

400998 Neurological Rehabilitation AND 400984 Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy AND 401200 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy B

401107 Physiotherapy for Chronic Illness and Disease

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 2H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - EXTERNAL  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  
2021 1H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - EXTERNAL  Rocco Cavaleri  Timetable not available  
2021 2H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - EXTERNAL  Rocco Cavaleri  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This clinical education placement will provide the context for students to apply the theoretical and research knowledge and skills learnt in 400984 Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy. Students will be required to assess and treat clients in the acute care and intensive care settings. Assessments and treatments will focus on improving or preventing client impairments. These may include decreased mobility and function altered by acute illness or injury, which may be combined with a chronic disease or a disability. These assessment and treatments will tend to have a cardiorespiratory physiotherapy focus, but clients may also present with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions which require intervention. Students will, therefore, be expected to integrate knowledge and skills learnt across all physiotherapy-specific units in their provision of client-centred care as well as draw on more general knowledge and skills from earlier stages of the course.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students are required to wear the Western Sydney University physiotherapy uniform, which complies with NSW Health uniform requirements; in addition they require a stethoscope and a name badge.

4662.4Bachelor of Health Science/Master of PhysiotherapyCONTINUING
4706.2Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCURRENT
4733.1Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CURRENT

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