School Of Health Sciences

Paediatric PhysiotherapyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401106.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
A good understanding of approach to assessment and management of impairments arising from disorders of the musculoskeletal system, neurological system and cardiopulmonary system is desirable. In addition approach to physical activity and/or exercise prescription is also desirable. This knowledge should have been acquired in previous physiotherapy-specific units run in the Physiotherapy program. Knowledge of EBP is also relevant and desirable.

Incompatible Units
401047 - Paediatric Physiotherapy

401197 Clinical Education (General) AND 400984 Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy AND 400865 Evidence-Based Practice OR 400944 Evidence-Based Practice (Advanced)

401107 Physiotherapy for Chronic Illness and Disease

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

About this Unit
This unit aims to prepare the student as a competent entry-level practitioner in paediatric physiotherapy. It focuses on understanding the changes which occur from infancy to maturity and the impact of congenital or acquired conditions, or lifestyle diseases causing dysfunction. Clinical and ethical reasoning and family-centred practice are both stressed. The approach will also emphasise the role of physiotherapy within inter-professional teams to prepare for different work settings (acute care, rehabilitation and/or community). The unit integrates prior learning from previous years (especially units related to neurology, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary physiotherapy and exercise rehabilitation).

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement and have submitted a Working with Children Check Student Declaration and hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation

4706.2Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCONTINUING
4706.3Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCURRENT
4733.1Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CONTINUING
4733.2Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CURRENT

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