|TITLE||Evidence-based Patient Management|
|LEVEL||04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course|
|DESCRIPTION||This study-unit consists of tutorials, workshhops and seminars addressing patient assessment, clinical reasoning and technique quality during the clinical placements the student experienced throughout the year, both the first and second semester. The clinical placements would include acute, rehabilitation, chronic care and institutional settings in order to give the students a broad idea of different clinical settings and varied patient caseloads.
This study-unit aims to provide the students with a basic level of competence in assessing and treating a patient. This should include the knowledge and skills required, together with the appropriate attitude of a health professional.
1. Knowledge & Understanding
By having obtained sound background knowledge, the student will be able to identify a patient's problems, pathologies and deficits, and use appropriate clinical reasoning skills to formulate a plan of treatment, and adapt this when required.
By using appropriate handling skills and different techniques, the student will be able to assess a patient, and also to carry out an effective, safe and efficient physiotherapeutic treatment.
Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:
- Edwards, S. (2001) Neurological Physiotherapy: a problem-solving approach (2nd ed.). London: Churchill Livingstone.
- Petty, N. (2005) Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment: A Handbook for Therapists. London: Churchill Livingstone.
- Refshauge, K. (2005) - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. 2nd ed. Sydney: Butterworth Heinemann.
- DeTurk, W and Cahalin, L. (2018) Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy . 3rd ed. Washington: Mc Graw Hill.
- Tecklin, J. (2014) Pediatric Physical Therapy. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams.
- Sluka, A. (2016) Mechanisms and Management of Pain for the Physical Therapist. London: Wolters Kluwer.
- Lewis, C. (2017) Physical Therapy for the Older Adult: Examination and Intervention: An Evidence Based Approach. London: Wolters Kluwer.
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
|LECTURER/S||Stephen Lungaro Mifsud
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