This course gives a general introduction to the study of Physical Therapy. This course outlines the history and definitions of Physical Therapy, Also, the course covers related studies necessary for physical therapy, diagnoses, and evaluation of physical therapy, kinds of intervention by the physical therapist as well as diseases and conditions that can be treated by the physical therapist. The contents of the course are mainly based on the recommendation of WCPT(World Confederation for Physical Therapy).
The aim of this unit is to provide students with a broad understanding of the physiological responses and adaptations to physical activity and inactivity. The unit has a primary focus on the application of exercise as both a treatment modality and a tool in rehabilitation. The unit describes the basic metabolic, cardiovascular, respiratory, thermoregulatory and endocrine responses and adaptations to exercise training in healthy, asymptomatic individuals (children, adults and the elderly). The normal exercise response is compared with that in health disorders such as diabetes, arthritis, and heart and lung disease. Particular attention is given to exercise testing in clinical practice.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy I
Encompasses advanced study in assessment of musculoskeletal dysfunction and manual, sports and manipulative physiotherapy rehabilitation methods. Evaluates current knowledge and practices of musculoskeletal therapy, integration of the scientific and clinical research foundation and alternative areas for clinical and scientific research. Develops competent and effective clinicians in advanced musculoskeletal diagnostic procedures and treatment techniques for cervical and upper extremity.
Physical Examination and Practice
This course provides practical training during a physical examination (practicum). It is designed to teach students how to check and find the patient's problems using physical therapy examination. To attain this end, the basic concept of the medical examination, physical examination and understanding of human anatomy, diagnostics, measurement and evaluation of the course are required. Selects and applies principles of functional assessment, exercise prescription.
Clinical Measurement and Evaluation
This unit of study introduce students to the principles and practice of clinical assessment involving anatomical, kinesiological and physiological factors. And this study examines the measurement of normal movement using methods that are suitable for clinical application. This course looks at the development and change in impairments and activities throughout life. This is supplemented with lectures on assessing normal motor development in children. The principles and practice of manual handling will be covered in the context of each tutorial. A short module on surface anatomy is included in this unit of study. In addition, students will be assigned to clinical sites and will undertake structured learning tasks which apply to principles taught in this unit of study.
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology I is a new course in which one studies structure, shape and position of the cervical, trunk and upper extremity as well as study their function and interaction. It is a basic part of medicine to provide basic knowledge for understanding physiology. The department of Physical Therapy provides students theoretical lectures about the structures and functions of the human body and to give them a better understanding about various and inclusive anatomy using body models.
Clinical Decision Making
This unit is to provide an introduction to the application of foundation physiotherapy skills within a clinical decision making. Students will interview patients and record a comprehensive history of their clinical conditions, apply assessment, measurement and treatment techniques under direction and participate in the planning and decision-making processes.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II
Encompasses advanced study in assessment of musculoskeletal dysfunction and manual, sports and manipulative physiotherapy rehabilitation methods. Evaluates current knowledge and practices of musculoskeletal therapy, integration of the scientific and clinical research foundation and alternative areas for clinical and scientific research. Develops competent and effective clinicians in advanced musculoskeletal diagnostic procedures and treatment techniques for lumbar and lower extremity.
Movement Function and Rehabilitation
Develops understanding of neuromuscular control of movement and associated movement on upper & lower quartile. Selects and applies principles of assessment and rehabilitation to manage movement disorders and altered function. Develops an understanding of the use of exercise as a means of health promotion, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Builds an advanced understanding of the cardiopulmonary physiotherapy.Comprehensive management for people with cardiopulmonary disorders. Evaluates current knowledge and practices of cardiopulmonary therapy, integration of the scientific and clinical research foundation and alternative areas for clinical and scientific research.
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology II is a course that includes structure, shape and position of the lumbar, pelvis and lower extremity, as well as the study of its various functions and interactions. The department of physiotherapy provides students theoretical lectures about the structures and functions of the human body and to give them a better understanding about various and inclusive anatomy using body models. Students will also be expected to undertake some independent learning activities. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is strongly encouraged.
Clinical kinesiology is the fundamental study of exercise treatment. Clinical kinesiology introduces neuromuscular physiology, joint kinesiology, mechanical acts of the muscles, physiological activations between muscles and neuroses, regional exercise analyses, interactions between muscles and joints. This course can be applied in the treatment of patients in clinics.
Neurological Physical Therapy
Builds an advanced understanding of the neuromuscular control of movement. Develops comprehensive management for people with neurological disorders.
Neuroscience and Neurodevelopment
Provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts of nervous system organization and function. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord is studied using models to understand the cortical and subcortical pathways as well as the integrating centres that control movement and posture. The physiological component introduces students to mechanisms of signal generation and transmission, basic mechanisms of spinal reflexes, the function of the somatosensory and autonomic nervous system and motor pathways. And provides an understanding of the processes of and influences on neurodevelopment. Developmental and communication theories are considered in relation to the developing individual.