HSPT508 – Movement Science II

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Module code
HSPT508
Module title
Movement Science II
Prescription
To introduce the basic physiotherapy concepts of movement analysis and intervention including gait, balance, manual handling and motor control across the lifespan.
Programmes
  • HS1901
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Learning Outcomes
1. Apply the theory and concepts of clinical reasoning to the evaluation and treatment of human movement and motor control.
2. Apply basic physiological and psychosocial knowledge to the evaluation and treatment of human movement and motor control.
3. Appropriately select and correctly and safely demonstrate basic evaluation and intervention procedures commonly used in the management of movement dysfunction.
4. Discuss the impact of age, gender, culture and legal and ethical considerations when performing physiotherapy assessments and interventions.
5. Communicate in an effective, culturally responsive manner in both verbal and written forms.
Content
Introduction to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework
Introduction to the principles of movement variability
Basic evaluation and reasoning procedures used for assessing gait, including kinematics,, kinetics and gait variability
Basic evaluation and reasoning procedures and systems used for assessing and treating balance
Basic evaluation and reasoning procedures used for assessing posture
Basic evaluation, reasoning and education procedures used for prescribing mobility aids
Basic evaluation and reasoning procedures used for assessing motor control
Introduction to safe lifting and transfer practices
Introduction to motor learning and sensorimotor development in children
Introduction to hydrotherapy including hydrostatic principles, treatment techniques, and indications/contraindications
Introduction to thermotherapy and cryotherapy including physiological principles, indications/ contraindications and evidence
Clinical reasoning theory, concepts and practice
Age, gender and cultural considerations when performing basic treatment and health intervention procedures
Culturally responsive communication
Assessment Criteria
*This assessment must be passed to pass the module - Practice Based Assessment 30%.

The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.

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