Physiotherapy across Life Stages
To provide physiotherapy clinical skills and knowledge needed for the evaluation and management of issues specific to life stages, including childhood, adolescence, the childbearing years and older age including end of life and palliative care.
- 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. Evaluate appropriate and relevant physiotherapy assessment, management and evaluation strategies for individuals, whaanau and client groups across the life stages.
2. Determine relevant cultural, legal and ethical considerations in managing clients across the life stages.
3. Develop advanced clinical reasoning skills and high level decision making in physiotherapy practice for people across the life stages.
4. Critically examine the functions of interprofessional teams in the management of people across the life stages and the physiotherapist's role in the multidisciplinary team.
5. Communicate in an effective and culturally-responsive manner with individuals, whaanau and client groups across the life stages.
- Aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical aspects of health issues relating to life stages (such as childhood, peripartum, ageing, and the effects on systems including respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal)
Comprehensive physiotherapeutic evaluation of individuals/groups/populations across the life stages
Community resources available for people with specific health needs across the lifespan
Culturally-competent and responsive management of Maaori and Pasifika across the lifespan with focus on specific issues and conditions (including comorbidities) that affect Maaori and Pasifika people at different life stages
Clinical reasoning skills needed for planning and implementing physiotherapy management relevant to specific life stages.
Techniques, indications, contraindications, complications, progression, biological basis of, and empirical evidence for, physiotherapeutic management of individuals and populations across the life stages, including palliative care and end of life.
End of life and palliative care
Non-physiotherapeutic management (conservative, surgical and pharmacological) of health issues across the life stages, including end of life
Client education and health promotion strategies relevant to specific life stages
Psychosocial considerations relevant to managing clients across the life stages
Ethical, lifespan, gender, cultural and legal issues relevant to the management of specific life stages
Multidisciplinary team management of health issues across the life stages, including team decision making and service delivery options
- Assessment Criteria
- 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.