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Gerontological Physiotherapy Level 1


This course aims to provide physiotherapists with an opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills relevant to physiotherapy assessment and treatment of common conditions of older people. It takes an indepth look at the ageing process, chronic disease management, pharmacology and pain management, delirium, dementia and depression, falls and balance, strategies to optimise physical function and use of outcome measures. This course is a mandatory component of the experiential titling pathway in Gerontological Physiotherapy.

 

Learning outcomes
At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of the ageing process including physical and psychosocial aspects

• Recognise clinical pathologies and chronic diseases commonly associated with older people.

• Discuss evidence based strategies to optimise physical function and prevent functional decline in older people

• Implement physiotherapy assessment and management of relevant chronic conditions • Discuss risk factors for, and strategies to prevent, falls and fall injury in older people

• Choose and apply reliable and valid measurement tools to assess and monitor impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions in older people

• Understand the implications of cognitive impairment and communication difficulties on the physical and social wellbeing of an older person

• Describe the difference between delirium, dementia and depression

• Outline how the effects of medication change with older people and the side effects of commonly used medications

• Describe the normal and abnormal changes to continence mechanisms in older people and primary continence management strategies

• Outline the funding of health services for older Australians

Sessions:

Location Address Dates
Queensland Eight Mile Plains Start date: 22 Apr 2017 08:00
End date: 23 Apr 2017 17:00
New South Wales North Ryde Start date: 19 Aug 2017 08:30
End date: 20 Aug 2017 17:00
Western Australia Bentley Start date: 26 Aug 2017 08:00
End date: 27 Aug 2017 17:00
Victoria Camberwell Start date: 24 Sep 2017 08:30
End date: 24 Sep 2017 17:00
New South Wales North Ryde Start date: 24 Feb 2018 08:45
End date: 25 Feb 2018 16:30
Western Australia Bentley Start date: 24 Mar 2018 08:45
End date: 25 Mar 2018 16:30
Victoria Camberwell Start date: 07 Apr 2018 08:45
End date: 08 Apr 2018 16:30
Queensland Eight Mile Plains Start date: 28 Apr 2018 08:45
End date: 29 Apr 2018 16:30
Queensland Cairns Start date: 11 Aug 2018 08:45
End date: 12 Aug 2018 16:30