Courses - Neurological Physiotherapy Practice for the Entry-Level Clinician PHYT 6107   Neurological Physiotherapy Practice for the Entry-Level Clinician
This academic module gives students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop the competencies and professional behaviors in preparation for physiotherapy practice for individuals with neurologic disorders. Neurophysiological concepts and neurotherapeutic approaches to assessment and management of conditions across the lifespan and across the continuum of care are introduced in an integrated manner. Students are required to draw on their knowledge of anatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, and therapeutic exercise as they explore topics in neurological physiotherapy. Emphasis is placed on understanding theoretical principles and developing assessment and treatment skills through critical analysis of case studies, laboratory practice, clinical visits, and self-directed learning. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the Clinical Reasoning Model serve as theoretical frameworks to prepare students for effective practice. This academic module is followed by a six-week clinical placement in neurological physiotherapy.
  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Seminar
  • Discussion

FORMAT COMMENTS: small group discussions, clinical visits, patient demonstrations, student presentations, clinical site visits
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of all Year 1 courses/modules