Course Descriptions PHYT 5590   Measurement and Instrumentation in Human Movement Analysis
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This class will provide students with both a theoretical and practical understanding of the many issues related to instrumentation in human movement studies. Students will be required to apply the fundamentals of measurement therapy to specific instruments. Small experiments will be conduced and students will be required to submit a written report demonstrating their understanding of how particular instruments are used, and how results are interpreted.
FORMAT COMMENTS: Students are required to register in this course in both the fall and winter semesters, receiving a grade of IP in the fall and a final grade in the winter term.
CROSS-LISTING: KINE 5590.03

PHYT 6106   Professional, Ethical, and Management Issues in Physiotherapy
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course builds on professional and communication objectives embedded throughout the program. Emphasis is placed on professional behaviours based on the current ethical and legal framework for practice and the role physiotherapy plays as an integral component of Canadian healthcare. Students will engage in dialogue and debate on issues of healthcare management, reform, and the business of physiotherapy.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion

FORMAT COMMENTS: Students are required to register in this course in both the fall and winter semesters, receiving a grade of IP in the fall and a final grade in the winter term. Small group discussions, and student debates
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of all year 1 courses/modules

PHYT 6107   Neurological Physiotherapy Practice for the Entry-Level Clinician
CREDIT HOURS: 6
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.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Seminar
  • Discussion

FORMAT COMMENTS: small group discussions, clinical visits, patient demonstrations, student presentations, clinical site visits
COREQUISITES: PHYT 6140
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of all Year 1 courses/modules

PHYT 6115   Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy III
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course will apply and expand concepts from MSK I and MSK II to areas of special focus in musculoskeletal conditions, including sports injuries, paediatric orthopaedics, and psychosocial conditions. Using individual cases from recent clinical placements, students will reflect on the patient treatment program and revise this program to include further knowledge in manual therapy and psychosocial factors that can be used in future to improve students’ treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
NOTES: Beginning of Y2 MScPT program.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Discussion

PREREQUISITES: PHYT 5501/5502

PHYT 6118   Integrated Practice I
CREDIT HOURS: 8
This is the first of two senior courses in which students develop knowledge, understanding, and skills to address the health issues faced by those who live with complex, chronic health conditions in the context of diverse personal and environmental factors. Structured PBL-focused learning activities, augmented by lectures, labs, and clinical interactions, are specifically designed for students to integrate knowledge and skills developed in previous courses, for development, use, and evaluation of client-centered, evidence-based physiotherapy services across the continuum of care. Multi-system analysis and clinical reasoning, applied within the ICF framework, are emphasized, in concert with development of skills for sensitive, effective collaborative learning and practice.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Tutorial
  • Seminar

FORMAT COMMENTS: Case studies, site visits
COREQUISITES: PHYT6202, PHYT6106, IPHE
PREREQUISITES: PHYT 6501, PHYT6140, PHYT6107

PHYT 6140   Neuroanatomy for Physiotherapy Students
CREDIT HOURS: 6
This graduate level course in neuroscience will expose entry-level physiotherapy students to the foundational and advanced neuroanatomical and neurophysiological concepts and knowledge needed for evidence-based practice in neuro-rehabilitation.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Seminar

COREQUISITES: PHYT 6107
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of all Year 1 course/modules

PHYT 6202   Scientific Inquiry II
CREDIT HOURS: 6
Students are required to successfully complete an independent Major Project. The project is comprised of a series of written components which, when consolidated, will culminate in the completion of a Research Proposal suitable for submission to an Ethical Review Board.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Seminar
  • Discussion

FORMAT COMMENTS: Students are required to register in this course in both the fall and winter semesters, receiving a grade of IP in the fall and a final grade in the winter term. Workshops, small group discussions & seminars, self directed learning
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of all Year 1 courses/modules

PHYT 6218   Integrated Practice II
CREDIT HOURS: 4
This capstone course is the second of the two senior courses in which students develop knowledge, understanding, and skills to address the health issues faced by those who live with complex, chronic health conditions in the context of diverse personal and environmental factors. Having complete the first of their two senior clinical placements, use of case-based learning is progressed to further develop the student’s ability to identify and address their own learning issues related to the development, use, and evaluation of collaborative, client-centered, evidence-based physiotherapy services across the continuum of care. There is continued emphasis on the use of multi-system analysis and clinical reasoning, within the ICF framework, in concert with skills for sensitive, effective collaborative learning and practice, as appropriate for the senior student who is nearing readiness for independent practice.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Tutorial
  • Seminar

COREQUISITES: PHYT6202 , PHYT6106, IPHE
PREREQUISITES: PHYT 6501, PHYT6140, PHYT6107, PHYT6118, Integrated Practice Placement #1

PHYT 6501   Clinical Placement (Neurotherapeutics)
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The clinical component of the program provides for the integration and application of learning in current academic studies to the clinical environment leading to the development of competence in neurotherapeutics practice. Each student is required to complete six weeks of full time clinical practice with exposure to a variety of practice areas in physiotherapy. It is expected that the student will gain an understanding of the scope and role of neurotherapeutic physiotherapy practice in tertiary, community and primary healthcare environments.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab

FORMAT COMMENTS: Students will experience supervised clinical practice with the addition of lectures, labs, small group-case studies and self-directed learning.
PREREQUISITES: PHYT 6107, PHYT 6140

PHYT 6502   Clinical Placement (Integrated Practice)
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The clinical component of the program provides for the integration and application of learning in current academic studies to the clinical environment leading to the development of clinical competence. The student will gain understanding of the theoretical and practical application of physiotherapy in complex conditions in all practice areas. This builds upon the previous placements in cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurotherapeutics, and allows the student to assess and treat patients with multiple problems in co-morbidities. This will include the areas of geriatrics, paediatrics, private practice, industry, community practice, innovative practice and/or any area that enhances previous clinical and academic experience. Examples of placements are: -Geriatrics (Assessment, long term care or day hospital)-Home Care or Community Care-Regional Hospital for a mixture of In and Out patient care-Paediatrics-Private Practice
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab

FORMAT COMMENTS: Students will experience supervised clinical practice with the addition of lectures, labs, small group-case studies and self-directed learning.
PREREQUISITES: PHYT 6108

PHYT 6503   Clinical Placement (Senior)
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The clinical component of the program provides for the integration and application of learning in current academic studies to the clinical environment leading to the development of clinical competence. The purpose of the placement is to provide the student with an opportunity to learn consultation skills, to engage in program development and evaluation, and to educate others about the role of physiotherapy. Through working independently and advocating for their professional role, students learn skills that will serve them well as they enter the profession. Examples of placements/liaisons:-Injury Prevention-Chronic disease management-Primary healthcare-Workers Compensation Board
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab

FORMAT COMMENTS: Students will experience supervised clinical practice with the addition of lectures, labs, small group-case studies and self-directed learning.
PREREQUISITES: PHYT 6108

PHYT 9000   Thesis
CREDIT HOURS: 0