Advancing Skills in Paediatric Physiotherapy - Chronic & Complex

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Advancing Skills in Paediatric Physiotherapy – Chronic & Complex - February 2019

This course is only available to participants who have previously completed the introductory course: Enhancing skills in paediatric physiotherapy’ 

or obtained an exemption by submitting a one page CV to med.physioshortcourses@monash.edu outlining clinical practice experience and professional development undertaken in paediatrics since graduation.

At the completion of this course it is expected the participant will be able to:

  1. To identify the key presenting features of the most common neuromuscular disorders.
  2. To outline the assessment, management and possible outcomes measures that can be used in DMD and CMT.
  3. To identify appropriate exercise prescription in DMD and CMT.
  4. Understand the essential involvement of health care team in the management of NM weakness disorders.
  5. Understand the factors that contribute to the variability in presentation after paediatric acquired brain injury.
  6. Understand the factors that contribute to the variability in recovery after paediatric acquired brain injury.
  7. Understand the complexity of social and emotional factors surrounding paediatric ABI.
  8. Identify the key time points in which the child with an ABI might require additional input.
  9. Understand the essential involvement of health care team in ABI.
  10. Understand the burn healing process and factors that influence this in acute burns.
  11. Understand principles of management for acute burn injuries.
  12. Gain an understanding of how factors in the acute phase impact on long-term outcomes for burn injuries.
  13. Understand long term management options of burns and associated problems.
  14. Develop understanding of the complexities of management of multi-trauma.
  15. Understand the differences between chronic fatigue, conversion disorders, fibromyalgia and rheumatologic conditions.
  16. Understand the multidisciplinary management of chronic fatigue and understanding physiotherapy role within the team.

While we welcome the participation of qualified international physiotherapists, please be mindful of the following points before you register:

  1. For all Monash University physiotherapy courses, including short courses, you must meet the minimum English language requirements which is the equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 (no band lower than 6.5);
  2. The courses have been developed for the Australian context and may or may not be relevant to international settings.

When

23 rd February to 22 nd March 2019, with a face-to-face day on Saturday, 30 th March, 2019.

More Information
Contact Name Physiotherapy Short Courses
Contact Email med.physioshortcourses@monash.edu