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Foundation Sciences for Physiotherapy A - PHTY800

This is the first of two units which will examine the application of foundation sciences underpinning physiotherapy research and practice. Building on students’ pre-requisite and assumed knowledge, the main focus of this unit will be exercise science. This unit will examine the physiological responses and adaptations to inactivity, physical activity and exercise training. Comparisons in exercise response and adaptations to training will be made in healthy individuals across the lifespan and those with common health conditions. Students will acquire skills in exercise testing and exercise prescription required for physiotherapy practice. Students will also have an introduction to physiotherapy assessment and intervention of the cardiorespiratory system.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Marita Dale

Admission to DPT  Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Health Professions

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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