This module will focus on Cardiovascular-Respiratory and Neurology and builds on the assessment, treatment and clinical reasoning skills taught in Clinical Assessment and Treatment. It will give you the opportunity to rehearse these skills, learn new management strategies, and apply them to case studies with varied and more complex conditions. As far as possible, service users (patients) will contribute to your learning, through demonstration of assessment and treatment techniques, and/or by discussing their lived experiences of their condition. You will acquire skills to support self-management strategies for patients that could be observed across primary (GP practices), secondary (Hospital) and community-based care. This module will enable you to plan and deliver contemporary high quality healthcare in order to meet the challenging and complex needs of individuals and populations.
This component will build upon your knowledge of assessment and treatment of common presentations of respiratory disease such as : Increased Work of breathing (WOB); Decreased Lung Volume; Sputum retention; V/Q mismatch; Reduced exercise tolerance and Respiratory failure. You will develop your clinical reasoning using a problem solving approach and the WHO-ICF structure of impairment, activity and participation, based on more complex case scenarios.
This component will develop the principles of neurological physiotherapy assessment treatment and clinical reasoning using a problem solving approach and the WHO-ICF structure of impairment, activity and participation, based on more complex case scenarios. This will mainly focus on upper motor neurone such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, and traumatic brain injury).