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Gerontological Physiotherapy Level 1

This course aims to provide physiotherapists with an opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills relevant to physiotherapy assessment and treatment of common conditions of older people. It takes an indepth look at the ageing process, chronic disease management, pharmacology and pain management, delirium, dementia and depression, falls and balance, strategies to optimise physical function and use of outcome measures. This course is a mandatory component of the experiential titling pathway in Gerontological Physiotherapy.

Learning outcomes

  • Review pre course learning objectives
  • Describe the role of the physiotherapist in supporting older adults aging and prevention of chronic disease
  • Describe psychological aspects of aging with respect to changes in cognition and attitudes to aging
  • Describe frailty and its contributors
  • Define multi morbidity and co-morbidity
  • Review approaches that a physiotherapist may undertake for the management of chronic disease
  • Describe and demonstrate motivational interviewing of a client with chronic disease
  • Describe components of SMART goal setting
  • Demonstrate awareness of pharmacological impacts on continence
  • Demonstrate awareness of pharmacological impacts on falls
  • Demonstrate awareness of the pharmacology for pain management in the older population
  • Discuss reasons to measure health in functional assessment
  • Discuss how to choose and apply different outcome measures
  • Discuss the interpretation and integration of results of outcome measures in treatment planning
  • Outline the continuum of care for the elderly
  • Discuss the role of physiotherapists in aged care
  • Outline challenges in gerontology end of life care, ethical treatment and consent
  • Describe screening and assessment of continence
  • Demonstrate awareness of co morbidities that impact continence
  • Describe evidence based interventions and the role of physiotherapists in continence
  • Review the need for surgical management and the role of physiotherapy post operatively
  • Demonstrate awareness of appropriate inter professional and intra professional referrals
  • Review current continence aids and access
  • Describe evidence-based falls prevention interventions
  • Discuss the role of physiotherapists in aged care
  • Review current evidence of engagement with falls prevention by older people
  • Describe the differential diagnosis of dementia, delirium and depression
  • Describe evidence based interventions for the management of these conditions
  • Discuss the role of physiotherapists to support older people with cognitive impairments

Prerequisites

  • This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists.
  • It is recommended that participants register early to enable supply of the required pre-learning beforehand.
  • Course participants will receive access to the pre-reading material one month prior to the course.

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Courses and Workshops
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Sat 08 - Sun 09
August
08:30AM - 05:00PM AEST
1 Dane Drive
Gosford NSW 2250 View map
Price: Non Member: $1,152.00
APA Member: $796.00
Distance Discount: $741.00
Gerontology Group: $741.00
Registration closing date: 19 Jul 2020 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 28.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Price: Non Member: $1,152.00
APA Member: $796.00
Distance Discount: $741.00
Gerontology Group: $741.00
Registration closing date: 19 Jul 2020 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 28.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Learning outcomes
  • Review pre course learning objectives
  • Describe the role of the physiotherapist in supporting older adults aging and prevention of chronic disease
  • Describe psychological aspects of aging with respect to changes in cognition and attitudes to aging
  • Describe frailty and its contributors
  • Define multi morbidity and co-morbidity
  • Review approaches that a physiotherapist may undertake for the management of chronic disease
  • Describe and demonstrate motivational interviewing of a client with chronic disease
  • Describe components of SMART goal setting
  • Demonstrate awareness of pharmacological impacts on continence
  • Demonstrate awareness of pharmacological impacts on falls
  • Demonstrate awareness of the pharmacology for pain management in the older population
  • Discuss reasons to measure health in functional assessment
  • Discuss how to choose and apply different outcome measures
  • Discuss the interpretation and integration of results of outcome measures in treatment planning
  • Outline the continuum of care for the elderly
  • Discuss the role of physiotherapists in aged care
  • Outline challenges in gerontology end of life care, ethical treatment and consent
  • Describe screening and assessment of continence
  • Demonstrate awareness of co morbidities that impact continence
  • Describe evidence based interventions and the role of physiotherapists in continence
  • Review the need for surgical management and the role of physiotherapy post operatively
  • Demonstrate awareness of appropriate inter professional and intra professional referrals
  • Review current continence aids and access
  • Describe evidence-based falls prevention interventions
  • Discuss the role of physiotherapists in aged care
  • Review current evidence of engagement with falls prevention by older people
  • Describe the differential diagnosis of dementia, delirium and depression
  • Describe evidence based interventions for the management of these conditions
  • Discuss the role of physiotherapists to support older people with cognitive impairments
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists.
  • It is recommended that participants register early to enable supply of the required pre-learning beforehand.
  • Course participants will receive access to the pre-reading material one month prior to the course.
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