Gerontology Physiotherapy Level 1
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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.
This blended learning version of the Gerontology Physiotherapy Level 1 course includes:
- Pre-work - self paced online modules (Part A)
- Face-to-face classroom component (Part B+C)
Registration to this blended learning version of this course includes all components/parts above.
This course is also available as an wholly virtual delivery. More details of delivery methods found here .
The wholly virtual version of this course can be located on cpd4physios.com.au
- Develop an understanding of age-related changes that affect movement and differentiate these from chronic disease impairments
- Understand when and how to use common assessment tools of impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions that older adults have
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of a physiotherapist in the continuum of care from preventative health to frailty
- Identify important evidence that supports physiotherapy practice in areas such as continence, falls, dementia, and depression and be able to utilise this in practice
- 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.