Paediatric Physiotherapy Level 2
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This course is designed to improve your existing knowledge and skills developed from the Paediatric Level 1 course and/or established during your own clinical practice. The Paediatric Level 2 course offers an opportunity to refine your clinical reasoning skills from infancy to adolescence and apply these to skills to numerous paediatric conditions.
Using a case-based approach, you will learn about many different assessment tools and their applicability to age, conditions and settings. Intervention approaches will also be taught alongside decision making regarding applicability to the goals and needs of a paediatric patient and their family. The Paediatric Level 2 course also includes principles of health promotion, sporting performance and musculoskeletal assessment and management.
This course is full. To be added to the waitlist, please email Olivia.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Demonstrate assessment and clinical reasoning skills to manage high-risk infants from the hospital setting to the community.
- Outline principles of management for preschool and school age children with complex movement difficulties including gait analysis, orthotic prescription, hip surveillance and motor learning interventions.
- Describe the assessment and management of common conditions encountered in adolescence, taking into account the role of mental health and transition from adult services in the adolescent population.
- Demonstrate clinical reasoning skills to manage children and adolescents with complex cardiorespiratory conditions in the acute and community setting.
- Outline barriers and facilitators of physical activity/sports participation in children and adolescents, and identify opportunities for intervention, modification and referral.
- Completion of the APA Paediatric Level 1 course. There must be a minimum of 12 months experience after completing the Level 1 course before undertaking the Level 2 course.
- Physiotherapists with at least three years of clinical paediactric experience can apply for an exemption to the Paediactric Physiotherapy Level 1 course. Please contact the APA for further details.
- This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapist.
- Approximately 10-13 hours of pre-course work in the form of online modules is required to be completed prior to attending the course. Access to these online modules will be granted after the registration closing date.
Clinical, academic and research physiotherapist focused on optimising health in families navigating life with disability, particularly in those who are wheelchair users and have a high risk of respiratory compromise. Trained in South Africa, the UK and Australia. Vivienne enjoys working in community physiotherapy across the disability sector, and in tertiary hospital respiratory and critical care. Her MSc (Managment of Childhood Disability) (2003) involved youth with cerebral palsy GMFCS IV and explored the impact of decision making around manual handling issues on maintenance of physical function and participation.Vivienne's PhD and smaller research studies explored respiratory care, health, wellbeing and the healthcare engagement with youth with neuromuscular and rare disease across Australia. Vivienne thoroughly enjoys and continues to be involved in training of physiotherapists. Her teaching and learning research interests explored the development of undergraduate physiotherapy students' confidence in the handling and management of the young child.Professional contributions include involvement in special interest groups, scientific committees developing best practice guidelines and policies, physiotherapy competency standards, training and professional support of Allied Health in partnership with families living with disability.