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Certificate of Physiotherapy Assistance

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Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Take charge of your allied health career with a specialisation in physiotherapy.

The role of allied health assistant is important due to the physical nature of physiotherapy treatment, which involves assisting patients in the use of manual therapies and exercise programs.

The role of allied health professional in physiotherapy is also important to give clients the additional time and contact they require towards achieving therapeutic goals.

The Certificate of Physiotherapy Assistance will provide you with therapeutic and program-related skills to assist health professionals with physiotherapy services.

In this online physiotherapy assistance program, you will learn how to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of a physiotherapist.

On completion of this course, you will feel confident to pursue a career in allied health with a specialisation in physiotherapy assistance.

Course Structure

Unit 1 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

  • Safe work practices and procedures
  • Standard codes of practice
  • Accidents and emergencies
  • Reporting hazards / potential hazards
  • Behaviours of concern
  • Risk reduction strategies
  • Workplace violence audit
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Hierarchy of control
  • Records management
  • Manual handling / lifting
  • Causation of accidents and illness
  • Safe work practices for infection control
  • Protective equipment
  • WHS legislation
  • Duty of care
  • Stress management
  • Ergonomics and risk assessment
  • Workplace debriefing

Unit 2 – Recognise healthy body systems

  • The human body
  • Anatomical divisions
  • Health terminology
  • Major body systems
  • Relationships between body systems
  • The healthy eating pyramid
  • Holistic health
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Hygiene and cleanliness
  • Food hygiene
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Immunisation
  • Psychological wellness
  • Stress
  • Rest / sleep
  • Inter-relationships
  • Healthy functioning of the body
  • A healthy body
  • Anatomy
  • The human brain
  • Health issues
  • Health and aging

Unit 2 - Interpret and apply medical terminology

  • Receive and interpret medical terminology
  • Pronunciation
  • Medical words
  • Eponyms
  • Major human body systems
  • Illness, injuries and medical conditions
  • Investigations and procedures
  • Medical equipment and instruments
  • Medications
  • Specialist medical practitioners
  • Hospital departments
  • Checklists
  • Abbreviations
  • Dr’s abbreviations
  • Policies and procedures
  • Medical dictionary
  • Routine tasks
  • Ordering and receiving goods
  • Surgery types / terminology
  • Drug names
  • Surgical procedure references
  • Produce draft for verification

Unit 3 - Assist with movement

  • Assist person with movement
  • Requirement and risk factors
  • Individualised plans
  • Policy and procedures
  • Assess patient environment
  • Postural positions
  • Lifting and moving procedures
  • Equipment / aides for moving patients
  • Explanation to client
  • Client consent
  • Cultural considerations
  • Safe working practices
  • Risks of manual handling
  • Infection hazards
  • Safe handling methods
  • Body structure and mechanics
  • Mechanical lifting
  • Standing transfers
  • Chair to toilet
  • Wheelchair to chair / toilet
  • Communication
  • Safety
  • Reporting faults

Unit 4 – Assist with an allied health program

  • Allied health services
  • Therapy session preparation
  • Therapy plans and programs
  • Resources and equipment
  • Minimise environmental hazards
  • Logistical considerations
  • Prepare client for therapy
  • Therapy session assistance
  • Assisting with therapy tasks
  • Innovation and learning perspective
  • Duty of care
  • Communication strategies
  • Work processes
  • Therapy goals
  • Support and coach clients
  • Accidents and incidents
  • Risk assessment
  • Health and safety flow chart
  • Documenting medical information
  • Privacy principles
  • Infectious diseases
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Design simple therapy materials
  • Aids and adaptions
  • Administrative duties
  • Client appointments
  • Primary health care approach
  • Facilitate client involvement

Unit 5 - Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program

  • Delivering physiotherapy programs
  • Positive and negative attributes
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Manually recording appointments
  • Electronic appointment systems
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Treatment plan
  • Delegation, consistency and omission
  • Teamwork and client focus
  • Clients rights
  • Principles of biomechanics
  • Comfort safety and privacy of client
  • Communication strategies
  • Pain assessment
  • The client-centered approach
  • 24 hours posture management
  • Active range of movement (AROM)
  • Passive range of movement (PROM)
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Respiratory care requirements
  • Limb oedema management
  • RICE
  • Modesty for client
  • Promote good health
  • Establishing rapport
  • Emergency situations
  • Variations to program
  • Infection control requirements

Unit 6 - Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility

  • Mobility and movement programs
  • Program requirements
  • Determine client availability
  • Gather necessary equipment
  • Provide information to clients
  • Working collaboratively
  • Health and safety
  • First aid supplies
  • Access and equity
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Aids and adaptations
  • Preparing the environment
  • Hazards
  • Risk management
  • Client consent / approval
  • Client rights
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Allied health professionals
  • Conduct exercise programs
  • Passive range of motion (PROM)
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Anatomical divisions
  • Major body systems
  • Prepare client for therapy
  • Therapy goals
  • Program types and phases
  • Decreased mobility
  • Correct positioning
  • Fractures
  • Principles of biomechanics
  • Practicing exercises
  • Measure response to exercise
  • Client encouragement
  • Progress reports
  • Program modifications
  • Pain management
  • Adverse reactions to program
  • Emergency situations
  • Supervisory requirements
  • Client adherence issues
  • Subjective and objective reporting
  • Client difficulties and concerns
  • Program variations

Unit 7 – Provide first aid

  • Duty of care
  • Health and safety
  • Hazards
  • Assess casualty
  • First aid response
  • Assessing a baby or toddler
  • Heart attack
  • Injuries and illness
  • Head injuries
  • Emergency response services
  • First aid procedures
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • Training and current qualifications
  • First aid management
  • Stress, fear and shock
  • Obtaining consent
  • Right to refuse
  • Spine management
  • Automated external defibrillators (AED)
  • Auto-injector
  • Puffers / inhalers
  • Masks and first aid kits
  • First aid equipment
  • Airway obstruction
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Angina and heart attack
  • Crash injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Eye, head and spinal injuries
  • Fractures
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Epilepsy
  • Poisoning
  • Hyperventilation
  • Confidentiality of records
  • Disclosure
  • Incident evaluation
  • Psychological impacts
  • Debriefing after critical incidents
  • Feedback

Unit 8 - Confirm physical health status

  • Physical health status
  • Obtain accurate information
  • Observation and testing
  • Identify and address
  • Culture
  • Interpret information
  • Major body systems
  • Identify potential health problems
  • Impacting factors on condition
  • Check client health status
  • Delivery of health intervention
  • Check major body systems
  • Disorders and diseases
  • Treatment / care programs
  • Variations from normal health status
  • Observations, signs and symptoms
  • Questioning / historical data
  • Examination checklist
  • Methods and protocols for testing
  • Other tests / testing procedures
  • Mental illness
  • Risk factors
  • High risk needs

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

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  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
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  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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