Short Courses

 

The following short courses are available to physiotherapists

*All Enquiries Email: med.physioshortcourses@monash.edu


Monash Online Physiotherapy Short Courses


Paediatric online courses


Australian Physiotherapy Workshops


Clinical Expert Series



Paediatric Online Courses

Important information:

  • Each online paediatric short course contributes to an estimated 40 hours of professional development
  • Participants who cancel 4 weeks prior to course commencement will be entitled to a refund, less a $100 administration fee. Participants that cancel less than 4 weeks before course commencement will be entitled to a 50% refund of the cost of the paediatric short course and after course commencement no refunds will be issued.

Enhancing skills in paediatric physiotherapy (introductory course)

26 August to 20 Sept 2019 (Face to face day 12 Oct)

Cost: $600 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

This course is suitable for physiotherapists who have recently graduated or those taking on a paediatric caseload after a period away from this area of practice. Unfortunately this course is not available to non-physiotherapists.

At the completion of this course it is expected the participant will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of normal development across the spectrum of childhood, within the context of normal variations.
  2. Identify paediatric conditions which are appropriate for physiotherapy intervention.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of a comprehensive paediatric physiotherapy assessment for children presenting with musculoskeletal, developmental or neurological conditions.
  4. Identify appropriate assessment tools for specific paediatric conditions.
  5. Conduct prioritised systematic assessments for different paediatric conditions across the spectrum of childhood and adolescence.
  6. Determine the child’s main problems based on the assessment findings.
  7. Identify and communicate the important findings of paediatric physiotherapy assessment that warrant further assessment and / or intervention and / or referral to other practitioners, especially ‘red flags’.
  8. Understand the process of setting smart goals for a child in conjunction with their family.
  9. Identify appropriate evidenced based or best practise interventions to specific paediatric conditions.
  10. Understand the principles of sensitive and appropriate communication at all times when working with children, their parents / grandparents / carers.
  11. Identify limits to their own practice/knowledge and recognise when to request assistance from senior physiotherapy staff or other health professionals either within or external to their own workplace.

When:26 August to 20 September 2019 (Face to face day 12 Oct)

While we welcome the participation of qualified international physiotherapists, please be mindful of the following points before you register:

  1. For all Monash University physiotherapy courses, including short courses, you must meet the minimum English language requirements which is the equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 (no band lower than 6.5)
  2. The courses have been developed for the Australian context and may or may not be relevant to international settings.

Register for Enhancing Skills in Paediatric Physiotherapy (introductory)

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Advancing Skills in Paediatric Physiotherapy - Chronic and Complex Conditions*

February 2020

Cost: $600 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

* This course is only available to participants who have previously completed the introductory course: ‘Enhancing skills in paediatric physiotherapy’ or obtained an exemption by submitting a one page CV to med.physioshortcourses@monash.edu outlining clinical practice experience and professional development undertaken in paediatrics since graduation.

At the completion of this course it is expected the participant will be able to:

  1. To identify the key presenting features of the most common neuromuscular disorders.
  2. To outline the assessment, management and possible outcomes measures that can be used in DMD and CMT.
  3. To identify appropriate exercise prescription in DMD and CMT.
  4. Understand the essential involvement of health care team in the management of NM weakness disorders.
  5. Understand the factors that contribute to the variability in presentation after paediatric acquired brain injury.
  6. Understand the factors that contribute to the variability in recovery after paediatric acquired brain injury.
  7. Understand the complexity of social and emotional factors surrounding paediatric ABI.
  8. Identify the key time points in which the child with an ABI might require additional input.
  9. Understand the essential involvement of health care team in ABI.
  10. Understand the burn healing process and factors that influence this in acute burns.
  11. Understand principles of management for acute burn injuries.
  12. Gain an understanding of how factors in the acute phase impact on long-term outcomes for burn injuries.
  13. Understand long term management options of burns and associated problems.
  14. Develop understanding of the complexities of management of multi-trauma.
  15. Understand the differences between chronic fatigue, conversion disorders, fibromyalgia and rheumatologic conditions.
  16. Understand the multidisciplinary management of chronic fatigue and understanding physiotherapy role within the team.

While we welcome the participation of qualified international physiotherapists, please be mindful of the following points before you register:

  1. For all Monash University physiotherapy courses, including short courses, you must meet the minimum English language requirements which is the equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 (no band lower than 6.5)
  2. The courses have been developed for the Australian context and may or may not be relevant to international settings.

Register your interest in attending the Advanced Physiotherapy in Chronic and Complex conditions

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Advancing Skills in Paediatric Physiotherapy - Neonates and infants*

April 2020

Cost: $600 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

* This course is only available to participants who have previously completed the introductory course: ‘Enhancing skills in paediatric physiotherapy’ or obtained an exemption by submitting a one page CV to med.physioshortcourses@monash.edu outlining clinical practice experience and professional development undertaken in paediatrics since graduation.

At the completion of this course it is expected the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the phases of neonatal neurological development and the features of each developmental phase.
  2. Describe the phases of neonatal respiratory development and the features of each developmental phase.
  3. Apply knowledge of typical neonatal and infant development to the clinical physiotherapy management of neonates and infants.
  4. Recognise typically developing movement and postural behaviour of neonates and infants.
  5. Define the principles of developmental care and apply these to clinical practice with the neonatal population.
  6. Identify standardised outcome measures appropriate for assessment of the neonatal and infant population.
  7. Identify multiple physiotherapy strategies to address deviations from typical development in the neonatal and infant populations.
  8. Describe a comprehensive musculo-skeletal physiotherapy assessment of the newborn and the infant.
  9. Describe the management of common musculo-skeletal disorders of infancy

While we welcome the participation of qualified international physiotherapists, please be mindful of the following points before you register:

  1. For all Monash University physiotherapy courses, including short courses, you must meet the minimum English language requirements which is the equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 (no band lower than 6.5)
  2. The courses have been developed for the Australian context and may or may not be relevant to international settings.

Next course will run in April 2020, register your interest to be the first to know when registrations open

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Advancing skills in paediatric physiotherapy - Cerebral Palsy*

15 July to 9 August 2019 (Face to Face day 24 August)

Cost: $600 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

* This course is only available to participants who have previously completed the introductory course: ‘Enhancing skills in paediatric physiotherapy’ or obtained an exemption by submitting a one page CV to med.physioshortcourses@monash.edu outlining clinical practice experience and professional development undertaken in paediatrics since graduation.

At the completion of this course it is expected the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe relevant embryology in regards to the timing of cerebral insults that result in a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding the common risk factors that lead to a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
  3. Be able to identify and select appropriate outcome measures for children with cerebral palsy across the age span.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of hip surveillance requirements in cerebral palsy and how the management differs.
  5. Identify and understand the principles of managmeent of different movement disorders.
  6. Discuss the advantages and disadvantates of burst versus ongoing therapy prescription.
  7. Apply the principles of advanced gait correction via orthotic prescription with the use of cases to illustrate.
  8. Understand the rationale for the timing of medical itnerventions eg. Medications, botox, SDR, ITB, surgery.
  9. Understand the complexity in equipment prescription in cerebral palsy across the lifespan.
  10. Desribe the complexities around transition from paediatric to adult services.
  11. Tailor outcome measurement for different ages based on the ICF.

When:15 July to 9 August 2018 (Face to Face day 24th Aug)

Where: Workshop day (attendance encouraged): Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria.

While we welcome the participation of qualified international physiotherapists, please be mindful of the following points before you register:

  1. For all Monash University physiotherapy courses, including short courses, you must meet the minimum English language requirements which is the equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 (no band lower than 6.5)
  2. The courses have been developed for the Australian context and may or may not be relevant to international settings.

Registrations open for Advancing skills in paediatric physiotherapy - Cerebral Palsy

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Australian practice workshops - for internationally trained physiotherapists

Important information:

  • These workshops are designed for overseas physiotherapists who have successfully completed the APC theory examination
  • We reserve the right to cancel any of the workshops if the minimum number of 10 registrants is not reached. Full refunds will be available to those registered in this instance.
  • Participants will be entitled to a refund, less a $100 administration fee per workshop, if cancellation is at least 6 weeks before course commencement AND ONLY IF pre-course reading material has NOT been sent to the participant. Once pre course reading material has been sent to a participant and/or cancellation is less than 6 weeks prior to course commencement participants are not entitled to a refund.

Introduction to Australian Physiotherapy Practice Workshops Cardiorespiratory

Date: 24th July 2019

Cost: $450 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

This workshop provides an overview to common principles and practice in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy in Australia, through the use of a variety of teaching and learning activities including case studies. Participants will be provided with pre-reading to maximise workshop time. The workshop is targeted at clinical skill and clinical reasoning development relevant to the Australian Healthcare system. The workshop is targeted at candidates who have successfully completed the APC theory exam.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:

At the completion of the cardiorespiratory workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss modes of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy service delivery within the Australian Healthcare context
  2. List key components of a cardiorespiratory interview
  3. Identify the elements of a cardiorespiratory physical examination
  4. Demonstrate modification of assessment relevant to patient pathology
  5. Apply clinical reasoning in identification of patient problems and treatment priorities
  6. Demonstrate commonly used treatment techniques
  7. Identify key issues related to goal setting and discharge planning in the acute cardiorespiratory patient within the Australian Healthcare context

Course materials include a DVD

Please be mindful of the following points before you register:

  1. For all Monash University physiotherapy courses, including short courses, you must meet the minimum English language requirements which is the equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 (no band lower than 6.5) See: http://www.physiotherapyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx
  2. The courses have been developed for the Australian context and may or may not be relevant to international settings.

Cost includes pre-reading materials, morning and afternoon tea. A light lunch will be provided

FACILITATOR:

Dr Annemarie Lee - Introduction to Australian Physiotherapy Practice Workshops Cardiorespiratory - Monash UniversityDr Annemarie Lee PhD, MPhysio(Cardiothoracic), BPhysio (Hons),. Annemarie is a cardiorespiratory physiotherapist with over 20 years of clinical and teaching experience in the field of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. Annemarie is currently the Cardiorespiratory Stream Leader in the Monash University Physiotherapy program and has previously supervised domestic and international students in the clinical setting.

Time: 9.30 am - 4.00 pm

Cost: $450 (GST inclusive) or $1,200 (GST inclusive) if you register for all three workshops

Registrations open: Introduction to Australian Physiotherapy Practice Workshops Cardiorespiratory


Introduction to Australian Physiotherapy Practice Workshops Neurological

Date: 25th July 2019

Cost: $450 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

This workshop is designed to provide an overview to common principles and practice in neurological physiotherapy in Australia, through the use of a variety of teaching and learning activities. Participants will be provided with pre-reading to maximise discussion / practical time. Emphasis will be on clinical reasoning and practical skill development during the workshop. The workshop is targeted at candidates who have successfully completed the APC theory exam.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

At the completion of the neurological workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss modes of service delivery in Australia in relation to neurological physiotherapy
  2. List components of a neurological interview
  3. Identify the key elements of a neurological physical assessment
  4. Identify how to modify assessment relevant to a patients’ presentation.
  5. Describe how to develop a problem list
  6. Demonstrate commonly used patient transfers
  7. Demonstrate commonly used treatment techniques
  8. Describe commonly used outcome measures
  9. Discuss elements of the APC clinical examination

Course materials include a link to the online instructional video 'Assessment of the adult with hemiplegia' and post course online access to teaching videos

Please be mindful of the following points before you register:

  1. For all Monash University physiotherapy courses, including short courses, you must meet the minimum English language requirements which is the equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 (no band lower than 6.5) See: http://www.physiotherapyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx
  2. The courses have been developed for the Australian context and may or may not be relevant to international settings.

Cost includes Cost includes pre-reading materials, morning and afternoon tea. A light lunch will be provided.

FACILITATOR:

Dr Prue Morgan - Introduction to Australian Physiotherapy Practice Workshops Neurological - Monash UniversityDr. Prue Morgan PhD. B..App.Sc. (physio), M. App.Sc. (Research), Grad Dip Neuroscience, APA Specialist neurological physiotherapist, FACP. Prue is a specialist neurological physiotherapist with more than 20 years of clinical and teaching experience in the field of neurological physiotherapy. Prue is currently the Neurology Lecturer in the Monash University physiotherapy program, has supervised overseas' trained physiotherapists undertaking neurological clinical placements and examined candidates in neurology for ACP clinical examinations.

Narelle Dalwood - Introduction to Australian Physiotherapy Practice Workshops Neurological - Monash UniversityNarelle Dalwood Dalwood BAppSc (Physiotherapy), Grad Dip Neuroscience, APA Neurological Physiotherapist. Narelle is an experienced neurological physiotherapist and lecturer and has combined her educator and clinician roles for nearly 20 years. Narelle has worked most recently at Monash Health in the acute neurosciences unit. Narelle is currently a Neurology Lecturer in the Monash University physiotherapy program and is currently completing her PhD in the field of health sciences education. Narelle has supervised overseas' trained physiotherapists undertaking neurological clinical placements and examined candidates in neurology for ACP clinical examinations.

Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm

Cost: $450 (GST inclusive) or $1,200 (GST inclusive) if you register for all three workshops

Registrations open: Introduction to Australian Physiotherapy Practice Workshops Neurological


Introduction to Australian Physiotherapy Practice Workshops Musculoskeletal

Date: 26th July 2019

Cost: $450 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

This workshop provides an overview, to common principles and practice in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in Australia, through the use of a variety of teaching and learning activities. Participants will be provided with pre-reading to maximise discussion / practical time on the day. Emphasis during the workshop will be on developing clinical reasoning and practical skills in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The workshop is targeted at candidates who have successfully completed the APC theory exam.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:

At the completion of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss modes of service delivery in Australia in relation to musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  2. List the components of an interview
  3. Identify the elements of physical assessment
  4. Identify how to modify assessment relevant to a patients' presentation.
  5. Apply clinical reasoning in identification of treatment priorities
  6. Apply common risk management strategies
  7. Demonstrate commonly used treatment techniques

Course materials include a copy of "Clinical Guidelines in Acute Orthopaedic Physiotherapy", Oldmeadow and Kimmel.

Please be mindful of the following points before you register:

  1. For all Monash University physiotherapy courses, including short courses, you must meet the minimum English language requirements which is the equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 (no band lower than 6.5) See: http://www.physiotherapyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx
  2. The courses have been developed for the Australian context and may or may not be relevant to international settings.

Cost includes pre-reading materials, morning tea, light lunch and afternoon tea. Course materials include a copy of "Clinical Protocols in Acute Orthopaedic Physiotherapy", Oldmeadow and Kimmel.

FACILITATOR:

Dr Luke Perraton- Introduction to Australian Physiotherapy Practice Workshops Musculoskeletal - Monash University Dr Luke Perraton is an Australian Physiotherapy Association Musculoskeletal and Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist and a lecturer in the department of Physiotherapy at Monash University. Luke has 18+ years’ experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinical practice, education and research. As a clinician, Luke has worked with clients in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, private practices and sports teams. Luke’s PhD and post-doctoral research investigated knee function and biomechanics following knee surgery.

Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm

Cost: $450 (GST inclusive) or $1,200 (GST inclusive) if you register for all three workshops

Registrations open: Introduction to Australian Physiotherapy Practice Workshops Musculoskeletal


All Workshops: Introduction to Australian Physiotherapy Practice Workshops - Cardio/Musc/Neuro

Date: 24th-26th July 2019

Cost: $1200 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

If you register to attend all three workshops, the cost will be $1,200 inclusive of GST, rather than $450 per workshop

Maximum participants: 20 each workshop.

Minimum participants: 10 each workshop

Cost includes pre-reading materials which will be posted to you prior to the workshops

Morning and afternoon tea is provided. A light lunch will be provided – but if you prefer there are two cafes on campus where you can purchase food.

Please be mindful of the following points before you register:

  1. For all Monash University physiotherapy courses, including short courses, you must meet the minimum English language requirements which is the equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 (no band lower than 6.5) See: http://www.physiotherapyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx
  2. The courses have been developed for the Australian context and may or may not be relevant to international settings.

Location:
Department of Physiotherapy,
Monash University, Peninsula Campus,
McMahons Road, Frankston

How to get to Peninsula Campus:
http://www.monash.edu.au/campuses/peninsula/travel/

Note:
If you are registering to attend all three workshops you need to select that option to obtain the reduced price, rather than registering for each workshop separately

We reserve the right to cancel any of the workshops if the minimum number of 10 registrants is not reached. Full refunds will be available to those registered in this instance.

Participants will be entitled to a refund, less a $100 administration fee per workshop, if cancellation is at least 6 weeks before course commencement AND ONLY IF pre-course reading material has NOT been sent to the participant.

Once pre course reading material has been sent to a participant and/or cancellation is less than 6 weeks prior to course commencement participants are not entitled to a refund.

Registrations open: Introduction to Australian Physiotherapy Practice Workshops (Cardio/Musc/Neuro)



Clinical expert series

New courses and seminars will be posted soon.

#1 Novel approaches to the rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Webcast available now: New seminars will be listed soon

Cost: $4.99 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

Dr. Christian Osadnik

About the speaker: Dr. Christian Osadnik is a post-doctoral research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy at Monash University. His main clinical and research interests centre upon the optimisation of health outcomes for patients with chronic respiratory disease (particularly those with COPD) via the application of evidence-based rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Osadnik is a current Lung Foundation Australia COPD Research Fellow (2016 - 2018) and recent long-term research fellowship recipient of the European Respiratory Society (2014 - 2015) which saw him research innovative training methods in pulmonary rehabilitation in the laboratory of Prof. Thierry Troosters, Leuven (Belgium). He is actively involved in TSANZ, is a co-author of the recently published Australian and New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines and is an editor with Cochrane Airways.

The Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University, in conjunction with The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) are pleased to announce the following upcoming evening seminar entitled: "Novel approaches to the rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease". This seminar aims to provide an update on recent advances and innovative approaches to exercise training and pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The presentation will review emerging scientific literature and the recently published Australian and New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines to highlight potential opportunities to optimise responses to rehabilitation in this patient group.

Presenter: Dr. Christian Osadnik

Session format: The format will be a lecture-style presentation plus open discussion with emphasis on the implications for clinical practice and future research. Light refreshments will be available.

Location: 'The Peninsula Room' (room 3.14) - Level 3 of the Monash Physical Activity and Recreation Centre (Building W), Peninsula Campus Monash University. Refer map (Download Map) or visit Peninsula home page for further information.

Parking: Parking is free of charge after 4pm in the Blue permit area located at the rear of Building B.

Times: n/a

Cost: $4.99

This course is ideal for: Any medical professionals with an interest in respiratory rehabilitation, including (but not limited to) physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, respiratory nurses, medical doctors, researchers, students.

Webcast of Novel approaches to the rehabilitation of patients with COPD

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#2 Postoperative pulmonary complications: killers, costs, and how physiotherapy can save the day

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Cost: $4.99 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

Dr. Rebecca Lane and Ianthe Boden

About the speakers: Dr Lane is a Physiotherapist, Academic and Researcher and Head of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy at Monash University for 12 years. She completed her PhD on predicting pulmonary risk following upper abdominal surgery in 2005 and has an ongoing passion to improve morbidity and mortality outcomes in the abdominal surgery population through clinically focussed research. She currently supervises a number of PhD, MPhil and advanced research (honours) students in critical care, surgical and chronic health cardiorespiratory research areas. She has successfully partnered with national and international collaborative teams employing a variety of educational and clinically focussed research methods, including qualitative, quantitative, quality of life and health economic measures. Dr Lane is a regularly invited speaker at national and international conferences in the fields of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy and education.

Ianthe Boden currently co-ordinates the Department of Anaesthetics Abdominal Surgery Research Group and is Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Supervisor at the Launceston General Hospital. Ianthe has a clinical Masters in cardiopulmonary physiotherapy and is completing her PhD on preventing respiratory complications following major abdominal surgery. Ianthe’s research has won major awards including the Jill Nosworthy Award for excellence in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy research, the Graeme Duffy Award from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), and Best Paper at the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) congress. Ianthe recently completed the largest ever physiotherapy-focused international, multi-centre randomised controlled trial in abdominal surgery (LIPPSMAck-POP), and is currently principal investigator on two other abdominal surgery randomised trials (ICEAGE and NIPPER PLUS), and an international multicentre observational trial (CHESTY) which has over 35 collaborating centres across 7 countries.

Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Lane and Ianthe Boden

Session format: The format will be a lecture-style presentation plus open discussion with emphasis on the implications for clinical practice and future research. Light refreshments will be available.

Location: 'The Peninsula Room' (room 3.14) - Level 3 of the Monash Physical Activity and Recreation Centre (Building W), Peninsula Campus Monash University. Refer map (Download Map) or visit Peninsula home page for further information.

Parking: Parking is free of charge after 4pm in the Blue permit area located at the rear of Building B.

Times: n/a

Cost: $4.99

This course is ideal for: Any health professionals interested in cardiorespiratory medicine, including physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, respiratory nurses, medical doctors, anaesthetists, surgeons, researchers, students.

Webcast of Postoperative pulmonary complications: killers, costs, and how physiotherapy can save the day

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#3 Early mobilisation in the intensive care unit: evidence, outcome measures and clinical considerations

2018

Cost: $10-30 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

Claire Tipping

About the speakers: Claire Tipping is a Senior Physiotherapist in the intensive care unit (ICU) stream of The Alfred Hospital. Claire is a current PhD candidate of Monash University, under the supervision of Dr. Carol Hodgson. Her thesis aims to determine the factors that affect physical function and outcome before, during and after critical illness. Claire has a passion for physiotherapy in the ICU and trauma populations and is keen to implement strategies to improve health outcomes for patients suffering from critical illness. Claire has published 9 articles and presented at national conferences, she is also on the management committee for the Treatment of invasively ventilated adults with Early Activity and Mobilisation (TEAM) trial.

This seminar aims to provide an update on recent advances and innovative approaches to the early mobilisation of patients suffering from critical illnesses. The presentation will review emerging scientific literature, including patient risk stratification, the latest evidence-based recommendations and healthcare impact of early physiotherapy applied for this patient group. The presentation aims to highlight the ways we should approach early mobilisation in ICU and the most appropriate outcomes to use in order to measure our effectiveness. It is hoped this session will allow for engaging interactive discussions regarding the evolution of our practice in this field of research and practice.

Presenter: Claire Tipping

Session format: The format will be a lecture-style presentation plus open discussion with emphasis on the implications for clinical practice and future research. Light refreshments will be available.

Location: 'The Peninsula Room' (room 3.14) - Level 3 of the Monash Physical Activity and Recreation Centre (Building W), Peninsula Campus Monash University. Refer map (Download Map) or visit Peninsula home page for further information.

Parking: Parking is free of charge after 4pm in the Blue permit area located at the rear of Building B.

Times: 6:00-7:30pm

Cost: $30 (GST inclusive) or $25 for early bird registration (before 02/11/17). Monash students $10.

This course is ideal for: Any health professionals interested in cardiorespiratory medicine, including physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, respiratory nurses, medical doctors, researchers, students.

Registration closed: Online access to seminar coming soon

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#4 How to manage common comorbidities in people with chronic lung disease: adapting pulmonary rehabilitation and other physiotherapy approaches

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Cost: $4.99 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

Dr. Annemarie Lee

About the speaker: Dr. Annemarie Lee is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University and research fellow at the Institute for Breathing and Sleep. She has significant expertise in the areas of physiotherapy for people with bronchiectasis and the impact of comorbidities and clinical approaches to optimise their management in chronic respiratory conditions. Annemarie’s research has been informed by clinical and research experience at Alfred Health. She completed her international postdoctoral fellowship in Toronto, Canada in the laboratory of Prof. Dina Brooks and Dr. Roger Goldstein, with a focus on pain and postural changes in COPD and the impact of adjuncts to pulmonary rehabilitation. Annemarie has published 82 articles, 7 book chapters, has presented at national and international conferences in the USA, Canada and Europe and supervised PhD, Masters and Honours students. She is part of the research group of the Australian bronchiectasis registry and is involved in the American Thoracic Society Pulmonary rehabilitation web committee and TSANZ education and training group.

Presenter: Dr. Annemarie Lee

Session format: The format will be a lecture-style presentation plus open discussion with emphasis on the implications for clinical practice and future research. Light refreshments will be available.

Location: 'The Peninsula Room' (room 3.14) - Level 3 of the Monash Physical Activity and Recreation Centre (Building W), Peninsula Campus, Monash University. Refer map (Download Map) or visit Peninsula home page for further information.

Parking: Parking is free of charge after 4pm in the Blue permit area located at the rear of Building B.

Times: n/a

Cost: $10-30

This course is ideal for: Any medical professionals with an interest in respiratory rehabilitation, including (but not limited to) physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, respiratory nurses, medical doctors, researchers, students.

Webcast for Cardiorespiratory Seminar #4 available now

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#5 Does cardiac rehabilitation really work? If so, how should we do it?

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Cost: $4.99 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

A recent systematic review and meta-analysis http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/3/e019656 has cast an interesting spotlight on the role for cardiac rehabilitation in the management of patients with cardiac dysfunction. This seminar aims to review this evidence and provide an update on the latest insights into the ways we should conduct cardiac rehabilitation in clinical practice. It is hoped this session will allow for engaging interactive discussions regarding the evolution of practice in this field.

Kim Gray

Kim Gray - Does cardiac rehabilitation really work? - Monash UniversityAbout the speaker: Kim Gray is a Senior Physiotherapist at Austin Health, Vice President of ACRA and a co-author of the 2014 Core Components of Cardiovascular Disease Secondary Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation. She has a Masters of Rural and Remote Health Practice with the University of South Australia focussing on Chronic Disease Management and Public Health. She has 17 years of experience in the areas of cardiac and heart failure rehabilitation.

Presenter: Kim Gray

Session format: The format will be a lecture-style presentation plus open discussion with emphasis on the implications for clinical practice and future research. Light refreshments will be available.

Location: 'The Peninsula Room' (room 3.14) - Level 3 of the Monash Physical Activity and Recreation Centre (Building W), Peninsula Campus, Monash University. Refer map (Download Map) or visit Peninsula home page for further information.

Parking: Parking is free of charge after 4pm in the Blue permit area located at the rear of Building B.

Times: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Cost: $10/$25$/30 student/earlybird (before 6/7/18)/standard (prices are GST inclusive)

This course is ideal for: Any health professionals interested in cardiac and cardiorespiratory medicine, including physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, nurses, medical doctors, researchers, students.

Webcast for Cardiorespiratory Seminar #5 here

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#6 Physical activity, rehabilitation and cancer care - where are we now?

Webcast available soon

Cost: $4.99 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

The responsibilities of modern-day healthcare clinicians increasingly includes the care and management of cancer survivors. Oncology rehabilitation is known to be a useful vehicle for improving a range of clinically-relevant outcomes in this patient group, yet community awareness, funding and organisational barriers to such programs exist that limits their effectiveness. Exercise is a potent treatment associated with reduced cancer-related mortality, improved cancer-related fatigue and potentially reduced cancer recurrence rates. Yet despite these known benefits, significant potential remains for improvements in the way we approach the rehabilitation of cancer survivors in Australia.

This seminar aims to provide a broad review of some of the pertinent issues affecting this aspect of clinical care in order to shape our focus towards future improvements in this space. The session will review some of the latest evidence and clinical practice rehabilitation and physical activity guidelines relevant to this patient group to help clinicians better understand how to adopt a patient-centred care approach to clinical practice. It is hoped this session will allow for engaging interactive discussions regarding the evolution of practice in this field.

Amy Dennett

Kim Gray - Does cardiac rehabilitation really work? - Monash UniversityAbout the speaker: Amy Dennett is a Senior Physiotherapist at Eastern Health and St Vincent’s Private Hospital who recently completed her PhD at La Trobe University on the topic of ‘Physical Activity and Oncology Rehabilitation’. Amy’s work has cast a spotlight on the importance of improving the delivery of rehabilitation services in Australia for cancer survivors, with a focus on the role to better recognise ‘exercise as medicine’ in this field. Amy is particularly interested in the area of enhancing physical activity levels of cancer survivors and the role that hospital-based rehabilitation plays to enhance patient engagement to achieve this goal. Amy has published 7 articles in the field and presented at numerous international and national conferences. Amy is currently working with an international group of expert oncology physiotherapists drafting a position statement to raise the profile of the physiotherapist’s contribution to oncology care. She continues her clinical research within her role at Eastern Health and St Vincent’s Private hospital.

Presenter: Amy Dennett

Session format: The format will be a lecture-style presentation plus open discussion with emphasis on the implications for clinical practice and future research. Light refreshments will be available.

Location: 'The Peninsula Room' (room 3.14) - Level 3 of the Monash Physical Activity and Recreation Centre (Building W), Peninsula Campus, Monash University. Refer map (Download Map) or visit Peninsula home page for further information.

Parking: Parking is free of charge after 4pm in the Blue permit area located at the rear of Building B.

Times: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Cost: $10/$25$/30 student/earlybird (before 20/09/18)/standard (prices are GST inclusive)

This course is ideal for: Any health professionals interested in cardiac and cardiorespiratory medicine, including physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, nurses, medical doctors, researchers, students.

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#7 Frailty in respiratory medicine: time for action?

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Cost: $4.99 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

As we manage an ageing population in our clinical care, attention has been increasingly directed towards the negative impact of frailty upon common healthcare targets. The concept of frailty appears intuitively simple to recognise, yet it is a highly complex, multi-dimensional trait that poses significant challenges to define, measure and evaluate its impact upon patient care. Many lessons learned from the field of gerontology highlight a clear need to improve the way we deliver ‘standard care’ for such individuals. Despite this emerging knowledge, few parallel advancements have been observed in our practice of respiratory medicine.

This seminar aims to review some of the key issues in the field of frailty that have arisen from geriatric medicine, and examine its relevance to the field of acute respiratory medicine. It is hoped clinicians will gain a better understanding of the ways in which this ‘treatable trait’ can be integrated into our daily clinical practice, as well as appreciation of the strengths and limitations associated with common methods used to assess frailty. The session aims to allow for engaging interactive discussions regarding the evolution of practice in this field.

About the speakers

Kim Gray - Does cardiac rehabilitation really work? - Monash UniversityDr Sze-Ee Soh is a lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy and a post-doctoral research fellow with the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. She is a registered physiotherapist with more than 15 years of clinical experience in delivering physiotherapy services for older adults. She has a keen interest in biostatistics and her main areas of research include falls, Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, quality of life and validating outcome measures.

Kim Gray - Does cardiac rehabilitation really work? - Monash UniversityDr. Christian Osadnik is a post-doctoral research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy at Monash University. His interests centre upon the optimisation of health outcomes for patients with chronic respiratory disease (particularly COPD) via the application of evidence-based rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Osadnik is a current Lung Foundation Australia COPD Research Fellow, Executive Committee member of TSANZ Victoria, and Co-ordinator of Cochrane Airways Australia.

Presenters: Dr Sze-Ee Soh & Dr Christian Osadnik

Session format: The format will be a lecture-style presentation plus open discussion with emphasis on the implications for clinical practice and future research. Light refreshments will be available.

Location: 'The Peninsula Room' (room 3.14) - Level 3 of the Monash Physical Activity and Recreation Centre (Building W), Peninsula Campus, Monash University. Refer map (Download Map) or visit Peninsula home page for further information.

Parking: Parking is free of charge after 4pm in the Blue permit area located at the rear of Building B.

Times: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Cost: $10/$25$/30 student/earlybird (before 06/12/18)/standard (prices are GST inclusive)

This course is ideal for: Any health professionals working in acute care, respiratory medicine and/or gerontology, including physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, nurses, medical doctors, researchers, students.

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Lower Limb Tendinopathy Masterclass

2018

Cost: $300 (GST inclusive)

Monash Physiotherapy Short Courses

Dr Peter Malliaras

Delivered by Peter Malliaras, physio PhD and tendinopathy clinician-scientist. Peter has a respected international clinical and research profile, and is consulted by many people for a second opinion regarding their tendon injuries, including elite athletes and performers (eg football, rugby, ballet, and tennis). He works as an Associate Professor at Monash University, focusing on tendinopathy research, and sees more than 20 tendinopathy patients in clinic each week.

This course provides an up-to-date research and clinical perspective and a complete walk through assessment, kinetic chain and biomechanics considerations and rehabilitation of common tendinopathies. Achilles, patellar and gluteal tendinopaties will be covered in detail.

Whether you are a new graduate or very experienced clinician, you will come away with many answers to your questions as well as clinical gems to take away.

Presenter: Dr Peter Malliaras, PhD

Location: Peninsula Campus

Date: Friday December 8th 2017

Times: 1.00pm-7.00pm

This course will cover:

  • What you really need to know about tendinopathy pain and pathology
  • How diagnosis and assessment influence management eg pain irritability and cognitive emotional factors
  • When is pathology important and imaging indications
  • Biomechanics and kinetic chain assessments and considerations
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation strategies for common lower limb tendinopathies
  • Top tips for maximizing adherence, patient education and buy-in
  • Detailed return to sport progressions for sedentary people, runners, jumpers, multidirection sport, etc.
  • Management of athletes inseason and maintenance programs
  • When to use adjunct conservative interventions (e.g. orthotics, manual therapy) and injections in different tendinopathy presentations

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