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Gerontology Physiotherapy Level 2 - Part B

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  • Overview

Gerontology Physiotherapy Level 2 offers a great opportunity to build on the knowledge developed in the Gerontology Physiotherapy Level 1 course. Topics include; management of dementia, frailty, persistent pain, mental health, an overview of the physiotherapist's role in the palliative care process and exercise prescription for older people.


Part B is the second component of the wholly virtual delivery for Gerontology Physiotherapy Level 2 and consists of eight online self-paced modules. You must complete all 8 modules in order to progress to Part C - Live virtual classroom.


Two ways to complete the course: blended or virtual

Learners have two ways of undertaking Gerontology Physiotherapy Level 2:

  • Blended: online self-paced (Part A) and attending a face-to-face classroom course (Parts B & C)
  • Wholly virtual: online self-paced (Part A & B) and live virtual classroom (Part C)

Important note: if you have completed or wish to undertake the face-to-face classroom course, you are not required to complete Part B or Part C.


Wholly virtual pre-requisites and progress: Part A must be successfully completed before you progress to Part BPart B must be successfully completed before you progress to Part C.

Diagram: two ways to undertake APA Gerontology Physiotherapy Level 2


Learning outcomes

On completion of Gerontology Physiotherapy Level 2 – Part B, participants will be able to:

  • Extend the understanding of the diagnosis and management of conditions frequently encountered in older adults such as frailty, dementia, persistent pain, mental health disorders and palliative conditions
  • Practice and become competent in a range of tools used to measure impairments and participation restrictions associated with these conditions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of a physiotherapist in the care continuum from preventative health to palliative care
  • Synthesise the evidence for exercise prescription within chronic conditions such as diabetes, bone health and falls
  • Recognise the need to respect a person’s cultural background within a physiotherapy program
  • Identify important evidence that supports physiotherapy practice in frailty, dementia, mental health, persistent pain, and palliative care, and be able to utilise this in practice


CPD Hours

10 hours



Important note: Part A must be successfully completed before you can progress to Part B. Part B must be successfully completed before you can progress to Part C. If you register for Part C, joining details for the live virtual session will not be available until Part B is completed.


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