DR ROBERT BOLAND

FACP PhD GradDipAppSc BAppSc

QUALIFICATIONS

2007   FACP (Fellow Australian College of Physiotherapists)

2000   PhD

1989   GradDipAppSc (Manipulative Physiotherapy)

1984   BAppSc (Physiotherapy)

CURRENT POSITIONS

1988 - Present   Lecturer, University of Sydney Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Lidcombe, NSW

2004 - Present   Specialist Physiotherapy Clinician, Fairfield Hospital, Prairiewood, NSW

2003 - Present   Independent Physiotherapy Consultant, Workcover NSW

PAST RESEARCH POSITIONS

2006 - 2011   Neurology Post-Doctoral Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia Institute, Randwick

PAST CLINICAL POSITIONS

1991 - 2005   Musculoskeletal/ Manipulative Physiotherapist for the Royal Australian Navy,
Department of Defence at:

  HMAS Nirimba (1991-93)

  HMAS Watson (1993-95)

  HMAS Kuttabul (1993-2005)

1990 - 1995   Physiotherapist in private practice in New South Wales

1989   Full-time study

1986 - 1988   Physiotherapist for various private practices in Sydney, New South Wales

1985 - 1986   Physiotherapist for Illawarra Area Health Service and Western Suburbs Hospital,
New South Wales

MEMBERSHIPS

2007 - Present   Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Fellow of the Australian College
of Physiotherapy

1989 - Present   Titled member of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia

1984 - Present   Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association

CURRENT CLASSROOM TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

While the Masters Program is in abeyance at the University of Sydney, Rob is currently involved in co-ordination and teaching of Manipulative Physiotherapy for 4th year undergraduate and final year entry-level Masters students. His roles include designing curricula, classroom teaching and lectures.

PAST POST-GRADUATE CLINICAL TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

Between 1996 and 2002, before assuming overall Program Co-ordination responsibilities, Rob was an educator for Clinical Manipulative Physiotherapy Units of Study, requiring me to supervise cohorts of 3-4 students in the outpatient units of a major Sydney Teaching Hospital as they assessed and managed patients with musculoskeletal problems. In addition, he was required to assess student performance and to provide education and feedback that would facilitate a post-graduate standard of clinical practice in the area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

EXPERIENCE IN POST-GRADUATE STUDENT EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION

Rob was the Program Co-ordinator for the Master of Health Sciences (Manipulative Physiotherapy) within the Discipline of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences between 2004 and 2009. As such, he was involved in curriculum review and design of various UOS, and examination of candidates.

In addition to Program co-ordination, Rob was the Co-ordinator of the four major clinical UOS for the program:

    Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy A (Since 2001: Semester 1: Classroom based UOS with focus on professional skills applied to the cervico-thoracic spine and upper limbs)

    Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy B (Since 2001: Semester 2, Classroom based UOS with focus on professional skills applied to the thoraco-lumbar spine and lower limbs)

    Clinical Manipulative Physiotherapy A (Since 1996: Semester 1; Clinic based UOS during which students under supervision treat patients with focus on conditions of the cervico-thoracic spine and upper limbs)

    Clinical Manipulative Physiotherapy B (Since 1996: Semester 2; Clinic based UOS during which students under supervision treat patients with conditions of the thoraco-lumbar spine and lower limbs the cervico-thoracic spine and upper limbs)

In 2006, Rob successfully submitted the MHSc (Manipulative Physiotherapy) Program for accreditation by Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia and the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

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