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Prue Munro is a Lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University. She is the Unit Co-ordinator of PTY2031, a 24 credit point unit focusing on cardiorespiratory physiotherapy undertaken by students in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program.  

Prue has extensive experience in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy with almost 30 years of combined experience in clinical practice, education and research. Prior to joining Monash University, she was Senior Clinician Physiotherapist in Heart and Lung Transplantation/ Respiratory Medicine at The Alfred in Melbourne.   

Prue is a contributing author of the seminal textbook Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Adults and Paediatrics. She has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences and taught at post graduate workshops in Australia, China, USA and Turkey.  

Prue is a current member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Australian and New Zealand Allied Health Professsional Education Association (ANZAHPE) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

She has held a variety of honorary leadership roles in the Australian Physiotherapy Association including Victorian Chair, National Committee  and National Advisory Council representative for the Cardiorespiratory Group and she was Convenor of the 9th National Cardiothoracic Physiotherapy Conference.

Monash teaching commitment

PTY2031 - Unit Coordinator (Year 2, Bachelor of Physiotherapy program)

Lectures, Case based learning, Practicals, Simulation, Tutorials.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Diploma Health Management, University of New England (Australia)

Award Date: 1 Jul 1999

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University

Award Date: 1 Jul 1993

External positions

Assessor, Australian Physiotherapy Council

2009 → …

Research area keywords

  • Physiotherapy
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Health professions education
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Chronic respiratory disease

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