Exercise for Musculoskeletal Conditions (EXSS5062)


The major emphasis of Exercise for Musculoskeletal Conditions is the strategic application of the principles of exercise prescription to target specific prevention and rehabilitation goals. The unit investigates the structure and organisation of therapeutic exercise for the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. This includes the structure, mechanical properties and function of connective tissues and the responses of these tissues to mechanical stress and musculoskeletal disorders and the role of exercise in the management of these conditions. Throughout the unit discussion of the effects of disease on the exercise response is used to enhance understanding of normal exercise physiology and biomechanical function. Similar attention is paid to the contributions of disuse and deconditioning to exacerbation of exercise impairment imposed by disease or injury.

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39 hours across 12 weeks (1-12)


Group presentation (20%), practical exam (35%) and end semester exam (45%)

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