Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy A (PHTY2054)


The overall aim of this unit of study is to develop the skills required to safely and effectively apply a selection of electrophysical agents and to assess and prescribe exercise-based rehabilitation at the level of a student commencing musculoskeletal clinical practical placements. This unit will integrate knowledge from assumed foundation science. Students will develop the ability to select and implement interventions based on clinical reasoning, principles of evidence-based practice and safety. This unit of study complements Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy B (MSB) and lays the foundation for MSC, MSD, MSE and MSF which will further develop skills in the management of disorders of the spine and periphery and more complex musculoskeletal conditions.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2-hr lecture/week, 2-hr tutorial/week


Mid semester practical assessment (25%), end semester practical assessment (25%), end semester written exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


BIOS1168 and BIOS1169 and EXSS1029 and PHTY2052 and PHTY2053



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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.