Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy D (PHTY3069)


This unit of study is part of the musculoskeletal curriculum that develops knowledge and skills required by a graduate physiotherapist in the management of musculoskeletal disorders in the general population. This unit focuses on assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions of the upper limbs. At the completion of this unit, students will have demonstrated theoretical knowledge, clinical reasoning and competency in assessment and treatment of upper limb injuries and conditions at a level sufficient to commence student practicum. This unit of study builds on knowledge and skills learned in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy A (MS A) and MS B, complements that learned in MS C and MS E and lays the foundation for MS F which will further develop skills and reasoning in 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 (20%), end semester practical assessment (20%), end semester written exam (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PHTY2054 and PHTY2055


PHTY3068 and PHTY3070

Study this unit outside a degree

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.