Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2 (PHTY5194)


The overall aim of this unit of study is to develop the skills required to assess, diagnose, plan and manage uncomplicated musculoskeletal disorders affecting the lower limbs and lumbar region of the spine incurred by patients of all ages at the level of a student commencing musculoskeletal clinical practical placements. This unit will integrate knowledge from assumed foundation sciences. Students will develop the ability to select and safely implement interventions based on clinical reasoning and principles of evidence based practice. Emphasis will be given to the systematic structuring and recording of the physical examination and to the application of anatomy, physiology and pathology to these clinical problems.

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%)


Brukner, P/Brukner & Khan`s Clinical Sports Medicine/4th/2012/9780070998131/
Refshauge K and Gass E (2004) Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Clinical Science and Evidence-Based Practice. 2nd Ed Butterworth Heinemann

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PHTY5193 and PHTY5196


PHTY5198 and PHTY5199

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.