This unit of study will integrate functional musculoskeletal and pathoanatomical knowledge with biomechanical analysis and principles of exercise prescription to address musculoskeletal clinical scenarios. Relevant current research and advanced knowledge of functional musculoskeletal anatomical concepts will be used to justify targeted prescription of preventative, rehabilitative and performance-enhancing exercise across the lifespan. Major emphasis will be placed on developing critical analysis of research and current practice in exercise prescription, on maximizing patient compliance with exercise programs and considering the specific needs of varying populations (eg. Athletes, performing artists, occupational and injured individuals). Students will hone their skills in designing and progressing a range of whole body and regional exercises aimed to address patient impairments and goals. This unit will include both laboratory sessions with human cadavers to extend undergraduate functional anatomy, and surface anatomy palpation classes to consolidate identification of anatomical structures learned in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
4x1hr lecture/week, 2x2hr practical/week over 6 weeks
45min online MCQ and short-answer test (20%); 45 min online short-answer test (20%); 2 hr written exam (60%)
BIOS1168 and BIOS1169 and PHTY3081 and PHTY4221Co-requisites