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Exercise for Musculoskeletal Conditions - EXSS5062

Year - 2018

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.

Classes
39 hours across 12 weeks (1-12)

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

Details

Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 1a

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Exercise and Sport Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Jonathan Freeston
HECS Band: 2
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