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 differentiate diagnosis, clinical assessment and evidence-based management of uncomplicated musculoskeletal conditions of the cervical spine, shoulder and elbow. At the completion of this unit, students will have demonstrated sound theoretical knowledge, clinical reasoning and competency in assessment and treatment of upper limb and cervical spine disorders at a level sufficient to commence student practicum. This unit of study builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1A PHTY5136 and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1B PHTY5137 and is a prerequisite for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy IV (PHTY5206). This Unit of Study also lays the foundation for Advanced Physiotherapy Practice PHTY5208, which will further develop manual therapy skills and clinical reasoning in more complex musculoskeletal conditions.
2x1hr lectures and 1x2hr tutorial/wk
1 x practical (20%) in Week 7, 1 x end-semester practical (20%), , and 1x2hr end-semester written exam (60%)
Note that 90% attendance is required in tutorials
PHTY5136 and PHTY5137Co-requisites