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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy IV - PHTY5206

Year - 2018

This unit will integrate knowledge from earlier units of study and develop the skills required for the management of musculoskeletal conditions with a more complex presentation. Students learn to distinguish patients with non-specific pain from those suspected of having underlying disease/pathology. The unit covers the differential diagnosis, clinical course and prognostic factors of common musculoskeletal conditions. Students will develop the ability to select and implement interventions based on clinical reasoning, principles of evidence-based practice and safety. Emphasis will be placed on differential diagnosis, musculoskeletal surgical procedures and post-surgical protocols, and the biomechanics of joint load reduction.

Classes
4x1-hr lectures and 2x2-hr tutorial /wk over 6 weeks, plus an online module

Assessment
1 x end-semester practical/viva exam (30%), and 1x2-hr end-semester written exam (70%)

Additional information
Note that 90% attendance is required in tutorials

Pre-requisites

PHTY5203 and PHTY5204

Details

Faculty: Health Sciences

Intensive February

22 Jan 2018

Department/School: Physiotherapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 23 Feb 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
Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 1b

23 Apr 2018

Department/School: Physiotherapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 13 May 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: A/Prof Evangelos Pappas and Dr Milena Simic
HECS Band: 2
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