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Advanced Professional Practice A - PHTY4221

This unit consists of two integrated modules which together develop advanced manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills of students, and explore complex clinical problems by applying evidence-based practice to prevention and management of soft issue injuries including those related to the work environment. In the first module students will practise the application of advanced physiotherapy procedures, including manipulation, to selected regions. Students will use case based learning and advanced clinical reasoning skills to explore complex musculoskeletal impairments and treatments using manipulation. In the second module students will explore the evidence basis for the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders using ergonomic, exercise, screening and wellness approaches. Students will also apply an understanding of the WHS regulatory framework and evidenced-based guidelines underpinning the management of work-related soft tissue injuries, focussing on the low back, neck and upper limb regions. Case studies will provide the background for students to apply and evaluate a range of strategies to manage pain and improve function. Physiotherapy service delivery in a range of settings will be explored including the community, workplace and the clinic.

3x1hr lec/wk for 8 wks, 1x2 hr tut-prac/wk for 6 wks

10 min practical exam (25%), 1x2hr written exam (75%)


PHTY3081 and PHTY3086




Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Physiotherapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Trudy Rebbeck
HECS Band: 2
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