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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy IA - PHTY5136

This unit introduces students to the sub-specialty stream of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. The unit examines observation and measurement of normal movement using methods that are suitable for clinical application, including biomechanical analyses. Students are taught and practice a number of introductory therapeutic techniques, including general and regional musculoskeletal screening, manual therapy, soft tissue massage and the use of electrophysical agents. The principles of therapeutic exercise for mobility, strength and coordination are explored and practiced. The unit also explores the physiology, psychology, measurement and management of musculoskeletal pain. Students are introduced to case-based clinical reasoning that includes planning a musculoskeletal physical examination and selecting appropriate treatment modalities with appropriate dosage. This unit lays the foundation for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II, III and IV.

2x1hr lec and 2x1hr tut/wk

mid-semester practical assessment (10%), end-semester practical assessment (20%), 1x2hr end-semester written exam (70%)

Additional information
Note that 90% attendance is required in tutorials

Assumed knowledge
Bachelor's Degree Level study in Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Exercise Physiology is essential. Knowledge of Motor Performance and Learning and Biomechanics is desirable but not essential.




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: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Jane Grayson
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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