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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II - PHTY5203

This unit of study, along with its companion unit PHTY5204 builds on compentencies around professional identity, technical skills, communication and patient centred care that were aquired and demonstrated in the foundation musculoskeletal units. Students will develop competencies in clinical reasoning, problem-solving and critical thinking supported by the use of case studies that focus on assessment and management of commonly occurring musculoskeletal conditions of the of the lumbar spine and lower limbs in a primary care setting. Students will use a framework for management of musculoskeletal conditions that is consistent with widely endorsed clinical practice guidelines and uses a pragmatic evidence based approach to patient care. Focused learning modules in this unit include principles of epidemiology, diagnosis, reassurance and education as frontline interventions, and management of musculoskeletal injuries will be applied in the cases in this and the companion unit of study.

Classes
1x2hr lecture and 1x2hr tutorial per week for 13 weeks

Assessment
Mid-semester practical/viva (20%); end semester practical/viva exam (20%); end semester written exam (60%)

Textbooks
Brukner P and Khan K (2012): Clinical Sports Medicine (4th Ed). Sydney: McGraw-Hill.

Additional information
Note that 90% attendance is required for tutorials

Pre-requisites

PHTY5136 and PHTY5137

Co-requisites

PHTY5204

Details

Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Physiotherapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Paula Beckenkamp
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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