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PHTY71-402: Physiotherapy: Musculoskeletal 1

Description

In this subject students will integrate and extend their knowledge of clinically related musculoskeletal anatomy and tissue response to disease and trauma. The physiotherapist’s role in enhancing normal tissue healing and repair will be introduced. The impact of different conditions (rheumatological, degenerative, acute and repetitive trauma) upon the upper and lower limb and vertebral column will be explored.  Students will develop their ability to assess clients encountered in the inpatient orthopaedic and outpatient settings. Using sound clinical reasoning and evidence based approaches students will construct, evaluate and modify treatment to meet short- and long-term client goals.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: PHTY71-402
EFTSL: 0.250
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Semesters offered:
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit: 20
Study areas:
  • Health, Biomedical, and Sport Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $11,740.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $11,980.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $12,640.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $13,400.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of patient presentation and progression of relevant musculoskeletal, medical, and surgical conditions (using knowledge of anatomy and pathophysiology) across the health and life span.
  2. Apply knowledge of physiotherapy consultation and clinical reasoning skills to the musculoskeletal physiotherapy interview, including informed consent, analysis of findings, and development of a provisional diagnosis for musculoskeletal conditions of the peripheral joints.
  3. Critically apply and synthesise knowledge, considering the evidence base, to select, plan, explain, demonstrate and evaluate appropriate safe assessment techniques (including imaging) for musculoskeletal patient/client presentations across the lifespan to support diagnosis.
  4. Adapt knowledge to select, plan, explain, demonstrate and evaluate safe appropriate treatment and surgical techniques for relevant musculoskeletal patient/client presentations across the health and lifespan.
  5. Create efficient, effective, client-centred goals using a collaborative approach, for peripheral musculoskeletal conditions, and take into account eco-psycho-social, cultural, funding and employment considerations.
  6. Develop methods of recording examination findings and treatment interventions that are understood by peers and meet legislative requirements for physiotherapy practice.
  7. Justify common pharmacological agents prescribed for patients/clients with a medical or surgical musculoskeletal condition (including mechanism of action, delivery methods, indications for use, and¿safety considerations).
  8. Explain the physiotherapist’s role within the interprofessional team, with consideration to how physiotherapists practice safe, effective and ethical management of patients with musculoskeletal presentations across the health and lifespan.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Pre-requisites:

There are no pre-requisites

Co-requisites:

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
    Semester start: 03/07/2023
    Subject start: 03/07/2023
    Cancellation 1: 11/07/2023
    Cancellation 2: 12/07/2023
    Last enrolment: 09/07/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 18/07/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 27/07/2023
    Teaching census: 17/07/2023
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
Semester start: 03/07/2023
Subject start: 03/07/2023
Cancellation 1: 11/07/2023
Cancellation 2: 12/07/2023
Last enrolment: 09/07/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 18/07/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 27/07/2023
Teaching census: 17/07/2023

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