Clinical Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy B

Subject 513-679 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Clinical education under supervision.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 100 hours clinical placement
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 36 hours of self-directed learning is suggested for this subject.
Prerequisites: 513-676 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy A, 513-678 Clinical Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy A and 513-677 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy B (may be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Guy Zito
Subject Overview: This subject provides the opportunity for students to further advance their level of clinical reasoning and clinical competency in the management of neuro-musculo-skeletal disorders in the clinical setting.
Assessment: Two Clinical Examinations 2 hours total (70%), Continuous supervisor clinical assessment based on performance criteria and case study presentation (30%). Students must gain a pass in the end of semester clinical examination in order to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students will have developed the following generic skills:

  • Critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Ability to apply evidence-based knowledge and skills
  • Appreciation of the importance of the team approach to problem solving

The objectives of this subject are:

  • To advance the level of clinical reasoning in the management of neuro-musculo-skeletal disorders in the clinical setting
  • To further develop the level of clinical competency in the assessment and treatment of neuro-musculo-skeletal disorders in the clinical setting
  • To augment levels of expertise with respect to communication skills, professional behaviour
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Notes: For clinical placement timetables, please consult Subject Coordinator
Related Course(s): Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)

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