Clinical Sports Physiotherapy A

Subject 513-692 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - 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 placement under supervision

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 100 hours of clinical placement ( 2 x 50 hour placements)
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 36 hours of self directed learning is recommended for this subject.
Prerequisites: 513-696 Sports Physiotherapy A (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:


Ms Marilyn Webster
Subject Overview:

This subject allows the theoretical concepts and practical skills learned in 513-696 Sports Physiotherapy A to be applied via clinical and team placements in sports medicine settings. This subject will also provide the opportunity for students to enhance their ability to apply knowledge of normal structure and function to the practice of sports physiotherapy.

  • To develop a systematic approach to diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries
  • To develop an understanding of the mechanisms of injury to athletes
  • To expose students to a broad range of conditions and treatment techniques across a wide range of sports
  • To develop an understanding of the team approach to injury management
Assessment: Two Clinical Examinations - 2 hours total (70%), Continuous supervisor clinical assessment based on performance criteria (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 the subject, students will have had the opportunity to develop 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 management

On completion of the subject, students will have had the opportunity to develop the following specific skills:

  • Clinical mastery in the assessment, diagnosis and management of sports injuries including the use of manual therapy, massage, taping, exercise prescription, biomechanical assessment of sports technique and motor control in sports activities
  • An appreciation of the role of the sports physiotherapist in the sports team training and competition setting and the value of clinical communication in the Sports Medicine Team approach
  • The ability to develop and deliver specific screening and preventative conditioning programs for common sports and injuries
  • An appreciation of the role of the sports physiotherapist in the wider community setting as a promoter of the health benefits of exercise and of safety in sports and exercise
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Notes: For clinical placement timetables, please consult the Subject Coordinator.

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