Sports Physiotherapy B

Subject 513-697 (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 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

Lectures, practical sessions and tutorials

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours of lectures, workshops, seminars and practical sessions
Total Time Commitment:

Students are expected to undertake a number of hours of self directed learning in this subject. Approximately 72 hours of self directed learning is suggested.

Prerequisites: 513-696 Sports Physiotherapy A
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: 513-677 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy B
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:


Dr Guy Zito
Subject Overview: This subject builds on the concepts presented in Sports Physiotherapy A to further extend the students' knowledge and clinical expertise.

The objectives of this subject are to:

  • Build on the knowledge and skills acquired in sports Physiotherapy A
  • Develop a more advanced level of clinical reasoning that incorporates theoretical concepts with evidence based practice in the field of sports physiotherapy
  • Encourage an advanced level of competency in prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of specific sports injuries

Practical skills examination - 20 minutes (35%)

Class presentation - 10 minutes (35%)

Written assignment - 2,000 words (30%)

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:
  • BRUNKER P & KHAN K (2007): Clinical Sports Medicine, 3rd edn, Sydney: McGraw Hill, Sydney
  • CLELAND J (2007): Orthopaedic Clinical Examination: An Evidence Based Approach for Physical Therapists, Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia
  • HIGGS J, JONES M, LOFTUS S & CHRISTENSEN N (eds) (2008): Clinical Reasoning In The Health Professions, 3rd edn, Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann, Amsterdam
  • KOLT G & SNYDER-MACKLER L (2003): Physical Therapies in Sport and Exercise, Churchill Livingstone, London
  • MAGEE DJ (2008): Orthopaedic Physical Assessment - Enhanced Edition, 5th end, Saunders Elsevier, St Louis
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:

  • The ability to source, evaluate and synthesise the latest research and knowledge in the area
  • An appreciation of global issues in professional sports physiotherapy practice
  • The ability to utilise new technologies and to present their work effectively
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