Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 Hours |
Total Time Commitment: 72 Hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Undergraduate Degree in Physiotherapy together with clinical experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorDr Guy Zito
ContactDr Guy Zito
|Subject Overview:||This subject extends the students' clinical reasoning skills and manual skills in examination and physiotherapy management of common conditions affecting the neuro-musculo-skeletal system in conjunction with the analysis of movement of sports injuries. Students will explore selected mechanisms of injury and disease affecting the neuro-musculo-skeletal system, the resulting pathokinematics, and the anatomical rationale for clinical tests used in differential diagnosis.|
The objectives of this subject are to provide:
Practical skills evaluation throughout semester 1 (pass/fail)
Students are required to attend weekly practical skills sessions lasting between 2 and 3 hours throughout semester 1. During the sessions the 20 students (approx) are given the opportunity to practice assessment and treatment manual skills which are taught by the tutors.
The emphasis of the sessions is on the acquisition of advanced manual skills with respect to the following:
The desired outcome is that the principles taught are applied to techniques the students may learn after they complete their studies.
Formative feedback is given continuously by the 2 -3 tutors who supervise each session. Students are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for this assessment task when they have the key techniques signed off by the tutors. This indicates that they can consistently perform to the required minimum standard according to the principles outlined above. If students fail to meet the hurdle requirement they are given the opportunity to sit a 20 minute skills exam at the end of semester 1.
|Recommended Texts:||A list of recommended texts will be discussed at the commencement of the semester.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students will have developed the following generic skills:
Doctor of Clinical Physiotherapy |
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