Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy B

Subject PHTY90085 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 Hours
Total Time Commitment: 72 Hours
Prerequisites: 513-648 Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy A
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Undergraduate Degree in Physiotherapy together with clinical experience in either musculoskeletal physiotherapy or sports physiotherapy.
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: None


Dr Guy Zito


Dr Guy Zito
Subject Overview: This subject builds on the concepts presented in 513-648 Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy A to further extend the students' knowledge and clinical expertise.

The subject objectives are to provide an opportunity for students to:

  • Build on the knowledge and skills acquired in Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy A
  • Become better communicators and educators
  • Further develop clinical reasoning that incorporates theoretical concepts with evidence based practice in the field of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy
  • Reflect on the implications of dysfunction on the neuro-musculoskeletal system and the students' clinical decision making
  • Critically evaluate presentations from specialist physiotherapists in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Explore psychosocial affects and illness behaviours in chronic pain
  • Gain an advanced level of competency in prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of specific neuro-musculoskeletal and sports conditions.
  1. One written assignment - 2000 words (30%) at end of semester 2
  2. Clinical case journal - 2000 words (30%) due last week of September
  3. Class presentation - 15mins (30%) and annotated bibliography (10%) in the last 2 weeks of semester 2
  4. Practical skills evaluation – during semester 2 (pass/fail). Hurdle requirement*

*Criteria based assessment: 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 criteria. 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 2.

Prescribed Texts: None
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
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
  • Appreciation of global issues in professional sports physiotherapy practice
  • Ability to utilize new technologies
Related Course(s): Doctor of Clinical Physiotherapy

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