Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Please refer to www.mccp.unimelb.edu.au for delivery details
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 78 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops |
Total Time Commitment: In addition to face-to-face teaching time of 78 hours, students should expect to undertake a minimum of 120 hours research, reading, writing and general study to complete this subject successfully.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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|Subject Overview:||This subject is designed to advance the student’s knowledge and skill in the assessment and management of orthopaedic conditions commonly encountered in physiotherapist led orthopaedic outpatient clinics. Students will gain an understanding of the structure, normal function and pathologic dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system, and gain skills in performing a comprehensive musculoskeletal screening examination for children. The subject is intended to provide the student with the necessary understanding to formulate evaluative clinical decisions in the assessment and management of paediatric orthopaedic conditions. Students will have an opportunity to observe physiotherapist led outpatient clinics.|
|Objectives:||On completion of the subject, students should be able to: |
• Describe the aetiology, pathology and management of common paediatric orthopaedic disorders
• Differentiate between normal and abnormal growth patterns including postural variants;
• Develop a systematic approach to interpreting a plain x-ray;
• Gain a basic understanding of interpretation of musculoskeletal ultrasound studies;
• Differentiate developmental anomalies, acquired conditions and normal variants on plain x-ray;
• Identify appropriate imaging studies and laboratory tests for children and adolescents with musculoskeletal conditions
• Identify a differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents
• Describe common fracture injury patterns
• Describe methods to immobilise common fractures in children and adolescents
|Assessment:||• 2 hour written examination (50%) due at end of semester |
• 15 minute case presentation due at end of two week study block (20%)
• 2000 word assignment relating to case presentation (30%) due four weeks after delivery of subject
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students will be expected to be able to demonstrate the following generic skills:
• A capacity for self-directed learning and the motivation for life-long independent learning
|Links to further information:||www.mccp.unimelb.edu.au|
Specialist Certificate in Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapy |
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