Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy B

Subject PHTY90085 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject is not offered in 2011.

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
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*
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.

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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

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