Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Equivalent of 60 hours throughout fourth year, 24 hours lectures and practical classes and self-directed learning, four weeks (28 hours per week) clinical placement |
Total Time Commitment: Students will need to allow time for self-directed learning. The following hours are given as minimum requirements: 1 hour pre/post reading for lectures, 2 hours per hour of tutorial sessions and 2 hours extra per week for practical classes. Fourth year students will need to spend approximately 2 hours per day in study and at least 2 extra hours per week practising clinical skills.
|Prerequisites:||This subject is not available as a single subject. Students must be currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy to undertake this subject.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Years 1, 2 and 3 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorDr Louisa Remedios, Mr David Kelly
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 1, 200 Berkeley St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 0427
F: +61 3 8344 4188
Students will build on their previous musculoskeletal knowledge to include more complex and chronic pathologies as well as vertebral disorders. Students should have the opportunity to perform independent assessments and demonstrate the ability to make differential diagnosis decisions; know the indications and contra-indications for, and demonstrate the safe use of, high velocity thrust treatment techniques; independently select and execute appropriate treatment techniques; be able to evaluate treatment effectiveness and to modify treatment as necessary. Students will be expected to organise and manage an appropriate workload, formulate and implement appropriate long- and short-term goals including discharge planning. Students will also be given the opportunity to understand the role of a physiotherapist in multidisciplinary clinical settings and apply the above principles to patients in a primary contact environment.
Students will be given the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and clinical application to:
Clinical: continuous clinical assessment (50%). Theory: case presentation (10%), and a 2-hour written examination at the end of the year (40%). Skills mastery in musculoskeletal physiotherapy (hurdle).
Students must pass both clinical and theoretical components of the assessment in order to pass the subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
At the completion of this subject, it is expected that students will have the following generic skills:
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