Advanced Clinical Practice 2B

Subject PHTY90088 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

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: 100 hours
Total Time Commitment: 136 hours

Any one of the following:

  • 513-678 Clinical Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy A
  • 513-692 Clinical Sports Physiotherapy A
  • 513-634 Advanced Clinical Practice 2A
Corequisites: 513-649 Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy B
Recommended Background Knowledge: Undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy together with clinical experience in either musculoskeletal physiotherapy or sports physiotherapy.
Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements: None


Dr Guy Zito


Dr Guy Zito
Subject Overview: This subject is directed at post graduate students in the field of musculoskeletal or sports physiotherapy. It allows the theoretical concepts and practical skills learned in 513-648 Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy A and 513-649 Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy B, and clinical skills learned in 513-634 Advanced Clinical Practice 2A to be applied in the clinical or sports medicine settings. It aims to create an opportunity for students to refine in examination, differential diagnosis, patient/athlete education and management, including implementation of appropriate treatment regimes, exercise prescription and provision of patient/athlete education and advice as necessary.

On completion of this subject, students will have had the opportunity to further the knowledge and skills acquired in Advanced Clinical Practice 2A and to develop:

  • Advanced verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Advanced ability to perform an appropriate and flexible subjective and physical examination with complex patients using a range of domains
  • Enhanced analytical skills to evaluate data obtained
  • The ability to select optimal treatment options based on the best evidence and available resources
  • Advanced skills in the proficient and efficient execution of treatment techniques
  • The ability to develop and implement a clinical management plan relevant to the patient’s problems and goals
  • An awareness of the paramount importance of patient safety at all times
  • Enhanced appreciation of the health team’s approach to the management of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders
  • An appreciation of the limitations of sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • High skill level of documentation appropriate to the patient and the clinical setting
  • Two Clinical Examinations - 2 hours total (70%) at end of semester 2
  • Continuous supervisor clinical assessment based on performance criteria (30%) throughout semester 2. Students must gain a pass in the end of semester clinical examination in order to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the 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 to patient management
  • Effective management of competing demands on time
  • Sensitivity and respect for the social and cultural diversity of individuals, organizations and communities in which they work
Related Course(s): Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)

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