Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 Hours |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Undergraduate Degree in Physiotherapy together with clinical experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
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CoordinatorDr Guy Zito
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 4171
F: +61 3 8344 4188
W: www.physioth.unimelb.edu.au Guy Zito
This subject builds on the postgraduate students' existing theoretical and clinical knowledge as it aims to equip them with skills required to work clinically at an advanced level. Topics covered include clinical reasoning theories, assessment and management of neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions, classification of disorders, mechanisms of injury and the resulting pathokinematics, clinical tests used in differential diagnosis, the evidence base for physiotherapy interventions, evaluation of treatment outcomes as well exercise prescription and self-management programs. Students will also have the opportunity to refine their manual skills including soft tissue techniques, mobilization and high velocity thrust techniques for spinal and peripheral disorders.
The objectives of this subject are to provide:
|Prescribed 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|
On completion of this subject, students will have developed the following generic skills:
Master of Physiotherapy |
Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)
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