Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016: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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|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr 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:
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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 |
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