PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL DYSFUNCTION

PTY4MUP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn how to use a patient-centred model of clinical reasoning to assist with diagnosis, assessment and management of common fracture and vertebral conditions. Students will develop skills in selecting and performing assessment tasks and in designing, implementing and progressing management programs for common fracture and vertebral conditions. The clinical reasoning model includes reference to the WHO International Classification of Functioning framework , a biopsychosocial approach to health care and an emphasis on evidence based practice.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJanet McConville

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZHSPP or HZHSPB and must have passed the following subjects: HBS3PAP and [HBS3ANP or HBS3AUN] and PTY3EHW and PTY3STM OR Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZPHPP or HZPHPB and must have passed the following subjects: HBS3AUN and PTY3PDB and HBS3PCY and HBS3PDB OR Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HMPYP or HMPYPB and no other rules applies.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical protocols in acute orthopaedicsPrescribedOldmeadow, LOldmeadow, L.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Differentially diagnose a fracture and apply the principles of reduce, hold and move to the management of fractures commonly seen in Physiotherapy practice.

Activities:
Lectures, practical classes, workshops, written exam, practical exam, team assignment.

02. Select, justify and safely conduct a case sensitive subjective and physical assessment and interpret the assessment findings for people with common limb fractures and joint arthroplasties across the lifespan

Activities:
Lectures, practical classes, workshops, written exam, practical exam.

03. Select, justify and safely conduct a case sensitive treatment for people with common limb fractures & joint arthroplasties across the lifespan

Activities:
Lectures, practical classes, workshops, written exam, practical exam, team assignment.

04. Conduct a sensitive and case specific interview for a patient presenting with a vertebral disorder to establish and document a clear understanding of the patient and their status to guide physical examination choices and a management plan

Activities:
Lectures, workshops, subjective examination assignment.

05. Plan, justify and safely conduct a targeted physical examination and interpret the assessment findings for a patient presenting with a vertebral disorder

Activities:
Lectures, practical classes, workshops, written exam, practical exam.

06. Select, justify, safely apply and evaluate appropriate interventions for a patient presenting with a vertebral disorder

Activities:
Lectures, practical classes, workshops, written exam, practical exam, subjective examination assignment.

07. Select, safely apply and medico legally document high velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) manipulation techniques to the lumbar and thoracic regions of the spines (ASofP7.1).

Activities:
Online resource, practical classes, practical exam.

08. Recognise and manage common clinical patterns of presentation in patients with vertebral disorders (ASofP3.1.3)

Activities:
Lectures, practical classes, workshops, written exam, practical exam, subjective examination assignment.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"On-line delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 800 word team assignment (200 words per student) - mid semester10 01, 03
One 1,500-word paired assignment (750 words per student) - mid semester10 05, 06, 08
One 1-hour case-based written examination (1000 words equiv) - end of semester30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
One 10-minute practical skills examination (1000 words equiv) - end of semesterHurdle Requirement: When raw scores of the two practical assessment tasks are totalled, students must score 50% or greater. 30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
One 10-minute practical skills examination (800 word equiv) - mid-semesterPractical exam is 8 minutes in length with 2 minutes examiner feedback 20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJanet McConville

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"on-line delivery"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 800 word team assignment (200 words per student) - mid semester10 01, 03
One 1,500-word paired assignment (750 words per student) - mid semester10 05, 06, 08
One 1-hour case-based written examination (1000 words equiv) - end of semester30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
One 10-minute practical skills examination (1000 words equiv) - end of semesterHurdle Requirement: When raw scores of the two practical assessment tasks are totalled, students must score 50% or greater. 30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
One 10-minute practical skills examination (800 word equiv) - mid-semesterPractical exam is 8 minutes in length with 2 minutes examiner feedback 20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08