ADVANCED CLINICAL SCIENCES IN PHYSIOTHERAPY

PTY5ACS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are given the opportunity to explore the clinical sciences that underpin advanced knowledge in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. The broad subject areas are the pain sciences and human tissue sciences. Tissue sciences will include the soft tissues: muscle, tendon, connective tissue, and bone. The subject will cover how tissues develop, how they adapt to normal and intense use, and how they respond to overload and injury. This knowledge is integral to the development of scientifically-designed rehabilitation programs in physiotherapy.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHenry Wajswelner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HCSP - Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy or HCMP - Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsExplain pain.RecommendedButler, D and Moseley, L 2003NOI GROUP.
ReadingsThe sensitive nervous system.RecommendedButler, D 2000NOI GROUP.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced level of theoretical knowledge of the clinical pain sciences related to neuromusculoskeletal disorders.

Activities:
1. Online resources and directed links to readings. 2. Online case scenarios. 3. Online discussion forums.

02. Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced level of theoretical knowledge of the clinical sciences of human tissues related to neuromusculoskeletal disorders.

Activities:
1. Online resources and directed links to readings. 2. Online case scenarios. 3. Online discussion forums.

03. Students will be able to integrate theoretical knowledge of the human clinical sciences into devising management plans for case scenarios in neuromusculokeletal disorders and problems of human performance.

Activities:
1. Online resources and directed links to readings. 2. Online case scenarios. 3. Online discussion forums.

04. Students will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the clinical sciences literature in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Activities:
1. Online resources and directed links to readings. 2. Online case scenarios. 3. Online discussion forums.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, All Year, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHenry Wajswelner

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 43
One 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online learning resources of two hours per week and discussion forums of two hours per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Contribution to online forums equivalent to 2,500 words.Online forum Topic in Pain Sciences.50 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word assignment.Assignment topic on Tissue Sciences.50 01, 02, 03, 04