ADVANCED MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTICE

PTY5AMP

2018

Credit points: 45

Subject outline

In this subject students are given the opportunity to develop advanced neuro-musculoskeletal examination and management skills within a clinical reasoning paradigm. Supervised clinical practice encourages and facilitates rational decision making with respect to treatment selection, treatment progression and planning ongoing management programs. Students are also given the opportunity to integrate advanced manipulative physiotherapy manual techniques and exercise prescription into their clinical practice. Students will complete160 hours of supervised clinical practice within the Australian healthcare environment, which will be accumulated over the year at hospital outpatient departments and/or private physiotherapy clinics.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points45

Subject Co-ordinatorEdmund Leahy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass (PTY5SEE & PTY5ACS & PTY5PDM) or (PTY5LSE and PTY5PSM and PTY5PDM) and must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HMMSPC - Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, HZSPMP - Master of Sports Physiotherapy/Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy or HZSPMY - Master of Sports Physiotherapy/Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Co-requisites PTY5CRP or PTY5CRM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must pass HCMP - Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a minimum B grade course WAM.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical reasoning for manual therapistsRecommendedJones M, Rivett D, 2004BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN, EDINBURGH
ReadingsMaitland's Vertebral Manipulation. 8th EditionRecommendedHengeveld, E. & Banks, K. 2013ELSEVIER
ReadingsMaitland's Peripheral Manipulation. 5th EditionRecommendedHengeveld, E. & Banks, K. 2013ELSEVIER
ReadingsGrieves Modern Manual PhysiotherapyRecommendedJull, G., 2015ELSEVIER

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess and manage a clients complex neuro-musculoskeletal problems using appropriate communication and collaboration wth clients, carers, family and health professional colleagues to at least the minimum standard expected for a postgraduate musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

Activities:
Mentored clinical practice with 160 hours of clinical placements with APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Online resources. Forms provided that guide reflective practice.

02. Assess a clients complex neuro-musculoskeletal problem using a sensitive and specific client interview to at least the standard of a postgraduate musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

Activities:
Mentored clinical practice with 160 hours of clinical placements with APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Online resources. . Forms provided that guide reflective practice.

03. Justify and performs a safe, systematic, efficient, prioritised physical neuro-musculoskeletal assessment to the minimum standard expected of a postgraduate musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

Activities:
Mentored clinical practice with 160 hours of clinical placements with APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Online resources. Forms provided that guide reflective practice.

04. Combine advanced clinical reasoning and an evidence based approach to analyse and interpret assessment findings to minimum standard expected of a postgraduate musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

Activities:
Mentored clinical practice with 160 hours of clinical placements with APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Online resources. Forms provided that guide reflective practice.

05. Manage clients with complex neuro-muscular disorders by selecting, performing, monitoring and progressing interventions safely and precisely to the minimum standard expected of a postgraduate musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

Activities:
Mentored clinical practice with 160 hours of clinical placements with APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Online resources. Forms provided that guide reflective practice

06. Plan for improved future performance by reflecting on the processes by which clinical decisions were made during patient interactions.

Activities:
Mentored clinical practice with 160 hours of clinical placements with APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Online resources. Forms provided that guide reflective practice

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, All Year, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEdmund Leahy

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 43
One 160.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical Placement : 160 hours of supervised hours. Online learning resources and optional discussion forums."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x Clinical examinations2 x clinical exams. First exam consists of one 1-hour initial clinical assessment plus 15min questions. Second exam consists of one 1 hour initial clinical consultation and 30-min follow up treatment plus 15 minutes of questions. Total of 3 hours assessment.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Four clinical assessments completed at the end of each 40 hours of clinical placement.A clinical report of each student's performance is completed by the clinical educators after each of the 4 x 40 hours of placement. Equivalent to 9000 words of assessment. Additional hurdle of a completed spreadsheet of planned clinical placements (instructions on LMS).50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Objective Structured Clinical ExaminationOne 30 minute Objective Structured Clinical Exam of practical skills.10 03, 05