PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

PTY5PDM

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will be given the opportunity to learn the scientific and clinical bases of contemporary musculoskeletal physiotherapy in professional development programs approved by the School of Physiotherapy and accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Relevant anatomy, physiology, radiology, medical sciences, psychology, basic clinical reasoning and practical skills are taught with particular emphasis on clinical application and evidence based practice. In addition to the core material presented at approved professional development courses, students have the flexibility to enrol in other courses specific to their needs.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorEdmund Leahy

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: HCMP - Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy or HZSPMP - Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy / Master of Sports Physiotherapy or HZSPMY - Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy / Master of Sports Physiotherapy

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical reasoning for manual therapistsPrescribedJones, M., Rivett, D (2004)BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN, EDINBURGH
ReadingsClinical Sports Medicine, 5th EditionRecommendedBrukner, P. (2016)MCGRAW-HILL
ReadingsGrieve's Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, 4th EditionRecommendedJull, G. (2015)CHURCHILL, LIVINGSTONE
ReadingsMaitland's Vertebral Manipulation, 8th EditionRecommendedHengeveld, E. (2014)ELSEVIER

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply hypothetico-deductive clinical reasoning principles to develop an examination and management plan

Activities:
104 hours of attendance at approved professional development programs. This must include the Spinal 1 course, Level 1 Sports course and the Spinal 2 courses which are offered by Australian Physiotherapy Association

02. Evaluate a clients musculoskeletal problem incorporating diagnostic reasoning and evidence pertaining to diagnosis.

Activities:
104 hours of attendance at approved professional development programs. This must include the Spinal 1 course, Level 1 Sports course and the Spinal 2 courses (or equivalent) which are offered by Australian Physiotherapy Association

03. Examine a client's spinal and/or peripheral musculoskeletal regions by designing and performing an advanced musculoskeletal physical examination.

Activities:
104 hours of attendance at approved professional development programs. This must include the Spinal 1 course, Level 1 Sports course and the Spinal 2 courses (or equivalent) which are offered by Australian Physiotherapy Association

04. Develop a management and rehabilitation plan which incorporates principles of motor learning, specific exercise prescription and manual therapy, as well as the relevant evidence.

Activities:
104 hours of attendance at approved professional development programs. This must include the Spinal 1 course, Level 1 Sports course and the Spinal 2 courses (or equivalent) which are offered by Australian Physiotherapy Association

05. Critique and evaluate the material presented on professional development courses attended.

Activities:
104 hours of attendance at approved professional development programs. This must include the Spinal 1 course, Level 1 Sports course and the Spinal 2 courses (or equivalent) which are offered by Australian Physiotherapy Association

06. Develop a personal professional development plan based on the knowledge and skills gaps relevant to your current and future clinical practice

Activities:
104 hours of attendance at approved professional development programs. This must include the Spinal 1 course, Level 1 Sports course and the Spinal 2 courses (or equivalent) which are offered by Australian Physiotherapy Association

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, All Year, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEdmund Leahy

Class requirements

Professional Development Programs
One 13.0 days professional development programs per study period and delivered via blended.
"104 hours of attendance at professional development programs approved by the School of Physiotherapy and accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. This must include the Spinal 1 course, Level 1 Sports course and the Spinal 2 courses which are offered by Australian Physiotherapy Association. In addition to contact time, students are expected to complete pre and post course reading tasks as well as practising techniques to achieve required competencies. Students enrolled in the combined masters program (HZSPMP) who have already completed PTY5PDS may be eligible for credit for hours and assignments in this subject."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
total of 7,500 word assignments750 words for each 10 hours need to be completed. HZSPMP and HCMP students who have completed PTY5PDS are required to complete 50% of the assessment tasks. Hurdle requirement of a completed spreadsheet of planned professional development courses.100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06