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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

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 and must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HMMSPC - Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, HZSPMP - Master of Sports Physiotherapy/Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Co-requisites PTY5CRP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects PTY5LSE, PTY5PSM, PTY5CRM

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

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical reasoning for manual therapistsRecommendedJones M, Rivett D, 2004BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN, EDINBURGH

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Distance Education, 2014, All Year, Distance Education


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."


Assessment elementComments%
2 x Clinical examinationsEach exam consisting of one 1-hour initial clinical assessment, one 30-min follow up treatment and 30 minutes of questions.50
Four clinical assessments completed at the end of each 40 hours of clinical placement.In addition requires completed spreadsheet of planned clinical placements as a hurdle (spreadsheet & instructions on LMS)50