Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students are given the opportunity to develop skills in patient examination and differential diagnosis 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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorHenry Wajswelner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass PTY5SEE or PTY5LSE, PTY5ACS or PTY5PSM, and PTY5PDS and must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HMSPH - Master of Sports Physiotherapy, HZSPMP - Master of Sports Physiotherapy/Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects PTY5LSE,PTY5PSM,PTY5CRM

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

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical sports medicineRecommendedBrukner, P. & Khan, K.2ND ED, MCGRAW-HILL, SYDNEY, (2001)
ReadingsEvidence based sports MedicineRecommendedMacAuley, D. & Best, T. (eds)BMJ BOOKS, LONDON 2002
ReadingsSpecific reading list to be provided prior to commencement of each clinical placementRecommendedSchool of Physiotherapy, La Trobe UniversityN/A
ReadingsThe Sensitive Nervous System.RecommendedButler, D.S.NOIGROUP PUBLICATIONS, UNLEY SA (2000).

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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-ordinatorHenry Wajswelner

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 13.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"100 hours of supervised clinical practice over both semesters (approximately 5 hours per week or in negotiated blocks)."


Assessment elementComments%
1-hour Clinical examination50
2 X 1,500 word assignments25
2 X Clinical evaluations25
Completed spreadsheet of planned clinical placementsHurdle-(spreadsheet and instructions on LMS)0