PHYSIOLOGY FOR SPORTS & MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

PTY5PSM

2014

Credit points: 10

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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points10

Subject Co-ordinatorHenry Wajswelner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMedical PhysiologyRecommendedBoron, W. and Boulpaep, E.ELSEVIER SCIENCE,YALE (2002).
ReadingsWall and Melzack's Textbook of PainRecommendedWall, P.D. and Melzack, R. (eds)5TH ED, PHILADELPHIA ELSEVIER/CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE (1999).

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Melbourne, 2014, All Year, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHenry Wajswelner

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via online.
"Web based lectures and tutorial material equivalent to 26 hours of class contact over the two semesters. Students will have regular contact with the unit lecturers via on-line learning system."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Contribution to online forums equivalent to 2,500 words.Online forum Topic in Pain Sciences.50
One 2,500-word assignment.Assignment topic on Tissue Sciences50