ASSESSMENT AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL DYSFUNCTION

EXS4AMD

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will utilise online platforms along with face-to-face theoretical and practical sessions to analyse the pathophysiology of sub-acute and chronic muscular and skeletal conditions. Pathophysiological knowledge will be applied to perform appropriate assessments and examinations of individuals, before interpreting and utilising this information to design and prescribe effective clinical exercise interventions. Exercise interventions will be prescribed with knowledge and appreciation of expected physiological responses, supervised to ensure safety and monitored for adverse responses.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJane McCaig

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZESPB HMEPB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and DisabilitiesPrescribedDurstine, Moore, Painter, Roberts 20093RD EDN, HUMAN KINETICS, CHAMPAIGN IL
ReadingsRobins Basic PathologyPrescribedKumar, Abbas, Aster 20129TH EDN, W.B. SAUNDERS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and synthesise the pathophysiology of various musculoskeletal conditions as they relate to the Accredited Exercise Physiologist scope of practice.

Activities:
Online lectures, forums and quizzes will be used to describe and investigate pathophysiology of conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, pain syndromes and athlethic sporting injuries. Face-to-face lectures will discuss the idenfication of these conditions in individuals from various backgrounds.

02. Evaluate and interpret assessments of musculoskeletal dysfunction with consideration of typically prescribed pharmaceutical medications.

Activities:
Online and face-to-face learning content will provide details and instruction on completing relevant examinations and assessments including joint range of motion and stability, muscle strength and function, neuromuscular assessments, and movement analyses. Practicals will embed this knowledge with physical completion of the tests listed, including clinical gait analysis.

03. Critique and interpret musculoskeletal testing results.

Activities:
Online lectures, forums and quizzes will highlight expected and abnormal testing results. Case studies presented in the face-toface sessions will consolidate understanding and interpretive skills. Practical sessions will further consolidate interpretation skills at rest, during and after exercise.

04. Critically analyse expected and adverse musculoskeletal outcomes from different types of exercise.

Activities:
Online lectures, forums and quizzes will highlight expected and adverse exercise resposnes to various types of exercise (aerobic, resistance and flexibility training). Case studies presented in the face-to-face sessions will consolidate understanding and analytical skills of physiological outcomes. Practical sessions will further consolidate analytical abilities.

05. Design clinical exercise interventions for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions.

Activities:
Case studies presented in face-to-face sessions will facilitate the design and prescription of clinical exercise interventions. Practicals will provide actual data for exercise interventions to be based upon and then discussed in online forums.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJane McCaig

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 06 - 07
Eight 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 06 - 07
Eight 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 06 - 07
Eight 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Theoretical (30 min) and practical skills test (30 min) - (2,000-words equivalent)Theoretical and practical components equally weighted at 20% each.40 01, 03, 04
One Practical Examination (40 min, (2,000-words equivalent))Comprehensive clinical exam50 02, 03, 05
One pathophysiology and medication portfolio (1,000-words equivalent)10 01, 02