ADVANCED MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTICE

PTY5AMP

2020

Credit points: 45

Subject outline

In this subject you 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 andplanning on going management programs. You are also given the opportunity tointegrate advanced manipulative physiotherapy manual techniques and exercise prescription into your clinical practice. You will complete160 hours of supervised clinical practice within the Australian healthcare environment, which will be accumulated over the year at hospital out patient departments and/or private physiotherapy clinics.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points45

Subject Co-ordinatorBridget Ward

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HMMSPC or HZSPMY AND Must have passed the following subjects: [(PTY5SEE or PTY5LSE) and (PTY5ACS or PTY5PSM) and PTY5PDM] OR Must have passed the following subjects: (PTY5SEE and PTY5ACS and PTY5PDS and PTY5CRP and PTY5APS)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Reasoning in Musculoskeletal PracticeRecommendedJones M, Rivett D, (2019)Churchhill Livingstone
ReadingsMaitland's Vertebral Manipulation. 8th EditionRecommendedHengeveld, E. & Banks, K. 2013ELSEVIER
ReadingsMaitland's Peripheral Manipulation. 5th EditionRecommendedHengeveld, E. & Banks, K. 2013ELSEVIER
ReadingsGrieves Modern Manual PhysiotherapyRecommendedJull, G., 2015ELSEVIER

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess and manage complex neuro-musculoskeletal problems demonstrating advanced communication and collaboration with clients, carers, family and health professional colleagues.

Activities:
Mentored clinical practice with 160 hours of clinical placements with APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Online resources. Forms provided that guide reflective practice.

02. Assess clients with complex neuro-musculoskeletal problems using sensitive and specific client interviews

Activities:
Mentored clinical practice with 160 hours of clinical placements with APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Online resources. . Forms provided that guide reflective practice.

03. Justify and perform safe, systematic, efficient, prioritised advanced physical neuro-musculoskeletal assessments

Activities:
Mentored clinical practice with 160 hours of clinical placements with APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Online resources. Forms provided that guide reflective practice.

04. Combine advanced clinical reasoning and evidence based approaches to analyse and interpret assessment findings

Activities:
Mentored clinical practice with 160 hours of clinical placements with APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Online resources. Forms provided that guide reflective practice.

05. Manage clients with complex neuro-muscular disorders by selecting, performing, monitoring and progressing interventions safely and precisely

Activities:
Mentored clinical practice with 160 hours of clinical placements with APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Online resources. Forms provided that guide reflective practice

06. Reflect on clinical decisions made during patient interactions to improve management effectiveness and efficiency.

Activities:
Mentored clinical practice with 160 hours of clinical placements with APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Online resources. Forms provided that guide reflective practice

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, All Year, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBridget Ward

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."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 10
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
"Introductory lecture"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 43
Two 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Introductory material to the placements."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x Clinical examinations (3000 words equivalent)2 x clinical exams. First exam consists of one 1-hour initial clinical assessment plus 15min questions (1,250 words). Second exam consists of one 1 hour initial clinical consultation and 30-min follow up treatment plus 15 minutes of questions(1,750 words). Total of 3 hours assessment.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Four clinical assessments completed at the end of each 40 hours of clinical placement.A clinical report of each student's performance is completed by the clinical educators after each of the 4 x 40 hours of placement. Equivalent to 9000 words of assessment.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (1500 words equivalent)One 30 minute Objective Structured Clinical Exam of practical skills.10 03, 05