ADVANCED CLINICAL SCIENCES IN PHYSIOTHERAPY

PTY5ACS

2021

Credit points: 15

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.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHenry Wajswelner

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HCSP - Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy or HCMP - Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The sensitive nervous system.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorButler, D

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherNOI GROUP.

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Source locationN/A

Explain pain.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorButler, D and Moseley, L

Year2003

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PublisherNOI GROUP.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced level of theoretical knowledge of the clinical pain sciences related to neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
02. Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced level of theoretical knowledge of the clinical sciences of human tissues related to neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
03. Students will be able to integrate theoretical knowledge of the human clinical sciences into devising management plans for case scenarios in neuromusculoskeletal disorders and problems of human performance.
04. Students will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the clinical sciences literature in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, All Year, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHenry Wajswelner

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 43
One 4.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.
Online learning resources of two hours per week and discussion forums of two hours per week.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Contribution to online forums equivalent to 2,500 words. Online forum Topic in Pain Sciences.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2,500-word assignment. Assignment topic on Tissue Sciences.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4