ADVANCED MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTICE
Credit points: 45
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 and planning on going management programs. You are also given the opportunity to integrate 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.
SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorBridget Ward
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
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)
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsMust pass HCMP - Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a minimum B grade course WAM.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Clinical Reasoning in Musculoskeletal Practice
AuthorJones M, Rivett D
Maitland's Peripheral Manipulation
AuthorHengeveld, E. & Banks, K.
Grieves Modern Manual Physiotherapy
Maitland's Vertebral Manipulation
AuthorHengeveld, E. & Banks, K.
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject
Total hours/days required160 hours
Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible
WBL addtional requirementsNote: The placements for this subject are university sourced, however students have the option of organising their own if they meet specific criteria. Also, the local can be Melbourne metro, regional Victoria or interstate. Additional requirements: police checks, immunisations, working with children checks, may need to travel and source accommodation to participate in the subject.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, All Year, Off Campus
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBridget Ward
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 43
One 160.00 h 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 ClassWeek: 10 - 10
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 43
Two 1.00 h 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.
|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.||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
|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.||N/A||N/A||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
|Objective Structured Clinical Examination (1500 words equivalent) One 30 minute Objective Structured Clinical Exam of practical skills.||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO3, SILO5|