CLINICAL REASONING IN PHYSIOTHERAPY

PTY5CRP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are given the opportunity to develop skills in clinical reasoning in a case-based paradigm. Lecturers will present the applied clinical anatomy, tissue pathology, patient presentations, assessment and treatment information, utilising case scenarios to illustrate the clinical reasoning process used by physiotherapists at the masters level.

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 pass (PTY5SEE or PTY5LSE) & (PTY5ACS or PTY5PSM) & (PTY5PDS or PTY5PDM). Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HMSPH - Master of Sports Physiotherapy or HMMSPC - Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy or HZSPMP - Master of Sports Physiotherapy / Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy or HZSPMY - Master of Sports Physiotherapy / Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsMust pass one of the following courses with a minimum B grade course WAM : HCSP - Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy or HCMP - Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Clinical reasoning for manual therapists

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJones, M & Rivett, D

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN, EDINBURGH.

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Clinical sports medicine

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrukner, P and Khan, K

Year2012

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherMCGRAW HILL MEDICAL, NORTH RYDE.

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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

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WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills You should be able to: a. use clinical patterns to guide assessment and management of musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries; b. formulate and test hypotheses in the biological, psychological and social domains as appropriate (including the placebo); c. reflect on your own reasoning and identify possible clinical reasoning errors; d. progress patient's management appropriately with consideration of response to management program; e. reflect on your own experience and consider how you may have done things differently in light of new knowledge.
02. Demonstrate advanced Differential Diagnosis skills. You should be able to: a. use an advanced knowledge of anatomy to formulate hypotheses regarding sources of symptoms with clinical case; b. formulate a prioritised list of multiple hypotheses using a systematic approach, with consideration of supporting and negating evidence; c. perform a precise, prioritised physical examination; d. interpret radiological scans; e. identify red flags; f. formulate an appropriate action plan when red flags identified.
03. Identify the pathomechanical, behavioural and/or psychosocial causes of patient's/client's/athlete's problems using advanced knowledge, clinical reasoning and precise assessment skills. You should be able to: a. generate and test hypotheses regarding pathomechanical causes of a problem; b. generate and test hypotheses regarding behavioural and psychosocial causes of a problem.
04. Manage and rehabilitate patients/athletes/clients with musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries using advanced neuro-musculoskeletal knowledge and practical skills. You should be able to: a. demonstrate a current knowledge of recent advances in surgical procedures; b. develop a staged, progressive rehabilitation plan using load management and exercise principles to enable a patient/client/athlete to return to previous function; c. incorporate a practical knowledge of pharmacology into clinical practice; d. perform precise manual therapy skills, including manipulation of the spine; e. prescribe and teach specific rehabilitation exercises utilising a motor retraining approach.
05. Present clinical thinking and manual skills in a clear and time efficient manner to a group of their peers. You should be able to: a. present practical skills in a clear, concise and precise manner; b. communicate the incorporation of clinical reasoning and evidence into the management through a case study presentation.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Summer 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHenry Wajswelner

Class requirements

ExaminationWeek: 6 - 7
One 2.00 h examination per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

ExaminationWeek: 6 - 7
One 8.00 h examination per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 6 - 7
One 4.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 6 - 7
Seven 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 6 - 7
Two 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 6 - 7
Four 1.50 h lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 6 - 7
Four 3.00 h lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 6 - 7
Two 4.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 6 - 7
Nine 3.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 6 - 7
Two 4.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 6 - 7
Three 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 15-minute oral presentationN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 2-hour written exam Hurdle requirementN/AN/AN/AYes40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
35 minute Objective Structured Clinical ExaminationN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5