Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject takes you through an in-depth analysis of contemporary and controversial topics in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy. Final Year Master of Sports Physiotherapy you will form teams to deliver a Webinar to their fellow students on these selected topics in Sports Physiotherapy including the latest research evidence and translation of research to clinical sports physiotherapy practice. Each student in the group will be given a specific aspect of the topic to research and deliver to their peers. Each topic will be studied in terms of epidemiology of the problem, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment techniques and planning of return to sports management and prevention.

SchoolAllied Health, 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 & PTY5ACS and must be admitted in the HMSPH - Master of Sports Physiotherapy


Incompatible subjectsPTY5ASP

Equivalent subjectsPTY5ASP

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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. Investigate and apply current evidence and research-based approaches used in sports physiotherapy, particularly those related to the causes and prevention of sports injuries at the elite level.
02. Synthesise advanced knowledge of the epidemiology, incidence and prevalence of different sports injuries.
03. Plan comprehensive management plans for the return to competition of injured elite athletes.
04. Apply advanced critical understanding of biomedical, behavioural and clinical sciences relevant to sports physiotherapy.
05. Evaluate the effectiveness of sports physiotherapy approaches
06. Critically reflect on knowledge and clinical expertise to develop practice in sports physiotherapy

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, All Year, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHenry Wajswelner

Class requirements

Independent ResearchWeek: 10 - 43
One 2.00 hours independent research per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.
independent research time assimilating info for the group webinar

SeminarWeek: 10 - 43
One 1.50 hour seminar every two weeks on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.
Online ZOOM meetings with group 1.5 hrs to be held twice monthly

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 43
Nine 3.50 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend at night from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.
Watch the webinars delivered by the other


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1500 word critical evaluation assignment on one aspect of a webinar topic

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO5, SILO6

40 minute in-depth Webinar presentation on one aspect of a webinar topic (2000 word count equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO5, SILO6

1 hour online MCQ examination (1000 word count equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6