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Musculoskeletal Interventions 2 PG (6453.6)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy


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  • Semester 1, 2021, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (200519) - View
  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (198757) - View
  • Physio Non Standard Period 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191749) - View
  • UC Trimester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180815) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164599) - View
  • Flexible and Self Paced Period 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (155911) - View

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This unit introduces students to physiotherapy management in disorders of the human spine following a patient-centred approach. Students will study the pathophysiology and orthopaedic management of common spinal disorders. Students will continue to develop the clinical reasoning and practical skills required for assessment and intervention.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

1. Perform subjective and objective patient assessments;

2. Measure and evaluate assessment information to formulate and implement appropriate treatment programs;

3. Appraise and employ knowledge and skills in the effective selection, application, and safe implementation of a range of interventions; and

4. Determine the success of interventions implemented in patient care and reflect on physiotherapy practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two hours per week lecture or equivalent; four hours per week tutorial/practical work.


11505 Orthopaedic Physiotherapy PG AND 11552 Essential Physiotherapy Skills PG AND 6447 Cardiothoracic Interventions 1 PG AND 6449 Musculoskeletal Interventions 1 PG


Enrollment in the Master of Physiotherapy 768AA AND 6452 Neurological Interventions 1

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Work Integrated Learning

Not Applicable

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